Chamber Events


Cedar County's premier farmers market set in the heart of historic downtown Tipton, Iowa. You will find a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, eggs, flowers, baked goods, homemade crafts, soaps, candles, and much more. The farmers market is held each Thursday from 4-6 pm on the Courthouse square.

Music in the Gazebo
June 6th ~ Randy & Cassie 7:00 - 8:00 pm and stop by Mi Tierra to dine outside from 5-8 pm, grab a table outside of Mi Tierra to enjoy good food and drinks!

June 13th ~  Johnnie Krob 7:00 - 8:00 pm

June 20th ~ Cedar County Cobras 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Drive One for your Community from
4:00 - 8:00 pm on East 5th Street.  Proceeds go to Cedar County Meals on Wheels

June 28th ~ Community Band 7:30 - 8:30 pm

4TH OF JULY 2019

Come visit Tipton to celebrate the 4th of July! The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. from the court house and ends at the city park. Parade theme: "Hooray for the Red, White & Blue"

8:00 am - 5k Walk/Run No One Fights Alone - Contact Dale Jedlicka at 319-270-4590 for more information. Registration forms will be available soon at at all Tipton Banks, New Body Fitness, Tipton Subway and Tipton City Hall

11:00 - Parade - Hooray for the Red, White & Blue -  Prizes for the following categories: Float, Tractors & cars Vintage

11:00 - Until sold out - Butterfly chops at Family Foods by the Tipton Chamber

Softball Tournaments at the City Park

12:00 - 4:00 - (or until supplies last) $10.00 come and go painting at FRESH PAINT located at 118 E. 5th Street.  Also, Chalk the Walk while you wait!  (Children must be sccompanied by an adult)

1:00 - 4:00 - Swim at the Aquatic Center ($2.00 per person under 2 is free.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you are a member there is no fee)

Fireworks at Cedar County Fairgrounds at dusk


Will be held on August 3, 2019 in downtown Tipton!  This family "Free" event offers children and adults a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types!


Great bargains await shoppers during Tipton's annual Ridiculous Day, the first Friday in August. A decades' long tradition, Ridiculous Days coincides with the Cedar County Heath Fair.

Weekend shoppers can find ridiculous deals, good food and fun on the courthouse square during
Tipton Ridiculous Days!

Date has been scheduled for Saturday, October 5th and plans for this gravel bike race are underway!  Then, enjoy great entertainment that evening in downtown Tipton!  Fun for the entire family.


Held the Sunday before Halloween at the city park, come experience Halloween with local businesses and organizations. Children will receive candy/treats from decorated trunks. Wear your Halloween costumes and enjoy the fun!

small business Saturday

Tipton businesses celebrate Small Business Saturday® every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

In addition to discounts at local businesses, special activities are always planned for more fun! Some of the activities have included  book signings, wine tastings, cookie decorating, face painting, vendor fairs and the event also coincides with the Old Cedar County Jail's Holiday Open House and Bake Sale.

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide campaign founded by American Express to bring awareness to shopping local and supporting small business. The first Small Business Saturday was held November 27, 2010 and in 2011 the US Senate officially recognized Small Business Saturday. In 2012, millions of shoppers participated, consumer awareness reached 67% and it had an estimated consumer spending of $5.5B. More neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday in 2013 with over 1,450 Neighborhood Campaigns signed up to rally their communities. This one small day has grown into a movement that millions of individuals, businesses, and communities have embraced nationwide! To learn more about Small Business Saturday visit,


Lighting of Tipton's Community Christmas Tree by the Mayor is held the last Saturday of November at 5 p.m. at the northwest corner of Cedar and 4th Street.  Special music and refreshments

Christmas in downtown tipton celebration

Tipton’s Christmas Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 30h in downtown Tipton. Event activities to be announced!