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Our Small Town Traditions

  • Easter Egg Hunt

A classic race to find brightly colored eggs filled with tasty treats for children ages 2-9! The hunt takes place the Saturday before Easter.

  • Exira's Fourth of July Celebration

This yearly celebration brings thousands of people from all over the map. The famous parade begins at 10:30 AM on the 4th and may last up to two hours! Don't forget about the carnival with rides for both children & adults and the fireworks at night.  In the days leading up to the 4th, other events include a softball tournament, rodeo, road run, community BBQ and street dance all take place around town. 

This is one tradition you won't want to miss!

  • The Exira Fall Festival

This kick-off to Fall happens every year on the last Saturday of September. There are numerous vendors set up in the Event Center, Lions Building, and throughout the city park. The festival begins at 9 AM and dwindles down at 3 PM. A delicious lunch is available (even includes dessert!) beginning around 11 AM. This is a one-stop-shop for baked goods, crafts, trinkets, pumpkins, and much more! 

  • Festival of Lights

A winter welcome in the heart of Exira. Start getting into the Christmas spirit off with holiday music, hot cocoa, a lighted hayrack ride and the traditional soup supper; how can one resist holiday happiness! Along with the festivities, enjoy the lighting of southwest Iowa's biggest Christmas Tree and meet Santa Claus himself. Make sure to keep the first Saturday of December open on the calendar!

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