Venues
Free Ice Cream
Le Mars Annual Ice Cream Days June 13 - 16, 2018
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events *1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events *1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 5:00 p.m. • Tri State Drive In Cruisers at Bob’s Drive Inn Highway  75 South - Enjoy music from the 50s & 60s while strolling through a collection of restored, classic, street-rod, and muscle cars.  Free soft serve ice cream cones compliments of Bob’s Drive Inn, Dean Foods Le Mars-Dairy Pure/Land O Lakes and BoDeans  Baking Co.  The PrISUm Solar Car will also be exhibited. 6:30-7:30  p.m. • Behind the Scenes with Bruce Miller Le     Mars     Public     Library,    46     1st     Street     SW     -    Bruce    Miller,    Editor    of the   Sioux   City   Journal,   is   also   a   movie   critic   and   entertainment   writer.     Each    year    he    travels    to    Hollywood,    meeting    with    celebrities,    touring movie    sets,    gathering    the    latest    entertainment    details.    Bruce    will share some of his favorite stories from Hollywood. 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central       Avenue       NW       -      Emmet      Cahill,      of      Ireland’s      Celtic   Thunder,    celebrates    Ice    Cream    Days    with    The    Browns    at    their Century   Theater.      Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice Cream   Theme)   at   the   Central   Event   Center   (5:30   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   & Greet Available.  For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. • Splash Dance Le Mars Outdoor Swimming Pool, 300 12th Street SE Enjoy a fun night at the Le Mars Outdoor Swimming Pool for just $1 per person.  Good music and games.  Concessions available. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Kiwanis/Aktion Club Ice Cream Social Foster Park, 600 Central Avenue SE Enjoy    a    complimentary    cool    treat    before    and    during    the evening   concert.      Sponsored   by   the   Le   Mars   Kiwanis/Aktion   Club and Blue Bunny ® . 8:00 p.m. • Le Mars Municipal Band Concert Foster      Park,      600      Central      Avenue      SE      -     This     fi fty-piece     band     of   professional    and    amateur    musicians    provides    an    “old-fashioned” concert   in   the   park   for   the   112th   year.      Bring   a   lawn   chair   or   blanket to sit on while enjoying this popular family activity. THURSDAY, JUNE 14 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events *1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events
*1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 1:30 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 11     Central     Avenue     NW     -    Emmet    Cahill,    of    Ireland’s    Celtic    Thunder,   celebrates   Ice   Cream   Days   with   The   Browns   at   their   Century   Theater.     Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice   Cream    Theme)   at   the Central   Event   Center   (12:00   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   &   Greet    Available.      For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 6:00 p.m. • Family Bike Ride Olson   Cultural     Event   Center,    33   1st   Street   NE     -    Meet   at   the   Olson   Cultural   Event   Center   for   a   family   bike   ride   on   the   Recreation   Trail.   For riders   of   all   ages.      The   ride   ends   at   the   Primebank   Ice   Cream   Social where you can enjoy a cool treat. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Primebank Ice Cream Social 37 1st Avenue NW - Celebrate Primebank’s 50th Annual Ice Cream Social.  Join us for a night of fun for the entire family, including live music, kids’ entertainment and FREE ice cream sundaes served by the Primebank staff. 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 11     Central     Avenue     NW     -    Emmet    Cahill,    of    Ireland’s    Celtic    Thunder,   celebrates   Ice   Cream   Days   with   The   Browns   at   their   Century   Theater.     Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice   Cream    Theme)   at   the Central   Event   Center   (5:30   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   &   Greet   Available.      For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 8:30 p.m. • Outdoor Movie sponsored by American Bank and Total Motors Total Motors Location, 801 Hawkeye Avenue SW  - Remember the days of Drive-In Movies?  The Drive-In Theater is back to the original  location in Le Mars for Ice Cream Days!  View the movie from  lawn chairs and blankets, or drive in like the old   days!      All   vehicles   welcome.      Picture   opportunities   plus other   fun   activities   and   treats   will   be   available,   compliments   of American Bank, Total Motors and Blue Bunny ® . FRIDAY, JUNE 15 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events 9:00 a.m.  Le Mars YMCA 23rd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball  Tournament Le     Mars     YMCA     Parking     Lot,     241     12th     Street     SE     -    Join    a    team    of    3     to     4     players     to     participate     in     the     23rd     Annual     YMCA     3-on-3    basketball      tournament.          Entry      fee      is      $20      per      player.      Pre- registration     required     by     June     6.     Age     groups     (male     and     female divisions   in   each   group)   are   8   &   under,   10   &   under,     12   &   under.     Entry form available at www.lemarsiowa.com. 11:30 a.m. • Le Mars Historic Preservation Architectural Tour Tours begin at the Arts Center, 200 Central Avenue SE - In one hour learn about downtown Le Mars architecture.  The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission will provide an educational tour about the architectural elements that are used in downtown Le Mars buildings.
