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Events in Iowa

Information about festivals, sports tournaments, and other events in Iowa.

Festivals in Iowa

Surf Ballroom Winter Dance Party
Rock and roll music and dance fesival held at the legendary Surf ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Surf Ballroom is most famous for being the venue where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valenz, and Jiles Perry "Big Bopper" Richardson performed their last show.

Des Moines Arts Festival
Annual arts festival in downtown Des Moines, Iowa featuring profesional and emerging Iowa artists, a film festival, a student art exhibit, live entertainment, food booths, and other family events and activities.

Glenn Miller Festival
Annual festival celebrating the life and music of Glenn Miller. Takes place every year in Clarinda, Iowa on the second weekend of June.

Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
See the "News and Events" section of the Madison County Web site to learn about this annual festival celebrating the covered bridges of Madison County Iowa.

Pella Tulip Time Festival
Dutch heritage and culture festival held in Pella, Iowa every spring.

Fairs and Expos in Iowa

Iowa State Fair
The annual Iowa State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. It features a farm fair, a huge livestock show, a food fair with hundreds of categories, an arts show, hundreds of competitive events and more then 600 exhibiters and concessionaires.

National Farm Toy Show
Annual farm toy show founded by the publishers of Toy Farmer Magazine. Held every November in Dyersville, Iowa.

Association of Iowa Fairs

Sports Events in Iowa

University of Okoboji Winter Games
Winter indoor and outdoor sports competition and festival held every year in Okoboji, Iowa.

Knoxville Sprint Car Nationals
The annual Knoxville Sprintcar Nationals is one of the largest sprint car events in the United States. Held at the Knoxville Raceway, a semi-banked, half mile dirt oval raceway located on the Marion County Fairgrounds, in knoxville, Iowa.

RAGBRAI Bike Ride Across Iowa
The "Register�s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa" (RAGBRAI) is a seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa held every year during the last full week of July. The total distances is about 470 miles and the daily average is about 70 miles.

Iowa Games
Sports competition for athletes, weekend athletes, children, and senior citizens who have been residents of Iowa for at least 30 days. Event first held in 1987. Two events are held every year. The Iowa Summer Games are held every July in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa Winter Games are held in January or February in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and other Iowa locations.

Other Iowa Eventys

Iowa State Barbecue Championship
Annual Barbecue cooking competition and festival at Rivernew Park in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Ice Sports Events in Iowa
- Iowa Summer Games Figure Skating
- Iowa Winter Games Figure Skating
- Iowa Winter Games Adult Ice Hockey
- Iowa Winter Games Youth Ice Hockey
- Iowa Winter Games Broomball


See also:
Iowa Travel Guide
United States Travel Guide
Pan America Travel Guide


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