City of Shell Rock, Iowa welcomes you to explore our web site.  
Area Events  

Special events held in Shell Rock draw several thousand people annually.

  Don't miss out on all the GREAT events we showcase!

TBD= date of event to be determined

Benny Gambaiani Public Library: Open Year Round

Computer lab, Internet, Online Book Catalog, Available meeting room to reserve, Preschool Story Hour during school year,  Pajama Story Time offered spring/fall, Nite Hike, Summer Reading Program and Summer Reading Story Hour.


Shell Rock 4th of July Boom Bingo:   January 1 & February 21, 2016

Help support Shell Rock's Fourth of July celebration. 


Spring Swing ShowOpening Night April 7, 2016. All adult variety show, features a 50 member chorus, a 16-piece stage band, and center stage acts.  Drawing its cast from several surrounding communities, performances given during 12 shows over two weekends to an audience of 5,000.  The group has also performed in Des Moines and other metro areas. 

Memorial Day Dinner: Sponsored by United Methodist Church  TBD

Shell Rock Swimming Pool: Open during the summer months

Open after school year ends and closes after the school year begins.  Swimming lessons and Aquacise classes offered.

Shell Rock RoyaltyTBD

Each year Miss Shell Rock, Little Mister Shell Rock and Little Miss Shell Rock are selected through an informal judging process.  The winners are announced at the annual Fourth of July celebration and Miss Shell Rock has the opportunity to run for Butler County Queen. 

Shell Rock City-wide Garage Sales:  July 2, 2016

Fourth of July 2016:  TBD

Known for it's 4thof July Celebration includes a Parade, Live Music, Food, Fireworks Display, Inflatable Rides, Kiddie Parade, Sunday in the Park, Waterball contests, Kiddie Tractor Pulls and more!!!  

Shell Rock Fire Department's Annual Pancake Breakfast:  TBD

From 8:00am to Noon at the Shell Rock Boyd Building.  Free will donation for pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Shell Rock Town Christmas Open House & Bazaars: November 12, 2016

Bazaars will be centered at the Shell Rock Elementary School and Boyd Building with all new crafters.

Exhibitors will be showcasing Food, Crafts, Antiques, Woodworking, Gifts, Home Based Businesses and MORE!! 


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City Hall
303 S. Cherry Street
Shell Rock, Iowa 50670
(319) 885-6555
City of Shell Rock 4th of July Celebration

Shell Rock is known for its annual Fourth of July Celebration, which includes a parade and a spectacular fireworks display.

Fireworks - Beer Garden - Parade - Live Music - Food Vendors & More.

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