July 2017

1-2-Jul West Bend 4th of July Celebration; Saturday: Parade, kid's water fights, entertainment, games, auction, fireworks. Sunday: Breakfast buffet. Contact West Bend Chamber of Commerce  (515) 887- 2181; For a complete listing of events visit: www.westbendiowa.com; West Bend
2-Jul Kort Freeman - 4 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament; $200 per team, registration begins at 12:30 pm with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Join them for a social hour and a free-will donation supper after the tournament from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Contact The Shores at (712) 852-2262; Emmetsburg
2-Jul 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament; Outdoor basketball court at 2:00 pm, guys and gals age 15 and over. Contact Bancroft City Office (515) 885-2382; Bancroft
2-Jul Little Ms./Mr. Bancroft Contest; Sponsored by Seven Sweets and spa, dee, dah, too! Stage will be located on Portland Street. Event begins at 5:00 pm; Bancroft
2-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games for the kids, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drink, and snow cones. Kris Karr Band will be entertaining until fireworks at dusk. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 424-3454; Cylinder
3-Jul Bancroft Bandits vs. Carroll Merchants; "A Salute to Veterans" baseball game at the Bancroft Memorial Park beginning at 6:00 pm; Bancroft
3-Jul Band - "Hold On"; Sponsored by 4th of July Sponsors in Bancroft. Starts at 9:00 pm; Bancroft
4-Jul Patriotic 5k Run/Walk; Starting at 8:00 am individuals and relay teams, show your spirit and wear your patriotic costumes. Contact Bancroft City Office (515) 885-2382; Bancroft
4-Jul Bancroft 4th of July  Celebration;  On July 4th, Parade at 10:30 am, activities in the City Park area at 11:00 am and Fireworks at 10:00 pm.  Great celebration and family fun; Bancroft
4-Jul Emmetsburg 4th of July Celebration; Fun on the Fourth at Soper Park; Children game's, bounce house, sand volleyball tournament, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, crafts,  VFW Gun Salute, burger BBQ, fireworks at dusk; Emmetsburg
4-Jul Recycling Fun; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
4-Jul Wesley 4th of July Celebration; A fun filled day of events including softball and volleyball
tournaments, free inflatable’s, kid's tractor pull, crafts, free clown/magic show, 50/50, kids games, free balloon animals, chicken and rib dinner, bingo, raffle drawing, and fireworks at dusk; W esley
6-Jul Emmetsburg-native John Dinges; Will be speaking at 6:00 pm at the Emmetsburg Public Library. His presentation is titled "Emmetsburg Values and a Writer's Life in South America"; Emmetsburg
7-Jul Bike around Lost Island; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation, bikers meet at the Lost Island Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
7-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales, 11:00 am parade, 12:00 pm barbecue, free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag toss tournament, free inflatable games and carnival, annual toilet and tank top toss, street dance and fireworks; Burt
9-Jul Classics at the Riviera Theatre; Sponsored by the Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from the PACGDC. This month's feature is "Mr. Roberts" starts at 4:30 pm, free admission. Find upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
13-14-July Emmetsburg Crazy Days; Sidewalk sales with ridiculous prices, specials begins at Emmetsburg Merchants during Retail Happy Hour on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Friday morning at 8:00 am; Emmetsburg
14-Jul Black Knight Car Club; Cruise Night will be held at A&W at 5:30 pm; Emmetsburg
15-Jul Fireflies and Campfires; At 7:00 pm sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. Contact (712) 837- 4866; Ruthven
15-Jul Sidewalk Sales in West Bend; Participating stores open at 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, bargains galore. Contact Ellie's On Main (515) 887-7070; West Bend
17-Jul Nature Walk at Telford Prairie; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Meet at 9:00 am at the corner of 400th St. and 400th Ave. Northwest of Ayrshire; Ayrshire
20-23 - Jul Palo Alto County Fair; For schedule of events, check out www.paloaltocountyfair.com; Emmetsburg
21-Jul Bike around Lost Island; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation, bikers meet at 9:00 am at Lost Island Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
21-Jul Graettinger Business Club Golf Tournament; Held at 9:00 am at Hillcrest Country Club. 4-person best shot; sponsored by Graettinger Business Club; Graettinger
21-Jul Outdoor Movie Night; The Shores at Five Island will have the featured movie "Trolls" at 9:00 pm. No charge and free popcorn is provided. Sponsored by FUEL Emmetsburg; Emmetsburg
22-Jul Native American Story Telling; Starting at 10:00 am, Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. For more information call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
29-Jul Animal Olympics and Hike; Starting at 10:00 am. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. For more information, call (712) 837-4866; Emmetsburg

