2024 Iowa Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Decorah, Keokuk and all of Iowa.

Welcome to Iowa’s most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine and beer festivals and more in such cities as Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Decorah, Keokuk and everywhere in-between in Iowa.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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MAY

5/22-5/27 – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights VIII – Des Moines
5/24 – Back Alley Band Fest – Keokuk
5/24-5/25 – Tivoli Fest – Elk Horn
5/24-5/25 – CelebrAsian – Des Moines
5/24-5/25 – JunqueFest – Webster City
5/25 – John Birthday Celebration – Winterset
5/25-5/27 – Iowa Renaissance Festival I – Amana
5/26 – SpringFest – Madrid
5/26 – Rollin’ on the River – Keosauqua
5/26 – Coon Rapids Main Street Block Party – Coon Rapids

5/30-6/1 – Washington Summer Classic – Washington
5/30-6/1 – Dairy Days – Fredericksburg
5/30-6/1 – Scandinavian Days – Story City
5/31-6/1 – Scandinavian Days – Story City
5/31-6/2 – Des Moines Greek Food Fair – Des Moines
5/31-6/2 – Preston Firemen’s Celebration – Preston
5/31-6/2 – Albion Rail-Trail Festival – Albion

JUNE

6/1 – Iowa Craft Beer Festival – Des Moines
6/1 – Ottumwa Pride Block Party – Ottumwa
6/1 – Celebrate Bondurant – Bondurant
6/1 – Larchwood Chislic Festival – Larchwood
6/1 – Winestock at Prairie Crossing Vineyard and Winery – Treynor
6/1 – Dubuque Pride Festival – Dubuque
6/1 – Be Downtown – Bettendorf
6/1 – Sioux City Pride Festival – Sioux City
6/1-6/2 – Iowa Renaissance Festival II – Amana
6/2 – Coralville Pride Festival – Coralville

6/6-6/8 – Governors Days – Grimes
6/6-6/8 – Manchester River Days – Manchester
6/6-6/8 – Tailgate n’ Tallboys Festival – Clinton
6/6-6/8 – Bell Tower Festival – Jefferson
6/6-6/9 – Strawberry Days – Strawberry Point
6/6-6/9 – Glenn Miller Festival – Clarinda
6/6-6/9 – My Waterloo Days – Waterloo
6/7 – Altoona Wine and Craft Beer Fest – Altoona
6/7 – SummerFest at River’s Edge – Council Bluffs
6/7* – Sunset Street Fest – Cascade – CANCELLED
6/7-6/8 – RiseFest Christian Music Festival – Sheldon
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6/7-6/8 – Newtonfest – Newton
6/7-6/8 – New Sharon Spring Festival – New Sharon
6/7-6/8 – Center Point Pork Days – Center Point
6/7-6/8 – Guthrie’s River Ruckus – Guthrie Center
6/7-6/9 – Capital City PrideFest – Des Moines
6/7-6/9 – Iowa Arts Festival – Iowa City
6/7-6/9 – Farmington Strawberry Festival – Farmington
6/7-6/9 – Kolach Festival – Cedar Rapids
6/8 – Old Settler’s Day Celebration – Chester
6/8 – Gran Festival – Hampton
6/8 – Blanden Art Festial – Fort Dodge
6/8 – Testicle Festival at Appleberry Orchard – Donnellson
6/8 – Oskaloosa Art on the Square – Oskaloosa
6/8 – MacNider Arts Festival and Outdoor Art Market – Mason City
6/8 – Benton County Music Fest – Vinton
6/8-6/9 – Long Grove Strawberry Stampede and Festival – Long Grove

6/10-6/11 – Bondurant Summerfest – Bondurant
6/12-6/15 – Ice Cream Days – Le Mars
6/13 – Millwork Night Market II – Dubuque
6/13-6/15 – Johnston Green Days – Johnston
6/13-6/16 – Rose Festival – State Center
6/13-6/16 – Gladbrook Corn Carnival – Gladbrook
6/14 – Juneteenth Concert and Celebration – Iowa City
6/14-6/15 – Festival of Trails – La Porte City
6/14-6/15 – Amana Colonies Wurst Festival – Amana
6/14-6/15 – Lawler Irish Fest – Lawler
6/14-6/15 – Stuart Good Egg Days – Stuart
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6/15 – Neighbor’s Day Celebration – Des Moines
6/15 – Iowa City Pride Festival – Iowa City
6/15 – Village Hops – Davenport
6/15 – Picnic in Jackson Park (Juneteenth Freedom Celebration) – Dubuque
6/15* – Wurst Festival at Millstream Brewing – Amana
6/15 – Quad Cities Juneteenth Festival – Davenport
6/15* – Ames Juneteenth Celebration – Ames
6/15 – Douds Field Day – Douds
6/15 – Cedar Rapids Juneteenth Festival – Cedar Rapids
6/16 – Snake Alley Art Fair – Burlington

6/19 – Ottumwa Juneteenth Celebration – Ottumwa
6/19 – River Roots Music Festival – Ottumwa
6/19-6/22 – Hwy 30 Music Fest – Filer
6/19-6/23 – Ottumwa Balloon Races – Ottumwa
6/20-6/22 – Jesup Farmers Day – Jesup
6/20-6/22 – Fairbank Island Days – Fairbank
6/21-6/22 – Fairfax USA Days – Fairfax
6/21-6/22* – Basslands – St. Charles
6/21-6/23 – Laura Days Celebrations – Burr Oak
6/22* – Root Beer Festival at The History Center – Cedar Rapids
6/22 – Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest – Marquette
6/22* – RibFest – Sioux City
6/22 – Bentonsport Heritage Day – Bentonsport
6/22 – Cajun Fest Boil and Brew – Des Moines
6/22* – Cannonball Day – Mason City
6/23 – Ankeny Juneteenth Festival – Ankeny