*1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events *1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 2:00 p.m. • Smile Contest & Ice Cream Social Good Samaritan Society - Le Mars, 1140 Lincoln Street NE Join   Good   Samaritan   Society-Le   Mars   as   they   host   a   children’s   Smile Contest   and   Ice   Cream   Social.      Ages   4-7   may   register   from   2:00-2:30 p.m.   with   judging   to   begin   at   2:30   p.m.      Ice   Cream   Social    to   immediately follow for participants and spectators.  Prizes for all participants. 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Kids Fun Fest! Le Mars Public Library, 46 1st Street SW - Kids Fun Fest,  sponsored by Blue Bunny ®  and hosted at the Library, will include two   great   performances   plus   craft   activities.      Duke   Otherwise    will entertain   with   his   guitar,   tap   shoes   and   distinct   singing   voice.     Magician Jonathan May includes magic and comedy. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM! Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 6:00 p.m. • Extreme Stunt Show Le   Mars   YMCA   Parking   Lot,   241   12th   Street   SE   -   The   Le   Mars   Area Youth   Network   has   partnered   with   Action   Sports   Outreach   for    an   all   new extreme   stunt   event   for   the   entire   family.      Enjoy   burgers,    hot   dogs, nachos,   snow   cones   and   refreshments   as   you   take   in   high   fl ying skaters,   bikes   and   motorcycles!      Concessions   open   at   5:00 p.m.   Lawn chairs recommended. 6:30 p.m. • Adult Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Rejoice Community Church Softball Field, 1320 3rd Avenue SE Rejoice  Community Church will host a six-team softball tournament  on Friday and Saturday.  Cost is $150 per team with double elimination.  Saturday start time will be 9:00 a.m.  For more details or to sign up contact Jamie Balcom at 712-548-4430. SATURDAY, JUNE 16 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events 8:30 a.m.  Grill ‘n’ Chill Rib Rally  sponsored by Kingsley State Bank Cleveland Park, 600 Block of 2nd Street SE Want to show off your wood/charcoal B-B-Qing skills?  Join us at Cleveland Park.  Preparations begin at 8:30 a.m.  Judging will be at 4:00 p.m.  $25 entry fee with 100% payback. Entry forms are available at www.lemarsiowa.com.  Direct questions to g.dreckman@hotmail.com.  Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the varied ways of preparing smoked meats.  Lally’s Eastside is the on-site vendor.  Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® .
