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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 Soup Luncheon:   February 3, 2013

Help support Shell Rock's Fourth of July celebration. 


Spring Swing Show2013:  April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, & 20  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. 

All you can Eat Dad's Belgian Waffle Brunch: TBD

Sponsored by Shell Rock Development Corporation.  9:00am to 12:30pm at the Boyd Community Building.  Serving Waffles, Sausages, Flavored Syrups and Beverages.  Adults: $6.00, Children 6-12: $4.00, Children aged 5 & younger eat free and Carry Outs are available.  Proceeds go to support the Lions Club community projects. 

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 Open: TBD

Sponsored by the Shell Rock Development Corporation.  Must be a current resident of Shell Rock to participate. 

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. 

Fourth of July 2012 July 4, 2013

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:  November 2, 2013

From 8:00am to 1:30pm at the Shell Rock Boyd Building.  Adults $5.50 and 12 and Under $3.00 for pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

Shell Rock Town Christmas Open House & Bazaars: November 21 & 22, 2014

Located in homes, businesses churches and the Boyd Community Building.  Over 50 exhibitors 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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