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2017 North Iowa Band Festival

The 2017 North Iowa Band Festival marks 79 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 79th North Iowa Band Festival: May 25-29, 2017

(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 2017 Schedule

Parade & Park Info

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

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2017 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 Linda Johanns 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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2017 Band Festival Sponsors

Drum Major Sponsors

For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.


Band Master Sponsors



-The Hanson Foundation-

Flag Corps Sponsors

Clear Lake Bank & Trust - Holiday Inn Express Mason City - NIACC - 

Mercy Medical Center North Iowa - Mason City Motor Company -

Atlantic Coca-cola Bottling - POET Bio-refining - Walmart Foundation -

Kwik Star/Kwik Trip - Casey's General Stores

In-Kind Sponsors

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

Alpha Media, USA  -  City of Mason City  -  Convertible Drivers  -  

Culligan Water Conditioning  -  Domino's Pizza  -  Globe Gazette

Henkel Construction Co.  -  KIMT News 3  - North Iowa Broadcasting  -

D & D Printing - RentAll  -  Trinity Lutheran Church - BizWiz Marketing

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