 

August 2017

7-Aug Sons of the American Legion 'Purple Heart Day'; Memers of Sons of the American Legion host a supper to remember all in the military that have been awarded Purple Hearts during their service to our Country. Serving from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Music to follow. Held at the American Legion. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Ron Askland (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
16-Aug 61st Annual St. Joseph KC 'Mulligan Stew'; Members of the St. Joe Knights of Columbus along with their families start early chopping fresh vegetables and meat to make over 500 gallons of their famous Mulligan Stew which is cooked outdoors over an open fire in old fashioned cast iron kettles. Come early as serving begins at 5:30 pm until gone! Pie, ice cream, games of chance. Contact James Thilges (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph
19-Aug Annual BBQ Chicken & Sweet Corn Feed with 'Bossie BINGO'; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve BBQ chicken with area grown sweet corn. Food served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is 'Bossie BINGO' beginning at 6:30 pm. Held at the American Legion, home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
19-Aug American Legion Auxiliary 'Ice Cream Social' Fundraiser; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion Auxilliary host an Ice Cream Social fundraiser held in conjunction with Bossie BINGO. Serving from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Held at the American Legion, home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

September 2017

24-Sept

St. Michael's 'Feast Day' Breakfast and Quilt Raffle; Held annually the last Sunday in September. 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Breakfast is served in observance of the Parish Patron Saint. A handmade quilt is raffled off at 11:30 am. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2618; Whittemore

 

October 2017

8-Oct

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

31-Oct

Swea City Trick or Treating

31-Oct

Whittemore Halloween Trick R' Treat Night; Area children Trick r' Treat to homes in the community where residents have turned their proch lights 'ON' between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

 

November 2017

7-Nov

Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and a sandwhiches are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center. Serving time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2680; Whittemore

12-Nov

Burt VFW Breakfast; Annual fundraiser. Pancakes, eggs and sausage breakfast served at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Contact Melvin Faber (515) 924-3618; Burt

12-Nov

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

16-Nov

Whittemore Fire Department & EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Held the Thursday before Thanksgviving, prizes include: frozen turkey, bacon and raffle prizes. Maidrites and pie are served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Contact Eric Goodman (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

17-Nov

Winter Wonderland; Held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at local businesses in Swea City. There will be door prizes, snacks and beverages; Swea City

December 2017

1-Dec It's a Wonderful Life in Whittemore-A Walk Along Broad Street'; Local Businesses decorate and host their annual Christmas Open house. Door prizes and refreshments are served. Santa meets with the children at Farmers State Bank. Hours are 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
2-Dec Burt Business Appreciation Christmas Coffee & Burt Lions Club Santa Day; Burt businesses host a Christmas Coffee with drawings for many prizes at the Burt Activity Complex from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Lions Club hosts Santa Day at the same time for children. Bags of candy are distributed and fire truck rides are given by the Burt Fire Department. Contact Burt City Hall (515) 924-3618; Burt
2-Dec Ladies Holiday Luncheon; Held at the Mallard Community Center, doors open at 10:00 am. Six vendors will be on hand. Get your Christmas shopping done early! Salad bar with bam ball luncheon begins at 11:30 am. Contact Becky Larson (712) 425-3527; Mallard
2-Dec Santa Day; Held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at North Union School in Swea City. Santa will be there with gifts and goodies for all of the kids! Swea City
8-10-Dec Holiday Open House/Santa Day; Merchant specials, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, visit from Santa, meal. Contact Lisa Sewell (515) 887-2181; West Bend.
10-Dec American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
23-Dec Santa Claus day and Merchant Drawing; At 10:00 am children are invited to visit Santa one last time and receive a bag of candy. Individual drawings begin at 11:00 am at the Whittemore American Legion. Must be 18 years or older and present to win. Limit 1 prize per household. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