9:00 a.m. • Ice Cream Days Parade Bring   blankets   and   lawn   chairs   and   enjoy   one   of   the   best   parades   in Northwest   Iowa,   featuring   the   White   Horse   Patrol,   performance     by Estrellas   De   Jalisco,   Gehlen   Catholic   Competition   Marching   Band, Abu   Bekr   Rat   Patrol,   entries   from   various   businesses   and   much more.      The   parade   will   line   up   on   Stadium   Drive,   near   the   Le   Mars Community   High   School,   and   move   north   on   3rd   Avenue    SW,   going east   on   8th   Street   SW,   then   north   on   Central   Avenue   and   proceed east    on    3rd    Street    SE,    fi nishing    at    the    Courthouse.    Entry    form available at www.lemarsiowa.com 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Art in the Park Foster Park, 600 Central Avenue SE - See your friends at Foster Park, plus artists, crafters and professional vendors too! Food,  fun and entertainment for all ages.  Vendors will offer everything from professional art to crafts, purses to gift items.  Entry form available at www.lemarsiowa.com Following the Parade until 1:00 p.m. • Scoops of Fun sponsored by The Education Station Foster Park in the Gazebo, 600 Central Avenue SE Kids   are   welcome   to   be   creative   and   take   home   a   keepsake   art project   from   Ice   Cream   Days   fun   by   working   with   The   Education Station. Following the Parade until 1:00 p.m. • Kids’ Color Fun sponsored by Iowa State Bank Foster     Park,     600     Central     Avenue     SE     -    Kids    join    us    for    a    FREE,   fun   and   creative   project.      Add   your   personal   fl air   by   coloring   in   the custom   designed   2018   Ice   Cream   Days   T-shirt.      Yours   to   take    home and enjoy! 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Disc Golf Tournament West Floyd Disc Golf Course, very west end of 3rd St. SW next to  West Floyd Park - Everyone is welcome to attend the 6th annual Ice Cream Days Disc Golf Tournament.  Participate or come as a spectator.  Four divisions:  Youth ($10), Women, ($10), Amateur ($10), and Advanced ($15).   Cash payouts and prizes given to each division, pin prizes at every hole, door prizes and raffle  items also offered.  Registration is on-site the day of the event from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tee-off starts at 10:00 a.m. Discs available for sale on-site. Free ice cream treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® Tournament hosted by the Le Mars Disc Golf Club. Join the discussion on Facebook. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center 2 0 0 Central   Ave   SE   -   Raku   Firing   Demonstration   by   potter   Paul Adamson.        Raku   is   de  fi  ned   as   ceramics   removed   from     a   kiln   at a   high   heat   and   combined   with   combustibles   to   create   a   cause   & effect   with   the   glazed   ceramic   piece.        This   demonstration      takes    place      outside,      on      the      north      side      of      the     building.        You    may reserve   your   pot   to   glaze   and   have   Raku     fi red   while   you   watch.      Contact   the   Arts   Center   for   more   information   or   to   reserve   a   pot.       712-546-7476 *See Daily Events
11:00 a.m. • Kiwanis Incredible Kow Splash (KIKS) Le      Mars      Municipal      Park,      Willow      Creek      -     Enjoy     this     fun     and   entertaining   event   sponsored   by   the   Le   Mars   Kiwanis   Club.   Rubber cows    race    to    a    fi nish    line    to    earn    great    prizes    for    the    adoptive owners.      Proceeds   earned   support   our   community.   More   information about       adopting       a       cow       and       this       event       found       at www.kiwanis.lemars.net 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM!   Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Log Cabin Day Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW Honoring  the Museum’s two log cabins.  Pioneer fun, food and music on the grounds, after “Pie on the Porch at 3:00 p.m. *See Daily Events 1:00   -   3:00   p.m.   •   Airplane,   Helicopter   &   Drone   Exhibition   featuring the   Fly   Boys   of   Iowa   sponsored   by   Northwest   Bank   &   Le   Mars   Wings R/C Club North of the Airport on Holton Drive - Entertainment for the  whole family! Watch large scale airplanes, helicopters and drones perform incredible acrobatic stunts.  Current AMA license  holders may participate. No admission fee.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the aerial entertainment. Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® . 3:00   -   4:00   p.m.   •   Airplane   Pilot   Assisted   Flying   for   adults   and   kids, featuring   the   Fly   Boys   of   Iowa   sponsored   by   Northwest   Bank   &   Le Mars Wings R/C Club North of the Airport on Holton Drive - Try your skills at flying one of the remote-controlled model airplanes.  Sign up required by calling Northwest Bank at 712-546-7811 by Friday, June 15.  Intervals of 5 minutes for assisted flying. Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® . 1:30 p.m. • “Luxembourg Ancestry in Plymouth County” Plymouth County Historical Museum, “Study Hall” 335      1st      Avenue      SW      -     The     Northwest     Iowa     Genealogical     Society   invites   you   to   hear   former   Le   Mars   resident,   Jim   Wiltgen,   share   his extensive   research   on   Luxembourg   families   that   settled   in   Northwest Iowa.  Free and open to the public. 2:30 p.m. • Le Mars Historic Preservation Architectural Tour Tours begin at the Arts Center, 200 Central Avenue SE In     one     hour     learn     about     downtown     Le     Mars     architecture.     The    Le Mars   Historic   Preservation   Commission   will   provide   an   educational tour   about   the   architectural   elements   that   are   used   in   downtown   Le Mars buildings.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Fishing Derby West Floyd Park Pond (behind Walmart) - Children 12 and under can join the Le Mars Sportsman’s Club for an evening of fishing.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.; children may fish from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the awarding of prizes. Refreshments for participants and their families. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM! Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 6:00 p.m. • Ice Cream Bash Plymouth County Fairgrounds, 500 4th Avenue NE This    inaugural    Ice    Cream    Bash    is    a    Country    Music    Genre    Music Festival   to   cap   off   Ice   Cream   Days.      Wells   Blue   Bunny ®    will   be   the presenting sponsor.  For more details visit theicecreambash.com
Ice Cream Days Parade Grill ‘n’ Chill Rib Rally Art in the Park 3-on-3 Basketball Food Vendor   Tournament or call the Chamber of Commerce at 712-546-8821
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DAILY EVENTS
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On Your Own Time:  Downtown Scavenger Hunt Featuring More Buildings and More History While   shopping,   eating   or   simply   enjoying   one   of   the   many Ice      Cream      Days’      events      in      downtown      Le      Mars,   participate    in   a   family-friendly,   self-paced   scavenger   hunt showcasing    downtown    buildings    signi fi cant    in    Le    Mars’ history.        Pick    up    the    scavenger    hunt    sheets    at    the Chamber   of   Commerce,   City   Hall,   Visitor’s   Bureau   or   Ice Cream   Parlor.      Return   your   completed   sheets   to   the   Ice Cream   Parlor   by   Saturday   evening    when   all   correct   sheets will    be    entered    in    a    prize    drawing.        The     Downtown Scavenger   Hunt   is   created   by   the   Youth   on   Main   Street high school students. 1:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday Le Mars Arts Center, 200 Central Ave SE Create,   Shop   or   View!      A   Must   Stop   for   the   whole   family!     The    Arts   Center   will   help   you   Create   in   the   studio!      Pottery painting,      glass     fusion,     mosaic,     canvas     or     umbrella painting   are   just   a   few   creative   and   fun   things   to   do!      Shop the    beautiful    gift    shop    with    unique    items    from    jewelry, pens,   wine   glasses   to   doll   clothes.      Find   a   unique   gift   for yourself   or   someone   else.   View   the   beautiful   exhibit   from local   artist   Randi   Mackey   and   the   stunning   architecture   of the Historic Carnegie Library! 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Wednesday-Sunday Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW Explore Plymouth County and area with five floors of exhibits! Highlights of your visit:  shoot some hoops in the 1925 “Old Central” Gym; milk Maggie the Cow; stop by the Floyd Valley Railroad Club’s train room; check out the Museum’s gem, the Religious Heritage Room; enjoy root  beer floats in Miller’s Lunch, a 1940’s diner; and check out the new Sports Room on 4th floor.  Elevator available. .
Note changes in the parade route due to street work.
