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North Iowa Band Festival

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00am

Downtown Mason City
Mason City, IA 50401

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   

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