Check out these five events happening across the state!
1. Maifest, Amana Colonies (May 4-5)
Celebrate spring with German traditions! The festival includes Maipole dancers, a parade, food truck fare and Art in the Barn.
2. Beaux Arts 66th Spring Art Fair, Davenport (May 11-12)
One of the longest-running art fairs in the country (dating to 1967) features a variety of arts and crafts, a children’s activity area, musical entertainment and food vendors. No admission fee.
3. Orange City Tulip Festival, Orange City (May 15-19)
The internationally recognized festival features music and dancing by children and adults in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, nightly musical theater, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen replica windmills.
4. John Wayne Birthday Celebration, Winterset (May 24-25)
John Wayne's birthplace community celebrates the 50th anniversary of True Grit with multiple film screenings, a parade, benefit dinner and auction plus special guest stars. Already confirmed is musical headliner Ashley Campbell, the acclaimed singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who is also the daughter of True Grit co-star Glen Campbell.
5. Tivoli Fest, Elk Horn (May 24-26)
In its 40th year, this festival celebrates Elk Horn's Danish heritage with a parade, Tour de Tivoli bike ride, 3rd Annual World Aebleskiver eating contest, Official Iowa Craft Beer tent, multiple entertainment stages, fireworks and craft vendors.
Can't make it to any of these? No problem! See our complete list of Iowa events here!
Image credit: Orange City Tulip Festival, Orange City