Things to do around Dallas County include Sweet Corn Fest, doggy dip, Downtown Dallas Breakthrough Pool

2022 ADM Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

7 p.m. Thursday, August 11 at ADM High School.

The 2022 ADM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at the ADM All Alumni Meeting. This event is open to the public and free. 2022 ADM Hall of Fame Inductees include Jordan Grove, Class of 2013; Rachel Harada, Class of 2011; Jon Hoy, Class of 1955 and Brad Person, Class of 1988. Inductees will be honored at the ADM Alumni Association All-Schools Meeting on August 11 in Commons 8-9, with the official ceremony that evening at 7 p.m. in the upper auditorium of the school.

43rd Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival

August 12-13 in Adel.

The 43rd Annual Sweet Corn Festival is produced by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce and is a birthday celebration for the city of Adel as the city celebrates 175 years. The annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The festival offers fun for the whole family and…free candy corn. The event kicks off on Friday, August 12 with the Corn Husking starting at 4:30 p.m. at South Police/Fire, followed by the Princess Pageant at 6:30 p.m. The festivities continue on Saturday, August 13 with a 5K, parade, free entertainment, fun zone, street party and more. Find more information on the Adel Sweet Corn Festival Facebook Page.

5K Sweetcorn Party

8 a.m. Saturday, August 13 at 215 N 11th St., Adel.

The Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk is held on the second Saturday of August and takes place through the quaint brick streets of Adel, along the parade route. Proceeds from the 2022 5K will benefit the Adel Partners Chamber Trail Committee for future trail projects and improvements, particularly the RRVT plaza area and Highway 169. The race will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday August 13 . Prizes are offered by age group. Register online or sign up to volunteer. On-site registration will take place August 13 prior to start time.

Mixed Sweet Corn Sand Volleyball Tournament

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, August 13 at Evans Park.

The ADM volleyball team will host a mixed sand volleyball tournament for ages 18+ during the Sweet Corn Festival. The entry fee is $100 per team with proceeds going to the ADM volleyball team. Register online.

dog dip

6-8 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at the Adel Family Aquatic Center.

The Adel Family Aquatic Center invites residents to bring their four-legged friends to the pool for fun on the last day of the 2022 pool season. The cost is $5 per dog.

Final pool party and groundbreaking

6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at Lena Moser Memorial Pool, Dallas Center.

Dallas Center will celebrate the past and future of the Dallas Center Lena Moser Memorial Pool on Sunday, August 14. The event will feature fun photos, a keepsake of all the good times at the pool, and the grand opening of the new pool coming in 2023. No RSVP required, just show up and share some memories! All lifeguards/pool staff present and past over the years are also invited to participate in a group photo at 6:45 p.m.

Dallas Center Pool Closing After Party

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 14 on the handlebars.

After the community groundbreaking ceremony at 7:15 p.m. for the new pool, residents are invited to head to The Handlebar for the after party. A full bar, appetizers and desserts will be available.

Make and take away a floral bouquet

6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 at the Dallas County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, 28061 Fairground Rd. Adele.

The Dallas County Master Gardeners will host a floral bouquet from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in August at the Dallas County Fairgrounds Show Garden. The make and take floral bouquet is open to the public and no registration is required. The cost is $10 and participants must bring a vase/vessel. All proceeds will go towards expanding the Dallas County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden.

movie in the park

7-10 p.m. Friday, August 19 at the Community Center Recreation Area, Granger.

Join the Granger Parks and Recreation Department for a movie and treats this summer. The third film to screen will be “Sing 2” on July 29, and The Parlor Ice Cream Truck will also be on hand. “Spiderman: No Way Home” will conclude the series at Granger Days on August 27. Movies will take place in the community center recreation area, except during Granger Days, which will take place at Centennial Park.

Downtown Dallas Fall Festival

From Friday August 26 to Saturday August 27 at the Dallas Center.

The Dallas Center Fall Festival returns on August 27 and 28 with a DALLAS CENTER:

YEAR-ROUND FUN – THEME CHOOSE YOUR SEASON. Activities kick off August 26 with a farmer’s market, DJ music, lawn games, free open skating and sand volleyball at Mound Park, a carnival on Walnut Street and more. the festivities continue August 27 with a pancake breakfast and 5k run followed by the Leonard Moss Memorial Parade at 10 a.m. social ice cream, pie auction and more. The two-day festival culminates with live music from Brian Herrin at Heritage Park, a lip-syncing contest at Mound Park and fireworks. DC Celebrations, Dallas Center, Iowa, Facebook Page or at Carnival tickets are also available for pre-sale at local downtown Dallas businesses, including Sugar Grove Goods, Kids Korner, Medicap, Raccoon Valley Bank, The Baker’s Pantry and the Library. Proceeds from tickets purchased before 5 p.m. on August 26 will go towards the cost of the carnival.

¡Viva Perry! Latin festival

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at Pattee Park.

Hispanics United for Perry will present the annual ¡Viva Perry! Latino Festival on Saturday, August 27 at a new location in Pattee Park. The parade will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. The parade, open to anyone who wishes to participate, will descend 10th Street and Willis to Pattee Park. Activities for children will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other activities include music, dancers, food, vendors and more throughout the day.

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