Music, food, games and an international film festival? Spring has sprung in Iowa this month. Check out these five events happening across the state!
1. Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City April 2-7
A week of music, literature, and community-minded programming across downtown Iowa City. The festival turns music lovers onto new lit, writers onto new music, and expands everyone’s appreciation of arts, community and culture.
2. Take a Bite, Amana Colonies April 12-14
The Amana Colonies, known for their great food, wine and beer, showcase both traditional Amana items and international foods during this three-day event. Take a Bite includes educational seminars, hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations, food sampling and special dinners.
3. 2019 Earth Day Carnival, Carroll April 20
This fun family event features carnival games and prizes, live music, live birds of prey, lunch and more. Admission is free, game tickets and lunch sold at the event.
4. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Dubuque April 24-28
An annual destination for thousands of film enthusiasts and industry professionals, the festival showcases the best in Independent film with screenings of approximately 100 films, each followed by Q&A with the filmmakers (actors, producers, directors). The festival also includes workshops, panels and evening events with live music throughout downtown.
5. Opening Weekend of Toys and Games Sculpture Exhibit, Ames April 27-28
Celebrate ecology through play with a new collection of larger-than-life outdoor games. Created by Reiman Gardens in collaboration with Iowa State University Design faculty and students, this series puts an ecological and artistic spin on familiar favorites. From oversized tile puzzles to gorgeous hidden picture sculptures to giant food web chess and more, have fun playing games that demonstrate the balance, beauty, and connectedness of nature.
Can't make it to any of these? No problem! See our complete list of Iowa events here!
Image credit: Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City