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5 August Events You Won't Want To Miss
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5 August Events You Won't Want To Miss

With schools starting later this year, you still have time for these great Iowa events!

Creekfest, Cherokee (August 7-8). Fans have a great time camping in a pasture just north of Cherokee during this outdoor country music festival. Look forward to the line-up this year which includes The Band Perry and Big & Rich.

Great River Tug Fest, Le Claire (August 13-15). The only tug-of-war across the Mississippi River pits residents of Le Claire, Iowa, against Port Byron, Illinois. Eleven teams from each side are formed and take turns pulling the 2,400-foot, 680-pound rope across the river. The side with the most winning teams claims the Alabaster Eagle trophy for that year.

Iowa State Fair, Des Moines (August 13-23). Iowa's largest tourism event inspired the novel State Fair and is featured in the New York Times best-seller 1000 Places to See Before you Die. During the 11-day event, visitors can take in mouth-watering food, fabulous free entertainment, one of the world's largest livestock shows and the world-famous Butter Cow.

Cedar Valley Gran Fondo, Cedar Falls (August 22). The Cedar Valley's first and only gran fondo cycling event debuts this August. Riders can choose to a bike a 100 mile, 60 mile or 30 mile course. All routes will begin and end in downtown Cedar Falls.

Boomtown, Vinton (August 28-29). Not your average small-town fireworks display! The Iowa Pyrotechnic Association showcases earth-shaking pyrotechnics, blinding ground effects, heart-pounding music and feel-the-heat-on-your-face fireballs as part of the community festival. 

Looking for more fun in August? Visit our complete events calendar at traveliowa.com and check out our awesome Back To Summer travel deals.

 

{Pictured: Great River Tug Fest, Le Claire}

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