Save the date for Memorial Weekend 2022 for North Iowa’s signature event, the North Iowa Band Festival! Scheduled for May 26-30, the festival will celebrate 83 years with the theme “Band Fest on Broadway,” complete with free live entertainment, carnival, marketplace, and of course, the BIG parade!
The North Iowa Band Festival is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism-related expenditures contributed an estimated $136.18 million into Mason City’s economy in 2018. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $214.46 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,570 people in Cerro Gordo County.