Most Thursdays in July the Pella Chamber of Commerce and other area businesses partner to host weekly events for the Pella community! Each night features a different theme, entertainment, food vendors, city band concerts, and lots of fun for the whole family. The themes for the evenings are as follows:
July 4: No Thursdays in Pella, please enjoy Independence Day festivities
July 11: The Air, the Rare, the Fair on the Square
July 18: Healthy LivingJuly 25: No Thursdays in Pella, please enjoy RAGBRAI festivities during the day hours
Pella Farmer's Market
Pella's Farmer's Market is held at First Reformed Church every Thursday from 3-6 pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm. Great plants and spring products! Some new vendors- and trusted veterans, too!
NOTE: THIS WEEK'S FARMERS MARKET WILL BE WEDNESDAY INSTEAD OF THURSDAY DUE TO FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.
Art in the Park
Let kids explore their creative side! City staff will bring all the supplies for kids to express and create a project. $2/child from 9:30-11 am.
Caldwell, July 4 Fishing at Caldwell Park pond and poles provided NOTE DATE IS THURSDAY THIS WEEK NOT WEDNESDAY
South Park, Wednesday, July 10
Grades K-12 Sports Camps at Central
Various athletic camps, for more information see
Joyce Kolenbrander is a Chicago native who has lived, worked and shown art in New York (Including at the Agora Gallery in Soho), New Jersey, Illinois and Iowa. Now retired, she lives and works in Pella, Iowa. She works with ink, oil, graphite, watercolor, montage, wood and photography- whatever a given subject seems to require. Her work will be on display at the Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery from June 18-September 20, with the gallery open M-F from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm.
Friday After 5
Live Bands + Patio + Drinks + Summer + Great Company = A great way to end the week! Young Professionals of Pella are hosting this event, but anyone age 21+ are encouraged to attend! Bring a friend or make new ones. $5 admission covers live music and appetizers; cash bar available.
Saturday July 13 from 7-10 pm, North Overlook Beach (part of Balloon Fest events, free, open to all ages). Performing: Jefferson County Green Band
August 9 from 7-10 pm, Molengracht Plaza. Performing: TBD
Iowa's famous annual week-long bike ride across Iowa will be passing through Pella on Thursday, July 25! You won't want to miss the sight of these bikers nor the entertainment, vendors, and music of the day. Whether you are volunteering or just hanging out, it will be a really good time! To volunteer, contact 641-628-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.