Downtown Festivities!
Enjoy the weekend in downtown Mason City with free entertainment, the marketplace, a carnival, and more! All festivities will be centered around Central Park. Please check our website if you have questions on street closings and parking.

Help Volunteer
We are still looking for more volunteers to help make it the best Band Festival yet! Positions helping as parade monitors and setting up/tearing down for afternoon entertainment still need to be filled. Keep in mind, this is a great opportunity for high school kids to earn silver cord hours! Please contact the Chamber at 641-423-5724 for more information on how you can help.

About the Parade
The Band Festival parade is set to be another great one, with 13 bands (representing 32 towns) participating in the competition! With the safety of band members and children in mind, there will be no candy handed out until after the competition area. Candy will start to be distributed after KIMT, at the intersection of 1st St NE and N Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 24 | Downtown
6PM Carnival Open for Middle School Night
6PM Middle School Band | Downtown Plaza
6:45PM Mason City Municipal Band | D owntown Plaza
7:30PM Orquesta Alto Maiz | First Congregational United Church of Christ

Friday, May 25 | Downtown
5PM Carnival, Market Place & Concessions Open
5PM Mohawk Danzers | Main Stage
5:15PM Mason City High School Orchestra | Downtown Plaza
6PM Betty and the Gents | Main Stage
8PM The Dweebs | Main Stage

Saturday, May 26 | Downtown
8AM 29th Annual Stu Nevermann Run | Aquatic Center
10AM 80th Annual NI Band Festival Parade | N Penn & E State
12PM Carnival, Marketplace & Concessions Open
1:15PM Mason City High School Jazz Band | Downtown Plaza
2PM Awards Ceremony | Main Stage
5PM Brad + Kate | Main Stage
7:30PM Decoy | Main Stage

Sunday, May 27 | Downtown
9AM Outdoor Worship Service | Trinity Lutheran Church
12PM Carnival Wristband Day & Marketplace

Monday, May 28 | Downtown
12PM Carnival Wristband Day

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