Summer festivals in Iowa to check out

Summer festivals in Iowa to check out – Here’s the newest additions to our site, the top summer events by month, and some festivals that you should mark your calendars for this summer.

June festivals in Iowa

So here it is, the top events in Iowa this June you can’t miss out on.  Our complete list of all the events, with the narrowed down top events listed in the menu.

Awesome Biker Nights
June 19, 2014

Location: Sioux City, IA, Downtown
Description: There’s a roar louder than thunder and lots of leather as the streets of Downtown Sioux City, Iowa fill with motorcycles

State Center Rose Festival
June 19, 2014

Location: State Center, IA, 15 minutes West of Marshalltown
Description: Get ready for an amazing Carnival this year, with larger rides and fun for all ages. Some other highlights

College Hill Arts Festival
June 20, 2014

Location: Cedar Falls, IA, UNI Campus
Description: Join us for the 36th annual College Hill Arts Festival which will be held June 20-21, 2014 on the campus of
6/19 to 6/21 2014 – Awesome Biker Nights
Historic 4th Street – Downtown – Sioux City, IA
6/20 to 6/20 2014 – Dubuque… and All That Jazz
Town Clock/Main Street – Dubuque, IA
6/20 to 6/21 2014 – College Hill Arts Festival
University of Northern Iowa Campus – Cedar Falls, IA
Bash On The Farm 06/20 to 06/21 2014 – Bash On The Farm
Heritage Park – Forest City, IA
6/20 to 6/22 2014 – Quad City Air Show
Davenport Municipal Airport – Davenport, IA
Fairfest 2014: Music, Food & Fun in Fairfield 06/20 to 06/22 2014 – Fairfest 2014: Music, Food & Fun in Fairfield
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center – Fairfield, IA
Graffiti Night Car Show & Shine 06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Graffiti Night Car Show & Shine
Michael’s Drive-In – Onawa, IA
6/21 to 6/21 2014 – Ice Cream Days Celebration
Downtown & Local Parks – Lemars, IA
Blanden Art Festival 06/21 to 06/21 2014 – Blanden Art Festival
Blanden Art Museum – Fort Dodge, IA
06/26 to 06/29 2014 – Sturgis Falls Celebration
City Parks-Overman, Gateway & Sturgis – Cedar Falls, IA
6/27 to 6/28 2014 – Trek Fest
Hall Park – Riverside, IA
6/27 to 6/29 2014 – Des Moines Arts Festival
Western Gateway Park – Des Moines, IA
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Lazy River Beer & Wine Fest
Mississippi River Side – Marquette, IA
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Bonaparte Independence Celebration
Bonaparte City Park – Bonaparte, IA
06/28 to 06/28 2014 – Market On Central
Historic Downtown – Fort Dodge, IA
Artfest Midwest The Other Art Show 06/28 to 06/29 2014 – Artfest Midwest The Other Art Show
Iowa State Fairgrounds – Des Moines, IA

Summer festivals in Iowa with President Barrack Obama
President Barrack and Michelle Obama at summer festival in Iowa

Spring Indianola Bike Night
June 20, 2014

Location: Indianola, IA, Town Square
Description: Event will be held June 20, 2014. Indianola Bike Night is held on the Indianola, Iowa town square and is recognized

June Dubuque All That Jazz
June 20, 2014

Location: Dubuque, IA, Town Clock
Description: Event will be held on June 20, 2014. Dubuque…And All That Jazz! is a Friday night concert series highlighting the best

Graffiti Night Car Show and Shine
June 21, 2014

Location: Onawa, IA, Michael’s Drive-In
Description: Event will be held on June 21st, 2014. Hours: 4pm-10pm

Fort Bloomfield Family Rodeo
June 21, 2014

Location: Bloomfield, IA, Davis County Fairgrounds
Description: Event will be held on June 21st, 2014.

Mighty Howard County Fair
June 24, 2014

Location: Cresco, IA, Howard County Fairgrounds
Description: Fair will be held on June 24 -29, 2014.