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Le Mars Annual Ice Cream Days June 13 - 16, 2018
Venues
Free Ice Cream
DAILY EVENTS
On Your Own Time:  Downtown Scavenger Hunt Featuring More Buildings and More History While   shopping,   eating   or   simply   enjoying   one   of   the   many   Ice   Cream     Days’     events     in     downtown     Le     Mars,     participate    in   a family-friendly,   self-paced   scavenger   hunt   showcasing   downtown buildings   signi fi cant   in   Le   Mars’   history.      Pick   up   the   scavenger hunt   sheets   at   the   Chamber   of   Commerce,   City   Hall,   Visitor’s Bureau   or   Ice   Cream   Parlor.      Return   your   completed   sheets   to the   Ice   Cream   Parlor   by   Saturday   evening    when   all   correct   sheets will   be   entered   in   a   prize   drawing.      The    Downtown   Scavenger Hunt    is    created    by    the    Youth    on    Main    Street    high    school students. 1:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday Le Mars Arts Center, 200 Central Ave SE Create, Shop or View!   A Must Stop for the whole family!   The    Arts Center   will   help   you   Create   in   the   studio!      Pottery   painting,    glass fusion,    mosaic,    canvas    or    umbrella    painting    are    just    a    few creative   and   fun   things   to   do!      Shop   the   beautiful   gift   shop   with unique   items   from   jewelry,   pens,   wine   glasses   to   doll   clothes.     Find    a    unique    gift    for    yourself    or    someone    else.    View    the beautiful   exhibit   from   local   artist   Randi   Mackey   and   the   stunning architecture of the Historic Carnegie Library! 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Wednesday-Sunday Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW Explore Plymouth County and area with five floors of exhibits! Highlights of your visit:  shoot some hoops in the 1925 “Old Central” Gym; milk Maggie the Cow; stop by the Floyd Valley Railroad Club’s train room; check out the Museum’s gem, the Religious Heritage Room; enjoy root beer floats in Miller’s  Lunch, a 1940’s diner; and check out the new Sports Room on 4th floor.  Elevator available.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events *1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events *1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 5:00 p.m. • Tri State Drive In Cruisers at Bob’s Drive Inn Highway  75 South - Enjoy music from the 50s & 60s while strolling through a collection of restored, classic, street-rod, and muscle cars.  Free soft serve ice cream cones compliments of Bob’s Drive Inn, Dean Foods Le Mars-Dairy Pure/Land O Lakes and BoDeans  Baking Co.  The PrISUm Solar Car will also be exhibited. 6:30-7:30  p.m. • Behind the Scenes with Bruce Miller Le     Mars     Public     Library,    46     1st     Street     SW     -    Bruce    Miller,    Editor    of the   Sioux   City   Journal,   is   also   a   movie   critic   and   entertainment   writer.     Each    year    he    travels    to    Hollywood,    meeting    with    celebrities,    touring movie    sets,    gathering    the    latest    entertainment    details.    Bruce    will share some of his favorite stories from Hollywood. 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central       Avenue       NW       -      Emmet      Cahill,      of      Ireland’s      Celtic   Thunder,    celebrates    Ice    Cream    Days    with    The    Browns    at    their Century   Theater.      Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice Cream   Theme)   at   the   Central   Event   Center   (5:30   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   & Greet Available.  For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. • Splash Dance Le Mars Outdoor Swimming Pool, 300 12th Street SE Enjoy a fun night at the Le Mars Outdoor Swimming Pool for just $1 per person.  Good music and games.  Concessions available. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. • Kiwanis/Aktion Club Ice Cream Social Foster Park, 600 Central Avenue SE Enjoy    a    complimentary    cool    treat    before    and    during    the evening   concert.      Sponsored   by   the   Le   Mars   Kiwanis/Aktion   Club and Blue Bunny ® . 8:00 p.m. • Le Mars Municipal Band Concert Foster      Park,      600      Central      Avenue      SE      -     This     fi fty-piece     band     of   professional    and    amateur    musicians    provides    an    “old-fashioned” concert   in   the   park   for   the   112th   year.      Bring   a   lawn   chair   or   blanket to sit on while enjoying this popular family activity. THURSDAY, JUNE 14 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events *1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events
