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Iowa Events

Find out what's fun to do in Iowa right now.

The following events were supplied to us by festival organizers and tourism offices throughout the state, and selected by Midwest Living editors. This is not intended as an all-inclusive list of all events in this state. If you decide to go, call first: Dates and specific events can change at the last minute.

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Downtown Farmers' Market

May 2 - October 31, 2015

Iowa producers from 51 counties. Fresh fruit and produce. One of 9 U.S. farmers markets every food lover should visit. Catch a Saturday morning at the Des Moines Farmers' Market.


Riverboat Twilight

May 24 - October 30, 2015

Memorial Day signals the end of spring and the beginning of fun on the river. The Riverboat Twilight, docked in LeClaire IA, begins her 2015 season on May 24 and offers two-day overnight cruises on the Upper Mississippi River until the end of October. The Riverboat Twilight is the only place you can hear true river stories told by a Captain with over 30 years of experience, get up close and personal with hundreds of majestic bald eagles, pelicans, cormorants and herons and find yourself genuinely relaxed for the first time in a long time. It is truly transformative travel.


Christmas Tour of Homes 

December 3 - 5, 2015

This beloved holiday tradition continues as we celebrate Christmas in Pella, Iowa! Join us in early December for the 53rd Annual Christmas Tour of Homes, which includes a tour of four lavishly decorated homes and a Dutch Coffee Time or Hors d'oeuvres Reception at the historic Pella Opera House. The shops in Pella are all decked out for the holidays, providing a magical and nostalgic setting for a day of Christmas shopping. Vrolijk Kerstfeest! (641) 628-2626;

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