Marshalltown offers many fun and family friendly events drawing in residents and visitors from all over the area.

  • Independence Day, a local fireworks festival.
  • Central Iowa Fair.
  • Marshalltown Art Festival, an annual event featuring incredible, top-notch artwork from talented artists across the U.S.
  • Oktemberfest “Iowa’s BEST Family Fall Festival” (end of September) featuring:

    – A classic car show.
    – Color run.
    – Grand parade.
    – Great bands, crafters and merchants.
    – A four-day carnival.

  • Holiday Stroll, downtown’s annual welcome to the holidays, comes alive with:- Festive music.
    – Live entertainment.
    – Holiday displays.
    – Food vendors.
    – Tree festival.
    – Lighted parade.
    – Horse-drawn carriage rides.
    – Santa’s Workshop with visits from Mrs. Claus and Santa himself.


For more information on these and many other activities, visit the Marshalltown Community Calendar at