*1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 1:30 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 11     Central     Avenue     NW     -    Emmet    Cahill,    of    Ireland’s    Celtic    Thunder,   celebrates   Ice   Cream   Days   with   The   Browns   at   their   Century   Theater.     Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice   Cream    Theme)   at   the Central   Event   Center   (12:00   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   &   Greet    Available.      For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 6:00 p.m. • Family Bike Ride Olson   Cultural     Event   Center,    33   1st   Street   NE     -    Meet   at   the   Olson   Cultural   Event   Center   for   a   family   bike   ride   on   the   Recreation   Trail.   For riders   of   all   ages.      The   ride   ends   at   the   Primebank   Ice   Cream   Social where you can enjoy a cool treat. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Primebank Ice Cream Social 37 1st Avenue NW - Celebrate Primebank’s 50th Annual Ice Cream Social.  Join us for a night of fun for the entire family, including live music, kids’ entertainment and FREE ice cream sundaes served by the Primebank staff. 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 11     Central     Avenue     NW     -    Emmet    Cahill,    of    Ireland’s    Celtic    Thunder,   celebrates   Ice   Cream   Days   with   The   Browns   at   their   Century   Theater.     Join   us   before   the   show   for   a   full   dinner   buffet   (Ice   Cream    Theme)   at   the Central   Event   Center   (5:30   p.m.).      VIP   Meet   &   Greet   Available.      For tickets:  www.thebrownstheater.com 8:30 p.m. • Outdoor Movie sponsored by American Bank and Total Motors Total Motors Location, 801 Hawkeye Avenue SW  - Remember the days of Drive-In Movies?  The Drive-In Theater is back to the original  location in Le Mars for Ice Cream Days!  View the movie from  lawn chairs and blankets, or drive in like the old   days!      All   vehicles   welcome.      Picture   opportunities   plus other   fun   activities   and   treats   will   be   available,   compliments   of American Bank, Total Motors and Blue Bunny ® . FRIDAY, JUNE 15 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events 9:00 a.m.  Le Mars YMCA 23rd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball  Tournament Le     Mars     YMCA     Parking     Lot,     241     12th     Street     SE     -    Join    a    team    of    3     to     4     players     to     participate     in     the     23rd     Annual     YMCA     3-on-3    basketball      tournament.          Entry      fee      is      $20      per      player.      Pre- registration     required     by     June     6.     Age     groups     (male     and     female divisions   in   each   group)   are   8   &   under,   10   &   under,     12   &   under.     Entry form available at www.lemarsiowa.com. 11:30 a.m. • Le Mars Historic Preservation Architectural Tour Tours begin at the Arts Center, 200 Central Avenue SE - In one hour learn about downtown Le Mars architecture.  The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission will provide an educational tour about the architectural elements that are used in downtown Le Mars buildings.
*1:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Plymouth County Historical Museum* 335 1st Avenue SW - See Daily Events *1:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center* 200 Central Avenue SE - See Daily Events 2:00 p.m. • Smile Contest & Ice Cream Social Good Samaritan Society - Le Mars, 1140 Lincoln Street NE Join   Good   Samaritan   Society-Le   Mars   as   they   host   a   children’s   Smile Contest   and   Ice   Cream   Social.      Ages   4-7   may   register   from   2:00-2:30 p.m.   with   judging   to   begin   at   2:30   p.m.      Ice   Cream   Social    to   immediately follow for participants and spectators.  Prizes for all participants. 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Kids Fun Fest! Le Mars Public Library, 46 1st Street SW - Kids Fun Fest,  sponsored by Blue Bunny ®  and hosted at the Library, will include two   great   performances   plus   craft   activities.      