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Calendar of Events

No matter what the season, there is always something going on in the City of Ruthven. Keeping our residents informed of scheduled events and local happenings is important. 

Know of an upcoming event that we need to add? Give us a call or send us an email and we will be happy to add it for you.

Upcoming Events

Kids Fishing Derby

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00 PM
Ends: 6/1/2019 - 9:00 AM

Palo Alto Co. Nature Center is having a "Kids Fishing Derby" Saturday June 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  Kids 15 and under are elegable to fish. 

R/A Little League Fundraiser Meal

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00 PM
Ends: 5/30/2019 - 7:30 PM

The Ruthven-Ayrshire Little League is holding a FUNDRAISER MEAL on Thursday - May 30th at the Ruthven Fire Station from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

Pool Opening Soon!

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00PM
Ends: 6/1/2019 - 7:00 PM

Ruthven Pool OPENING DAY is Saturday - JUNE 1st at 1:00 p.m. 

Whisker Wars Catfish Contest

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00PM
Ends: 6/9/2019 - 2:00 PM

Bobber Down is having a Whisker Wars Annual Catfish Contest on June 8th and 9th, 2019.  For more information stop into Bobber Down on Old Hwy 18,South Ruthven

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00 PM
Ends: 6/26/2019 - 6:00 PM

Northern Plains Collection Center will be in Ruthven for Household Hazardous Waste collection.  Please call City Hall at 712-837-5355 to make an appointment to delever your hazardous waste to the trailer. 

Bully Bullhead Weekend 2019

Begins: 5/22/2019 - 2:00 PM
Ends: 7/7/2019

Bully Bullhead Weekend will be held this year from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th.  Look under the Bully Bullhead Weekend tab to find the Schedule of Events and other information regarding the fun weekend! 

LIPA Coffee & Doughnuts Membership Drive

Begins: 5/24/2019 - 9:00 AM
Ends: 5/25/2019 - 10:30 am

LIPA Coffee & Doughnuts membership drive Come n Go starting at 9 am to 10:30 am.  Annual Meeting at 10:30 am. Come for coffee and doughnuts, held at the Nautre Center.  A DNR representative will be invited to answer questions.  Door Prizes too!

Junk Pick-Up Day around the Lake

Begins: 5/24/2019 - 9:00 AM
Ends: 6/22/2019 - 8:00 AM

Junk Pick-Up Day around the Lake.  Saturday June 22.  Meet at the Lost Island Corner Store for coffee and rolls at 7:30 a.m. 

Refrigerators, washers, dryers and other large appliances are $15.00 each.  You must have a tag on the unit.


Begins: 5/24/2019 - 9:00 AM
Ends: 6/30/2019

The Ruthven Baby Wading Pool is repaired and ready for the 2019 pool season! 

Make sure to bring out your little ones to enjoy wading in the pool.  

LIPA Pancake Breakfast

Begins: 5/24/2019 - 9:00 AM
Ends: 6/23/2019 - 1:00 PM

LIPA Pancake Breakfast is being held Sunday - June 23, 2019 in the Ruthven American Legion building from 7:30 am to Noon.  Come join us for a wonderful breakfast!  

L.I. Trail Completion Celebration

Begins: 7/14/2019
Ends: 8/3/2019

Help us celebrate the completion of the L.I. Trail on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Buy your raffle ticket as we will be drawing the winning ticket for the Gun during this fun event.  Watch for other details coming soon!