Seasonal Events & Activities


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Tivoli Fest (May)

Travel Time: 25 minutes (Elk Horn, IA)

Description: Tivoli Fest is Elk Horn's Danish Heritage Festival. The fanfare includes Danish delicacies, museum tours, and the annual M&M run, Tivoli parade, and eating contest. When: Memorial Day Weekend.
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Annual Operation T-Bone Weekend (Aug.)

Travel Time: 7 minutes

Description: This annual celebration has paid tribute to the famed beef production of Audubon County since 1951. Activities include a Fun Run/Walk along the T-Bone trail, food and craft vendors, a parade, fireworks, a Tractor Exhibition and car show, a Beer Garden, and more. When: the first weekend in August (cancelled 2020).
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Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair (Aug.)

Travel Time: 1hr 30 minutes (Des Moines, IA)

Description: The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Enjoy the best food on a stick, rides, music, and competitions Iowa has to offer. When: August 12-22, 2021 (2020 dates postponed).
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Julefest (Dec.)

Travel Time: 25 minutes (Elk Horn, IA)

Description: Elk Horn welcomes the Christmas Season with a picture-perfect Danish Christmas celebration: holiday shopping, tasty Danish delights, craft fairs, and and even a polar run. When: the last weekend of November.
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