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Joe Jennison

(319) 210-9935|

Director of the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

April 2021

brooms clean-up

Mount Vernon Clean Up Day 2021

April 24 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mount Vernon City Hall – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 213 First Street NW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Polish It! Mount Vernon is a community clean up day. Join to help prepare Mount Vernon for spring and summer visitors!

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May 2021

2006 ctw

Chalk the Walk 2021

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2021 is the 16th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival. Artists will use over 1/2 ton of chalk with a Mt Vernon street as the canvas.

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2006 ctw

Chalk the Walk 2021

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2021 is the 16th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival. Artists will use over 1/2 ton of chalk with a Mt Vernon street as the canvas.

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June 2021

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Stroll 2021

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll is a music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon's historic First Street.

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July 2021

Nitty Gritty Vendor Booths

Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2021

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2021 at 7:00 am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty is on July 4, 2021. Stroll through historic Mount Vernon, Iowa and find vintage items from vendors across the country.

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Nitty Gritty Vendor Booths

Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2021

July 4 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2021 at 7:00 am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty is on July 4, 2021. Stroll through historic Mount Vernon, Iowa and find vintage items from vendors across the country.

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Photo of participants and audience for Bags Tournament at Mount Vernon Iowa Heritage Days

Heritage Days Festival 2021

July 8 - July 10
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Live music, a parade, kids' entertainment, carnival rides, food, and fireworks are just a few of the activities planned for the 2021 Heritage Days Festival.

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October 2021

Chili peppers and tomatoes

Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2021

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Teams will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights during the Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off. Cooking is begins at Noon, followed by public tasting 4-7PM.

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trophy for awards ceremony

Uptown Theatre Honors 2021

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
First Street Community Center – Mount Vernon, Iowa, 221 First Street NY
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The honors gala will include tribute speeches, live musical numbers, a photo opportunity and much more.

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November 2021

Shop Small Baumans

Shop Small Saturday 2021

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Shop Small Saturday is on Saturday, November 27, 2021 throughout Mount Vernon and Lisbon. Enjoy special discounts and enter a drawing to win prizes!

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December 2021

Lights and Luminaries during Magical Night 2015 at the First Street Community Center

Magical Night 2021

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Magical Night is Thursday, December 2, 2021. You can expect dozens of individual events taking place throughout Uptown Mount Vernon.

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