Iowa's largest parade kicks off Iowa's largest summer celebration, the Iowa State Fair. Held the night before the Iowa State Fair each year, thousands gather to watch high school marching bands, floats, cool cars, and special causes as they stroll through downtown Des Moines. From people to fun to memorable moments, the Iowa State Fair parade is the perfect start to make sure that Nothing Compares to your Iowa State Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019.

Entry forms for the 2019 Iowa State Fair Parade are available.  Please contact Liz Moore at 515.262.3111 ext 282 or with any questions.

Floats, Vehicles and Novelty Units


Marching Bands

Walking and Performing Groups