Annual Events Across Iowa
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
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!
The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state.
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.
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
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
Restaurants from all over Des Moines gather to give a taste of their best dishes.
Thousands of American white pelicans gather at Saylorville Lake during their fall migration. This festival has grown to become Iowa's largest one day birding festival. This free event is held every September.
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.