Duke   Otherwise    will entertain   with   his   guitar,   tap   shoes   and   distinct   singing   voice.     Magician Jonathan May includes magic and comedy. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM! Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 6:00 p.m. • Extreme Stunt Show Le   Mars   YMCA   Parking   Lot,   241   12th   Street   SE   -   The   Le   Mars   Area Youth   Network   has   partnered   with   Action   Sports   Outreach   for    an   all   new extreme   stunt   event   for   the   entire   family.      Enjoy   burgers,    hot   dogs, nachos,   snow   cones   and   refreshments   as   you   take   in   high   fl ying skaters,   bikes   and   motorcycles!      Concessions   open   at   5:00 p.m.   Lawn chairs recommended. 6:30 p.m. • Adult Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Rejoice Community Church Softball Field, 1320 3rd Avenue SE Rejoice  Community Church will host a six-team softball tournament  on Friday and Saturday.  Cost is $150 per team with double elimination.  Saturday start time will be 9:00 a.m.  For more details or to sign up contact Jamie Balcom at 712-548-4430. SATURDAY, JUNE 16 *On Your Own Time • Downtown Scavenger Hunt* See Daily Events 8:30 a.m.  Grill ‘n’ Chill Rib Rally sponsored by Kingsley State Bank Cleveland Park, 600 Block of 2nd Street SE Want to show off your wood/charcoal B-B-Qing skills?  Join us at Cleveland Park.  Preparations begin at 8:30 a.m.  Judging will be at 4:00 p.m.  $25 entry fee with 100% payback. Entry forms are available at www.lemarsiowa.com.  Direct questions to g.dreckman@hotmail.com.  Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the varied ways of preparing smoked meats.  Lally’s Eastside is the on-site vendor.  Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® .
9:00 a.m. • Ice Cream Days Parade Bring   blankets   and   lawn   chairs   and   enjoy   one   of   the   best   parades   in Northwest   Iowa,   featuring   the   White   Horse   Patrol,   performance     by Estrellas   De   Jalisco,   Gehlen   Catholic   Competition   Marching   Band, Abu   Bekr   Rat   Patrol,   entries   from   various   businesses   and   much more.      The   parade   will   line   up   on   Stadium   Drive,   near   the   Le   Mars Community   High   School,   and   move   north   on   3rd   Avenue    SW,   going east   on   8th   Street   SW,   then   north   on   Central   Avenue   and   proceed east    on    3rd    Street    SE,    fi nishing    at    the    Courthouse.    Entry    form available at www.lemarsiowa.com 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Art in the Park Foster Park, 600 Central Avenue SE - See your friends at Foster Park, plus artists, crafters and professional vendors too! Food,  fun and entertainment for all ages.  Vendors will offer everything from professional art to crafts, purses to gift items.  Entry form available at www.lemarsiowa.com Following the Parade until 1:00 p.m. • Scoops of Fun sponsored by The Education Station Foster Park in the Gazebo, 600 Central Avenue SE Kids   are   welcome   to   be   creative   and   take   home   a   keepsake   art project   from   Ice   Cream   Days   fun   by   working   with   The   Education Station. Following the Parade until 1:00 p.m. • Kids’ Color Fun sponsored by Iowa State Bank Foster     Park,     600     Central     Avenue     SE     -    Kids    join    us    for    a    FREE,   fun   and   creative   project.      Add   your   personal   fl air   by   coloring   in   the custom   designed   2018   Ice   Cream   Days   T-shirt.      Yours   to   take    home and enjoy! 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Disc Golf Tournament West Floyd Disc Golf Course, very west end of 3rd St. SW next to  West Floyd Park - Everyone is welcome to attend the 6th annual Ice Cream Days Disc Golf Tournament.  Participate or come as a spectator.  Four divisions:  Youth ($10), Women, ($10), Amateur ($10), and Advanced ($15).   Cash payouts and prizes given to each division, pin prizes at every hole, door prizes and raffle  items also offered.  Registration is on-site the day of the event from 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tee-off starts at 10:00 a.m. Discs available for sale on-site. Free ice cream treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® Tournament hosted by the Le Mars Disc Golf Club. Join the discussion on Facebook. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Le Mars Arts Center 2 0 0 Central   Ave   SE   -   Raku   Firing   Demonstration   by   potter   Paul Adamson.        Raku   is   de  fi  ned   as   ceramics   removed   from     a   kiln   at a   high   heat   and   combined   with   combustibles   to   create   a   cause   & effect   with   the   glazed   ceramic   piece.        This   demonstration      takes    place      outside,      on      the      north      side      of      the     building.        You    may reserve   your   pot   to   glaze   and   have   Raku     fi red   while   you   watch.      Contact   the   Arts   Center   for   more   information   or   to   reserve   a   pot.       712-546-7476 *See Daily Events
