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

No foolin'! April in Iowa is about as festive as it comes. Here are five events to keep you and the family busy and outside enjoying Iowa's great outdoors!

  1. Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City (March 31-April 5). An annual celebration of the arts in downtown Iowa City. Programming focuses on literary readings, comedic and musical performances, film screenings, public lectures, local food culture and educational outreach. Think SXSW without having to take the trip to Austin!
  2. Easter Egg Roll at Our "White House", Eldon (April 4). A popular tradition at the White House in Washington D.C. and Iowa's American Gothic House in Eldon. Spring-themed crafts and activities accompany the egg rolling games.
  3. Earth Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Honey Creek (April 19). Test your senses and follow clues with your friends and family on an expedition through the Loess Hills. Teams of two to 10 members will be assigned staggered start times. Pre-registration is required by April 13.
  4. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Dubuque (April 22-26). Now in its fourth year, the festival draws nearly 100 filmmakers, more than 70 independent films and more than 6,000 attendees. Films are shown in various locations in downtown Dubuque. The marquee event is the Silent Film, musically supported by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.
  5. Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch (April 25). 180 Go! performs precision aerial maneuvers and dynamic formations against a backdrop of popular music that engages and excites crowds of all ages. Other activities include an appearance by Benjamin Franklin, kite flying and spectacular kite stunts. Weather permitting, the 100-foot "big" kites will return. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites.

Looking for more fun in April, or later on this summer? Visit our complete events calendar at

[Pictured: Kites Over Hoover Park, West Branch]

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