North Iowa Band Festival

North Iowa Band Festival

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00am


The 2019 North Iowa Band Festival marks 81 years! This event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism related expenditures contributed an estimated $78.6 million into Mason City’s economy last year. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $191.37 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,500 people in Cerro Gordo County.


8:00am: 30th Annual Stu Nevermann Memorial Run at Aquatic Center

10:00am: 81st North Iowa Band Festival Parade at North Penn and East State Street

Noon: Carnival, Concessions, Market Place Open at Downtown

2:00pm: NIACC Extreme Makeover Announcement at Downtown Main Stage

2:00pm: Awards Ceremony at Downtown Main Stage

5:00pm: Paul Weitzel & The Hatz at Downtown Main Stage

7:30pm: Brat Pack Radio at Downtown Main Stage