Annual Events

Daddy Daughter Dance

Annual event for all girls between preschool and 5th grade along with their dad, grandpa, uncle, etc. Saturday, April 22, 2023 Oelwein American Legion 4:30 – 6:00 pm Tickets are for sale at the OCAD office, 6 S. Frederick. $10 for dad/grandpa/uncle $5 for daughter

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Fall Fling

Held in September, this event has a beverage garden, a BBQ Contest, Fall Bakeoff and live music! Held in downtown Oelwein.

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Friday Night Downtown Park’n

3rd Friday of each month during the summer. Sponsored by Oelwein Odd Rods Club. Car enthusiasts are welcome to park from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for vintage cars. Complete with hot rods, door prizes, and DJs. There is no charge for car owners or spectators. “… it is different each time. It …

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Italian Heritage Day

* Bocce Ball Tournament * Food Stand * Mass * Social & Banquet Beginning in 1901, Oelwein became one of three major settlements of Italians in Iowa, the others being in Des Moines and Council Bluffs. Recruited to work in the rail yards and shops of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, Italian immigrants were welcomed …

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Lovelights Lighting Ceremony

First Sunday in December at Mercy Hospital. Sponsored by Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.

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Oelwein Celebration

This annual 3 day event is held the first weekend in June. There are activities for the whole family! Parade, car show, music, kids games, food vendors, fireworks and MORE! Please see the Oelwein Celebrations Facebook page for details for this years event.

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Oelwein Farmer’s Market

Monday: 3:00 – 5:30 pm Friday: 8:00 – 11:00 am

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Olde Tyme Christmas

Held annually the first Friday evening of December. Santa arrives in Oelwein! Activities include pictures with Santa, strolling carolers, Festival of Trees, Festival of Wreaths silent auction, Grinch contest, carriage rides, Business window contest, a holiday market and craft show at the Plaza, Life-size Candy Land Game, Kid’s Tattoos, Lighted Parade, Fireworks and more! Something …

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Party in the Park Summer Series

Held the 2nd Thursday of June, July, August and September in Plaza Park on West Charles 5-8 pm. Live local entertainment, food vendors, door prize drawings, kids activities and games. Beverage garden available. Free admission. Limited picnic table seating available. Bring a lawn chair and stay all evening. June 8, 2023 The Detour Band Crowning …

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Railroad / Heritage Days

Annually held 3rd Weekend in August A great chance to get in touch with local heritage and celebrate our past Railroad Museum Open for tours. Oelwein Historical Society Museum open for tours and flea market on grounds. United Way Street Dance typically held on Saturday evening. Watch for event advertising and social media posts for …

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