Butler County Fair
June 25, 2014

Location: Allison, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: 4-H and FFA Shows, Livestock Shows, Commercial Exhibits and Food Vendors, Free Entertainment, Motokozie Racing, Chuckwagon Racing, Figure 8 Racing, and

Linn County Fair
June 25, 2014

Location: Central City, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: The Linn County Fair is located in Central City, Iowa. The fair is 125 years old. The 4H and FFA have

Gladbrook Corn Carnival
June 26, 2014

Location: Gladbrook, IA, Downtown
Description: Family entertainment, 5k run/walk, midway rides, merchant and business exhibits, collectors fair, classic car cruise, sand volleyball, antique power show,bingo, live

Sturgis Falls Celebration
June 26, 2014

Location: Cedar Falls, IA, City Parks
Description: The city festival is held annually the last full weekend of June. Overman and Gateway Parks are the main venues for

Des Moines Arts Festival
June 27, 2014

Location: Des Moines, IA, 700 Locust St, Ste. 100
Description: Winner of the Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, and the Encore Award from Bravo Greater Des

Council Bluffs Summer Gun Show
June 27, 2014

Location: Council Bluffs, IA, Westfair Fairgrounds
Description: The Council Bluffs Gun Show will be held on Jun 27-29, 2014. You will find all sorts of weapons and accessories

ArtFest Midwest The Other Art Show
June 28, 2014

Location: Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fairgrounds
Description: ArtFest Midwest “”The Other Art Show”” will be held on June 28-29, 2014 at Iowa State Fairgrounds. The show is always

ArtFest Midwest ‘The Other Art Show’
June 28, 2014

Location: Des Moines, IA, Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds
Description: ArtFest is held the same weekend as the Des Moines Arts Festival and will feature Iowa and regional artists. Over 220

2nd Saturday Market On Central
June 28, 2014

Location: Fort Dodge, IA, Historical Downtown Fort Dodge
Description: Market will be held on June 28th, 2014. A Farmers Market located in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge. Fresh Produce, Meats, Eggs,

Lazy River Beer and Wine Fest
June 28, 2014

Location: Marquette, IA, Mississippi River Side
Description: Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival takes place on the banks of the Mississippi River annually the 4th weekend in June.

Iowa Vendor and Craft Show
June 28, 2014

Location: Davenport, IA, North Park Mall
Description: Iowa Vendor and Craft Show will be held on June 28, 2014.

Fort Bloomfield Summer Family Rodeo
June 28, 2014

Location: Bloomfield, IA, Davis County Fairgrounds
Description: Event will be held on June 28th, 2014.

Top July festivals in Iowa this summer

4th of July festivities and events in Iowa, July festivals you can’t miss, and some other great events this summer in Iowa.  Check out the list and add your own favorites if we missed one.  Free submissions for festivals!

Clear Lake Fourth of July Craft Fair
July 2, 2014

Location: Clear Lake, IA, Downtown Clear Lake
Description: Clear Lake’s premiere festival includes a midway, amusement rides, bingo, huge open-air craft show by the lake, live music nightly in

Iowa City Jazz Festival
July 3, 2014

Location: Iowa City, IA, Downtown Iowa City
Description: Join us in front of the Old Capitol and on Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue for a weekend full of some

Fort Bloomfield Rodeo
July 3, 2014

Location: Bloomfield, IA, Davis County Fairgrounds
Description: Event will be held on July 3rd through July 5th, 2014.

Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular
July 3, 2014

Location: Dubuque, IA, AY McDonald Park
Description: This year’s fireworks spectacular and air demonstration is dedicated to the men and women of our Armed Forces – the Army,

Saturday in the Park
July 5, 2014

Location: Sioux City, IA, Grandview Park
Description: The festival takes place in Grandv iew Park of Sioux City on July 5, 2014. This will mark the 24th year

Delaware County Fair
July 7, 2014

Location: Manchester, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: Delaware County Fair will be held on July 7-13, 2014. Located in Manchester, Iowa, the Delaware County Fair continues to provide

Winneshiek County Fair
July 8, 2014

Location: Decorah, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: Biggest Little Fair will be held on July 8-12 2014. Don’t you just love The Fair? It’s just like one big

