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Best time to visit Iowa

Iowa

3 THINGS TO DO IN IOWA (AUGUST 01 - AUGUST 11)

National Balloon Classic

National Balloon Classic

July 29–August 6, 2022 • event

The premier ballooning festival in Iowa held since the 1970s

Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair

August 11–21, 2022 • event

Feel the spirit of the Midwest, at one of the largest and best-known state fairs in the USA

Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption

Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption

all year round • activity

A massive religious shrine built by a priest contains thousands of rare stones and minerals and is considered the largest humanmade grotto in the world

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Fall Colors in Iowa

Fall Colors in Iowa

out of rangeOctober • nature

Warm days and cool nights, very few insects, and the vibrant autumn colors make the fall season one of the best times in Iowa

Country Thunder Iowa Music Festival

Country Thunder Iowa Music Festival

out of rangeJune 10–12, 2022 • event

Iowa's most well-known country music festival promises a weekend packed with country concerts

Quad Cities Balloon Festival

Quad Cities Balloon Festival

out of rangeAugust 12–13, 2022 • event

A fun summer weekend in southeastern Iowa

Skiing and Snowboarding in Wisconsin

Skiing and Snowboarding in Wisconsin

out of rangeDecember–March • activity

Discover some of the best ski areas of the Midwest

Dubuque Air Show & Fireworks

Dubuque Air Show & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 3, 2022 • event

The breathtaking air demonstrations to mark the Independence Day

University of Okoboji Winter Games

University of Okoboji Winter Games

out of rangeJanuary 26–29, 2023 • event

Winter festival with lots of fun games, fireworks, and a polar plunge in Okoboji, Iowa

Des Moines Christmas Lights

Des Moines Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January • event

Experience the magic of Christmas in the capital of Iowa

Sturgis Falls Celebration

Sturgis Falls Celebration

out of rangeJune 24–26, 2022 • event

A large summer celebration in the city of Cedar Falls

Snake Alley Criterium

Snake Alley Criterium

out of rangeMay 27–28, 2022 • event

Burlington, Iowa, hosts one of the most challenging races on one of the most crooked streets in the world

Des Moines Con

Des Moines Con

out of rangeMay 21–22, 2022 • event

A new popular culture convention in Iowa

West Point Fireworks

West Point Fireworks

out of rangeJune 25, 2022 • event

A favorite community firework display in southwest Iowa

Beaverdale Fall Festival

Beaverdale Fall Festival

out of rangeSeptember 16–17, 2022 • event

One of the most popular community festivals in Des Moines, Iowa

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