Summer 2021 – Farmer’s Market Starts Thursday



That’s right it’s time for our first Farmers Market of the spring/summer 2021 season!!! We are ready to come back and get down to business selling fresh, homemade baked goods, locally raised honey and veggies, plus a plethora of other nifty things like meat sauces, jams and jellies, and more! Come join us at the First Street Community Center every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6pm starting May 6 and running through September 30!  We’ll see you then!


A Neil Diamond Tribute


Prepare to see Branson’s highly decorated show A Neil Diamond Tribute!  This show is designed and produced to appeal to everyone.  Whether you are a Neil Diamond fan, a Keith Allynn fan, or a simple fan of quality entertainment and showmanship.  Prepare to take a journey that will leave you amazed

Saturday, May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets $20 – contact Mike Smith at Baumans at 319.361.8193 or call 319.895.8060 or 319.558.9202

Masks Required


I Love Mount Vernon Shopping Weekend



Join us in Uptown Mount Vernon for I Love Mount Vernon Weekend

February 19th & 20th (Friday & Saturday) from 10 am to 3 pm

I Love Mount Vernon Weekend Facebook Event

The merchants of Mount Vernon love their customers and are excited to host a shopping weekend dedicated to the town we all know and love.

Each participating business/restaurants will have specials or promotions throughout the entire weekend.
We look forward to seeing folks in Uptown Mount Vernon!

Please note that masks are required in Mount Vernon, so come prepared!


Magical Night to be “Drive Through” Event


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
5 – 7pm

The outside of the First Street Community Center will be lighted with holiday decorations.  On the east side, of the front side walk, Matt Siders will be handing out a bag with cookies and cookie decorations.  Also included in the bag will be a list of Mount Vernon shops and their shop hours during December. On the west side, in front of the large red sun, actors from the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Theatre will be singing and having fun with characters from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Dance Arts Iowa will be performing scenes from the Nutcracker live in the front window of the Palisades Café.

The event will not include indoor activities this year due to safety concerns, and parking will not be allowed along the 1st Street route.

The First Street Community Center parking lot will be closed to the public.  There will be no public traffic in First Street Community Center and shops will not be open.