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 3-5 pm at 313 Cedar Street - Kofron Building the months of November and April.  When the weather warms up, the farmer’s market will be moved to the northwest court house lawn and will be open from 4-6 pm in the warm months of May through October.

Music in the Gazebo
June 7th ~ Randy & Cassie 7:00 - 8:00 pm
June 14th ~  Johnnie Krob 7:00 - 8:00 pm
June 21st ~ Matt Fonteyne & Mike Brown 7:00 - 8:00 pm
June 28th ~ Community Band 7:30 - 8:30 pm
August 2nd ~ Methodist Praise Band 7:00 - 8:00 pm

4TH OF JULY 2017

Come visit Tipton to celebrate the 4th of July! The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. from the court house and ends at the city park where events will be held all day in the park. Parade theme "Proud to be an American"
8:00 pm - 5k Walk/Run No One Fights Alone PLUS Mile Fun Run for Kids - Contact Steve Agne at for more information
10:00 - Parade - Theme: Proud to be an American
10:30 - until sold out - Butterfly chops at Family Foods

Following is all located at the City Park:
11:30 am- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Parade Awards announced for following categories: Floats, Vintage Cars and Tractors - register prior to parade at the Courthouse East parking lot
12:00 - 4:00 pm- Fresh Paint with Christine Boeve ~ Come & go 11x14 canvas board for $10.00 each
12:00 - 4:00 pm- Screamer Bouncer, Spiderman Bouncer, Boulder Dash and NASCAR 8 Obstacle inflatables
12:30 pm - Baby Contest - Newborn to 2 years - REGISTRATION starts at 11:30 p.m. at the open park shelter west of the Aquatic Center
1:00 - 3:00 pm - Face Painting with Mackenzie and Madeline
1:00 - 3:00 pm- Gunny the Clown at the City Park
1:00 - 5:00 pm - Free Swim at the James Kennedy Aquatic Center - Pool CLOSES at 5:00 p.m.
2:00 - 3:00 pm- Eric Michaels Magic and Illusions -Open park shelter west of the Aquatic Center
FIREWORKS at the Cedar County Fairgrounds at dusk
7:30 - 10:30 p.m. - At the Fairgrounds - Music with Stealth Audio & Lighting and Patriotic music during the firework display
8:30 p.m. - Auction of Freedom Rock Quilt at the Fairgrounds - proceeds go to support the Cedar County Freedom Rock

Venders *  Softball Tournaments *  Kono Ice * at the park throughout the day!

  Click here to print/view the 4th of July 2016 Parade Route


Will be held on August 4, 2018 in downtown Tipton!  This family "Free" event offers children and adults a hands-on opoortunity to explore working trucks of all types!


Great bargains, vendors, face painting, music in the gazebo and tours of the Old Cedar County Jail 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 6th 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. Games, face painting, goodies, Gunny the Clown, a bouncy house, and “trunk or treating” will all take place. 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 24th in downtown Tipton. Event activities to be announced!