We celebrate the culture, history and the community of Dawson. Events include Softball Tournaments, parade, Craft/Flee Market, annual golf tournament, fitness runs, street dance, kid's bounce houses and inflatables, the unveiling of the annual Honorary Gnome, and much more! There is a wide variety of events throughout the town for all ages. Whether you like to shop, compete, eat, or enjoy the friendly rural community fellowship, Dawson Riverfest is an event for you. For more information contact the Dawson Chamber of Commerce.
There is Dawson’s disc golf course (you can even borrow discs for free from Tim’s Food Pride), a great play structure for children to play on, not to mention lots of open space to run around and play games, a mile-long walking path along the river, and in the winter, an ice rink. Just across the street, Riverside Park has a shelter and a place to play horseshoes.
Eat like a local.
Starting out at Marc’s on Main, you can pick up a delicious latte, hot cocoa, or smoothie. It’s also a great gift store where you can purchase a greeting card, beautiful gifts, and order flowers for loved ones. If you are hungry, a great place to eat is The Rusty Duck Bar & Grill on Chestnut Street for some good pizza, wings, and other tasty bar food. It’s a local favorite! Hilltop Bar, Grill, & Event Center is a new eating place that has become another local's favorite. Enjoy a delicious item off their menu in their great atmosphere.