11:00 a.m. • Kiwanis Incredible Kow Splash (KIKS) Le      Mars      Municipal      Park,      Willow      Creek      -     Enjoy     this     fun     and   entertaining   event   sponsored   by   the   Le   Mars   Kiwanis   Club.   Rubber cows    race    to    a    fi nish    line    to    earn    great    prizes    for    the    adoptive owners.      Proceeds   earned   support   our   community.   More   information about       adopting       a       cow       and       this       event       found       at www.kiwanis.lemars.net 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM!   Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. • Log Cabin Day Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW Honoring  the Museum’s two log cabins.  Pioneer fun, food and music on the grounds, after “Pie on the Porch at 3:00 p.m. *See Daily Events 1:00   -   3:00   p.m.   •   Airplane,   Helicopter   &   Drone   Exhibition   featuring the   Fly   Boys   of   Iowa   sponsored   by   Northwest   Bank   &   Le   Mars   Wings R/C Club North of the Airport on Holton Drive - Entertainment for the  whole family! Watch large scale airplanes, helicopters and drones perform incredible acrobatic stunts.  Current AMA license  holders may participate. No admission fee.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the aerial entertainment. Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® . 3:00   -   4:00   p.m.   •   Airplane   Pilot   Assisted   Flying   for   adults   and   kids, featuring   the   Fly   Boys   of   Iowa   sponsored   by   Northwest   Bank   &   Le Mars Wings R/C Club North of the Airport on Holton Drive - Try your skills at flying one of the remote-controlled model airplanes.  Sign up required by calling Northwest Bank at 712-546-7811 by Friday, June 15.  Intervals of 5 minutes for assisted flying. Sweet treats compliments of Blue Bunny ® . 1:30 p.m. • “Luxembourg Ancestry in Plymouth County” Plymouth County Historical Museum, “Study Hall” 335      1st      Avenue      SW      -     The     Northwest     Iowa     Genealogical     Society   invites   you   to   hear   former   Le   Mars   resident,   Jim   Wiltgen,   share   his extensive   research   on   Luxembourg   families   that   settled   in   Northwest Iowa.  Free and open to the public. 2:30 p.m. • Le Mars Historic Preservation Architectural Tour Tours begin at the Arts Center, 200 Central Avenue SE In     one     hour     learn     about     downtown     Le     Mars     architecture.     The    Le Mars   Historic   Preservation   Commission   will   provide   an   educational tour   about   the   architectural   elements   that   are   used   in   downtown   Le Mars buildings.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Fishing Derby West Floyd Park Pond (behind Walmart) - Children 12 and under can join the Le Mars Sportsman’s Club for an evening of fishing.  Registration begins at 5:00 p.m.; children may fish from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by the awarding of prizes. Refreshments for participants and their families. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. • Browns Century Theater 1 1 Central      Avenue      NW      -     Ice     Cream     Days     Full     Dinner     Buffet   featuring   the   greatest   Summertime   treat   of   all   time....   ICE   CREAM! Reservations required. For Tickets: 712-546-5770 6:00 p.m. • Ice Cream Bash Plymouth County Fairgrounds, 500 4th Avenue NE This    inaugural    Ice    Cream    Bash    is    a    Country    Music    Genre    Music Festival   to   cap   off   Ice   Cream   Days.      Wells   Blue   Bunny ®    will   be   the presenting sponsor.  For more details visit theicecreambash.com
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Note changes in the parade route due to street work.
Chamber members may register their parade entry online
Parade Registration use this downloadable form
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