St. Paddy's Day Bar Hop
5:00 PM17:00

St. Paddy's Day Bar Hop

Not Irish? You might be after a few bar hop stops... Grab your Iowish friends, a DD and celebrate St. Paddy's Day! $8 each or 2 for $15 to get your own shamrock pass and downtown Mason City bar hop map. Each location will have drink specials for you. More details to come!

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The Great River City Festival and Friday Night Live
to Sep 16

The Great River City Festival and Friday Night Live

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The Great River City Festival 2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, September 15, 2017:

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11:00 am - 1:30 pm: 14th Annual Ethnic Lunch by Central Park: Cultural Exhibits, Ethnic Food, Geneaology, Diversity Awards.  (see full menu below)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Friday Night Live, featuring The Chocolate Crackers. Fabulous food, your favorite beverages, inflatables and games for the kids, craft show, and possible guest appearance by the mobsters.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017:

11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Craft show and refreshments in Central Park, including root beer floats.

11:00 am: First re-enactment of First National Bank robbery, staged by Public Enemies of 1932, with help from local participants.

12:00 noon: Performance by Denny's School of Dance, featuring 1930's music, dance routines and costumes.

12:00 noon - 11:00 pm: Dillinger Gang "Wanted" Posters Display at Fat Hill Brewing

12:45: Costume contest judging

1:00 pm: Second bank robbery re-enactment.

2:00 pm: Second performance by Denny's School of Dance.

3:00 pm: Third and final bank robbery re-enactment. 

Made possible by Clear Lake Bank & Trust, Cerro Gordo Community Foundation, Henkel Constr., Farmers State Bank, Budweiser, Hampton Inn & Suites, Stebens Charitable Foundation, and Caseys.

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7:00 PM19:00

The Main Street Speakeasy! - Winter Fundraiser 2016

The Main Street Speakeasy!
Winter Fundraiser 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016
Music Man Square

Individual Tickets = $40
(NEW Pre-Order price = $35/ticket!)

Corporate Tables (10 tickets) = $360
(NEW Pre-Order price = $350/table!)

Print tickets and cash/check payments also available, call Main Street Mason City at 641.494.0003 or email us at for more information

Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres
Cash Bar
Live Music by The Hats
Live Auction (details to be released)
Classic Casino Games

  • Auction Packages include trips to Chicago, Minneapolis, and a night out in Mason City
  • Casino Game room - purchase raffle ticket to play, prize includes tickets to the 2016 Tree Town Festival with Hotel and Shuttle Service for 2 nights

Main Street Mason City will host their 2016 Winter Fundraiser Event on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at the Music Man Square.

Formerly known as Valenwine and Winter Wine, this year's event will center around the theme of the 1920-30s speakeasy!

Contact Main Street Mason City at 641.494.0003 or for more information, purchase tickets, or corporate tables.  

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4:00 PM16:00

Main Street Social hosted by Art on the Plaza

Join Main Street Mason City for our first ever Main Street Social event!  

Our first event will be hosted by Art on the Plaza (11 S Federal Ave). Stop by between 4-6PM on Thursday, February 25th to network and catch up with other Downtown supporters, learn about our host business, and learn a little about Main Street Mason City.

Remember to check back frequently to stay up to date with additional details regarding this event. See you on Thursday, February 25th!

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Home For The Holidays
10:00 AM10:00

Home For The Holidays

Bring your family & friends to our annual Home For The Holidays Event! We have trolley rides, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, Favorite Christmas Story Readings by Celebrities, Letters to Santa, & Much More!! All of this happens downtown Mason City all throughout the day the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


Sponsored by: North Iowa Oral Surgery, Henkel Construction,  Mercy Medical Center, and First Citizens National Bank

Can't see the image below?  Click HERE for a PDF version of our activity schedule!

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Small Business Saturday - Downtown Shopping Spree Contest!

Click HERE for a list of Downtown Businesses offering specials or discounts.

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8:00 AM08:00

Social Media Summit Midwest

   The 2015 Midwest Social Media Summit is 

Saturday October 24, 2015 at 8:00am-3:00 pm

in the Muse Norris Conference Center 

North Iowa Area Community College

This full day event brings national speakers and regional social media practitioners and information technology experts together with business owners, operators and entrepreneurs. Learn and apply the new tools to help customers beat a path to your door. Call Anna if you have any questions at641.422.4384 or email at


Click HERE to register.

Speakers Include:

  • Scott Meyer - Predictive Social Media: Growing Business and Changing a Community 
  • Lori Lite - Stress Free Kids - Twitter $treams and $hark Tanks
  • Betsy Armstrong -The Power of the In-Box - "Email Marketing for Success!"
  • Darcy Maulsby - Shoot! How to Dramatically Improve Your Social Media Photos
  • Shannon Latham of Sheffield, Iowa, Passionate about social media and advocating for agriculture
  • Brooke and Noah Kupcho - Our presentation will show attendees what is a good Insta post through examples and then teach them step by step how to practically execute an effective post. 
  • Pat Palmer- If you are serious about Periscope, your time and the quality of your videos
  • Tony Halsted - Hoover's Hatchery - How we used social media to reinvigorate a 70-year old family business to multiple year-over-year sales growth greater than 30%.
  • North Iowa Bloggers - This lively group will be assisting businesses in setting up Facebook pages and answering questions!
  • All Star Social Media talent on the Panel will include: Katy Flint, Michael Libbie, Sara Broers, and Deb Brown
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to Oct 14

20-hour Live Inspiration 97.9 KCMR FM Sharathon Broadcast

20-hour live Inspiration 97.9 KCMR FM Sharathon broadcast will be held from 7a.m. to 5 p.m on Wednesday and Thursday, October 13-14

Listeners are invited for free coffee, a bake sale and a silent gift basket auction from 9 a.m to noon on Wednesday, Oct 14

A free Listener Appreciation lunch will be from 11a.m to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 14. at the studios. A silent auction will continue until 4p.m.

Announcing teams are Bill Schickel with Toni Timmer, Mary Carmody and Bob Miller, Bruce Lane and Kim Svedja and Kaye Steger. Amy Fleming from KIMT TV3 will make special appearances.

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6:00 PM18:00

Friday Night Live

Main Street Mason City's Summer Concert Series

Featuring The Hepperly Band

beginning at 7 pm

& Classic Car Show

Bring your lawn chairs & entire family!  

Ride Your Bike & Use Blue Zone Project's FREE Bike Valet Parking!

Sponsored by: Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Petersen Plaza, First Citizens National Bank, and North Iowa Community Credit Union

Free Family Activities!

Laser Tag - MacNider Art Museum Imagination Playground - Obstacle Course - Bounce House - Handcrank Trolley Train - Food Vendors 

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9:00 AM09:00

MacNider Arts Festival

The Festival takes place on the lawns of Charles. H. MacNIder Art Museum and the Mason City Public Library. There will be fun crafts and activities that allow children to use their imaginations. Guests can listen to sounds of live music from local bands and stroll through the Outdoor Art Market filled with artists selling original works of art. Fill up on FREE pancakes and let the kids enjoy a whole array of hands-on, make-and-take activities. There will be good food, live music and fun with friends!

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