March is just around the corner and brings with it festive, fun events for you and the whole family to check out. Here are the outings you should add to your calendar now!
- Salisbury House Treasures Tour, Des Moines (March 3) Don't miss an opportunity to see treasures from the Salisbury House collection that are seldom on display. Guests will join Executive Director J. Eric Smith and Curator and Chief Historian Megan Stout Sibbel for exclusive access to internationally significant artifacts, books and manuscripts.
- One Book, Two Book, Iowa City (March 6-8) What could be better than a full weekend devoted to celebrating children's literature? Activities include a Children's Book Fair, author readings and signings, skits and costumed characters. Visitors can discover new books and get inspired by fun writing workshops throughout the day. Fun Fact: Iowa City is the country's only UNESCO City of Literature.
- Maple Syrup Festival, Cedar Falls (March 7-8) Who's hungry? Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes flipped by the famous Chris Cakes, topped with maple syrup made from the sap of the Hartman Reserve's sugar maple trees. Other activities include demonstrations of the maple syrup process and nature art projects.
- St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Emmetsburg (March 13-14) Emmetsburg is lucky enough to have a Sister City relationship with Dublin, Ireland, which means that a member of the Irish Parliament reigns over every St. Patrick's Day Celebration. This year marks the 55th anniversary of the town's festival which includes the crowning of Miss Shamrock, a chili cook-off, parade, free movie and more.
- Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n, Spencer (March 28) Music? Check. Beer? Check. Bacon? Check. This exciting new event includes live music (featuring Kat Perkins from NBC's The Voice), pints of Iowa craft beers and food wrapped, stuffed, topped and/or smothered with bacon.
Looking for more fun in March, or later on this summer? Visit our complete events calendar at traveliowa.com.
[Pictured: St. Patrick's Day Parade, Emmetsburg]