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2016 North Iowa Band Festival

The 2016 North Iowa Band Festival marks 78 years the event has been held. The 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.

The 78th North Iowa Band Festival: May 26-30, 2016

(Memorial Day Weekend!)

For Visitor and General Information about Mason City, check out these websites:

Visit Mason City    -    Main Street Mason City    -    City of Mason City


Your guide to all of the community happenings during Band Festival weekend.
2016 schedule coming soon!

View 2015 Schedule

Parade & Park Info

View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.
2016 information coming soon!

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Parking Map

Registration Forms

NOTE: If you are interested in entering a convertible to transport royalty, honorees, etc. in the parade, please contact Mikki Baker at the Chamber.

Sponsorship Information

Learn about how to become a sponsor of The North Iowa Band Festival.

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Band Festival Royalty

Learn all about the North Iowa Band Festival Royalty!

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2015 Band Festival Sponsors

Drum Major Sponsors

For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.



-  The Hanson Foundation  -





Band Master Sponsors






Flag Corps Sponsors

Burns Insurance & Financial - Casey's General Stores  

Clear Lake Bank & Trust - Holiday Inn Express  -  Kaplan University

 Marco, Inc.  -  Mercy Medical Center  -  NIACC  -  Rieman Music

In-Kind Sponsors

For information on how to become an In-Kind Sponsor, please contact us!

City of Mason City  -  Convertible Drivers  -  Country Inn & Suites  

Culligan  -   Digity Communications  -  Domino's  -  Globe Gazette

Henkel Construction  -  KIMT  -  Main Street Mason City

North Iowa Broadcasting  -  RentAll  -  Trinity Lutheran Church  -  Z Graphics

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