Your Place for Things To Do
When it comes to staying active and having fun, Waverly is your place to be. Our community is proud of its signature festivals for each season of the year. We welcome spring with the annual Art Walk in Kohlmann Park, where artisans from around the region sell their works of art from tents on the winding trail along the scenic Cedar River. Summer brings Heritage Days, where we celebrate our town’s heritage with a full weekend of family friendly activities, concerts and a fabulous fireworks display. In the fall we celebrate Waverly’s German heritage with Oktoberfest in Kohlmann Park featuring music, dancing, children’s activities and of course...beer! And everyone looks forward to Christmas Greetings on Main in December, where our historic downtown comes alive with the spirit of the holidays.
Summer also brings the Bremer County Fair with livestock shows, tractor pulls, music, carnival rides and the very popular combine demolition derby. And each spring and fall Waverly is home to the nation’s largest horse sale, drawing visitors from around the globe.
Every Tuesday and Saturday from spring through fall, the Waverly Farmers Market is your place for fresh produce and baked goods.
Waverly loves music, and each Thursday during June and July Concerts in Kohlmann features music in the park, with food vendors and kid-friendly activities all overlooking the beautiful Cedar River.
If spectator sports is your passion, Waverly does not disappoint. Wartburg College’s Division III sports teams are highly competitive and exciting to watch. The 22 athletic teams have a combined 25 national championships, including 14 in wrestling, and more than 100 conference titles.
Waverly has also hosted a number of much larger events, such as RAGBRAI (the world famous Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) and the Gentlemen of the Road Concert Tour, featuring internationally acclaimed Mumford and Sons and other notable musicians putting on a week-long series of concerts and events.
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