North Iowa Fair
July 09, 2014

Location: Mason City, IA, North Iowa Fair Facilities
Description: 2014 North Iowa Fair will be held on July 9th – 13th. Hours: 8am-10pm

Central Iowa Fair
July 9, 2014

Location: Marshalltown, IA, Central Iowa Fairgrounds
Description: Central Iowa Fair will be held on July 9-13, 2014. Tractor Pull, 4-H/FFA, Livestock Shows, Kids Activities, Music, Vendors, Crafters, Merchants,

Wright County Fair
July 9, 2014

Location: Eagle Grove, IA, Wright County Fairgrounds
Description: Wright County Fair will be held on July 9- 14, 2014. Rodeo, Carnival, Demolition Derby, Truck and Tractor Pulls, 4H Shows

Buena Vista County Fair
July 9, 2014

Location: Alta, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: Buena Vista County Fair will be held on July 9- 13, 2014. At The Fair… Enjoy events from 4H and FFA.

Hardin County Fair
July 9, 2014

Location: Eldora, IA, Hardin County Fair Grounds
Description: Hardin County Fair will be held on July 9 – 13, 2014. 4-H and FFA Shows, Exhibits, Parade, Carnival, Rodeo, Live

Duesey Days Craft Show
July 11, 2014

Location: Garner, IA, Central Park
Description: Duesey Days Craft Show will be held on July 11 – 13, 2014. Town celebration with many vendors, crafts, entertainment and

Plum Creek Art Festival
July 12, 2014

Location: Fredericksburg, IA, Fredericksburg’s City Hall
Description: There will be over 30 artists, painters, potters, photographers, metalworks, jewelers and fiber specialists. Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM

4th Saturday Market On Central
July 12, 2014

Location: Fort Dodge, IA, Historical Downtown Fort Dodge
Description: Market will be held on July 12th, 2014. A Farmers Market located in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge. Fresh Produce, Meats, Eggs,

Garden Art Fair
July 13, 2014

Location: Ames, IA, Reiman Gardens
Description: The 11th Annual Garden Art Fair at Reiman Gardens provides an opportunity for artists to share their garden and nature inspired

Henry County Fair
July 14, 2014

Location: Mt Pleasant, IA, McMillan Park
Description: Fair will be held on July 14-20, 2014.

Great Jones County Fair and Food Fest
July 16, 2014

Location: Monticello, IA, Great Jones County Fairgrounds
Description: The Great Jones County Fair features Food, Carnival, Livestock shows, Car races, Truck and Tractor Pulls, and Live Music and performances.

Boone County Fair
July 17, 2014

Location: Boone, IA, Boone County Fairgrounds
Description: Join us for the Boone County Fair July 17-20, 2014.

Indianola Summer Bike Night
July 18, 2014

Location: Indianola, IA, Town Square
Description: Event will be held July 18, 2014. Indianola Bike Night is held on the Indianola, Iowa town square and is recognized

Waverly Summer Gun Show
July 18, 2014

Location: Waverly, IA, Fairgrounds, Air conditioned building
Description: The Waverly Gun Show will be held on July 18-20, 2014. You will find all sorts of weapons and accessories at

July Dubuque… and All That Jazz
July 18, 2014

Location: Dubuque, IA, Town Clock
Description: Event will be held on July 18, 2014. Dubuque…And All That Jazz! is a Friday night concert series highlighting the best

Linn Creek Arts Festival
July 19, 2014

Location: Marshalltown, IA, Fisher Community Center
Description: The Linn Creek Art Festival continues a long tradition of quality arts events on the grounds of the lovely Fisher Community
Food
Dubuque County Fair
July 22, 2014

Location: Dubuque, IA, Fairgrounds
Description: 4-H, FFA, Carnival, Game Shows, Karaoke, Live Music, Kids activities, Exhibits and more.