January 2017

8-Jan

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

21-Jan

17th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest; Contestants prepare and serve their own pots of chili. Winners are voted on by People's Choice, Judges Choice and the Traveling Trophy. Turkey noodle soup and cinnamon rolls are also served. Chilly outside - Chili inside! Contact Linda Farrell (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

28-Jan

Pancakes for Puppies; Sponsored by West Bend Lion's Club. Held at West Bend Fire Station. Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Proceeds go to Leader Dog Program. Contact Charlie Cantrall (515) 887-4761; West Bend

 

February 2017

11-Feb

Wesley Fireman Valentine's Steak Fry; The Wesley Firemen will be holding a steak fry on Saturday at the Community Center; Wesley

12-Feb

American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

25-Feb

Legion Riders 'Chicken Wing Ding'; Several levels of 'heat' to choose from, free will donation. Karaoke. Serving 5:00 pm until gone. Held at the Legion, home of the Freedom Rock. Contact Mick Zimmerman (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

 

 

March 2017

3-Mar

St Michael's 3-Mar St. 'Holy Name Society' Annual Lenten Fish Fry; The men of St. Micheal's 'Holy Name Society' prepare and serve fried & baked fish, baked potatoes and coleslaw with homemade bread and desserts. Served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2618; Whittemore

4-Mar

Burt Lions Club French Toast Breakfast; Annual fundraiser. French toast, sausage and drinks are served at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Contact Dennis Heerdt (515) 924-3618; Burt

10-11-Mar

Improvisation & Comedy Workshop: Secrets to Making People Laugh; Will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, March 10 and 9:00 am Saturday, March 11 with Emmy Award-winning director Tony Labriola and Blake Labriola, Emmy Award Winner film director and producer at the Bancroft City Offices, Bancroft, Iowa. Experience the amazing world of improvisational comedy. Get physical in a fun, very supportive way. Sponsored by Backstage in Bancroft Community Dinner Theater and the Haggard Twogood Charitable Trust. Contact Victoria Koestler at (515) 320-6395 for more information. Bancroft

10-Mar

West Bend KC Fish Fry; Held at West Bend Golf and Country Club. Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. (515) 887-6217; West Bend

12-Mar

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

23-Mar

Ag Education Day; Held at the Wild Rose Casino from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Speakers include Hefty Brothers, Brenda Clark Hamilton, and Ernie Goss. Registration begins at 8:00 am. $35 per person after March 1st. Student registration is $15.00 per student. Meal included. RSVP at (515) 295-7979; Emmetsburg

24-Mar

West Bend KC Fish Fry;Held at West Bend Golf and Country Club. Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. (515) 887-6217; West Bend

26-Mar

Burt Summer Celebration's Annual Chicken & Biscuits Luncheon;Serving 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Burt Activity Complex; Burt

 

