Despite the state's large expanses of rural land, Iowa is home to plenty of attractions for people seeking urban adventure and experiences. During the year, Iowa residents and tourists enjoy a robust repertoire of seasonal festivals, theater productions, special events and much more. Visitors can also take advantage of the state's numerous outdoor destinations to see Iowa's natural beauty.
From the third week in June through July 4th, the community celebrates the country's freedom through this gala event that features everything from races and live entertainment to fireworks displays. See parades daily, attend car shows and live demonstrations in addition to movie night at the ball park. Feast on a good old-fashioned barbecue. The event promises over 70 activities geared for visitors of all ages.
Every August for 11 days, the city in the heartland has held an annual fair for the past 150 years. In addition to a host of animal and craft exhibits, visitors enjoy the thrill rides of the carnival, a variety of live concerts and shows along with a bevy of fun contests and food.
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The community gathers for an entire weekend in late September to commemorate their German heritage with this exciting event. Watch brat eating and yodeling contests, see the Wiener Dog Dash and hear live polka bands play while tasting a selection of authentic German beers. The location also regularly has arts and craft booths along with traditional foods and activities for the children.