Italian – American Heritage Festival of Iowa
July 25, 2014

Location: Des Moines, IA, Western Gateway Park
Description: The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa, “VIVA L’ITALIA” will take place on July 25th and 26th, 2014 at the Western

Street Fest 2014
July 25, 2014

Location: Davenport, IA, Downtown
Description: 43rd Annual Street Fest. FREE Admission. TONS of festival food and drinks. Great live music. Firefighters Water Fights. Dozens of Arts

Clear Lake Art Sail
July 26, 2014

Location: Clear Lake, IA, City Park
Description: Art Sail is a juried fine art and craft show featuring 75+ artists showcasing and selling their art in beautiful city

Fort Dodge Summer Market on Central
July 26, 2014

Location: Fort Dodge, IA, Historical Downtown Fort Dodge
Description: Market will be held on July 26th, 2014. A Farmers Market located in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge. Fresh Produce, Meats, Eggs,

REALfest
July 26, 2014

Location: Carroll, IA, Carroll Community Schools soccer complex
Description: REALFest is a music festival featuring some of today’s top Christian artists. The main focus will be on growing and strengthening

Sweet Corn Serenade
July 31, 2014

Location: Oskaloosa, IA, City Park/City Square
Description: This family festival features good food, numerous children’s activities sponsored by area civic organizations, a wide variety of musical entertainers and
Food
Sweet Corn Serenade Craft Show
July 31, 2014

Location: Oskaloosa, IA, Downtown Square, Penn Central Mall
Description: This family festival features good food, numerous children’s activities sponsored by area civic organizations, a wide variety of musical entertainers and

07/02 to 07/06 2014 – Clear Lake Fourth of July Craft Fair
Along the board walk and around the Yacht Club – Clear Lake, IA
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival 07/03 to 07/05 2014 – Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
LeClaire Park – Davenport, IA
07/03 to 07/05 2014 – Iowa City Jazz Festival
University of Iowa Pentacrest – Iowa City, IA
07/04 to 07/04 2014 – Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk Party in the Park
Fairfield Town Square – Fairfield, IA
07/04 to 07/06 2014 – Goodguys Twenty-Third Heartland Nationals
Iowa State Fairgrounds – Des Moines, IA
07/04 to 07/06 2014 – Vick’s Corner July Fourth Antique Show & Flea Market
Vick’s Corner – Spirit Lake, IA
07/05 to 07/05 2014 – Saturday in the Park
Grandview Park – Sioux City, IA
07/05 to 07/05 2014 – Stars and Stripes River Day Community Celebration
River Park – Guttenberg, IA
07/09 to 07/13 2014 – North Iowa Fair
North Iowa Events Center – Mason City, IA
07/11 to 07/12 2014 – Duesey Days Craft Show
Central Park – Garner, IA
Stratford Stride Thirtieth Bluegrass Festival 07/11 to 07/13 2014 – Stratford Stride Thirtieth Bluegrass Festival
Stratford City Park – Stratford, IA
Market On Central 07/12 to 07/12 2014 – Market On Central
Historic Downtown – Fort Dodge, IA
07/12 to 07/12 2014 – North Liberty Blues & BBQ
Centennial Park – North Liberty, IA
Plum Creek Art Festival 07/12 to 07/12 2014 – Plum Creek Art Festival
Fredericksburg Community Center – Fredericksburg, IA
07/13 to 07/13 2014 – Garden Art Fair
Reiman Gardens – Ames, IA
07/13 to 07/13 2014 – Summer Flea Market, Antique, & Collectible Show
Jackson County Fairgrounds – Maquoketa, IA
07/16 to 07/20 2014 – Monona County Fair
Monona County Fairgrounds – Onawa, IA
07/18 to 07/18 2014 – Dubuque… and All That Jazz
Town Clock/Main Street – Dubuque, IA
07/18 to 07/20 2014 – Livermore Daze Celebration
Main Street – Livermore, IA
07/19 to 07/19 2014 – Linn Creek Arts Festival
Fisher Community Center – Marshalltown, IA
07/22 to 07/27 2014 – Dubuque County Fair
Fairgrounds – Dubuque, IA
Strawberry Jam Camp 07/23 to 07/25 2014 – Strawberry Jam Camp
Franklin Hotel – Strawberry Point, IA
07/25 to 07/26 2014 – Street Fest
Second Street, Downtown – Davenport, IA
Backbone Bluegrass Festival 07/25 to 07/27 2014 – Backbone Bluegrass Festival
Festival Grounds – Strawberry Point, IA
07/26 to 07/26 2014 – Market On Central
Historic Downtown – Fort Dodge, IA
07/31 to 07/31 2014 – Oskaloosa Sweet Corn Serenade
Oskaloosa Downtown Square – Oskaloosa, IA
Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular
July 3, 2014

