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Posted on: July 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 175th City of Fort Madison, Iowa Anniversary

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Friday, July 18 - Blast from the Past Day – Old Settler’s Park

4:30 pm Pen City Cruisers’ Cruise Night – Auto Zone
5:30 pm Mayors Proclamation & Ribbon Cutting/with Old Settler’s Summer Concert Series featuring The Back Beats – 50’s & 60’s Music
8:45 pm Lights, Camera, Action - Central Park/Excavation of Old Fort Madison – 15 minute documentary of the excavation done in 1970’s - Followed by "Tad the Explorer"

Saturday, July 19 - Children's Day

8:00 am Pancake Breakfast - Knights of Columbus Hall
10:00 am Children's Festival - Central Park. Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition/Carnival Games/Prizes & Much More

Sunday, July 20 - Fort Madison Park Appreciation Day

VISIT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PARK! Hike the trails at Rodeo Park or visit Riverview Park and tour Old Fort Madison.

7:30 pm City Band Concert - Central Park

Monday, July 21 - Literature & The Outdoors

9:00 am Read In Central Park
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sheaffer Pen Museum - 627 Avenue G
12:00 pm Poetry Slam - Central Park Bandstand
6:00 pm Park-To-Park Victorian Homes Tour - Guided tour with maps covering Victorian homes from Central Park to Old Settlers Park.

Tuesday, July 22 - Fort Madison Skyline Day

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Free Swim Night - Fort Madison Municipal Swimming Pool 302 20th Street
5:00 pm Architectural & Open Buildings Tour - Historic Main Street District Avenue G

Wednesday, July 23 - Take Your Staff to Lunch Day

Area Businesses Show your Appreciation!

10:00 am to 5:00 pm Fort Madison Area Art Association - Curt Swarm Exhibit 825 Avenue G (audience limited to 80 people)

Thursday, July 24 - 175th Bloom Fest & Historic Day

4:30 pm 175th Celebratory Farmers Market - Central Park. Come receive 1 of 175 Commemorative Plants.
5:00 pm Historic Open House - Riverview Park. Old Fort Madison and Santa Fe Depot Museum Tours with lighted Cannon Display at dusk (Good Will Donation Appreciated).

Friday, July 25 - Green Energy Day

7:00 pm PAWS at the Park - Learn about pet care options.
8:45 pm Lights, Camera, Action - Documentary of Siemens Green Energy & the City of Fort Madison followed by the feature film "Smurfs II".

Saturday, July 26 - Fort Madison's Fit is "IN" Day

8:00 am Bike & Stroll Around the Town - Central Park
9:00 am Disc Golf 101 - Rodeo Park. Members of Fort Madison's disc golf league will be on hand to give disc golf lessons.
10:00 am Kite Festival - Riverview Park. Come help fly 175 kites in commemoration of Fort Madison's 175th Birthday!

Sunday, July 27 - Fort Madison's 175th Celebration Finale

6:30 pm City Ice Cream Social & Band Concert - Central Park

Events are subject to change due to weather or any other unforeseen circumstance. Some events may have location changes or cancellations.

These events are proudly sponsored by: Mayor Brad Randolph, SIEMENS, Midwest One Bank, King-Lynk Funeral Home and Crematory, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, W-M Johnson Truck Line, Fort Madison Bank & Trust Company and Fort Madison Board of Realtors (HOPE Real Estate, Fraise Auction & Real Estate, KLM Realty, Lorence Enterprises, LLC and Prime Time Real Estate).

175th Anniversay Activity Schedule
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