Events / Festivals
IOWA - General



Adel Adel Sweet Corn Festival
Akron Great Akron Scarecrow Festival
Amana Amana Oktoberfest
Amana Shepherds Market Fiber Festival
Amana Colonies Amana Colonies Wurst Festival
Amana Colonies Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering of Celts
Ames Maximum Ames Music Festival
Anamosa Anamosa Pumpkinfest / Ryan Norlin Memorial Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off
Anita SpringFest
Ankeny Swine Festival
Beaverdale Beaverdale Fall Festival
Bettendorf Bix Jazz Festival
Bloomfield Davis County Country & Old Time Music Festival
Boone Central Iowa Expo BBQ Cruise & Brew
Boone Harvest Festival VEGAS
Boone Iowa Municipal Band Festival
Britt Britt Hobo Days
Burlington Burlington Lions Club Oktoberfest
Burlington Burlington Steamboat Days
Burlington Snake Alley Festival of Film
Carroll CarrollFest
Cedar Falls ARTapalooza On Main
(1st Sat after Labor Day)
Cedar Falls Iowa State Thespian Festival
Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup
Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
Cedar Rapids Fire & Ice Festival
Cedar Rapids Maple Syrup Festival
Cedar Rapids St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival
Cedar Rapids St. Ludmila Kolach Festival
Cedar Rapids The Nativity - A Community Christmas Celebration
Centerville Centerville Wine & Fine Arts Festival
(link changes yearly)
Central City Linn County Fair
Cherokee Creek Fest Music Festival
Clarinda Glenn Miller Festival
Clear Lake Bicycle Blues & BBQ Festival
Clear Lake Iowa Storytelling Festival
Clive Clive Festival
Colfax Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival
College Hill College Hill Arts Festival
Columbus Junction Swinging Bridge Festival
Convent Poche Plantation Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Coralville Winterfest
Council Bluffs Country on the River
Council Bluffs Heartland Pride
Creston Fox Fest
Creston Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days
Davenport Celtic Festival & Highland Games, Quad Cities
Davenport Davenport Street Festival
Davenport Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Decorah Oneota Film Festival
Denison Tri City BBQ Fest
Des Moines 48-Hour Film Project - Des Moines
Des Moines Artfest Midwest
Des Moines Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Des Moines Bubble Run
Des Moines CelebrAsian
Des Moines Des Moines Area Bluegrass Festival
Des Moines Des Moines Art Festival
Des Moines Des Moines Oktoberfest
Des Moines Hell Over Iowa Metal Festival
Des Moines I'll Make Me A World in Iowa Festival (African-American)
Des Moines Interrobang Film Festival
Des Moines Iowa Humanities Festival
Des Moines Iowa State Fair
Des Moines Iowa Theatre Bluegrass Festival
Des Moines Iowa Yoga Fest
Des Moines Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo
Des Moines Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa
Des Moines Latino Heritage Festival
Des Moines Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
Des Moines Ragbrai
Des Moines Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow
Des Moines Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
Des Moines Winter Blues Fest
Des Moines World Food & Music Festival
Des Moines + Metro Arts Jazz in July
Drakesville Bluegrass & Old-Time Country
Dubuque Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival
Dubuque DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival
Dubuque Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Dyersville National Farm Toy Show
Dyersville Summer Farm Toy Show
Earlham Brant's Great Pumpkin Festival & Race
East Davenport Riverssance Festival of Fine Art
Eldora Iowa Bow Hunters Fall Festival
Elkader Elkader Sweet Corn Days
Ely Ely Fall Fest
Estherville Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Festival
Fairfield All Things Italian Street Festival
Fairfield FAIRfest
Farmington Farmington Strawberry Festival
Forest City International Festival at Heritage Park
Forest City North Iowa Festival of Brass
Forest City Tree Town Music Festival
Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Oktoberfest
Fort Dodge Triton Jazz Festival
Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Dairy Days
Fredericksburg Plum Creek Art Festival
(link changes yearly)
Gladbrook Gladbrook Corn Carnival
Graettinger Graettinger Labor Day Celebration
Grimes Governors Days
Guttenberg Guttenberg GermanFest
Hopkinton Hot Rods & Harleys Car Show
Indianola Iowa Flute Festival
Indianola National Balloon Classic
Iowa City Front Porch Music Festival
Iowa City FRYfest
Iowa City Intellectual Freedom Festival
Iowa City Iowa City Book Festival
Iowa City Iowa City Fall Fun Festival
Iowa City Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival
Iowa City Iowa City Jazz Festival
Iowa City Iowa City Latino Festival
Iowa City Iowa City Pride
Iowa City Iowa City Summer of the Arts
Iowa City Iowa Climate Festival
Iowa City Iowa Soul Festival
Iowa City Iowa Summer Writing Festival
Iowa City Iowa Women's Music Festival
Iowa City Landlocked Film Festival
Iowa City Mission Creek Festival
Iowa City Northside Oktoberfest
Iowa City Witching Hour
Jefferson Pedaler's Jamboree Bicycle & Music Festival
Kalona Kalona Fall Festival
Knoxville Knoxville Nationals
Le Mars Ice Cream Days
Manchester Manchester Rhubarb Fest
Manning Manning Oktoberfest
(link changes yearly)
Marion Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers Film Festival
Marion Marion Arts Festival
Marshalltown Oktemberfest
Marshalltown Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival
Mason City Iowa Independent Film Festival
Mason City North Iowa Band Festival
Middle Amana Iowa Renaissance Festival
Moravia Honey Creek Resort Bluegrass Festival
Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights
Mount Pleasant Old Threshers Reunion
Muscatine Muscatine Independent Film Festival
Nashua Big 4 Fair
Newton Iowa Sculpture & Fine Arts Festival
Northwood Northwood BBQ & Oktoberfest
Okoboji Iowa Poultry Association Fall Festival
Okoboji University of Okoboji Winter Games
Onawa Lewis & Clark Festival
Orange City Orange City Tulip Festival
Osage Mitchell County Fair
Ottumwa Ottumwa Oktoberfest
Pella Pella Tulip Time Festival
Perry Art on the Prairie
Polk City Four Seasons Festival
Rapid City Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival
Red Oak Bluegrass Goes Pink
Remsen Remsen Oktoberfest
Rockwell City Calhoun County Expo
Sheldon RiseFest
Sherrill Sherrill Fall Harvest Days & Pumpkin Festival
Sioux City ArtSplash
Sioux City Sioux City International Film Festival
St. Charles Hinterland Music Festival
State Center Rose Festival
Sterling Heights American Polish Festival
Story City Story! Festival
Story City Scandanavian Days
Stratford Stratford Stride Bluegrass Festival
Strawberry Point Backbone Bluegrass Festival
Strawberry Point Strawberry Days
Sturgis Falls Sturgis Falls Celebration
Tipton Hardacre Film Festival
Walnut Junk-Tober Fest
Waterloo Arboretum Fall Harvest Festival
Waterloo Holiday Arts Festival
Waterloo Iowa Irish Fest
Waterloo National Cattle Congress Fair
West Des Moines Smokin' in the Junction
West Point West Point Sweet Corn Festival
Wheaton Festival of Trees