6/27-6/29 – Trekfest – Riverside
6/27-6/30 – Nashua Water Over the Dam Days – Nashua
6/27-6/30 – Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days – Edgewood
6/28-6/29 – Art of the Que – Spencer
6/28-6/29 – Ogden Fun Days ExtravaganzaI – Ogden
6/28-6/30 – Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines
6/28-6/30 – Sturgis Falls Celebration – Cedar Falls
6/28-6/30 – Cedar Basin Music Festival – Cedar Falls
6/29 – Bedford Fest – Bedford
6/29 – Quimby Watermelon Days – Quimby
6/29* – Pella’s Independence Day Celebration – Pella
6/29-6/30 – Battle of Old Bradford Civil War Reenactment – Nashua

JULY

7/1-7/4* – Gowrie Independence Day Celebration – Gowrie
7/1-7/4* – Exira’s 4th of July Celebration – Exira
7/2-7/4 – Urbandale 4th of July Celebration – Urbandale
7/3 – Marion Fireworks and Fireflies – Marion
7/3 – Dyersville 3rd of July Celebration and Fireworks – Dyersville
7/3 – Village Independence Day Celebration – Sheldon
7/3-7/4 – Coralville 4thFest – Coralville
7/3-7/4* – Waukee Independence Day Celebration – Waukee
7/3-7/4* – Earlham Freedom Festival – Earlham
7/3-7/4 – Star Spangled Spectacular – Storm Lake
7/3-7/4* – Grandview 4th of July Celebration – Grandview
7/3-7/4 – Celebrate Indee – Independence
7/3-7/6 – Charles City Fourth of July Celebration – Charles City
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7/3-7/7 – Clear Lake July 4th Celebration – Clear Lake
7/4 – Freedom Festival Celebration – Cedar Rapids
7/4 – Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty – Mt. Vernon
7/4 – Clinton 4th of July Festival – Clinton
7/4 – Bettendorf 4th of July Festival – Bettendorf
7/4* – Inwood 4th of July Spectacular – Inwood
7/4* – Aurora 4th of July Celebration – Aurora
7/4* – Independence Day Celebration in Wayland – Wayland
7/4* – New Market 4th of July Celebration – New Market
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7/4* – Wellman Independence Day Celebration – Washington
7/4 – Perry 4th of July Celebration – Perry
7/4 – West Burlington Fourth of July Celebration – West Burlington
7/4* – Keosauqua Lions 4th of July – Keosauqua
7/4-7/6 – Fort Bloomfield Rodeo – Bloomfield
7/4-7/7 – Red, White and Bourbon – Swisher
7/5-7/6* – Hedrick BBQ Days – Hedrick
7/5-7/6 – Bellevue Heritage Days – Bellevue
7/5-7/7* – Elma Trail Days – Elma
7/5-7/7 – Iowa City Jazz Festival – Iowa City
7/6 – CR Pride Festival – Cedar Rapids
7/6 – Red, White and Loo – Waterloo
7/6 – Saturday in the Park – Sioux City

7/11 – Millwork Night Market III – Dubuque
7/11 – Dogfest at Big Grove – Iowa City
7/11-7/13 – Walcott Truckers Jamboree – Walcott
7/11-7/14 – Cedar Springs Bluegrass Gospel Fest – Nashua
7/11-7/14 – Algona Founders’ Day Celebration – Algona
7/12-7/13* – St. Charles Old Settlers – St. Charles
7/12-7/13 – 80/35 – Des Moines
7/12-7/14 – Ankeny Summerfest – Ankeny
7/12-7/14 – Lake Red Rock Balloonfest – Pella
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7/13 – Monarch Fest – Cedar Rapids
7/13* – Fiesta: A Celebration of Latino Culture – Waterloo
7/13 – Bondu Blues and Brews Festival – Bondurant
7/13 – Bizarre Bazaar – Ottumwa
7/13 – Brews on the Beach – Clear Lake
7/13* – Stanhope Lions Watermelon Day – Stanhope
7/13* – BBQ and Brew at the Ballpark – Des Moines
7/13* – Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival – Des Moines
7/13 – North Liberty Blues and BBQ – North Liberty

7/19-7/20 – Solon Beef Days – Solon
7/19-7/20* – Clive Festival – Clive
7/19-7/20 – Pocohontas Heritage Days – Pocohontas
7/19-7/20 – Waukee Arts Festival – Waukee
7/19-7/20 – Four Seasons Festival – Polk City
7/19-7/21 – Kalona Bluegrass Festival – Kalona
7/19-7/21 – Humeston Watermelon Days – Humeston
7/20 – Hartford BBQ Bash – Hartford
7/20 – Des Moines Water Lantern Festival – Des Moines
7/20* – Iowa Cornbred Cornbread Festival – Des Moines
7/20 – RAGBRAI I – Various Cities
7/20* – Heart of BBQ – Dunlap

7/21-7/27 – RAGBRAI II – Various Cities
7/25 – Sweet Corn Serenade – Oskaloosa
7/25-7/27 – Nordic Fest – Decorah
7/25-7/27 – Davis County Old Soldiers and Settlers Reunion – Drakesville
7/25-7/28 – Elkader Sweet Corn Days – Elkader
7/26-7/27* – Walker Pickle Days – Walker
7/26-7/28* – Pine Lake Festival – Eldora
7/26-7/28 – Rowley Days – Rowley
7/26-7/28 – Milford Pioneer Days Celebration – Milford
7/26-7/28 – National Balloon Classic I – Indianola
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7/26-7/28* – Bloomsbury Farm Wine and Flower Festival I – Atkins
7/26-7/28 – Backbone Bluegrass Festival – Strawberry Point
7/27 – Steeple Day – Lourdes
7/27* – Lazy Days – Corning
7/27 – Art Sail – Clear Lake
7/27 – Carter Lake Days – Carter Lake
7/27 – The Floyd County Museum Heritage Fest – Charles City
7/27* – Littleton Watermelon Day – Littleton
7/27-7/28 – Brown Farm Pioneer Days – Central City
7/27-7/28 – Indianola Summer Art Festival – Indianola

