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North Iowa Band Festival

Save the date for Memorial Weekend 2022 for North Iowa’s signature event, the North Iowa Band Festival! Scheduled for May 26-30, the festival will celebrate 83 years with the theme “Band Fest on Broadway,” complete with free live entertainment, carnival, marketplace, and of course, the BIG parade!

The North Iowa Band Festival is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism-related expenditures contributed an estimated $136.18 million into Mason City’s economy in 2018. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $214.46 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,570 people in Cerro Gordo County.

83rd North Iowa Band Festival Schedule

 May 26-30, 2022

(All Events Listed Below Are Tentative And Subject To Change)

Thursday, May 26

TIME EVENT LOCATION
6-8PM Carnival Open Downtown
6:00PM John Adams Middle School Band Concert Downtown Plaza
6:45PM Mason City Municipal Band Concert Downtown Plaza

Friday, May 27

TIME EVENT LOCATION
4-7PM Stu Nevermann Run packet pickup Aquatic Center
4PM Mason City Jazz Band Downtown Main Stage
5PM Carnival/Concessions/Marketplace open Downtown
5PM Mason City High School Orchestra Concert Downtown Plaza
6PM TBA Downtown Main Stage
7:30PM TBA Downtown Main Stage

Saturday, May 28

TIME EVENT LOCATION
8AM 32nd Annual Stu Nevermann Memorial Run Aquatic Center
10AM 83rd North Iowa Band Festival Parade North Penn and East State Street
Noon Carnival/Concessions/Market Place open Downtown
12:45PM Mohawk Danzers Performance Downtown Main Stage
1PM NIACC Extreme Makeover Announcement Downtown Main Stage
1PM Awards Ceremony Downtown Main Stage
2-4PM Instrument Petting Zoo & Balloon Creations Central Park
5:30PM TBA Downtown Main Stage
7:30PM TBA Downtown Main Stage

Sunday, May 29

TIME EVENT LOCATION
9AM Outdoor Worship Service Trinity Lutheran Church
11AM-5PM Marketplace open Downtown
Noon-8PM Carnival/Concessions open (wristband day) Downtown

Monday, May 30

TIME EVENT LOCATION
Noon-6PM Carnival/Concessions open (wristband day) Downtown
May 26 - May 30
Downtown Mason City

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