Location: Storm Lake, IA, Sunset Park and Chautauqua Park
Description: Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular event will be held on July 3rd-4th at Chautauqua Park. Features: Inflatables, Trolley Rides, Children’s Train

Celebrate Iowa: A Party in the Park
July 4, 2014

Location: Fairfield, IA, Fairfield Historic Town Square
Description: Following the July 4th holiday, this Art Walk is a great time to celebrate summer with Americana flair. This Art Walk

Goodguys 23rd Heartland Nationals
July 4, 2014

Location: Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fairgrounds
Description: Event will be held on July 4-6, 2014. Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72. Super Sunday, AutoCross, Vendors,

Inwood July 4th Grand Celebration
July 4, 2014

Location: Inwood, IA, Inwood City Park
Description: Come join in the fun and a full day of family entertainment at Inwood’s 4th of July Celebration!

Vick’s Corner July 4th Weekend Antique Show
July 4, 2014

Location: Spirit Lake, IA, Vick’s Corner
Description: Show will be held on July 4-6, 2014. Antiques, Collectibles, Primitives, Crafts and Art. Up to 100 Dealers from up to

August Iowa festivals

The complete listings of all the Iowa celebrations in August and county fairs in IA that are well-regarded all over the country!  The long list of all the top things to do in Iowa this year!

Hoover’s Hometown Days
August 1, 2014

Location: West Branch, IA, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Description: Looking for a fun family summer event? We have what you and your family will be looking for at the 2014

Mid-Iowa Antique Power Show
August 1, 2014

Location: Marshalltown, IA, Hwy 30 and Jessup Avenue
Description: Mid-Iowa Antique Power Show will be held on August 1-3, 2014.

8/01 to 8/01 2014 – Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk
Fairfield Town Square – Fairfield Town Square, IA
Hoover’s Hometown Days 8/01 to 8/02 2014 – Hoover’s Hometown Days
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site – West Branch, IA
Celebrate Washington 8/02 to 8/02 2014 – Celebrate Washington
Central Park, Historic Downtown – Washington, IA
8/07 to 8/09 2014 – Tug Fest
Various Locations – Leclaire, IA
8/07 to 8/10 2014 – Camanche Days
Platt Park – Camanche, IA
8/09 to 8/09 2014 – Adel Sweet Corn Festival
Downtown Square – Adel, IA
8/09 to 8/09 2014 – Bizaar – Bazaar
Downtown – Knoxville, IA
8/09 to 8/09 2014 – Riverloop Arts Festival
RiverLoop Expo Plaza – Waterloo, IA
Market On Central 8/09 to 8/09 2014 – Market On Central
Historic Downtown – Fort Dodge, IA
8/10 to 8/10 2014 – Classic Car Show and Craft Show
Downtown – Britt, IA
8/15 to 8/15 2014 – Dubuque… and All That Jazz
Town Clock/Main Street – Dubuque, IA
8/15 to 8/16 2014 – Rollin’ on the River Blues Festival
Victory Park – Keokuk, IA
8/15 to 8/16 2014 – River Roots Live Music Fest & Ribfest
LeClaire Park, Downtown Davenport – Davenport, IA
8/16 to 8/16 2014 – Heritage Days
Downtown – Oelwein, IA
8/16 to 8/16 2014 – River Polooza & Rodeo
City Park and City Hall – Riverside, IA
Swap Meet 8/17 to 8/17 2014 – Swap Meet
Monona County Fairgrounds – Onawa, IA

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