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:
Your guide to all of the community happenings during Band Festival weekend.
2016 schedule coming soon!
Parade & Park Info
View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.
2016 information coming soon!
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- 2016 Band and Royalty Entry Form
- 2015 Parade Entry Form
- 2016 Marketplace Brochure
- Stu Nevermann Memorial Run XXVI Click HERE!
- Click Nevermann Registration Form for PDF version.
(Stu Nevermann Run Route Map)
NOTE: If you are interested in entering a convertible to transport royalty, honorees, etc. in the parade, please contact Mikki Baker at the Chamber.
Learn about how to become a sponsor of The North Iowa Band Festival.
Learn all about the North Iowa Band Festival!
Band Festival Royalty
Learn all about the North Iowa Band Festival Royalty!
2015 Band Festival Sponsors
Drum Major Sponsors
For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.
- The Hanson Foundation -
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
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
For Immediate Release – February 5, 2015
Announcements for the 77th North Iowa Band FestivalMASON CITY—The North Iowa Band Festival Committee has selected the theme for the annual festival scheduled for... Read More