Annual Events Across Iowa

Des Moines Art Festival
Des Moines Art Festival

FREE, three-day celebration of the arts, that decorates the downtown riverfront with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children's activities.

Covered Bridge Festival - Madison County, Iowa
Covered Bridge Festival - Madison County, Iowa

The festival features artisans demonstrating the old-fashioned ways, booths with delightful crafts and delectable foods, nonstop music and entertainment, a quilt show, antique vehicle parade, guided bus tours of the covered bridges and so much more!

RAGBRAI
RAGBRAI

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state.

Iowa State Fair
Iowa State Fair

The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country.

National Balloon Classic - Indianola, Iowa
National Balloon Classic - Indianola, Iowa

The National Balloon Classic, a nine day premier ballooning event that attracts balloonists from all over the country.

Pella Tulip Time - Pella, Iowa
Pella Tulip Time - Pella, Iowa

Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive with tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun and more.

HyVee ITU World Cup Triathlon
HyVee ITU World Cup Triathlon

The Hy-Vee Triathlon components include a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bicycle ride, and a 10-kilometer run, all distances that match those for the Olympic event.

Taste of Des Moines
Taste of Des Moines

Restaurants from all over Des Moines gather to give a taste of their best dishes.

IMT Des Moines Marathon
IMT Des Moines Marathon

Iowa's largest and fastest marathon offers a premier event that will validate YOUR commitment to training, challenge YOUR endurance and reward YOU with a life changing experience.

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