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.
During the better part of the month of July, every year, the community celebrates Jazz Music by hosting numerous concerts at various venues throughout the city. Held indoors and outdoors, the majority of shows remain free to the delight of guests. Local musicians join world class performers for the event that attracts dozens of musical artists.
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.