Montezuma's Sesquicentennial Celebration - August 24th & 25th
Celebrating 150 Years of
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Montezuma's sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of our city will provide exciting opportunities for celebration, reflection and togetherness as we commemorate our shared history!  Montezuma Community Development and city staff are working hard to plan and coordinate a memorable weekend.

Festivities will include a parade, free throw contest, Main Street Mile & 5K, chili cookoff, slow pitch tournament, bathtub races and much more!  Below is the list of events for the weekend.  Please contact Whitney Baethke at City Hall with any questions or additions to the schedule.


Friday, August 24th, 2018
TIME   EVENT          LOCATION
 10:00 AM  Montezuma Library 100 Year Celebration with Refreshments (10am-4pm)  Montezuma Public Library
 11:00 AM  University of Iowa Mobile Museum (11AM-7PM)  Montezuma Schools
 5:00 PM  Braves Tailgate (Class of 1983, 1988, 1993 Reunion tailgate)  Montezuma School Circle Lawn
    Braves Football Junior Fan Fun Zone & Temporary Tatoo Booth  
 7:00 PM  Braves Football Game  Badger-Gabriel Field
 8:00 PM  Halftime Introduction of Hall of Fame Inductees  Badger-Gabriel Field                              
 9:30 PM  Victory Bonfire (Food, drinks and adult beverages available)  Montezuma Fire Station Lot
 9:30 PM  Live Music - Past Vertical  Montezuma Fire Station Lot






Saturday, August 25th, 2018

TIME   EVENT          LOCATION
 7:00 AM  Pow. County Historical Society Pancake Breakfast  Montezuma Memorial Hall, 205 E Main 
 7:00 AM  Backyard BBQ Cookoff Sponsored by Just a Small Town Grill  Montezuma Square, Northwest
 8:00 AM      Six-team Co-ed Slow Pitch Tournament                            East Park
 8:00 AM  Montezuma Main Street Mile & 5K Sponsored by Riser Fitness  Start at Montezuma School North Lot                 
 9:00 AM  Blue & White Boosters Dunk Tank  Montezuma Square
 10:00 AM  150 Years of Home Parade  Lineup in School South Lot from 8AM to 9:30AM
 11:00 AM  Pony Rides  Montezuma Square
   Duck Pond, Ring Toss & Water Balloon Toss  Montezuma Square
   Kids Inflatables  Montezuma Square
   Free Throw Contest  Montezuma Square
   Kid's Water Fights  Montezuma Square
 12:00 PM  Bathtub Races Sponsored by MAG  Main Street
 1:00 PM  Bags Tournament  Montezuma Square
   Polish Horseshoes Tournament  Montezuma Square
   Sesquecentennial Bingo  Montezuma Square
   150 Years of Home Sidewalk Art Challenge (Judging at 2pm)  Montezuma Square
 3:00 PM  Beard Judging Sponsored by Ron the Barber  Stage on Square
 3:00 PM  Tours of Montezuma School   Office Entrance
 4:00 PM  MHS Athletic Hall of Fame Induction & Reception  Montezuma School South Gym
 6:00 PM  National Anthem, Flag Raising and Presentation  Stage on Square
 6:30 PM  Live Music & Street Dance- Tyler Richton & the High Bank Boys  Stage on Square
 9:00 PM  Live Music & Street Dance - Cody Hicks  Stage on Square





















This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Please stay tuned to this webpage for regular updates and additions to the activities of Montezuma's 150th Celebration!

Please contact Whitney Baethke at the Montezuma City Office with any questions - whitney@montezumaiowa.org or 641-623-5617.
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