Minute to Win It games-sponsored by Scout BSA-Boys Troup 308
Face Painting-sponsored by Cornerstone Church Youth Group
YMCA Kid's Activity booth
Children's Helmet Giveaway and Bike Rodeo 1pm-4pm
Helmet Give Away -The Matins Kiwanis club has purchased 200 helmets to hand out to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders of Marshall County. The kids will be given a helmet and have it properly fitted to them on a first come first serve basis.
Bring your bikes down for the Bike Rodeo-Black Tire Bike Co and the Iowa Valley Bike Club will be hosting a bike rodeo where kids will learn the rules of bicycles on the road in a fun obstacle course.
First Responders Activity Block 10am-2pm:
Marshalltown Fire Department
"Water Fountain" will be hooked and up going
Come see the Polaris® Fire-Fighting and Rescue Vehicle
Marshalltown Police Department
Come meet our K-9 Unit
Crayons and coloring books, pens and pencils, and badges
Marshall County Sheriff's Department
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
First Aid Station
Duck Pond Game with prizes for children
Iowa National Guard
Cartwright Downtown Farmer's Market-9am to 12 noon at the Cartwright Pavilion 108 N 2nd Ave
Marshalltown Public Library: 105 W Boone St
Bee Bookish: Book Sale Tables (inside), lobby 10 am-noon
The Historic Binford House: 110 North 2nd Ave
Hosting a Binford Barn Sale on July 30th in conjunction with the event. This is not our normal sales day, and is being held in celebration of the Ridiculous Day. We will be open from 9 to 12 noon, with Binford Specials, as only we can do!
Specials and deals w/ participating restaurants:
La Salud- $1 steak, al pastor and chorizo tacos from 9am-2pm
Zenos Pizza-personal size pizzas from 11am-2pm
Zamora Fresh Market-$2 multicolor sweet tamales! Will also have Aguas Frescas and Snow Cones for sale.
Specials and deals w/ participating retailers:
Wax Xtatic Record Audio Stereo Shop-Offering 50 cent and $1 cd's and cassettes, both new and used as well as a Huge new vinyl bargain section with bunches of markdowns
Create-A-Keepsake-$3 ceramic crafts as well as a sale table of various items
Black Tire Bike Co-check out their deals on used bikes
Brown's Shoe Fit-Ridiculous shoe sale table will be outside the store
McGregors Furniture-hosting a dunk tank, kids bags game, and a duck pond game outside the store
Brit Marie's Country Boutique- Christmas In July: Free Gifts with Purchase, 25% off all items storewide, $10 table of décor items, and a 50% off table of décor
State Street Trading Company-10am-2pm will have tag sale and deals, giveaways, and summer sangria
Real Deals Marshalltown-20-90% off items all throughout our shoppe. Home Décor and clothing items will be on sale the entire weekend with DAILY specials and new items added EACH day!
Stepping Stones Christian Book Store-Grab bags, Storied specials and a Back to Basics sale catalog
Development opportunities are available in our downtown community and we are looking for your input. Complete the online survey, available in English and Spanish, or visit us during MCBD’s Bee Ridiculous Day on Saturday, July 30th from 10 AM to 3 PM to share your vision.
We have the opportunity to redevelop two major corners in our Downtown and we are requesting your help in visioning the future of these sites. The devastating effects of the 2018 tornado and 2020 derecho resulted in new opportunities to see our downtown grow. Sites that have been impacted by environmental conditions can be identified as a brownfield site.
The City of Marshalltown was selected to receive an EPA Brownfield Community-wide Assessment Grant and is partnering on a Technical Assistance project with the EPA as well. Thanks to the work of various partners listed below, we are gathering input from the community over the next month as we approach the Bee Ridiculous Day event, where we will host a live community engagement activity. On Saturday, July 30th from 10 AM to 3 PM you can find our community partners at the southwest corner of Main and Center and Main and 1st Street. There, we will be gathering your ideas for how to redevelop each of the sites.
Astig Planning will be leading the effort with interactive opportunities for children and adults to share their vision for the future. Tap into your creative side and Reimagine Downtown Marshalltown!
For more information about our Brownfield Program visit the City website: www.marshalltown-ia.gov/brownfields Special thanks to the partners involved in this project: EPA, IDNR, KSU TAB, ICF, Impact7G, Astig Planning, Marshalltown Central Business District and Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Brownfields 101 What is a brownfield site? - It is a property or area that is not being used to its full urban development potential. Brownfields are often abandoned sites or pieces of land no longer used by current businesses. Before brownfield land can be reused, it must undergo what is known as brownfield redevelopment or land recycling. To learn more about the City of Marshalltown - Local Government Brownfield Program visit www.marshalltown-ia.gov/brownfields