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When it comes to recreational activities in Boone County, you can have as lively or as laidback of a lifestyle as you like.


We take our fun seriously

Boone County may be off the beaten path, but the lack of city lights doesn’t mean there’s any lack of things to do around here. From golf courses, scenic parks, and walking trails to swimming pools, a movie theater, bars and restaurants, and organized sports leagues, there’s sure to be something that’s right up your alley.

So take the highway or take a back road, but if you want to have a great time, make sure you find yourself in Boone County. 

Sports & Recreation

Passionate about staying active? There's no shortage of ways to break a sweat here! Boone County offers a wide range of facilities and activities.

Arts & Entertainment

Thanks to a number of area committees, clubs, and arts councils who organize these productions, the general public in Boone County gets the luxury of enjoying a wide range of arts and entertainment.


Our community calendars are typically jam-packed with new events, but there are some events that are just so good, we’ve turned them into annual celebrations.

Annual Events

  • Taste of Albion & Art Show
  • Albion/Boone Central Alumni
  • Street Festival & Market
  • Annual Downtown Business Sidewalk Sales
  • Smoke & Chrome Car Show
  • 4th of July Kiddie Parade
  • Boone County Fair
  • Back To School Cash Event
  • Downtown Albion Christmas Light Parade
  • Annual Sip & Shop
  • Customer Appreciation Day
  • Super Shopping Saturday & Mistletoe Market


Follow the Albion Chamber of Commerce to stay up to date on events happening in Albion. 

  • Petersburg Carnival Days
  • Annual Ag Appreciation Breakfast
  • Petersburg Alumni
  • Puttin’ in P-Town
  • Community Club Christmas Supper


Follow the Petersburg Community Club to stay up to date on events happening in Petersburg. 


Follow the St. Edward Community Page to stay up to date on events happening in St. Edward. 

  • Cedar Rapids Community Picnic
  • Santa Claus Day
  • Melodrama (Bi-annually)
  • Cedar Rapids Alumni


Follow the Cedar Rapids Community Club or visit Cedar Rapid’s website to stay up to date on events happening in Cedar Rapids. 

  • Primrose Car Show
  • Primrose Alumni (Bi-annually)


Follow the Primrose Nebraska Friends page to stay up to date on events happening in Primrose. 

Arts & Entertainment

These organizations spearhead the fun in Boone County.
Check them out for the latest event happening in each community.

Food & Drink

For small towns, we can surely accommodate big appetites!

In Boone County, you’ll find all kinds of one-of-a-kind establishments.

Anything BCDA can do to help?

We’d love to welcome you home to Boone County. If you have any questions about living here (lifestyle, demographics, who to contact for any number of services, etc.), just reach out, and we’ll be happy to help!

Get in touch

Or call us at (402) 395-3356