April 2017

1-Apr Tour of Table at Immanuel Lutheran Church; Featuring a salad luncheon and entertainment; Swea City
2-Apr Cylinder Omelette Breakfast; Hosted by the 4th of July Committee from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Cylinder Fire Station. All proceeds go toward the 4th of July celebration; Cylinder
2-Apr Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast; Held at the VFW from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, served by Kiwanis; Emmetsburg
3-Apr Whittemore Gun Club Annual Meeting; 80th Annual meal and fundraiser to help support, maintain and improve Kossuth County owned Siems Park located south and east of Whittemore on County Road B-44. Meeting and raffle drawing follows the meal. Contact Ron Kollasch (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
5-Apr West Bend Library Luncheon; Serving 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Center. Contact West Bend Library (515) 887-6411; West Bend
7-Apr Lenten Fish Fry; Held at the VFW from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm hosted by ILCC Senate, Emmetsburg
7-Apr KC Fish Fry at West Bend Golf Course & Country Club; Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm; Contact (515) 887-6217; West Bend
7-Apr Spring Fling at the Mallard Lutheran Church; Featuring guest speaker Todd Brockshus from Del's Garden Center of Spencer. Enjoy a sandwich and salad bar, door prizes, tickets are $10.00; See Donna R. at Lakeside for tickets; Mallard
8-Apr Wesley Easter Egg Hunt; Held at the park at 10:00 am weather permitting; otherwise held at the Community Center. Sponsored by the Wesley Community Club. Contact Kim Nueroth (515) 341-3060. Following will be a Pancake Breakfast at Wesley Community Church. Money raised will go toward Wesley Christian Youth Group. Contact Wesley Community Church (515) 679-4460 Wesley
14-Apr Lenten Fish Fry; Held at the VFW from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm hosted by Knights of Columbus, Emmetsburg
15-Apr Bancroft Easter Egg Hunt; Easter Egg Hunt for kids at the park. Starts at 10:30 am. Rain or Shine. Contact Carol Bernhard (515)320-4294; Bancroft
15-Apr Swea City Easter Egg Hunt
15-Apr Titonka Easter Egg Hunt
15-Apr West Bend Easter Egg Hunt; Starts at 10:00 am at Grotto Campground North of Pond; Sponsored by Wolverine Den and Northwest Communications; Contact (515) 887-7777; West Bend
15-Apr Whittemore Children's Easter Egg Hunt; Children gather eggs and receive prizes for their effort! Held at Noah's Park the hunt begins at 10:00 am. Immediately following there is a prize giveaway at the American Legion. Contact Linda Farrell (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
19-20 Apr CARE Team Fundraiser; All quilted items, with description page and picture, can be dropped off at Trinity Lutheran Church, 510 N. Garfield, Algona from Wednesday, April 19th through Friday, April 20th. (Enter the west side for drop off at church secretary.) If this is not convenient, please contact either Jane or Brenda to make other arrangements. You may take your item with you at the end of the show at 4:00 pm or make arrangements with Jane or Brenda. Please have each quilter that is planning to display contact Jane Dreyer or Brenda Bormann. janedreyer95@hotmail.com or text her at 515-320-0490 or bormann@ncn.net or text her at 515-341-6982; Algona
22-Apr CARE Team Quilt Show; Held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 510 N. Garfield, Algona. $10 admittance with chance to win a quilt. All proceeds go to the Kossuth County CARE Team. Algona

 

