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January


Creston Park & Rec Bowling Tournament
January 26, 2019
Pine Valley Golf & Bowl
Creston,  Iowa

Febuary


Creston Park & Rec Board Present a Night of Comedy 
February 23, 2019
The Eagles
Creston, Iowa  50801

March


St. Malachy Dinner & Auction Fundraiser
March 2, 2019
Supertel Inn Conference Center
5 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

Creston High School Vocal Concert
March 7, 2019
CHS
7 p.m.
Creston,  Iowa

Creston High School Band Concert
March 11, 2019
7 p.m.
Creston, Iowa


Creston Historical Preservation Commission present the Architectural History of Creston
March 29, 2019
6:00 p.m. at the Mealsite
Creston,  Iowa

Gibson Memorial Library Capital Campaign St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 16, 2019
Eagles Club
6 to 9 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

Learning Center of SW Iowa Trivia Night
March 30, 2019
Creston, Iowa

April


CRESTON HIGH SCHOOL PROM
April 6, 2019
Creston, Iowa

Creston Historical Preservation Commission present the History of Creston
April 8, 2019
6:30 p.m., Gibson Memorial Library, Genealogy Room
Creston, Iowa

Volunteer Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt
April 20, 2019
10 a.m. at McKinley Park
Creston,  Iowa

Meals from the Heartland
April 24, 2019
SWCC
Creston,  Iowa

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
April 27, 2019
Southern Prairie YMCA
9 a.m. to Noon
Creston, Iowa

May


SWCC Spring Commencement
May 10, 2019
SWCC Gym
7:30 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

CRESTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
May 19, 2019
Creston High School at 2 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

EAST UNION HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
May 19, 2019
Afton, Iowa  50801

June


KSIB TRACTOR DRIVE
June 1, 2019
Uptown Creston
Creston, Iowa

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET BEGINS EVERY MONDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30TH
JUNE 3, 2019
McKinley Park
4 to 6:30 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
JUNE 4, 2019- 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Afton, Iowa
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CRESTON CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE
JUNE 8, 2019
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
June 10, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
JUNE 11, 2019 –  3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Afton, Iowa
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STREAMLINERS ACROSS IOWA
Creston Historical Preservation Commission presents
Steamliners Across Iowa by Phil Borleske (Railroad History)
June 14, 2019
Mealsite at Restored Depot
Creston, Iowa
6 p.m.

RAINBOW PARK CELEBRATION EVENT
June 15, 2019
Rainbow Park
Creston, Iowa

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
June 17, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
June 18, 2019
Afton, Iowa
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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PARTY IN THE PARK
June 22, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston,  Iowa

EAST UNION ALL SCHOOL REUNION
June 22, 2019
Afton, Iowa

AFTON PRE-FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION (Last Sunday in June)
JUNE 23, 2019
Afton City Park
Pre-Fourth Celebration, contests, entertainment, food , church services, games.
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CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
June 24, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston,  Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
June 25, 2019
Afton, Iowa
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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ELM’S CLUB BIKE NIGHT
June 29 , 2019
4:30 to 1 a.m.
Elm’s Club
Creston, Iowa

Union County Historical Village open and Tree Carving at the Historical Village
June 29 , 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union County Historical Village
Creston, Iowa

CAT Presents “Lyrical Version” of the Music Man
June 30, 2019
6 p.m. Bandshell at McKinley Park or Performing Arts Center at SWCC if the weather is bad
Creston, Iowa

Union County Historical Village open and Tree Carving at the Historical Village
June 30 , 2019
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Union County Historical Village
Creston, Iowa

July



Celebrate 150 Years with the 10,000 Crestonians

JUNE 29, 30 & JULY 1, 2, 3 & 4, 5 , 2019
Creston, Iowa
Parade, carnival, talent show, fireworks, historical tours, school reunions, musical entertainment, games and much more.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
July 1, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

Creston Arts: Gallery Show in July

Month of July – Sesquicentennial Photographs – Steve Francis

Depot

Creston,  Iowa  50801

Patches & Pieces Quilt Guild – Creston – A Piece of History Display – 105 West Adams Street – June 29

July 1

Cutting & Binding Oats
July 1, 2019
SWCC Agricultural Center at 4 p.m.

Creston Farmers’ Market – McKinley Park – 4 to 6:30 p.m.

July 2

Chalk the Town

Cutting & Binding Oats
July 2, 2019
SWCC Agricultural Center at 4 p.m.

July 3

Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast    Mealsite,  7 – 8:30 a.m.

Creston: Arts Gallery Open             

Chalk the Town

Update Uptown Creston 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gibson Memorial Library presents Dino O’Dell, Singer and Storyteller – Holy Spirit Fellowship Hall – 10 a.m.

Inflatables at McKinley Park – 11 .m. to 5 p.m.

Greater Regional Health Lake to Lake Greater 8 and 5K Run/Walk, 6 p.m.

