What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Rathbun Lake, IA?
In May, the Rathbun Lake Marina holds a Castaways Disability Fishing Event which is an event that allows disabled people to enjoy a day fishing on the lake.
Over the Independence Day holiday, there is usually a fireworks display in nearby Moravia. July and August are also when the RYC Regatta is normally held.
Live music events are planned throughout the summer months as well as a barbecue contest. Poker runs, lighted boat parades and themed dock parties are also regular events at the marina.
In June, the Centerville Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce holds the Wine & Finds fair. Visitors can sample Iowa wines and beers while enjoying live music, garage stomping, and more. There is normally a pie-eating contest, beer tent and more designed to raise funds for the Pancake Day Queen event.
Centerville also holds a Pancake Day event in September each year. The event began in 1949 as a way to thank the people of Centerville for their patronage of local businesses. The event includes a Kiddie Parade, Pancake Day Queen contest, the Big Parade, and many other events throughout the day. This event has been featured by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and more. Throughout the day, free pancakes are provided in an effort to thank those who continue to patronize local businesses.