Clinton, Iowa is making good on their promise to offer year-round exciting events for residents and tourists. In September, there are three highlighted events that will draw participants from around the country.
The Muddy Mississippi Mutt March is a 1.6 mile event and is the only bi-state canine march in the United States. This year they are trying to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSŪ of most dogs on a parade wearing a costume, which is currently at 337. They are also proud to announce that the classic Wiener Mobile will lead the parade! Join the canines on September 30th. The march begins in the Lyons District in Clinton, Iowa and ends at de Immigrant Windmill in Fulton, Illinois. Proceeds for this event benefit Midwest Pets For Life.
The 7th annual Clinton Half Marathon attracts runners from all over the Midwest. Race options include a 5K, 10K or 21K distances. You can also run for a reason and help raise money for the YWCA, Clinton. The race starts along Riverfront Drive, paralleling the mighty Mississippi, with challenging hill climbs leading to a majestic overlook of the widest part of the river! The race is Sunday, September 10th at 7:30 a.m.
The Clinton Community College Bickelhaupt Arboretum is hosting their second annual artistic experience “Arts at the Arb.” This year, local artist Jean Black will display her unique portraits of children from the local area. The 130 portraits are printed in large format and are displayed throughout the grounds of the Arboretum. “We’re very excited about this project,” said Margo Hansen, Bickelhaupt Arboretum Director of Programs. “It is always fun and interesting when you mix kids and nature. Jean’s photos capture a great connection between the two that will make your heart smile!” The artistic experience runs through September 30th.
For more information on any of these events, please contact:
Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau
721 South 2nd Street
Clinton, Iowa 52733