May 2017

4-6-May Annual City-Wide Garage Sales; Garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Contact Cindy Simponson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
4-May Friends of the Library Pork Patty Supper; Pork patty supper served. Free will donation fundraiser for library improvements. Serving 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
4-May Women's Day Out Event; Sponsored by the Emmestburg Retail Association at particiapting stores from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Emmetsburg
4-May First Thursday Coffee; beginning at 9:00 am in the lobby of Farmers State Bank in Whittemore. Contact Cindy Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
6-May Blessing of the Bikes; Motorcycle riders are invited to ride bikes to the Grotto of the Redemption for a blessing to begin the cycling season at 1:00 pm. Contact Andy Milam (515) 887-2371; West Bend
6-May Simantikos Dance Chicago, Will be performing "DEG SELV" at The Shores at Five Island at 7:00 pm. Admission $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students. Presale tickets may be purchased at www.simantikos.com or by contacting April Striz or Beverly Norland (712) 852-3124 or at the Chamber office; Emmetsburg
7-May Whittemore Fire Deparment & EMS Pancake Breakfast; Annual event. Volunteer Fire Department & EMS personnel prepare and serve pancake & sausage in the truck bay of the new Fire Station. Serving time 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Contact Eric Goodman (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
7-May Bethany Lutheran CAL Pancake Breakfast; serving at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm by the Kiwanis at the VFW; Emmetsburg
12-13-May West Bend Community Garage Sales; There will be residential garage sales on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
14-May Swea City Pool Plunge Waffle Bar; Take your mom out for brunch, all kinds of toppings and sides from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Swea City Fire Hall; Swea City
17-May ILCC Fun and Wellness Day; Those 55 & better at Iowa Lakes Community College Emmetsburg Campus. Doors will open at 7:45 am, welcome will start at 8:45 am to 2:30 pm. $10 admission register day of event; Emmetsburg
18-19-May Wesley City Wide Garage Sales; There will be residential garage sales on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 679- 4292; Wesley
27-May St. Michael's Parish Spirit 5K Run/Walk; 3rd Annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am. The event assists in kicking off the City of Whittemore's Memorial Day Services and Whittemore Fun Days Carnival Weekend. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2681; Whittemore
29-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; 10:00 am service with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A 12:00 pm luncheon is served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber (515) 924-3618; Burt
29-May American Legion Memorial Day Service; 10:00 am service at the West Bend Township Cemetery. Contact Marvin Struecker (515) 887-6456; West Bend
29-May Memorial Day Service/Breakfast; Memorial Day Service held at the West Bend Township Cemetery with a Breakfast served afterwards at the West Bend Community Center. Contact Lisa Sewell (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
29-May West Bend Chamber of Commerce Breakfast; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Community Center. Serving: pancakes, eggs, sausage, rolls and muffins. Contact Chamber (515) 887-2181; West Bend
29-May Whittemore's Annual Memorial Day Parade & Program; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion Auxiliary & Little League players march in the parade starting at 9:45 am. Program dedicated to all mend and women who served follows the parade. Avenue of the Flags represents over 130 deceased members of the Post. Held at the Community Center. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884- 2648; Whittemore
29-30-May Whittemore Fun Days; Annual community celebration featuring Smith Amusement Rides and concessions (sorry no outside vendors). Both evenings will serve 'World Famous Legion Burgers', Pie & Ice Cream Social and BINGO is played. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

