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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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NOTE: Grandma Ginny™ America's History Lady™ presents a page of
"Annual Celebrations of Historic Events" for each of the 50 states as
information comes available. These pages are designed to allow those
interested in American history to have a  free, easy to use,
"One-Stop" itinerary planning list.

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JANUARY

BLACK HAWK COUNTY

Waterloo
Our History Unplugged
So much to see, so much to do.

(319) 234-6367



FEBRUARY

POLK COUNTY

Des Moines
Iowa Civil War Re- enactors
Iowa Civil War Re-enactors in period dress
Since 1995

(515) 281-6412


MARCH

BOONE COUNTY

Boone
Pufferbilly Days
Many events.
(Pufferbilly refers to a little steam engine
that was used in the coal mines

(515) 432-7435


APRIL

Celebrations of Historic Events Pending Information

MAY

MARION COUNTY

Pella
Tulip Time in Pella
Dutch dancers in wooden shoes, parade, even street scrubbers plus many attractions and events – 3 day entertainment 
Since 1935

(641) 620 – 9463

JUNE

LINN COUNTY

Cedar Rapids
Grand Celebration of Brass Bands
The only brass band festival west of the Mississippi. 
Great music from the most noted old fashioned brass bands at
Usher’s Ferry Historic Village.

(319) 286- 5763

LINN COUNTY

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
A tribute to our heroes

(319) 365-8313

PAGE COUNTY

Clarinda
Annual Glenn Miller Festival
Big band concerts, stage shows.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra and a big band dance

Since 1975

 (712) 542- 2461

TAMA COUNTY

Gladbrook
Corn Festival
Fireworks, concerts, Little Mr. and Mrs. Corn
A real small town festival

Since 1922

(641) 473-3056


JULY

LINN COUNTY

Cedar Rapids
Wild West Weekend
Join Territorial Rough Riders  for a weekend of robberies, shoot-outs as Usher’s Ferry is invaded by some of the wildest, woolliest
outlaws in the history of the Old West.

(319) 286-5763

TAYLOR COUNTY

Bedford
Taylor County Fair
A great family outing.
People came on horseback, on wagons,
walked or came by rail for this event.

Since 1858

(712) 523 – 2326


AUGUST

TAMA COUNTY

Toledo
DOUBLE D RODEO
Recreated a number of years ago to return to the roots of rodeo.
First event was established in 1882. 
Events are simulated to show what the ranch cowboys did each day.

(841) 484- 4375

DES MOINES COUNTY

Des Moines
Iowa State Fair
A very special day.

(515) 262 - 5111

SCOTT COUNTY

LeClaire
The Great River Tug Fest
Watch ten 20 member tug teams pull a
2,400 foot, 680 pound rope that spans the
Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa. 
The winning team claims the alabaster Bald Eagle in flight statue. 
This is a family week-end event, parade, fireworks, fun for all.
Since 1987

(583) 289 - 3946

WOODBURY COUNTY

Sioux City
Sergeant Floyd Memorial
Encampment and Burial Cemetery.
The grounds are transformed into an 1804 living history encampment
featuring re-enactors in full dress, tents, camp equipment and firearms
used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 
They will recreate the burial of Sergeant Floyd,
the only member of the expedition to die on the journey.

(712) 279 - 0199



SEPTEMBER

DES MOINES COUNTY

Des Moines
Des Moines Renaissance Fair at Festival Park
Since 2005

www.renfaire.com

POLK COUNTY

Des Moines
Des Moines Renaissance Fair
Go back in time to an era when royalty ruled, knights jousted
and the arts came alive
.
(512) 262 - 4100



OCTOBER

WOODBURY COUNTY

Sioux City
Kingdom of Riverssance Festival
A Renaissance festival

Since 2003
(712) 279-4800

NOVEMBER

CEDAR COUNTY

West Branch
Holidays with the Hoovers
Christmas trees based on the life and travels
with President and Mr.s Hoover.

(319) 643- 5301



DECEMBER

JONES COUNTY

Wyoming
Christmas City Celebration
Enjoy the season

(563) 488-3970

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