Historical Jam Dance – Harvey’s Chicken Inn – 6 – 9 p.m.

Elks Street Dance – Uptown, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

July 4

*Flea Market,  Uptown, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Friends of the Library Book Fair,  Mealsite,     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chalk the Town Mural, Uptown, UT

Model Railroaders, Depot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Creston: Arts Gallery Open, Uptown,  9 a.m. –  1 p.m.

Sesquicentennial Program – Depot – 9:00 a.m.

Kiddie Carnival, Uptown,  9 a.m. – Noon

Caboose on Adams, Open,  Uptown,  9:30 a.m. – Noon

*4th of July Parade, Uptown, 10:30 a.m.

Lion’s Club Bingo, McKinley Park, Noon to 9 p.m.

Historical Village Open, McKinley Park , Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Mud Volleyball, McKinley Park,  Noon

*Inflatables at McKinley Park – Noon to 5 p.m.

Pool at McKinley Park Open, McKinley Park, 1 – 5 p.m.

Ag Olympics, McKinley Park, 1 p.m.

SkateBoard Contest, McKinley Park, 3 p.m.

Canoe Races, McKinley Park, 2 to 4 p.m.

VFW Presentation, 4 p.m., McKinley Park

Flag Retirement Ceremony, 4:15 p.m., McKinley Park

Community Chorus, McKinley Park, 5:00  p.m.

Evening Program:

*Talent Show, McKinley Park,   6:30 p.m.

*Fireworks, McKinley Park,  9:30 p.m.

July 5

The Union County Historical Village is Open, McKinley Park, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

July 6

BNSF Locomotive & Two Business Cars On Display, Open to the Public, Uptown, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Union County Historical Village is Open, McKinley Park, 1 – 4:30 p.m

The Big Barbeque Bash, provided by the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs, Uptown Creston – 4 – 7 p.m.

July Bags Tournament Presented by High Lakes Young Professionals, Uptown Creston,     4 – 7 p.m.

Southern Prairie YMCA Balloon Launch – Uptown – 4 to 6:30 p.m.

KSIB Cruise Night, Uptown Creston – 4 to 7 p.m.

Dance at Harvey’s Chicken Inn – 6 – 9 p.m.

July 12

Symbolism in a Stain Glass Window and interesting History of the Methodist Church presented by Jane Briley, 400 North Elm, 6 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
July 8, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
July 9, 2019
Afton, Iowa
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
July 15, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.


AFTON LAWN CHAIR EVENINGS
July 16, 2019
Afton, Iowa
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Thrashing Bee
July 16 & 17, 2019
SWCC Agricultural Center at 4 p.m.

UNION COUNTY FAIR
JULY 18- JULY 24, 2019
Union County Fairgrounds, Afton.
Parade, 4-H displays, FFA and open class exhibits, society horse show, rodeo, demolition derby, tractor pulls.
For more info go the Union County Fair website www.unioncountyfairiowa.com

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
July 22, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m

MCKINLEY PARK FESTIVAL
July 27, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
Fishing, Games, food, entertainment and more

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August


CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
August 5, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
August 12, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
August 19, 2019

McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
August 26, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

September


CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
September 2, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
September 9, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
September 16, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

Pork Chop Dinner
September 19, 2019
McKinley Park
4:30 to 7 p.m.
Creston, Iowa

CRESTON/SW IOWA  42nd ANNUAL HOT AIR BALLOON DAYS
SEPTEMBER 20 – 22, 2019
Creston, Iowa
Almost 40 balloons participate in races over the weekend. In addition there is a parade with a marching band contest and balloonist and many more, also a doll show, arts & crafts fair, flea market, balloon night glow, food booths and more. Come for the day or the weekend.


CRESTON FARMERS MARKET

September 23, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

CRESTON FARMERS MARKET
September 30, 2019
McKinley Park
Creston,  Iowa
4 to 6:30 p.m.

October


HOLIDAY TO HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
October 26, 2019

HyVee Parking lot
Creston, Iowa

BRIGHT EYES IN THE PARK
October 26, 2019 – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
McKinley Park
Creston, Iowa

November


Southern Prairie YMCA Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
November 2, 2019
Creston, Iowa

December


“NO PLACE LIKE CRESTON FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
December 5, 2019
Lighted Christmas Parade at 7 p.m.
Soup Supper
Festival of Trees
Santa Visits the Depot
Creston, Iowa

December 6, 2019
Festival of Trees
Creston, Iowa

December 7, 2019
Festival of Trees
Creston, Iowa

December 7, 2019
Afton Extravaganza
Arts & Crafts Show
Afton, Iowa

December 14, 2019
Santa Visit at the Depot
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Creston,  Iowa

Creston Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) Gift and Bake Sale
10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Mealsite in the Depot
Creston, Iowa

December 15, 2019
SWCC Holiday Carols in Concert
7:30 p.m., SWCC
Creston, Iowa

Please come enjoy and experience Union County