Area Happenings / Annual Events


January – Cherokee’s Annual Music Festival- Kee Live Music Festival
(Formerly known as Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival)

February – Cherokee Area Economic Development’s Annual Recognition Banquet

May/June – Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo and Parade

June – Aurelia Farmers Picnic

June – Sioux Valley Amateur Men’s Golf Tournament

June – Quimby Watermelon Days

June – Cherokee Area Economic Development’s Ag and Industry Tour

July – Cherokee County Fair

August – Marcus Community Fair

September – Cherokee Area Economic Development’s Golf Tournament

September – Grand Meadows Festival, Washta

September – Fall Family Festival, Cherokee Historic Depot

October – Cherokee Downtown Trick or Treat Parade  

December – Lighted Christmas Parade, Downtown Cherokee

Check Out These Area Community Calendars For Current Events:

CAEDC and Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Calendar
Cherokee County Events Calendar
ISU Extension and Cherokee County Extension
Marcus Community Calendar
Sanford Museum 
Western Iowa Tourism

Cherokee Area Economic Development
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