Labor Day

Madrid has an annual Labor Day Celebration! Held Labor Day weekend each year, it is a great time to visit Madrid, Iowa. There are many family friendly activities, including inflatables, a petting zoo, fireworks, and a parade. A beer tent is available in the evenings, and Madrid is famous for the Car Show on Sunday.

2016 Madrid Labor Day Celebration

Friday, September 2 thru Monday, September 5, 2016

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The full Labor Day schedule is here!

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Schedule Highlights

Raffle Tickets

Raffle prizes include gear goggles for cell phones, keurig K200 coffee maker, folding wagon, samsung tablet, truck organizer, VIZIO 55 HD TV, VIZIO sound bar, vintage Schwinn trike, foodsaver and bags, fire pit, 60 qt cooler, under armour backpacks, NOAA weather radio, folding arm chairs, 16 piece ceramic knife set, Samsung blue ray CD player, and a plush throw blanket. The raffle will be held on Monday at the Lion’s Chicken BBQ.


8:00 pm, Friday, September 2: Breaking Ground will play at the Veterans Square Stage
8:00 pm, Saturday, September 3: Crystal Blue Band will play at the Stage
6:00 pm, Sunday, September 4: Street Dance begins at the Fire Statio
7:00 pm, Sunday, Sister Sara band plays at the Veterans Square Stage
Dusk, September 4: Fireworks

Craft Show

Friday, September 2 thru Monday, September 5, 2016
Opens when other activities begin each day of the celebration.
Craft Show Registration form.

Madrid Milers Labor Day Run/Bike Show

Saturday, September 3
Register now online
6:30 am: Register at the Madrid Elementary art room
7:30 am: Milers Run begins at the Elementary School

Sand Volleyball

Saturday, September 3
9:00 am sharp at Edgewood Park
6 person teams (3 boys, 3 girls)
$60 per team
To register: email or call (515) 480-7788
Max 8 teams

Madrid Labor Day Fun Run to benefit Muscular Dystrophy!

Richard Arndt bandSaturday, September 3
11:00 am: Register at the Tiger Bowl
12:00 pm: Race begins
Door prizes, awesome bike show with amazing trophies, live entertainment being provided by Richard Arndt

Madrid Bags Tournament

Saturday, September 3
1:00 pm: Registration
1:30 p.m: Tournament begins

Please contact Krista Moorman at to pre-register your team!

Car ShowMadrid Car Show

Sunday, September 4.
8:00-11:30 am: register on Main Street
12:00 to 3:00 pm: Judging begins
3:30 pm: Awards will be given
-Compete for Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Engine, Best Paint
-preregister to be entered in a drawing for $350

2016 Car Show Form


Monday, September 5
7:00 am: Register  at the Post Office
10:00 am: Parade begins


Vendors open at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 2, 9:00 am on Saturday, September 3, and at 9:00 am on Sunday, September 4.

Vendor Registration form