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Sunday July 3

Burlington Municipal Band Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Crapo Park Bandshell. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free entry. Derrick Murphy directs.

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Burlington Golf Club2124 Sunnyside Ave., will shoot fireworks at dusk at the club’s driving range.

Parade of Charlie Korschgen’s children at Fort Madison begins at 10 a.m. from 18th Street and Avenue G, ending at Sixth Street and Avenue G, with Moudy Nabulsi as Grand Marshal.

Donnellson Fire Department616 N. Main St., Voluntary Donation Fundraiser Breakfast is 6-10 a.m. People can sign up for the 7:30 a.m. 5K run/walk.

Donnellson 4th of July Parade is 11 a.m. on North Main Street, followed by an American Legion fundraising luncheon in the community hall of the Pilot Grove Savings Bank.

Farmington America’s Hometown Parade will line up at 10 a.m. at the Indian Lake Park entrance, 28163 Willow Ave., and walk through the campground.

Fort Madison Fireworks will be pulled over the Mississippi River at approximately 9:45 p.m. Riverview Park will be closed to parking. A special concert by the city orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Central Park.

Keokuk 4th of July Celebration is at Rand Park, 1401 Stripe St. Fireworks will be at dusk. Keokuk Saddle Club offers pony rides from 10 a.m. to noon. The Youth Fishing Tournament takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Rand Park Pond. Riff Raff will provide live music.

Keosauqua Lions 4th of July Celebration is 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at City Park, 100 Van Buren St., ending with a fireworks display.

LaHarpe, Ill., July 4 the LaHarpe Park District-sponsored celebration is from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Lamoine Valley Golf Course, West Archer Avenue and NE St., with a full day of events, ending with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Morning sun fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. at East Division and Wilmering streets. The one-mile parade is at 3 p.m. The Legion pancake breakfast is at 6:30 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Fireworks are dark in McMillan Park. A parade is at 5 p.m. Meet Your Local Heroes, and free activities like wagon and carousel rides and face painting begin at 5:30 p.m. Food will be available in the Wright Pavilion.

Old Fort Madison at Riverview Park will recreate the military ceremony for Independence Day, including 18 gunshots from the fort, at 1 p.m.

The Yellow Rose Lounge1085 Russell St., Lomax, Illinois, will have free chicken fish and chips from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and live music from The Boys from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

VFW Post 7641 Auxiliary sponsors a 4th of July Parade and Fun Day in the Park from noon to 2 p.m. in New London.

Wayland Fireworks will be at dusk at Waco School Football Field, 706 N. Pearl St. Lions Club Breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. Parade is at 10:30 a.m.

4th of July celebration in West Burlington begins at 6:30 a.m. on Broadway Street, ending with a fireworks display at 10:01 p.m.

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Burlington Art Center, 301 Jefferson St., has a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, to offer volunteer opportunities. To learn more, visit

TOPS IA 1234 meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1015 S. Roosevelt Ave. For more information, call Ginger at (319) 753-2243.

Wednesday July 6

Lee County Fair is July 6-11 at the Donnellson Fairgrounds. For a schedule, visit

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St., Golden Oldies will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the party.

Thursday July 7

Downtown Summer Market is 4-9 p.m. on Avenue G in Fort Madison, featuring unique vendors, music, wine, beer sales, a food court and more.

Jefferson Street Farmers Market is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday through September.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant Street will host bingo, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. Yolanda’s food will be available, on site or to take away.

Mount Pleasant Community Group free, the last concert is at 7 p.m. in Central Park. Local PEO groups will be selling pies in the park during the concert.

Friday July 8

Night Cruise around Mount Pleasant Square is 6-9 p.m. Call or email Ed Kropa with any questions, (319) 385-2119, [email protected] Downtown businesses will have promotions.

FMAAA Art Center825 Avenue G, Fort Madison, Main Gallery opening reception is 5-7 p.m. for artist Lori Illner Greene’s exhibition, Fragility and Impermanence, a fantastical imagescape of fragile sculptures composed to explore ideas of place and our impermanence.

Heartland Harley-Davidson117 S. Roosevelt Ave., Game and Movie Night is 8-11 p.m. Voluntary donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted.

Moose Lodge 5792529 Mount Pleasant St., will serve shrimp or chicken skewers over rice or baked potatoes from 5-7 p.m. Schlatter and Schlatter will play from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“The Greatest Show on Dirt” World of Outlaws returns to 34 Raceway. Tickets are available at and at the door on the day of the event. Opening of the pits at 2 p.m.; grandstand at 4 p.m.; hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and the race follows. Visit

veterans and the public are invited to Mount Pleasant Veterans Hall, 300 Mount Pleasant Street, at 3:15 p.m. Senator Mark Loffgren, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Commandant of the Veterans Home Matthew Peterson will make a presentation and answer questions.

Saturday July 9

Heritage Trust Preservation Station213 Valley St., is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, selling unique vintage decor items and historic building materials.

Players’ workshop, 1431 Grove St., the annual fundraising garage sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Since nothing is pre-priced, you pay what you think your purchase is worth. A $1 bag sale starts at 1 p.m.

Symphonic Blast free SEISO concert is at 8 p.m. at the Crapo Park band shell, including the Stars and Stripes Forever and the Star-Spangled Banner, ending with Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 overture, with the canon part of the music filled by fireworks exploding at the above the Mississippi River.

True Revelation Mixed Martial Arts presents Tru Rev 47, bringing live MMA action to the Memorial Auditorium ring at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at

Sunday July 10

Burlington Bees play the Clinton Lumberjacks at 2 p.m. at Community Field, 2712 Mount Pleasant St. This game will have the Community Basket drawing.

Burlington City Band Free concerts are 7:30 pm Sunday through August 7 at the Crapo Park group shell. Mark Eveleth will conduct this concert.


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