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Event Category: Minor

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Small Business Saturday

Look for specials and door busters throughout the Main Street District and sign up for Community Cash gift certificate giveaways via the fishbowl at Shop Small HQ throughout the day. Due to the popularity of this event, a second Saturday

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Chili Cook-Off

This event features dozens of chili samples, music, a bags tournament and ice-cold beer. Depending on local and state football schedules, the date of this event changes every year but almost always takes place on a Saturday in October.

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Volunteer Appreciation Party

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group manages this volunteer summer party that traditionally has a colorful theme and lots of food. Come join us in thanking the volunteers who keep all of these events and projects going. It’s a hoot!

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Nitty Gritty Antique Festival

This free open-air, rain-or-shine antique festival welcomes dozens of antique vendors who set up in the street. Too hot or rainy? Take refuge in one of eight local antique stores and/or nine local food establishments and wait out the weather.

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Tuneful Tuesdays

These “old-fashioned” concerts take place Tuesdays in June at the Gazebo in Memorial Park, 311 1st St., Mount Vernon. The free concerts are accompanied by free popcorn and water supplied by Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Co. and the Mount

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Chocolate Stroll

This event takes place on the first Saturday in June and invites festival goers to stroll up and down Mount Vernon’s Main Street District enjoying chocolates for sample and sale along the way. Don’t miss the children’s activities and the

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Music on Main Concerts

These professional concerts take place in the Uptown Theatre space inside the First Street Community Center, 221 1st St. NE. This former Middle School houses 15 businesses and is also home to Dance Arts Iowa, Music Works and the Mount

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Memorial Day Parade & Service

This annual moving tribute to our veterans takes place in both Uptown Mount Vernon and downtown Lisbon. Join us at either location for a march out to our local cemeteries for speeches, music and a 21-gun salute.

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