Will your group be in Iowa and looking for something festive to do this summer? These crowd-pleasers are sure to entertain the entire gang.

Iowa Arts Festival

Iowa Arts Festival

1. Iowa Arts Festival

Iowa City, June 3-5

Experience the best of art at the Iowa Arts Festival. Take your group on a tour of the Art Fair and view local art. Then stop at Culinary Row and the Beverage Garden to satisfy your cravings. Join in the carnival parade through downtown on Friday evening, enjoy live music and witness artists at work at Art Goes LIVE! demonstrations. (summerofthearts.org)

2. America’s River Festival

Dubuque, June 10-11

Country and classic rock musical acts from around the world flock to Dubuque to perform for crowds on the Mississippi River. Friday is dedicated to all country music. Saturday is all about classic rock legends such as REO SpeedWagon and Cheap Trick. Kick off the festival with The Tappening, a celebration of craft beers. Sample beer from oneof- a-kind breweries from around Iowa and the Tri-State area. (americasriverfestival.com)

Iowa City Jazz Festival

Iowa City Jazz Festival

3. Des Moines Arts Festival

Des Moines, June 24-26

There is something for everyone at the Des Moines Arts Festival in Western Gateway Park. See dance, musical theater, acrobatic and live music performances. Engage with art at various booths and the Creative Family Zone. Enjoy everything from jazz to rock to gospel at the Hy-Vee Main Stage. The Interrobang Film Festival screens films throughout the day in the Downtown Library. Visit the 26 food booths and trucks and drop by the Iowa Craft Beer Tent. (desmoinesartsfestival.org)

4. Iowa City Jazz Festival

Iowa City, July 1-3

This three-day weekend is packed with live jazz performances and delectable food. Four stages showcase well-known artists as well as newcomers. End the weekend with a bang and watch the fireworks show over the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest lawn. (summerofthearts.org)

5. Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival

Bettendorf, Aug. 4-6

Held at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Center and Isle of Capri Hotel and Convention Center, this festival delivers a lineup of the best traditional jazz in the country while celebrating the life and work of Davenport musician Bix Beiderbecke. Fifteen jazz bands will perform at three different venues. Enjoy food and refreshments during the performances and leave with one-of-a-kind souvenirs and CDs. (bixsociety.org/festival)

6. NewBo Arts Festival

Cedar Rapids, Sept. 4

This premier art show focuses on the talents of Midwestern artists. Take your group to the New Bohemia neighborhood where you will find a mix of music, art, theater, dance and food. (newboartfest.com)