7/29-8/3 – National Balloon Classic II – Indianola

AUGUST

8/1-8/3 – Bix Jazz Festival – Davenport
8/1-8/4* – Estherville Sweet Corn Days – Estherville
8/2-8/3 – Brandon Days – Brandon
8/2-8/3* – Waukon Corn Days – Waukon
8/2-8/3 – Turkey River Music Festival – Spillville
8/2-8/3 – Wapsi Days – Riceville
8/2-8/3* – Epsworth Town and Country Days – Epsworth
8/2-8/4 – Hinterland Music Festival – St. Charles
8/2-8/4* – Bloomsbury Farm Wine and Flower Festival II – Atkins
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8/2-8/4 – Iowa Irish Fest – Waterloo
8/2-8/4 – Wilber Czech Fest – Wilber
8/3* – Key City Beer Festival – Dubuque
8/3* – Boji Brew Fest – Arnolds Park
8/3 – Operation T-Bone – Audubon
8/3* – Festival Latino de Washington – Washington
8/3* – Blue Ribbon Blues Fest – Fairfield
8/3* – Woofstock – Muscatine
8/3 – Sweet Corn Daze – Rockwell City
8/3 – Newell Watermelon Days – Newell
8/3* – Dog Hollow Rendezvous – Oskaloosa

8/8 – Millwork Night Market IV – Dubuque
8/8-8/10 – TugFest – LeClaire/Port Bryon, IL
8/8-8/11 – Meskwaki Powwow – Tama
8/8-8/11 – West Point Sweet Corn Festival – West Point
8/8-8/11 – Britt Hobo Days – Britt
8/9-8/10 – Hoover’s Hometown Days – West Branch
8/9-8/10 – Bash at the Lake – Clear Lake
8/9-8/10 – Wall Lake Farm Festival – Wall Lake
8/9-8/11* – Lansing Fish Days – Lansing
8/9-8/11* – Bloomsbury Farm Wine and Flower Festival III – Atkins
8/9-8/11 – St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival – Cedar Rapids
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8/9-8/11 – Sweet Corn Days – Lime Springs
8/10 – Cedar Valley Stem and Stein – Waterloo
8/10* – Pioneer Valley Days – Sergeant Bluff
8/10 – Adel Sweet Corn Festival – Adel
8/10 – J40 Farm Crawl – Van Buren County
8/10-8/11 – Okoboji Blue Water Music Festival – Arnolds Park
8/10-8/11* – Dike Watermelon Days – Dike
8/10-8/11 – Dubuquefest – Dubuque
8/11* – Festival of the Arts – Amana

8/15-8/17 – Montrose Watermelon Festival – Montrose
8/15-8/17 – Lisbon Sauerkraut Days – Lisbon
8/16-8/18 – Czech Days – Protivin
8/16-8/18 – Cascade Hometown Days – Cascade
8/16-8/18 – Old Time Power Show – Cedar Falls
8/16-8/18* – Wood, Wine and Blues Festival – Storm Lake
8/17* – Bourbon and Blues – Cedar Rapids
8/17* – Rollin’ on the River – Keokuk
8/17 – Donia Days – Macedonia
8/17 – Art-a-Fest – Charles City
8/17-8/18 – Elkader Art in the Park – Elkader
8/17-8/18 – Midwest Ford Fest – Ottumwa
8/17-8/18* – Midlands Renaissance Revel – Council Bluffs – NEXT IN 2025
8/18* – Church of the Resurrection Parish Festival – Dubuque

8/23* – Christ the King Parish 7th Street Bash – Des Moines
8/23-8/24* – Lone Tree Fall Festival – Lone Tree
8/23-8/24 – Cedar Valley Pridefest – Waterloo
8/23-8/25 – World Food and Music Festival – Des Moines
8/23-8/25 – Norman Borlaug Harvest Festival – Cresco
8/23-8/25 – Danbury Corn Days – Danbury
8/23-8/25 – Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue and Hot Sauce Festival: Des Moines – Des Moines
8/24* – Iowa City Latino Fest – Iowa City
8/24 – Eldon Porchfest – Eldon
8/24 – Iowa Is For Lovers Festival – Council Bluffs
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8/24* – Beerfest at The Tangled Wood – Bettendorf
8/24 – Market After Dark – Cedar Rapids
8/24* – ¡Viva Perry! Latino Festival – Perry
8/24 – Iowa Wine and Cider Festival – Des Moines
8/24 – The Irish Hooley – Dubuque
8/24 – Independence BrewBQ – Independence
8/25 – Holy Family Parish Fall Festival – New Hampton
8/25 – St. Isidore Fall Festival – Springville
8/25* – Hanover Festival – Alta
8/25 – Epiphany Parish Festival – Mason City

