Iowa May 27, 2018
7 Tiny Towns In Iowa That Come Alive In The Summertime
Iowa is a great place to spend you summer vacation! Here are a few of the best little towns in the state that come alive during our Iowa summer.
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LeClaire is a great little river town that will quickly become a favorite summer destination. Enjoy their First Friday celebrations or attend events hosted by Wide River Winery or Green Tree Brewery all summer long.
Most Iowans visit Pella in the springtime for the tulips, but the town is happening all summer long as well! There are events in the Public Square Park, festivals, and each Thursday from June to August you can find entertainment, live music, and food vendors downtown.
3. Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is a college town, but it's full of festivities in the summertime! Visit during their annual Heritage Days festival for a real treat as they celebrate the town and Iowa as well.
Okay, so Dubuque might not be a very tiny town, but the small town vibe here is a big part of the community. Enjoy a walk down the Mississippi River near or find a festival in the Port of Dubuque for a great summer memory.
5. The Amana Colonies
Summertime is the best time of year to visit the Amana Colonies, where you'll find festivities like the Beckster Fest (weekend after Memorial Day), sipping parties, a renaissance festival, and even a Rhubarbfest!
6. Storm Lake
Storm Lake is home to one of the best 4th of July Parades in the state, but all summer long you'll find other festivities and events happening in this quaint waterfront community.
Elkader, along the Turkey River, is one of the most underrated towns in the state! Visit during the summer to enjoy delicious waterfront dining, some of the best ice cream in the state, and a whole bunch of outdoor street fairs that brighten up this sleepy town.
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