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Whether you're a Iowa local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across Iowa. Enjoy your stay!

Eastern Iowa Events

November 2016

November 12, 2016
John Denver Musical Tribute

Visit the Cedar Rapids area of eastern Iowa on Saturday, November 12th for night celebrating the musical talents of John Denver. Head over to the Old Creamery Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and watch as country music star Ted Vigil honors the late legend by playing his hits!

November 11-12, 2016
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

In Waterloo, be sure to visit the Hope Martin Theatre on November 11th or 12th for a live performance of C.W. Lewis’ classic fable The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Friday’s show has curtains at 1 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 2 p.m.

December 2016

December 16, 2016
Kenny G – Live!

Enjoy a holiday celebration in Cedar Falls. Head for the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on December 16th and catch a live performance from the iconic jazzman himself, Kenny G.

Central & Western Iowa Events

August 2016

August 12 – November 3, 2016
Anna Gaskell/The Mirror Exhibit Visit Des Moines soon and check out an excellent art show. Head for the Des Moines Art Center and explore the Anna Gaskell/The Mirror Exhibit. The show runs from August 12th through November 3rd, though the DMAC is closed on Mondays.

November 2016

November 3, 2016
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners Fall in the Iowa means many things, but don’t you forget about Iowa State Cyclones football. Head into Ames on November 3rd and visit Jack Trice Stadium, where the Cyclones will be hosting the Oklahoma Sooners in a Big 12 match-up. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m.
November 2, 2016
Sturgill Simpson – Live!

Arguably one of the premier voices in country music performing today, Sturgill Simpson brings show into Des Moines on November 2nd. With his unique blend of classic country vocals and modern blues, funk, and rock, this is a can’t-miss show in central Iowa.

December 2016

December 15 - 17, 2016
A Christmas Story – Live!

Plan a visit to Fort Dodge this holiday season and treat the family to an evening of laughs. Head for the Hawkeye Community Theatre from December 15th through 17th for a live performance of the classic “A Christmas Story.” Shows start at 7 p.m., and families are welcome.

December 1, 2016
Cherokee Lighted Christmas Parade

In western Iowa, visit the charming city of Cherokee this holiday season for a real treat. Head for downtown Cherokee on December 1st at sundown, and be dazzled by their annual Cherokee Lighted Christmas Parade, presented by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce.

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