Annual Events

June 10 - National Motorcycle Museum

Take a walk into history at the National Motorcycle Museum during Vintage Rally each year in June!  New exhibits, bike show, swap meet, a stunt rider, vendors, and great old bikes galore await you on the grounds.  AND the Museum is right there so you can check out the latest new displays, too!




Thursday Evenings: July-August - Wapsiana Park

Join us at the Wapsianna Park Thursday evenings at 7 pm for live music and fun!  Area musicians and musical groups share their time and talent.   Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Thrusday nights with us!


December 8, 9 & 10 - Lawrence Community Center

Stroll through a winter wonderland of over 60 Christmas trees and beautiful lights while listening to Christmas favorites and enjoying a homemade cookie or two!  FREE to the public and a wonderful part of the Holiday season for all!  For more more information, visit the Calendar page on this website.


Located at J&P Cycles' retail store in Anamosa, Iowa, the rally includes the Midwest's premier outdoor bike show, freestyle motocross stunt shows and live music. This is a chance for riders to get up-close and personal with reps from more than 50 companies offering motorcycling products. See the newest motorcycle accessories, learn new skills, and ask questions to experts. Come join the roar of bikes as they cruise into Anamosa.

Please join us for our annual Pumpkinfest Pancake Breakfast 

October 8

8a.m. - 12p.m. 

Lawrence Community Center

600 East Main Street


Sponsored by:  Anamosa Fareway 

First Weekend in October

Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa!  Fun For The Entire Family! - Enjoy a true Main Street Festival and be part of the festivities that have drawn thousands to Anamosa since 1989.  Some activities include dozens of food and craft vendors, kids' games, one of the largest parades in all of Iowa, and of course, GIANT pumpkins!  For a complete list of activities and events, visit the Calendar page on this website.  For more info, contact the Anamosa Area Chamber of Commerce office at 319 462 4879.  For more information on the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, contact Greg Norlin, Site Coordinator, at 319 462 4674.

Friday, November 24th & Saturday, November 25th

Join Anamosa as we kick off the Holiday Season with Magic on Main!  This popular community event kicks off the Holidays and makes lasting memories for young and old, alike!  Visit the Calendar page for a complete list of events.


Dr King often said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” So, what are you doing? Instead of staying home and taking that day off, make it a day of giving back.

Jones County Iowa State Extention and Outreach and Jones County Volunteer Center are partnering on Monday, January 15 to bring opportunity to Jones County for a one day volunteer service project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Load up the kids or even come on your lunch break and come to the Extension Office in Monticello where we will have several activities going on to support our local community. We will also be hosting a food drive so when you're loading up make sure you bring a few canned food items with you!

Activity supplies and snacks will be provided.

March 3 - Lawrence Community Center

​Come out and see the best little Home Show in Iowa. Our little show draws around 500 visitors with a wide range of vendors for home repair and remodeling. ​Unlike the big shows with tons of people, and waiting to talk to a vendor, you can have a more relaxed time.