8/28 – Taste of Iowa City – Iowa City
8/29-9/2 – Midwest Old Threshers Reunion – Mt. Pleasant
8/30 – FRYfest – Coralville
8/30-9/1 – Farmington’s Bluegrass Weekend Festival and Jam – Farmington
8/30-9/2 – Essex Labor Day Celebration – Essex
8/31 – Waterloo’s Food Truck Festival – Waterloo
8/31* – Gurnfest – Des Moines
8/31 – Fiesta on Maple – Creston
8/31-9/1 – ArtSplash – Sioux City
8/30-9/1 – Denim Fest – Forest City
8/31-9/2* – Madrid Labor Day Celebration – Madrid
8/31-9/2 – Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow: Fall Faire I – Des Moines

SEPTEMBER

9/1 – Iowa Craft Beer Bash at Millstream Brewing Co. – Amana
9/1-9/2 – McCausland Labor Day Festival – McCausland
9/1-9/2 – Pioneer Village Labor Day Weekend Festival – Long Grove

9/5* – Gridiron Gatherin’ – Stuart
9/5-9/8 – Onawa Harvest Festival – Onawa
9/6-9/7 – Stockport Lions BBQ Days – Stockport
9/6-9/8 – Fayette Watermelon Days – Fayette
9/6-9/8 – Cromwell Harvest Fest – Cromwell
9/7 – Smile Fest: Family Festival – Council Bluffs
9/7 – VIVA Ottumwa International Festival – Ottumwa
9/7 – Fiesta en Lenox – Lenox
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9/7* – Bancroft Fall Bonanza – Bancroft
9/7-9/8 – Beaux Arts Fair II – Davenport
9/7-9/8 – Carstens Farm Days – Shelby
9/7-9/8 – Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow: Fall Faire II – Des Moines
9/8 – Checker’s Stone Soul Picnic – Cedar Falls
9/8* – PorchFest Des Moines – Des Moines
9/8* – Welcome Festival – Iowa City
9/8* – St. Anthony Catholic Church Kermes/Carnival – Davenport
9/8* – Queen of Peace Parish Fall Festival – Waterloo

9/12 – Millwork Night Market V – Dubuque
9/13-9/14* – Blues Fest – Davenport – NEXT IN 2025
9/14 – Carlisle Pickers Day – Carlisle
9/14 – Fishtival – Bellevue
9/14* – Nelson Pioneer Farm Fall Festival – Oskaloosa
9/14* – Apfelfest – Amana
9/14 – Maqtoberfest – Maquoketa
9/14* – Central Iowa Food Festival – Colfax
9/14* – Decorah Pride Festival – Decorah
9/14 – Festival Latino of Cedar Rapids – Cedar Rapids
9/14 – Applefest at Living History Farms – Urbandale
9/14* – Penoach Winery Apple Festival – Adel
9/14 – Sioux City Harvest Festival – Sioux City
9/14 – Dubuque Oktoberfest – Dubuque
9/14-9/15 – Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow: Fall Faire III – Des Moines

9/19-9/22* – Maximum Ames Music Festival – Ames
9/20 – BrewNost – Cedar Rapids
9/20-9/21 – Tri City BBQ Fest – Denison
9/20-9/21 – Beaverdale Fall Festival – Beaverdale
9/20-9/21 – Guttenberg GermanFest – Guttenberg
9/20-9/21 – Burlington Heritage Days – Burlington
9/20-9/22 – Pufferbilly Days – Boone
9/20-9/22 – Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days – Creston
9/20-9/22 – Plagman Barn Show Days – Garber
9/20-9/22 – White Eagle Multicultural Pow Wow – Granger
9/20-9/22* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival I – Atkins
9/21 – Reinbeck Art Festival – Reinbeck
9/21 – Western Dubuque High School Wingfest – Farley
9/21* – Ely Fall Fest – Ely
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9/21 – DeWitt Autumn Fest – DeWitt
9/21 – Autumn Artistry – Osage
9/21 – Alley Art Festival – Sioux City
9/21 – Vintage and Made Fair – Adel
9/21 – Marion Oktoberfest – Marion
9/21 – Great Akron Scarecrow Festival – Akron
9/21* – Good ‘Vine’brations Harvest Festival – Fort Dodge
9/21 – Lincoln Highway Arts Festival – Mt. Vernon
9/21 – AsianFest – Cedar Rapids
9/21* – Glow Wild – Granger
9/21-9/22 – Riverssance Festival of Fine Art – East Davenport
9/21-9/22 – Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival – Des Moines
9/22* – Longfellow Front Porch Music Festival – Longfellow
9/22 – Octagon Art Festival – Ames
9/22 – Grade A Gardens Garlic Festival – Earlham
9/22* – Garden Fiesta – Clear Lake

9/26-9/29 – Oktemberfest – Marshalltown
9/27-9/28 – Olathe Arts Festival – Olathe
9/27-9/28 – Kalona Fall Festival – Kalona
9/27-9/28 – Des Moines Oktoberfest – Des Moines
9/27-9/28 – Iowa Oktoberfest – Waterloo
9/27-9/29* – Oktoberfest at Millstream Brewing – Amana
9/27-9/29* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival II – Atkins
9/28 – University of Okoboji Oktoberfest – Park
9/28 – Van Meter Visitor Festival – Van Meter
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9/28* – Plymouth Applefest – Plymouth
9/28* – Exira Fall Festival – Exira
9/28 – Last Call Before Fall: Family Fun Festival – Algona
9/28 – Riverview Bacon and Brew Fest – Clinton
9/28 – Wyatt Earp Day – Pella
9/28 – Afton Autumn Days – Afton
9/28 – Woodbine Apple Festival – Woodbine
9/28* – Council Bluffs Latino Festival – Council Bluffs
9/28 – Dubuque Latinx Fiesta – Dubuque
9/28* – Ames Pridefest – Ames
9/28 – Lost Woods Music Festival – Cedar Falls
9/28-9/29 – The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire – Davenport

