2017 Iowa State Fair includes Thrill Ville, Thrill Zone and Thrill Town for the little ones.
On August 10, the Iowa State Fair will open its doors for 11 fun-filled days of rides, games, sights, contests, and, of course, all sorts of State Fair delicacies. Brian Taylor Carlson/The Register
The Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup for 2017 is complete with the addition of headlining performances from Paramore on Aug. 14 and Flo Rida on Aug. 15. Wochit
Get ready to feel the rumble, because Kid Rock will be shaking the stands at the Iowa State Fair this summer. The Register
Heartland rock staple John Mellencamp returns to Iowa on Aug.. 19 for a performance at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Matthew Leimkuehler/The Register
Three scheduled acts to appear at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand in 2017 have been announced.
The Iowa State Fair is planning renovations to the Grandstand for 2018.
- New thrill areas for adventurous fair-goers
- Check out this year's new batch of Iowa State Fair foods
- Paramore, Flo Rida to perform at Iowa State Fair
- Kid Rock coming to Iowa State Fair
- John Mellencamp to perform at the Iowa State Fair this summer
- Iowa State Fair announced three 2017 Grandstand acts
- Iowa State Fair planning Grandstand renovations
The Iowa State Fair Parade will have a different route than usual Wednesday.
The state's largest parade usually heads straight down Grand Avenue, but the River Bridge closure necessitates a less direct path.
Wednesday's parade will start at the intersection of Finkbine and Walnut. The procession will head west on Walnut, then turn right onto East 7th Street.
A left turn onto Locust Street will allow the parade to cross the Des Moines River using the Locust Street Bridge. A right turn onto 2nd Avenue, then a left on Grand, means the parade's ending point will be the same as in past years.
The parade begins at 6:15 p.m. Iowa Public Television's parade broadcast will start at 7:30 p.m. on their network and on Facebook Live.
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