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Iowa Cultural Festivals

    March

  • Feb 24 2019
    Irish Traditions - West Des Moines
    Live Irish music and Irish step dancing, at the West Des Moines Community Center in historic Valley Junction.
  • May

  • May 2 - 4 2019
    Tulip Time Festival - Pella
    Celebrate Dutch heritage through daily parades, theatrical performances, tulip beds, crafters, music, food and costumes.
  • May 4 2019
    Cinco de Mayo Celebration - West Des Moines
    Enjoy Mexican foods, crafts, artwork, live music, dancing and hands-on art activities for the entire family. Celebrate the Mexican heritage of many wh ... more »

  • May 9 - 11 2019
    Orange City Tulip Festival - Orange City
    Celebration of Dutch heritage with traditional Dutch dancing and games, twice-daily parade, thousands of tulips, traditional Dutch costumes, Dutch foo ... more »

  • June

  • May 24 - 26 2019
    Scandinavian Days - Story City
    Live theater, ethnic food booths, folk dancing, carnival, live music and family entertainment.
  • Jun 2 2019
    Latino Festival - Marshalltown
    Food and entertainment.
  • Jun 8 2019
    Annual Greek Festival - Mason City
    Village atmosphere with Greek food, bake sale, music, and Middle Eastern dancer. At Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Jun 14 - 16 2019
    Celebration of Freedom - Cedar Rapids
    Celebration of the African American holiday of Juneteenth. Music, talent show, food and fun at the African American Historical Museum Cultural Center. ... more »

  • July

  • Jul 6 2019
    Kermis - Pella
    Dutch summer festival at the Pella Historical Village, featuring Dutch penny carnival games, Dutch food, street organ music, programs and displays. ... more »

  • August

  • Aug 9 - 11 2019
    Czech Days - Protivin
    Learn about Protivin's history and take in all the events; food & beer tent, Kolaches, music, Polka Mass, BINGO, cake walk, crafts, softball, basketba ... more »

  • September

  • Sep 7 2019
    Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities - Davenport
    Sports, music, dance, arts, and heritage of seven Celtic cultures. Watch Scottish athletics, Highland dance, bagpipes and clans, Irish dance and Celti ... more »

  • Sep 13 - 14 2019
    German Fest - Guttenberg
    5K Walk/Run, German music, ethnic dancers, Open Air Market/Craft Fair, Hog Roast, German food and beer, public wine and beer judging, jaguar club show ... more »

  • Sep 14 2019
    All Things Scottish: CelticFest - Cedar Rapids
    Ushers Ferry will take on a Scottish flare as the Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society presents All Things Scottish: Celtic Fest from 11:00-6:00. T ... more »

  • October

  • Oct 4 2019
    BREWNOST! - Cedar Rapids
    BrewNost is a seriously trendy celebration of the fermented grain, held every fall to benefit the NCSML. Held in conjunction with Doug Alberhasky and ... more »

  • Oct 12 - 13 2019
    Oktoberfest - Marquette
    Fall celebration with German food, strolling musician & free wine tasting, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.
  • Oct 20 - 22 2019
    Germanfest - Monona
    Annual celebration featuring German food, music and dancing.
  • November

  • Nov 23 2019
    Sinterklaas Day - Pella
    Welcome the Dutch Santa with strolling Volks Parade, program and party. Parade at 10:00. At the end of the procession looms a large ship carrying Sint ... more »