Call Us Old Fashioned, but We Celebrate the Small Town Way
4th of July
Beginning with a nearly two hour parade, the Chamber Main Street teams, and scores of other volunteers, log hundreds of hours to make the celebration one of the best in South Central Iowa. Whether it's pie baking, singing or dancing, pedal pull, or 5 K, there is a contest for every age and skill level. A carnival, local musicians, other professional entertainment and large fireworks display round out the festivities.
Sharing and Celebrating Cultural Differences
This is the largest Latino Festival in Southern Iowa. Traditional Dance, spectacular horse troupes, and authentic food draw hundreds of people to our Clarke County Fair Grounds for this celebration.
Let's Cry in Our Beer and Wine About Winter
Sip, Browse, Walk, Repeat...
The 'Wine Walk' has grown in participation each year, this event gives participants a pre-holiday look in the stores or just a chance to visit with folks around the square. Sipping wine, craft beer or non-alcoholic beverage, leisurely browsing stores, meeting and greeting friends and neighbors: What could be better?
Six locally owned restaurants participated in the Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week. Each one tempted patrons with different menu options using locally produced honey. Bee keepers and honey producers presented the public with honey tasting and important facts about the industry.
Let The Good Times Roll
The annual Summer Soiree Car Show found a new venue at Lakeside Casino. The large parking lot provided plenty of space for approximately 50 cars, shade tents, food vendors and entertainment.
Connecting Business Owners and Consumers
Meet Your Merchants
As one of the Thursday Night in the Park events set in the middle of the courtyard, Meet Your Merchant gives small, medium and large business representatives a forum to meet the public, show or tell what they do and mingle with other business representatives. Chamber Main Street board members serve free food and provide entertainment for this laid-back event.
Celebrate Big, Shop Small
It's a picture-perfect, community scene in Downtown Osceola as we put out the 'Welcome Mat' for Christmas. Chamber Main Street volunteers place trees, candy canes, packages, wreaths and other decorations around the courtyard, ready to be electrified. A bright red Santa house beckons children to meet the jolly fellow while parents and grandparents snap photos. Osceola Shops, with windows decorated for competition, welcome shoppers with discounts, holiday displays and treats. A lighted parade signals the grand finale of an evening of Holiday Brilliance. Our small town celebrates big and supports 'Shopping Small.' Join us!