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Ice Fishing Derby
Ice Fishing Derby
Kids Karnival
Kids Karnival
Summer Fishing Derby
Summer Fishing Derby
Touch A Truck
Touch A Truck
Lunch With Santa
Lunch With Santa

 Special Events


General Policies:

Family Ice Fishing Day
Kid's Karnival
Easter Egg Hunt
MC Earth Day Festival
Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet
Lefty Lewis Memorial Fishing Derby

Summer Band Concerts

Amusement Parks Tickets
Cannonball Day
Touch A Truck
Halloween Treats
Lunch with Santa
Santa Calls

2019 Winter Family Ice Fishing Day:
Saturday January 12, 2019
Lester Milligan Park (Blue Pit) 

The Mason City Recreation Dept. and Iowa Department of Natural Resources would like to invite children & their families to attend the Family Ice Fishing Day! The IDNR will be stocking rainbow trout at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event to encourage family participation in the sport of Ice Fishing. The MC Recreation Dept will provide refreshments to those in attendance. There will also be IDNR volunteers on hand to answer questions and help where needed. The event is free, but anglers must be properly licensed! If adults have a valid fishing license & trout fee, children under 16 years of age, fishing with that adult will be covered and together their daily limit is five trout. Children under 16 years of age need a trout fee only if not fishing with a licensed adult. The daily bag limit for trout is five trout per day. Participants should bring appropriate ice fishing gear. A limited amount of poles and tackle will be available to those who do not have any!!

2019 Kids Karnival:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Southbridge Mall

Carnival activities including crafts, games, door prizes and entertainment!!

Bring the family to Southbridge Mall for lots of indoor fun from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.!


2019 Easter Egg Hunt:

Sunday, March 24
North Iowa Area Community College

The Easter Bunny will join us for a morning of fun and hunting for Easter Eggs! 
Bring your own Easter Baskets!! This is a FREE event!

AGES: 4 & Under, 5-6 year olds & 7 - 10 year olds

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

SITE: NIACC - Activity Center

2019 Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet:
Wednesday, May 22
MCHS Track

Boys & girls 7 to 14 years of age can jump, throw and run!
Local winners advance to the State Meet in June
Age groups: 7&8, 9&10, 11&12 and 13&14
Age as of December 31, 2018
Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.
Meet starts at 5:00 p.m.
***We will need birth certificates for runners to compete
Entry Form


2019 Lefty Lewis Memorial Fishing Derby:

Saturday, June 1
East Park Shelter #2

Grab those poles and fine some bait! Join your friends at East Park Shelter #2 for some fishing fun.  Prizes will be awarded in various age groups.  There will also be a casting contest!!

Time: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free

Register on site - Held rain or shine!!!!

2019: MC Earth Day Festival:
Saturday, April 27

Lime Creek Nature Center

Clean Up: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Festival:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ Lime Creek Nature Center

Clean up teams can register for an area @ City Hall - Call Drew Verstegen @ 421-3372

2018 Summer City Band Concerts:

The Mason City Municipal Band will be performing on the following dates:

Thursday, May 24 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, May 31 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 7 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Saturday, June 9 @ 9:00 a.m. at MacNider Art Museum

Thursday, June 14 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 21 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Tuesday, July 3 @ 9:00 p.m. Mohawk Stadium

Thursday, July 12 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Dates and times are subject to change.
Contact Russell Kramer for more information!


2018 Amusement Tickets:

Contact the office for ticket availability 641-421-3673

Tickets available for the following amusement parks!

Lost Island - Waterloo= Gate: $27.80 Recreation Office: $24   3 & Under - Free

Valley Fair - Minnesota= Gate: $53.50   Recreation Office: $37.50 2 & Under - Free
Adventureland Tickets sold on their website!

2018 Cannonball Day:
Saturday, June 30
East Park
9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Many activities for kids of all ages!!
Opening Day -May 5

2017 Halloween Treat & Craft
Saturday, October 28
Recreation Office: 326 4th St NE
Join us between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. for some Halloween Fun!!
Make a Treat and a Craft to take home!
4 to 6 year olds - adult must accompany
7 to 10 year olds - adult must stay
Fee: $5 per child resident ($6 day of)
Fee: $7 per child Non-resident ($8 day of)
Pre-registration is preferred!

2018 Lunch with Santa:

Sunday, December 16
Recreation Activity Room

Join Santa and his elves at 11:30 a.m. for a very special lunch at the Recreation Office on Sunday, December 16.
Lunch will be served by Santa's helpers, with a special holiday craft to follow.

Site: Recreation Office (326 4th St NE, St 1)

Fee: $ 12 per child
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult


2018 Santa Calls:

Wednesday, December 19
North Pole

From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Santa's operator will call your home during the time you choose on your Santa Calls Form and Santa will come on the line to speak to your child and wish him or her a "Very Merry Christmas!"

Deadline - 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19




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