Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City 1936 Free May  
Summer of the Arts Iowa City Free May-Aug IFEA
Heartland Days New Hampton Free Jun  
My Waterloo Days Waterloo 1982 $ Jun  
Sturgis Falls Celebration Cedar Falls 1976 Free Jun  
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Cedar Rapids 1984 $$ Jun-Jul IFEA
City of North Liberty Community Events North Liberty 1913 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Downtown DSM USA Des Moines Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Tree Town Music Festival Forest City 2014 $$$ May  
WineFest Des Moines Des Moines 2003 $$$ May  
Des Moines Arts Festival Des Moines 1958 Free Jun IFEA
Jazz in July Des Moines 1982 Free Jul  
World Food Festival Des Moines 2005 Free Sep  
Blank Children's Hospital Festival of Trees & Lights Des Moines 1984 $ Nov  
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival Davenport 1985 $$ Jul  
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival Davenport 1972 $$ Aug  
Rivercade Sioux City 1964 $$ Jul