Cherokee is your place to be…. for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.
Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities. Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004. Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.
Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony. We also hold annual events such as the Pancake Day Race and Hot Dog Days.
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business. Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.
15th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 15th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade through Downtown Cherokee on Thursday, November 5. The parade begins at 6:00 PM. The parade route travels down Main Street from 6th Street to Euclid. Entry forms are available at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and should be returned by November 20.
Chamber sells Holiday Raffle Tickets
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is selling Holiday Raffle Tickets for $5 a piece. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and 2 winners will be drawn at the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 5. Each winner will receive $1,000 - $500 in Cash and $500 in Cherokee Chamber Bucks. Proceeds from the Raffle Tickets will be used to fund Community Beautification projects sponsored by the Chamber, including the hanging flower baskets, banners, and Christmas decorations. A $500 donation will also be made to the food pantry. Raffle Tickets can be purchased at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Gasthaus Bar and Grille, or from any Chamber Board member.
Shop Small Business Saturday in Cherokee
Saturday, November 30
Small Business Saturday is a national advertising campaign led by American Express. It's purpose is to bring awareness to consumers to shop with their small, local retailers this holiday season.
North Star Community Credit Union has donated 8 - $25 American Express Gift Cards which we will give away. Individuals who shop with participating Small Businesses on Saturday, November 30 can register to
win one of these gift cards.
You can register at any of the following businesses on Saturday: Bits & Pieces, Book Vine/Underground Clothing, Creative Services/ Grin & Wear It, Fashionette, Framing Nook/Main Street Antiques, Kid 2 Kid Consignment, Letsche's Bike Shop & Radio Shack, Quilt'n Kaboodle, Rhoadside Blooming House, and Tammy's.