Chocolate Walk

Join participating businesses for a Chocolate Walk on December 19, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm! Each business will have sweet yummy chocolate treats to indulge in at their business & in store specials for your last minute shopping! Participating businesses will be open until 7 pm.

Participating businesses include:

Standout Boutique
Papik Motors
Seven Sisters
Country Boutique
Sunshine Foods

Rock Rapids to be finish line on Inaugural Iowa’s Ride

Rock Rapids, Iowa, named the finish town for inaugural Iowa’s Ride bike race.

The route for the 1st annual Iowa’s Ride was announced Wednesday, November 27, with Rock Rapids in northwest Iowa as the finishing point for this year’s ride. Iowa’s Ride bike race will move west from Dubuque through northern Iowa towards Rock Rapids as it makes its way across Iowa to the Missouri River. 

The people of Rock Rapids offer a warm welcome to all riders and support team members and aim to make your stay in Rock Rapids a fulfilling experience. On behalf of the entire Rock Rapids community, we look forward to meeting you in July!

Rock Rapids Fire Dept. Delivery Night and Community Fundraiser

The Rock Rapids Fire Department will be doing their annual Pizza Ranch Delivery Night & Fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 4th & Thursday, Dec. 5th from 5-8 pm. That means, if you call for pizza delivery on those 2 nights, you will get your Pizza Ranch order delivered to your house by your very own local Fire Department! The Rock Rapids Fire Department is raising funds to give back to local families who need assistance during the Holiday Season. They will work with both the schools and Atlas.

100% of your delivery tips and a portion of the delivery sales will be donated to the Rock Rapids Fire Department. Be sure to say a “Thank you” to our local volunteer Fire Department by supporting this fundraiser for the community and watch your kid’s eyes light up as they see the trucks pulling up to your house! Thanks for your support!


Community Holiday Events

‘Tis the Season to be in Rock Rapids! Join the Chamber & Retail Trade Committee for an evening of Holiday Cheer on Thursday, Dec. 12th from 5-7 pm.
Warm up with soup, snap a few photos with Santa then head outdoors for a horse & buggy ride downtown to see the live nativity & living windows! Don’t forget to purchase your Mistletoe Money at a 10% discount!

Sewer Utility Work

Sewer relining project expected to begin the first week of December. See Notice of Sewer Utility Work. for areas to be relined.

Chamber Donates to local First Responder Agencies


The Chamber of Commerce hosted a First Responders Community Appreciation Meal on Oct. 7. Over 350 people attended the free will spaghetti meal. The Chamber was able to donate $650 to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Dept., the Rock Rapids Fire Dept. & the Lyon Co. Ambulance.

River Valley Players Dinner Theater

Dinner Theater tickets ($25) go on sale on Wed., Nov. 13th for River Valley Players Patrons/Sponsors! Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Mon., Nov. 18th. Reservations are required for this great meal and show, and it’s often a full-house! Call Angie at the Chamber office at 712-472-3456 to reserve your seats!
“The Tin Woman” dinner theater will be presented December 5, 6, & 7 in the Forster Community Center, with doors opening at 5:30, meal starting at 6, and show starting at 7:30. A cash bar supporting the local fire department will be available. “The Tin Woman” is based on the true story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and the family whose loss made that gift possible. It is a heart-warming comedy that is filled with family drama, humor, and hope.

Promotional Items For Sale

Rock Rapids promotional items make great Christmas gifts!  Stop by the Chamber office to purchase these items.

20 oz. travel tumblers $15
15 oz. coffee mugs $7
11 oz. coffee mugs $5
15 oz. wine glasses $5
T shirts come in sizes small-XXL. Small-XL $15, XXL $17

Blankets 50 in. x 60 in.
Regular $30
$25 thru the month of November

Halloween Parade

We had another successful Halloween Parade! 600 kids dressed up, lined up & paraded downtown filling their bags full of candy. Thank you to the businesses that participated.