Recreation Programs

Heritage Center Partnership Tickets 

During the 2019-2020 season, Asbury residents can buy half price tickets to all Family Series Performances by using promo code "ASBURY" at checkout.*

2019-2020 Schedule:

A Christmas Carol (kids edition)
Performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 2:00 P.M.
An intimate production of this perennial holiday favorite and perhaps the best loved Christmas story of all time, this musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Pinocchio
Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 10:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents an original adaptation of this classic fairy tale featuring a cast of local youth. Geppetto fashioned the puppet in the image of a small boy. Even as the lonely and kind woodcarver worked far into the night, old Geppetto was not aware that the wood under the chisel had come from the trunk of an enchanted tree. But the Blue Fairy was aware, as she watched from afar and gave to that puppet the gift of life. Thus, begins the Missoula Children's Theatre adaptation of one of the most beloved of all children’s stories–PINOCCHIO. Join our wooden-head as he dances with Geppetto’s charming toys, travels the road to Pleasure Isle with Candlewick and his Crew, and is swindled by the unsavory Fox and Cat. After escaping the clutches of the evil puppet master, Stromboli, Pinocchio finds himself in trouble once more–this time swallowed by a monstrous whale. Very scary stuff! As Geppetto and the friendly Urchins spin their magical tale, we learn with Pinocchio that there are no shortcuts on the road to becoming a real, live boy.

The Princess and The Pea
Performed by Lexington Children’s Theatre
Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 2:00 P.M.
What does it take to be a princess? Is it bravery? Kindness? A fabulous wardrobe? Or does figuring out your royal stature have a more legume kind of nature? Join us for this fun and funky retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen classic as we find out what happens when you put “princess-ness” to the test. We’ll give you a hint – being a princess isn’t about this or that, being YOU is where it’s at!

*Pricing not valid on "lap child" tickets.  

Asbury Park Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Asbury Park 

Join us in Asbury Park to kick off the countdown to Christmas. Santa will be at the park from 7:00 – 7:30 to visit with kids. At 7:30 Santa will be lighting the new Christmas tree in Asbury Park as a symbolic start to the holiday season. Choirs from Carver Elementary School will perform carols throughout the event (singing along is very much encouraged).

The brand new Asbury Park Christmas tree is small this year. It will continue to grow as our community continues to grow. The City will provide the lights, but we hope that you will join in the holiday spirit by helping us decorate the tree. Bring an ornament from home to hang before we turn on the lights. Together as a community, we will decorate the tree and kick off the holiday season!

santa figurine

Asbury Kids Day Out at Captured on Canvas

Date: Monday, December 30th
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: 3003 Asbury Rd, Dubuque

Looking for something  fun for the kids to do over winter break? Join us at Captured on Canvas! Every participant will get to create a 9X12 canvas masterpiece during a fun step-by-step painting class. Perfect for ages 7-13 (kids 5-6 years old can paint too if parent/guardian stays with them)! Feel free to join the class and paint along with your child.

Cost: $12.00 per painter.

Snowman and Penguin Painting

Register at City Hall by December 27th to reserve your seat. Same-day registrations may be available dependent on space.

Asbury Night Out at Board and Brush

Date: Thursday, February 6th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: 75 Jackson St Suite 111, Dubuque

women holding paintings

Invite a friend to this fun painting class at Board and Brush painting studio! Participants will have the opportunity to make any of the wood signs available in the studio. Sign up online and find out more information at

Asbury residents get 20% off the class with promo code: ASBURY20 (valid for February 6th date only)

Smash Bros Tournament 

Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Asbury City Hall

Smash Bros

Back and better than ever! The City is partnering once again with Video Games ETC! to bring you another Smash Bros video game tournament! The competition will be double elimination for maximum playing time! Video Games ETC! is also bringing other systems to practice and play on between rounds. Competitors are welcome to bring their controllers as long as they have not been modified. There will be giveaways and promotions for video gaming. Space is limited, so please call Asbury City Hall to reserve your spot. Make sure you tell your friends to sign up too! Ages 6-15 welcome!

FREE Asbury Skate Night

Date: Thursday, March 19th
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Skate Country, 5630 Saratoga Rd, Asbury

The City will be hosting its annual skating party at Skate Country. Asbury residents receive free admission to this event. Skate rental will also be complimentary. Stop by Skate Country during your Spring Break for some indoor fun!

3 kids roller skating

Man and Woman DanceVolunteers in yellow t-shirts standing in front of a playground with Bernie the Fighting Saints' Saint Bernard MascotSpectators Watching a Karate Demonstration on a Grassy SlopeChildren and adults roller skatingMan assists a child with a video game controllerWomen and children painting at a tableWomen stand in front of hay bales and pumpkins

How to register for classes and events: 

Registrations are taken at City Hall (unless otherwise stated), 5290 Grand Meadow Drive, Asbury, IA 52002

Any questions, please feel free to call us at 563.556.7106.

You can also mail your registration and payment. Please make checks payable to" The City of Asbury".

If your child is interested in baseball, t-ball or girls softball you can contact the Asbury Athletic Association. Their website is