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Annual Eagle Watch

First Saturday in January. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Clinton Community College co-host a free Special Eagle Watch Day during peak season on the upper Mississippi. Visitors will enjoy outdoor eagle viewing at Lock & Dam 13. Eagle seminars, wildlife exhibits and children's activities are held at Clinton Community College throughout the day. Municipal Transit Administration courtesy bus service shuttles visitors from college to viewing area. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera! Contact: Thomson Park Rangers, P.O. Box 398, 823 Main Street, Thomson. Contact: (815) 259-3628. E-mail: Internet:

Clinton Community College B-rrry Scurry

First Saturday in February. Since 1981, CCC has hosted the “Greatest Little Race in the Midwest,” as runners and walkers take to the streets of Clinton on this four-mile out and back trek. Medals are awarded four-deep in 13 age categories. Participants receive long-sleeved TECH shirt, great giveaways and entry in the legendary post-race party. Contact: Ann Eisenman, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton. Call: (563) 244-7040, e-mail: or visit us at

Main Avenue Craft Show

Weekend after Mother's Day. Plan to attend the best craft show ever held in the historic Lyons Shopping District. This annual craft show is located in Lyons Foursquare Park (corner of Main Avenue & Roosevelt Street) in Clinton. No charge for admission. Crafts, food and fun for all! A nice family outing. Contact: Sheralyn Bartels, (563) 242-2663.

Lumberjack Festival

The Lumberjack Festival held in July will include springboard, axe throw, Jack & Jill cross saw, single buck (mens & womens) and underhand chop competitions by professional and semi-professional lumberjacks from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. These are timed competitions and prizes are awarded. Other events include children’s games, food vendors and a band in the evening. A small admission fee is charged. Information: Sawmill Museum, (563) 242-0343, e-mail:

Rod & Custom Car Show

Third Sunday in August. The Clinton Area Rod Club hosts an annual Rod & Custom Car Show. The event draws more than 150 vehicles to Clinton. Vintage autos, custom cars, trucks and motorcycles are displayed in an open, grassy area near Hy-Vee’s parking lot at 901 South 4th Street. Hy-Vee Food Stores provides a concession stand. Entry fees are modest and the show is open to the public at no charge. Contact Dave Mills, Clinton, (563) 242-4124.

Symphony of Lights Walk

Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving. This one-mile course is entirely within Eagle Point Park over the rolling, paved park roads. The entire mile is lighted by the spectacular Symphony of Lights display. This is your only opportunity to leisurely enjoy this lighting display on foot. Contact: (563) 243-3442. Internet:

Symphony of Lights

Thanksgiving Day thru December 30. This 1.1-mile Christmas lighting extravaganza is set on the hillsides of Eagle Point Park, located off Hwy. 67, north of Clinton. Includes over 500,000 lights in over 50 major displays. Contact: Clinton Jaycees Foundation, (563) 243-3442. Internet:

Symphony of Lights 5K Race

Saturday after Thanksgiving. This 3.1-mile foot race takes place on the paved, rolling park roads within Eagle Point Park. The entire Symphony of Lights display is toured twice during the course of the race. Prizes are awarded to division winners and the park is open to racers for one hour after the race. Contact: (563) 243-3442. Internet:

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