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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
Free Teen/Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Meet
Lefty Lewis Memorial Fishing Derby

Summer Band Concerts

Amusement Parks Tickets
Cannonball Day
National Night Out (NNO)
Touch A Truck
Halloween Treats
Lunch with Santa
Santa Calls

2020 Winter Family Ice Fishing Day:
Saturday January 11, 2020
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!!

2020 Kids Karnival:
Saturday, January 25, 2020
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, April 14
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, 2019
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 8
Park Maintenance Garage  East Park
Grab those poles and fine some bait! Join your friends at East Park for some fishing fun.  Prizes will be awarded in various age groups.  There will also be a casting contest!!

Time: 12:30 to 2:00 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 Volunteer Coordinator @ 421-3372

2019 Free Teen/Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Saturday, April 27

Willowbrook Mall

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Seminar will include tips & techniques to help keep you out of danger and easy techniques to employ if you get into harm's way.  Goals are to help promote a safer community & education is one of the keys to keeping citizens safe.
There will be refreshments and gifts. Registration not required!
Sponsored by: Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board
Co-Sponsored by: Mason City Police Department

2019 Summer City Band Concerts:

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

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

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

Thursday, June 6 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 a.m. at MacNider Art Museum

Thursday, June 13 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall

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

Thursday, July 11 @ 7:30 p.m. @ Southbridge Mall
Dates and times are subject to change.
Contact Russell Kramer for more information!


2019 Amusement Tickets:

Contact the office for ticket availability 641-421-3673

Tickets available for the following amusement parks!

Lost Island - Waterloo= Gate: $29.75 Recreation Office: $24.50   3 & Under - Free

Valley Fair - Minnesota= Gate: $53.00   Recreation Office: $38.50 2 & Under - Free
Adventureland Tickets sold on their website!

2019 Cannonball Day:
Saturday, June 29
East Park
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Many activities for kids of all ages!!
Opening Day -May 4

2019 National Night Out:
Tuesday, August 6

North Iowa Events Center

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Contact or the Community Policing Advisory Board @ 641-420-3414 
For more information
Free Fun-packed "Family Affair:
Activities for children!!

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!

2019 Lunch with Santa:

Sunday, December 15
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: $ 10 per child   $5 Adults
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult


2019 Santa Calls:

Wednesday, December 18
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 18




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