OCTOBER

10/3-10/5* – Ottumwa Oktoberfest – Ottumwa
10/4* – October Sunset Street Market – Cascade
10/4-10/5 – Waverly Oktoberfest – Waverly
10/4-10/6* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival III – Atkins
10/4-10/6 – Amana Colonies Oktoberfest – Amana
10/5 – SW Iowa Band Jamboree – Clarinda
10/5* – Taco and Margarita Festival – Des Moines
10/5 – Clear Lake Harvest Festival – Fall Lake
10/5* – Jacktoberfest – Epsworth
10/5 – Northside Oktoberfest and Iowa City Brewfest – Iowa City
10/5 – Nunnikhoven Farm Harvest Festival – Harvey
10/5 – Algona Band Day Festival – Algona
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10/5 – Windsor Heights Fall Fest – Windsor Heights
10/5 – Anamosa Pumpkinfest – Anamosa
10/5-10/6 – Fall Arts and Crafts Festival I – McGregor
10/6* – Get Outside Festival – Iowa City
10/6* – St. Patrick Church Fall Festival – Cedar Falls
10/6* – Grimes Oktoberfest – Grimes
10/6* – Harriman-Nielsen Farm Fall Festival – Hampton

10/10 – Millwork Night Market V – Dubuque
10/11-10/12 – Halloweenapalooza Horror Film Festival – Ottumwa
10/11-10/13* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival IV – Atkins
10/11-10/13 – Scenic Drive Festival – Van Buren County
10/12* – Iowa Burger Bash – Ottumwa
10/12 – Scarecrow Farm Oktoberfest – Lawton
10/12-10/13 – Madison County Covered Bridge Festival – Winterset
10/12-10/13* – Osborne Heritage Days – Elkader
10/12-10/13 – Iowa Renaissance Festival III – Amana
10/12-10/13 – Fall Arts and Crafts Festival II – McGregor
10/12-10/13 – Bentonsport Riverfest – Bentonsport
10/13* – Hope Haven’s Fall Festival – Storm Lake

10/18-10/19* – Cedar Grass Music Festival – Cedar Falls
10/18-10/20* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival V – Atkins
10/19* – German Fest – Davenport
10/19* – Pride Orange City – Orange City
10/19-10/20 – Great Iowa Pet Expo – Clive
10/20* – Bella Terre Harvest Festival – Glenwood

10/25-10/27* – Bloomsbury Farm Fall Festival VI – Atkins
10/26* – Remsen Oktoberfest – Remsen
10/27* – Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead – Des Moines

NOVEMBER

11/2* – Bison Fest at Botna Bend – Hancock

11/4* – Taste of the Junction – West Des Moines
11/9* – Miracle on Main – Reinbeck
11/9* – BaconTown – Ottumwa

11/15* – Winterfest at Bayliss Park – Council Bluffs
11/15* – Jingle Bell Holiday – Grinnell
11/15-11/17* – Jolly Holiday Lights I – Altoona
11/15-11/17* – Christmas Acres I – Le Mars
11/15-11/17* – Merry-N County Christmas I – Knoxville
11/15-11/17* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland I – Cedar Rapids
11/16-11/17* – Des Moines Whiskey Festival – Des Moines
11/16-11/17* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights I – Ottumwa
11/16-11/17* – Quad City Arts Festival of Trees I – Davenport

11/18-11/24* – Quad City Arts Festival of Trees II – Davenport
11/18-11/24* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights II – Ottumwa
11/18-11/24* – Jolly Holiday Lights II – Altoona
11/18-11/24* – Christmas Acres II – Le Mars
11/18-11/24* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland II – Cedar Rapids
11/20-11/24* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights I – Mt. Pleasant
11/20-11/24* – Holiday Lights I – Decorah
11/21-11/24* – Symphony of Lights I – Clinton
11/21-11/24* – Holiday Lights at the Lake I – Iowa City
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11/21-11/24* – City of Christmas Display of Lights I – Keokuk
11/21-11/24* – Little Light of Mine I – New Hampton
11/22* – Winterset Festival of LIghts – Winterset
11/22* – Weihnachtsfest – Manning
11/22-11/24* – Iowa Falls Festival of Lights I – Iowa Falls
11/22-11/24* – Festival of Lights I – Carroll
11/22-11/24* – Merry-N County Christmas II – Knoxville
11/22-11/24* – Holiday Hullabaloo I – Clive
11/22-11/24* – Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights – Des Moines
11/22-11/24* – Santa’s Rock N Lights I – Urbandale
11/23* – Christmas in Hometown Le Mars – Le Mars
11/24* – Blue Creek Christmas I – Walker

11/25-12/1* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights III – Ottumwa
11/25-12/1* (Closed 11/28) – Jolly Holiday Lights III – Altoona
11/25-12/1* – Holiday Lights II – Decorah
11/25-12/1* – City of Christmas Display of Lights II – Keokuk
11/25-12/1* – Christmas Acres III – Le Mars
11/25-12/1* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights II – Mt. Pleasant
11/25-12/1* – Holiday Lights at the Lake II – Iowa City
11/25-12/1* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland III – Cedar Rapids
11/25-12/1* – Festival of Lights II – Carroll
11/25-12/1* – Little Light of Mine II – New Hampton
Weekend continues below…

11/25-12/1* – Blue Creek Christmas II – Walker
11/25-12/1* – Santa’s Rock N Lights II – Urbandale
11/25-12/1* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights I – Newton
11/25-12/1* – Symphony of Lights II – Clinton
11/28-12/1* – Christkindlmarket – Des Moines
11/29-11/30* – Julefest – Elk Horn/Kimballton
11/29-12/1* – Holiday Hullabaloo II – Clive
11/29-12/1* – Iowa Falls Festival of Lights II – Iowa Falls
11/29-12/1* – Merry-N County Christmas III – Knoxville
12/1* – Five Seasons Lights I – Cedar Rapids

