North Iowa Band Festival

North Iowa Band Festival

Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00am


The North Iowa Band Festival is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism-related expenditures contributed an estimated $100.66 million into Mason City’s economy in 2017. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $201.78 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,550 people in Cerro Gordo County.


8:00am: 31st Annual Stu Nevermann Memorial Run at Aquatic Center
10:00am: 82nd North Iowa Band Festival Parade at North Penn and East State Street
Noon: Carnival/Concessions/Market Place open at Downtown
1:30pm: Mohawk Danzers Performance at Downtown Main Stage
2:00pm: NIACC Extreme Makeover Announcement at Downtown Main Stage
2:00pm: Awards Ceremony at Downtown Main Stage
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Instrument Petting Zoo at Downtown Plaza
5:00pm: Brad+Kate at Downtown Main Stage
7:30pm: The Hepperly Band at Downtown Main Stage

Click Here for Parade Entry Form

Click Here for Parade Registration Form