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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.

View 2016 Schedule

Parade & Park Info

View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.

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2016 Street Map and Road Closures

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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2016 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 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  

Rieman Music

In-Kind Sponsors

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 

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