�Thursday Night Live�
Featuring live local entertainment each Thursday evening
from 6:30pm-7:30pm in Central Park.
Featuring local area artists who will display their art work
in store windows around the square.
be held the first Saturday in June.
Retail sidewalk sales from 7:00 a.m.- 3:00
family activities and entertainment all day including pony rides.
Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. in downtown
Flea market starts at 7:00 a.m. in downtown
Bike auction after parade in downtown Washington.
outings allow for social interaction and a little competition for high and low
score. One member off of the Women's team
and one member off of the Men's team receive a $500.00 scholarship. Teams are
made up of Chamber and Club members and their guests.
Washington Municipal Band
Performs every Thursday night at 8 pm (June-August), in Central Park in
downtown Washington. A tradition since 1932.
This event is held Thursday evenings in
Central Park. The market will feature fresh homegrown produce, baked
goods, crafts, honey, plants and cooking demonstrations. Each week a
local guest organization will be present. The market starts on the first
Thursday in May and runs through October.
Thursday's, 5-8 pm, May-October in
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm, June- August in Central Park 319/653-4888
Washington County Fair
Held at the end of July every year. Features 4-H exhibits and grandstand shows
annual Craft Festival is held each year the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Over 120 craft booths with a wide variety of crafts fill Central Park in
downtown Washington. Food vendors are on site each year. The show is held rain or shine. No admission fee.
Trick or Treat Around the Square
cooperation with the Community Y we host a very successful �Trick or Treat
Around the Square� for over 400 children and their parents. The event will be
held October 31. It starts at 4:45 p.m. with spooky music on the bandstand in
Central Park. At 5:00 p.m. the children line-up to trick or treat the
businesses around the square, after which kids in costume can come back into
Central Park and be treated to hot dogs, chips, and juice.
We have many volunteers behind the scenes who put in a lot
of time and effort in getting Santa�s house ready for its annual visitors.
The house sits on the southwest corner of Central Park in downtown
Washington. Santa arrives at his house the day after Thanksgiving and is in
the house on Thursday evenings,
Saturday and Sunday afternoons through Christmas. Santa is sponsored by the
four local banks.
Tour of Homes/Christmas Lighting
annual event will be held the first Saturday and Sunday in December. The
event is attended each year by 500-700 people. We showcase 4 beautiful
homes each year. Proceeds support the Christmas Lighting in Central Park
and the lights outlining downtown buildings. It costs between
$1500-$2000 per year to maintain the lights that outline the downtown
buildings. Proceeds have also been used to purchase highway banners,
statues in Central Park and snowflakes and wreaths.
Lighted Holiday Parade
event is held the Friday after Thanksgiving and is led by two students from
Lincoln School who carry a banner and are chosen to participate by Lincoln
School staff. There are over 50 lighted entries in the parade. Santa rides
into the square on a float with two of his elves from St. James and Stewart
Schools. The elves win the right to ride with Santa by entering a guessing
contest at the schools.