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.
Parade & Park Info
View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.
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!
2016 Band Festival Sponsors
Drum Major Sponsors
For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.
- The Hanson Foundation -
Flag Corps Sponsors
Burns Financial - Casey's General Stores - CENT Credit Union
Clear Lake Bank & Trust - Holiday Inn Express - Mason City
Kwik Trip | Kwik Star - NIACC - Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa
For information on how to become an In-Kind Sponsor, please contact us!
Alpha Media, USA - City of Mason City - Community Quick Print
Convertible Drivers - Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mason City, IA
Culligan Water Conditioning - Domino's Pizza - Globe Gazette
Henkel Construction Co. - KIMT News 3 - LeDoux Signs
North Iowa Broadcasting - RentAll - Trinity Lutheran Church
The North Iowa Band Festival Committee has selected the theme for the annual festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend May 26-30, 2016. “The Sounds of Music” was chosen to celebrate...Read More