Special Events
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
MC Police Department Triathlon
Cannonball Day
National Night Out
Touch A Truck
Halloween Treats
Lunch with Santa
Santa Calls

2017 Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet:
Wednesday, May 24
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, 2017
Registration begins at 4:15 p.m.
Meet starts at 5:00 p.m.
***We will need birth certificates for runners to compete
Entry Form


2017 Lefty Lewis Memorial Fishing Derby:

Saturday, June 3
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: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free

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


2017 Summer City Band Concerts:

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

Thursday, May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 1 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Saturday, June 10 @ 4:00 p.m. at MacNider Art Museum

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 22 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Thursday, June 29 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

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

Thursday, July 6 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Dates and times are subject to change.
Contact Russell Kramer for more information!


2017 Amusement Tickets:

Contact the office for ticket availability 641-421-3673

Tickets available for the following amusement parks!

Lost Island - Waterloo= Gate: $26.75 Recreation Office: $24.00   3 & Under - Free

Valley Fair - Minnesota= Gate: $53.00   Recreation Office: $36.00 2 & Under - Free
Adventureland Tickets sold on their website!

2017 Runin' with the Law Triathlon:
Saturday, June 17
MC Aquatic Center
Contact Frank Stearns @ 641-494-3562  or
Aaron Onder @ 641-421-3636 Ext 4119 
For more information!

2017 Cannonball Day:
Saturday, June 24
East Park
9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Man activities for kids of all ages!!
Opening Day -May 6

2017 National Night Out (34th Annual):
Tuesday, August 1 
North Iowa Events Center
5:00 p.m.  Contact: Community Policing Advisory Board @ 641-420-3414 for more information!
Free fun-packed "family affair"  Activities for children, free food and prizes.  
Displays & demonstrations by local community organizations!!

2016 Touch A Truck:
Saturday, ??
Southbridge Mall Lower Parking Lot
Join us for a day of fun and learning about the different vehicles & equipment that the City of Mason City has.  City Departments involved: Police, Fire, Operations & Maintence, etc.  Staff will be on hand to demonstrate, help and answer questions.  Kids can touch, climb and explore the vehicles from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.  Refreshments and prizes!!!

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!

2017 Lunch with Santa:

Sunday, December 17
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 17.
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


2017 Santa Calls:

Wednesday, December 20
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 - 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 15


2018 Winter Family Ice Fishing Day:

Saturday January 13, 2018
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!!

2018 Kids Karnival:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
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.!



2017 Easter Egg Hunt:

Sunday, April 9
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!! 

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

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

SITE: NIACC - Activity Center


2017: MC Earth Day Festival:
Saturday, April 22

Lime Creek Nature Center

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

Festival:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. @ TBA

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


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