EVENTS & INDEPENDENCE DAY
Although the Annual Independence Day Celebration draws people from all over the country the community of Gowrie has a wide array of events and activities throughout the year! Join us for bake sales, soup suppers, garage sales, holiday events and more!
Annual Events Include:
Xi Eta Sigma Hamball Dinner
GDC Easter Egg Hunt
GDC Spring Banquet
Spring Clean Up Days (last week of April)
Spring Garage Sales
Library Summer Reading Program
Vacation Bible School
ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & Parade
Southwest Webster Ambulance Annual Fundraiser
Fire Department Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Downtown Gowrie Market (August 1 & September 5th, 2019)
Ice Cream Social at Gowrie Care Center
Fall Garage Sales
Southeast Valley Homecoming & Parade
Firemen's Fish Fry
City Wide Holiday Open House (December 6th & 7th, 2019)
The Gowrie Independence Day Celebration is one of the longest running patriotic events in the State of Iowa and at the centerpiece of this pride is American Legion Peterson Post #431.
The Legion along with the support of many local businesses and organizations help make the whole celebration a great success! They also assemble the signature parade entry that provides an unforgettable patriotic experience. Six floats carry over 270 American flags. Each flag is labeled with the name of a deceased veteran buried at the Gowrie Township Cemetery or is a past member of Peterson Post 431.
Plans are underway for 2021 to include the 150th Sesquicentennial Celebration July 1 - 5th, 2021!