DECEMBER

12/2-12/8* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights IV – Ottumwa
12/2-12/8* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights II – Newton
12/2-12/8* – Holiday Lights III – Decorah
12/2-12/8* – Santa’s Rock N Lights III – Urbandale
12/2-12/8* – City of Christmas Display of Lights III – Keokuk
12/2-12/8* – Holiday Lights at the Lake III – Iowa City
12/2-12/8* – Christmas Acres IV – Le Mars
12/2-12/8* – Five Seasons Lights II – Cedar Rapids
12/2-12/8* – Festival of Lights III – Carroll
12/2-12/8* – Little Light of Mine III – New Hampton
Weekend continues below…

12/2-12/8* – Blue Creek Christmas III – Walker
12/2-12/8* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland IV – Cedar Rapids
12/2-12/8* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights III – Mt. Pleasant
12/2-12/8* – Jolly Holiday Lights IV – Altoona
12/2-12/8* – Symphony of Lights III – Clinton
12/5-12/7* – McGregor Festival of Trees – McGregor
12/5-12/7* – Winter Wonderscape I – Ames
12/5-12/7* – Kerstmarkt Dutch Christmas Market – Pella
12/6-12/7* – Winter Solstice Market – Winterset
12/6-12/7* – Jingle Bright Holiday Lights I – Manchester
12/6-12/8* – Amana Colonies Prelude to Christmas – Amana
Weekend continues below…

12/6-12/8* – Christmas in LeClaire – LeClaire
12/6-12/8* – Festival of Lights I – Waterloo
12/6-12/8* – Holiday Hullabaloo III – Clive
12/6-12/8* – Lights at Kennedy I – Fort Dodge
12/6-12/8* – Jingle and Mingle on the Mississippi – Davenport
12/6-12/8* – Iowa Falls Festival of Lights III – Iowa Falls
12/6-12/8* – Merry-N County Christmas IV – Knoxville
12/7 – Christmas by the Lake – Clear Lake
12/7* – Christmas in a Small Town – Coon Rapids
12/7* – Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas Celebration – Decorah
12/7* – DeWitt Hometown Christmas – DeWitt
12/7-12/8* – Old World Christmas Market – Cedar Rapids

12/9-12/15* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights V – Ottumwa
12/9-12/15* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights IV – Mt. Pleasant
12/9-12/15* – Holiday Lights IV – Decorah
12/9-12/15* – Five Seasons Lights III – Cedar Rapids
12/9-12/15* – City of Christmas Display of Lights IV – Keokuk
12/9-12/15* – Christmas Acres V – Le Mars
12/9-12/15* – Festival of Lights IV – Carroll
12/9-12/15* – Blue Creek Christmas IV – Walker
12/9-12/15* – Little Light of Mine IV – New Hampton
12/9-12/15* – Santa’s Rock N Lights IV – Urbandale
Weekend continues below…

12/9-12/15* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland V – Cedar Rapids
12/9-12/15* – Holiday Lights at the Lake IV – Iowa City
12/9-12/15* – Symphony of Lights IV – Clinton
12/9-12/15* – Jolly Holiday Lights V – Altoona
12/9-12/15* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights III – Newton
12/12-12/14* – Winter Wonderscape II – Ames
12/13-12/14* – Jingle Bright Holiday Lights II – Manchester
12/13-12/15* – Iowa Falls Festival of Lights IV – Iowa Falls
12/13-12/15* – Merry-N County Christmas V – Knoxville
12/13-12/15* – Lights at Kennedy II – Fort Dodge
12/13-12/15* – Festival of Lights II – Waterloo
12/13-12/15* – Holiday Hullabaloo IV – Clive

12/16-12/22* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights VI – Ottumwa
12/16-12/22* – Symphony of Lights V – Clinton
12/16-12/22* – Holiday Lights V – Decorah
12/16-12/22* – Festival of Lights V – Carroll
12/16-12/22* – Five Seasons Lights IV – Cedar Rapids
12/16-12/22* – Christmas Acres VI – Le Mars
12/16-12/22* – Holiday Lights at the Lake V – Iowa City
12/16-12/22* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VI – Cedar Rapids
12/16-12/22* – City of Christmas Display of Lights V – Keokuk
12/16-12/22* – Santa’s Rock N Lights V – Urbandale
Weekend continues below…

12/16-12/22* – Blue Creek Christmas V – Walker
12/16-12/22* – Little Light of Mine V – New Hampton
12/16-12/22* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights V – Mt. Pleasant
12/16-12/22* – Jolly Holiday Lights VI – Altoona
12/16-12/22* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights IV – Newton
12/19-12/21* – Winter Wonderscape III – Ames
12/20-12/21* – Jingle Bright Holiday Lights III – Manchester
12/20-12/22* – Holiday Hullabaloo V – Clive
12/20-12/22* – Lights at Kennedy III – Fort Dodge
12/20-12/22* – Merry-N County Christmas VI – Knoxville
12/20-12/22* – Festival of Lights III – Waterloo

12/23-12/25* – Holiday Lights VI – Decorah
12/23-12/25* – Festival of Lights VI – Carroll
12/23-12/29* – Holiday Nights ‘N Lights VII – Ottumwa
12/23-12/29* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights V – Newton
12/23-12/29*- Santa’s Rock N Lights VI – Urbandale
12/23-12/29* – Christmas Acres VII – Le Mars
12/23-12/29* – Little Light of Mine VI – New Hampton
12/23-12/29* – Holiday Lights at the Lake VI – Iowa City
Weekend continues below…

