2018 North Iowa Band Festival
The 2018 North Iowa Band Festival marks 80 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 80th North Iowa Band Festival: May 24-28, 2018
(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.
NOTE: If you are interested in entering a convertible to transport royalty, honorees, etc. in the parade, please contact Linda Johanns at the Chamber.
Parade & Park Info
View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.
Learn all about the North Iowa Band Festival!
Band Festival Royalty
Learn all about the North Iowa Band Festival Royalty!
2018 Band Festival Sponsors
Drum Major Sponsors
For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.
John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation
David & Phyllis Murphy Charitable Foundation
Flag Corps Sponsors
Burns Insurance & Financial - Casey's General Stores - CENT Credit Union -
Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. - Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Mason City
- Mason City Motor Company - Mercy Medical Center North Iowa -
POET Biorefining-Hanlontown - REG -Mason City -
Rieman Music - Wal-Mart SuperCenter
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 - Decker Sports - Domino's Pizza -
Globe Gazette - Henkel Construction Co. - KIMT News 3 -
North Iowa Broadcasting - D & D Printing - Trinity Lutheran Church -
BizWiz Marketing - Mason City RentAll
Learn about how to become a sponsor of The North Iowa Band Festival.