At the inaugural Iowa Festival & Events Conference, we will award the the first Iowa Festival & Events Lifetime Achievement Award to an event professional who has dedicated their life to a festival and event in Iowa.  This will be presented at the Awards Luncheon that will take place during the inaugural Iowa Festival & Events Conference on October 23, 2019.  This luncheon is sponsored by the City of Coralville.

Details on the nomination and selection process for Iowa Festivals of the Year will be discussed at this year's conference.

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Festivals & Events of the Year Award Catagories

  • Active & Sports Events
  • Arts Festivals
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Festivals
  • Community & Town Festivals
  • Ethnic & Culture Festivals
  • Fairs
  • Food Festivals
  • Holiday Festivals
  • Music Festivals
  • Miscellaneous Festivals and Events