12/23-12/29* – Five Seasons Lights V – Cedar Rapids
12/23-12/29*- Blue Creek Christmas VI – Walker
12/23-12/29* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VII – Cedar Rapids
12/23-12/29* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights VI – Mt. Pleasant
12/23-12/29* – Jolly Holiday Lights VII – Altoona
12/23-12/29* – City of Christmas Display of Lights VI – Keokuk
12/23-12/30* – Symphony of Lights VI – Clinton
12/24-12/31* – Holiday Hullabaloo VI – Clive
12/26-12/28* – Winter Wonderscape IV – Ames
12/27-12/28* – Jingle Bright Holiday Lights IV – Manchester

12/30-12/31* – Maytag Park Holiday Lights VI – Newton
12/30-12/31* – Mt. Pleasant Festival of Lights VII – Mt. Pleasant
12/30-12/31* – Holiday Lights at the Lake VII – Iowa City
12/30-12/31* – Five Seasons Lights VI – Cedar Rapids
12/30-12/31* – Christmas Acres VIII – Le Mars
12/30-12/31*- Santa’s Rock N Lights VII – Urbandale
12/30-12/31* – Little Light of Mine VII – New Hampton
12/30-1/1* – City of Christmas Display of Lights VI – Keokuk
12/30-1/2* – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland VIII – Cedar Rapids
12/30-1/5* – Jolly Holiday Lights VIII – Altoona
12/30-1/5*- Blue Creek Christmas VII – Walker

JANUARY (2025)

1/10-1/12* – Icestravaganza – Davenport
1/11-1/12* – Kee Live Music Festival – Cherokee

1/18-1/19* – LeClaire Eagle Festival – LeClaire

1/25* – Amana Colonies Winterfest – Amana
1/25* – BrrrFest – Coralville
1/26* – Fire and Ice – North Liberty

1/31* – Testicle Festival – Vining

FEBRUARY

2/1* – Twinterfest – Twin Lakes

2/7-2/8* – Winter Blues Fest – Des Moines
2/8* – I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa: African American Festival – Clive
2/8* – Steins and Vines – Sioux City

2/15* – Firkin Fest – Des Moines
2/16* – IAA Pho King Cook-Off – Des Moines

2/22* – Dubuque On Ice Brewfest – Dubuque

MARCH

3/1* – India Association of Iowa Harvest Festival – North Liberty
3/1* – Testicle Festival at Keystone Turner Hall – Keystone
3/2* – SaPaDaPaSo Hooley – Cedar Rapids

3/7-3/9* – Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve Nature Center – Cedar Falls
3/9 – Spring Fling Festival – Cedar Rapids

3/15* – St. Patrick’s Day Post Parade Bash – Davenport
3/16* – Faces of Siouxland Multicultural Fair – Sioux City

3/22-3/23* – Maple Syrup Festival – Cedar Rapids

3/29* – Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival – Des Moines

APRIL

4/3-4/5* – Mission Creek Festival – Iowa City
4/4-4/6* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights I – Des Moines
4/5* – Iowa Eats Food and Drink Festival – Waterloo

4/9-4/13* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights II – Des Moines

4/16-4/20* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights III – Des Moines
4/19* – EcoFest CR – Cedar Rapids
4/19* – University of Iowa Powwow – Iowa City
4/19-4/20* – Fairfield Renaissance Faire – Fairfield

4/23-4/27* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights IV – Des Moines
4/26* – Corn Country Fest – Waterloo

4/30-5/4* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights V – Des Moines

MAY

5/2-5/3* – Vintage Torque Fest – Dubuque
5/2-5/3* – Tulip Time – Pella
5/2-5/4* – Maifest at Millstream Brewing – Amana
5/3* – Iowa Pop Art Festival – Cedar Rapids
5/3* – Farm Life Festival – Grandview
5/3* – Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – Des Moines
5/3-5/4* – Chalk the Walk – Mt. Vernon
5/3-5/4* – Amana Colonies Maifest – Amana

5/7-5/11* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights VI – Des Moines
5/8* – Millwork Night Market I – Dubuque
5/8* – Mac and Cheese Festival Dubuque – Dubuque
5/8-5/11* – Celebrate CB – Council Bluffs
5/10* – Cascade Wing Fest – Cascade
5/10* – Cedar Rapids Brewing Society and Benz Beer Fest – Cedar Rapids
5/10-5/11* – Beaux Arts Fair I – Davenport
5/10-5/11* – Spring Fling at Sleepy Hollow I – Des Moines

5/14-5/18* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights VII – Des Moines
5/15-5/17* – Orange City Tulip Festival – Orange City
5/16* – Vesterheim Syttende Mai – Decorah
5/16-5/17* – Greenbelt Music Festival – Clive
5/16-5/18* – Houby Days – Cedar Rapids
5/17* – Marion Arts Festival – Marion
5/17-5/18* – Holy Trinity GreekFest – Sioux City
5/17-5/18* – Spring Fling at Sleepy Hollow II – Des Moines

5/21-5/26* – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights VIII – Des Moines
5/23* – Back Alley Band Fest – Keokuk
5/23-5/24* – CelebrAsian – Des Moines
5/23-5/24* – Tivoli Fest – Elk Horn
5/23-5/24* – JunqueFest – Webster City
5/24* – John Birthday Celebration – Winterset
5/24-5/26* – Iowa Renaissance Festival I – Amana
5/25* – SpringFest – Madrid
5/25* – Coon Rapids Main Street Block Party – Coon Rapids

