Beyond the Game

Aug. 12/DYERSVILLE – Iowa’s biggest baseball event (ever?) is happening at the baseball diamond where the movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed.  The New York Yankees will take on the Chicago White Sox in a specifically constructed 8,000 seat stadium. If you couldn’t score tickets, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the magic of Dyersville. Enjoy a movie night, a country music concert featuring Shy Carter, Ingrid Andress and Maddie & Tae, plus food and beer vendors! “Beyond the Game” is going to be one of summer’s most fun events. There will be a Kids Zone, an If You Build It Exhibit, food vendors, and an MLB Watch Party.

State Fair

Aug. 12-22/DES MOINES – Iowa’s single largest event featuring food, entertainment, livestock shows and contests. Entertainment at the Grandstand this year will be Casting Crowns, Blake Shelton, Sam Hunt, Boys II Men, Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch, The Beach Boys, Styx, Chris Stapleton, Five-Finger Death Punch, Dan + Shay and the Doobie Brothers. This state fair is known for fun, interesting and delicious food. Some of the new items to be found include pickled spicy eggs, pork rind nachos, appletizer, bacon macdog, and flaming hot cheeto funnel cake. >MORE

ILYA Big Inland Regatta Championships

Aug. 15-21/SPIRIT LAKE – At the Okoboji Yacht Club. West Lake Okoboji will be filled with sailboats gliding across the lake for the Inland Lakes Yachting Association 2021 Big Inland Regatta Championship! Welcome to fun and excitement on the water! For over 100 years the Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) has served as a leading organizer and advocate of amateur yacht racing on the inland lakes of the Midwest providing healthy competition for youth and adults.