June 2017

1-Jun Book Fair; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary. Begins at 8:00 am at the Health Ed Room; Emmetsburg
1-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
2-Jun Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre Presents; "Annie JR" at Main Street Community Theatre, 2206 19th St. in Emmetsburg. Friday Performances begin at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 2:00 pm. Box office is open one hour prior to each performance. Admission is $5 with no reserved seating. More information is available by calling (712) 852-3485; Emmetsburg
2-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Begins at 9:00 am. Register by calling (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
2-Jun Summer Reading Program; Sign up at the Emmetsburg Public Library and continues throughout the program, June 19 - July 28th. Children will get a special prize for signing up the first day. Weekly programs, special guests, and prizes for reading are offered. Preschool program meets Mondays
10:30 am to 11:00 am, Kindergarten - 4th Grade meets Wednesdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am. For more information call (712) 852-4009; Emmetsburg
2-Jun West Bend Chamber Golf Tournament; Four-person best shot. Registration begins at 5:30 pm; shotgun start at 6:00 pm at West Bend Golf & Country Club; meal, 50/50 raffle and awards to follow. Contact Janet Hartman or Ashley Laubenthal at West Iowa Bank (515) 887-7811; West Bend
3-Jun Fun on the Five; a day full of activities on beautiful Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg. Events start at 7:30 am and continue until 3:00 pm; Emmetsburg
3-Jun Free Fishing Weekend at Lost Island; Hosted by the Palo Alto County Conservation. Mini sessions, fishing contest for kids. Fishing starts at 9:00 am, bring your catch to the Nature Center at 10:30 am. More information is available by calling (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
5-Jun Nature Walk; Located at Watson Heritage Area, Southwest of Emmetsburg. Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. More information is available by calling (712) 837-4866; Emmetsburg
7-Jun Veterans Honor Flight Fundraiser Luncheon; Held at the VFW in Emmetsburg from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; Emmetsburg
8-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
9-Jun Canoeing at Silver Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am, please meet at Salton Park; For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ayrshire
9-Jun Black Knight Car Club Cruise Night; Held at A&W at 5:30 pm; Emmetsburg
10-Jun Stories in Stone; At the Lost Island Nature Center. Guest presenters are from Sanford Museum. Try your hand at flint knapping, visit the teepee and complete a pottery puzzle; Ruthven
11-Jun Classics at the Rivera Theatre; Sponsored by the Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from PADGDC. This month's feature is "African Queen." Free admission. Find all upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
11-Jun Whittemore Gun Club Annual 13th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby; Fishing Derby at County owned Siems Park SE of Whittemore on blacktop B-44. Contest is from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm with a hot dog lunch. Prizes are awarded. Free event, children must be with an adult with a valid fishing license. Bring your pole, worms are provided. Contact Ron Kollasch (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
12-Jun Free Lunch Program; Begins for all children ages 1-18. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the High School Cafeteria. Free Breakfast; Begins for all children ages 1-18. Breakfast will be served at West Elementary. Serving from 8:00 am - 8:30 am; on Tues, Wed, and Thurs only.
Breakfast will be served at the High School from 7:30 am - 8:30 am; Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri only. No registration or identification required, food will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information. Contact Deb Goeders (712) 852-3201 ext. 206; Emmetsburg
15-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
16-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation begins at 9:00 am. For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
17-Jun Rodman Fire Department Hillbilly Days; Pork loin meal, raffles, bouncy house and live auction; Rodman
17-Jun Mindy's Miles Bike Ride; A bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the Grotto, bike ride begins at 9:00 am.  BBQ in the Grotto park following the ride at 11:00 am.  Contact Cindy Bruellman
(515) 887-2957; West Bend
22-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
23-Jun Titonka Indian Days; 3 day town celebration. Annual Event. Kid's pedal tractor pull, parade, street dance, 5K walk/run, games for kids, fire department water fights, bag toss, human foosball. Contact Amanda Heyer (515) 928-2863; Titonka
23-Jun Canoeing at Five Island Lake; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am please meet on the east side of the lake on Huron Street. For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
23-25-Jun Swea City Fun Days
24-Jun 2nd Annual Bob Brennan Memorial Football Challenge; Sponsored by E-Hawk Flag Football held at the old Middle School field in Emmetsburg. Events featured will be: Middle school 5-on-5 flag football tournament at 8:00 am; root-hog lineman challenge and Backs Challenge at 10:00 am; place kicking challenge at 11:30 am; and  high school 7-on-7 passing tournament starting at 12:30 pm.
Contact Rick Brennan (712) 852-5728 or Kyle Auten (712) 887-0433 to register as soon as possible, fees are due at the time of registration; Emmetsburg
24-Jun Antique Tractor Pull; Sponsored by M & M Backhoe; Located at the West Bend Industrial Park; starting at 11:00 am. Contact Gary Montag (515) 341-2697 or Neal Montag (515) 341-6454; West Bend
25-Jun Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre; Hosting a Trivia Event that will consist of 10 rounds of trivia at the Emmetsburg VFW. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Contact Peggy Stoelly at peggyschad@msn.com; Emmetsburg
29-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
30-Jun Car Show; Sponsored by Graettinger Business Club starting at 5:00 pm. Join us for music, old cars, and lots of fun on a summer night. Contact Ivan Dalen (712) 859-3300; Graettinger
30-Jun Fun Night; Hosted by Five Island Golf Course
30-Jun Canoeing at Silver Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am, please meet at Salton Park; More information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ayrshire
30 Jun-2 Jul West Bend 4th of July Celebration; Friday - Antique Tractor Ride, Main Street BBQ, Pedal Tractor Pull, 5K Run/Walk, and Street Dance; Saturday - Parade, Kid's Water Fights, Entertainment, Games, Auction, and Fireworks; Sunday - Breakfast Buffet. Contact Lisa Sewell (515) 887-2181; West Bend