5/29-5/31* – Washington Summer Classic – Washington
5/29-5/31* – Dairy Days – Fredericksburg
5/29-5/31* – Scandinavian Days – Story City
5/30-5/31* – Scandinavian Days – Story City
5/30-6/1* – Des Moines Greek Food Fair – Des Moines
5/30-6/1* – Preston Firemen’s Celebration – Preston
5/30-6/1* – Albion Rail-Trail Festival – Albion
5/31* – Iowa Craft Beer Festival – Des Moines
5/31* – Ottumwa Pride Block Party – Ottumwa
5/31* – Celebrate Bondurant – Bondurant
5/31* – Larchwood Chislic Festival – Larchwood
5/31* – Winestock at Prairie Crossing Vineyard and Winery – Treynor
5/31* – Dubuque Pride Festival – Dubuque
5/31* – Be Downtown – Bettendorf
5/31* – Sioux City Pride Festival – Sioux City
5/31-6/1* – Iowa Renaissance Festival II – Amana

JUNE

6/1* – Coralville Pride Festival – Coralville

6/5-6/7* – Governors Days – Grimes
6/5-6/7* – Manchester River Days – Manchester
6/5-6/7* – Tailgate n’ Tallboys Festival – Clinton
6/5-6/7* – Bell Tower Festival – Jefferson
6/5-6/8* – Strawberry Days – Strawberry Point
6/5-6/8* – Glenn Miller Festival – Clarinda
6/5-6/8* – My Waterloo Days – Waterloo
6/6* – Altoona Wine and Craft Beer Fest – Altoona
6/6* – SummerFest at River’s Edge – Council Bluffs
6/6* – Sunset Street Fest – Cascade
6/6-6/7* – RiseFest Christian Music Festival – Sheldon
6/6-6/7* – Newtonfest – Newton
6/6-6/7* – New Sharon Spring Festival – New Sharon
6/6-6/7* – Center Point Pork Days – Center Point
6/6-6/7* – Guthrie’s River Ruckus – Guthrie Center
6/6-6/8* – Capital City PrideFest – Des Moines
6/6-6/8* – Iowa Arts Festival – Iowa City
6/6-6/8* – Farmington Strawberry Festival – Farmington
6/6-6/8* – Kolach Festival – Cedar Rapids
6/7* – Old Settler’s Day Celebration – Chester
6/7* – Gran Festival – Hampton
6/7* – Blanden Art Festial – Fort Dodge
6/7* – Testicle Festival at Appleberry Orchard – Donnellson
6/7* – Oskaloosa Art on the Square – Oskaloosa
6/7* – MacNider Arts Festival and Outdoor Art Market – Mason City
6/7* – Benton County Music Fest – Vinton
6/7-6/8* – Long Grove Strawberry Stampede and Festival – Long Grove

6/9-6/10* – Bondurant Summerfest – Bondurant
6/11-6/14* – Ice Cream Days – Le Mars
6/12* – Millwork Night Market II – Dubuque
6/12-6/14* – Johnston Green Days – Johnston
6/12-6/15* – Rose Festival – State Center
6/12-6/15* – Gladbrook Corn Carnival – Gladbrook
6/13* – Juneteenth Concert and Celebration – Iowa City
6/13-6/14* – Festival of Trails – La Porte City
6/13-6/14* – Amana Colonies Wurst Festival – Amana
6/13-6/14* – Lawler Irish Fest – Lawler
6/13-6/14* – Stuart Good Egg Days – Stuart
6/14* – Neighbor’s Day Celebration – Des Moines
6/14* – Iowa City Pride Festival – Iowa City
6/14* – Village Hops – Davenport
6/14* – Picnic in Jackson Park (Juneteenth Freedom Celebration) – Dubuque
6/14* – Wurst Festival at Millstream Brewing – Amana
6/14* – Quad Cities Juneteenth Festival – Davenport
6/14* – Ames Juneteenth Celebration – Ames
6/14* – Douds Field Day – Douds
6/14* – Cedar Rapids Juneteenth Festival – Cedar Rapids
6/15* – Snake Alley Art Fair – Burlington

6/18* – Ottumwa Juneteenth Celebration – Ottumwa
6/18* – River Roots Music Festival – Ottumwa
6/18-6/21* – Hwy 30 Music Fest – Filer
6/18-6/22* – Ottumwa Balloon Races – Ottumwa
6/19-6/21* – Jesup Farmers Day – Jesup
6/19-6/21* – Fairbank Island Days – Fairbank
6/20-6/21* – Fairfax USA Days – Fairfax
6/20-6/21* – Basslands – St. Charles
6/20-6/22* – Laura Days Celebrations – Burr Oak
6/21* – Root Beer Festival at The History Center – Cedar Rapids
6/21* – Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest – Marquette
6/21* – RibFest – Sioux City
6/21* – Bentonsport Heritage Day – Bentonsport
6/21* – Cajun Fest Boil and Brew – Des Moines
6/21* – Cannonball Day – Mason City
6/22* – Ankeny Juneteenth Festival – Ankeny

6/26-6/28* – Trekfest – Riverside
6/26-6/29* – Nashua Water Over the Dam Days – Nashua
6/26-6/29* – Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days – Edgewood
6/27-6/28* – Art of the Que – Spencer
6/27-6/28* – Ogden Fun Days ExtravaganzaI – Ogden
6/27-6/29* – Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines
6/27-6/29* – Sturgis Falls Celebration – Cedar Falls
6/27-6/29* – Cedar Basin Music Festival – Cedar Falls
6/28* – Bedford Fest – Bedford
6/28* – Quimby Watermelon Days – Quimby
6/28* – Pella’s Independence Day Celebration – Pella
6/28-6/29* – Battle of Old Bradford Civil War Reenactment – Nashua

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