Western Gateway Park, Des Moines
History & Culture
Past Festival Queens
Photos from last year's festival!
Please help us make the festival GREAT! Sign up to work the beer/ticket tents. Get a friend or two to sign up with you, or come meet some new friends!! The more the merrier!! Click here to volunteer
The contests for the 2016 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa have been announced: Artistic Scholarships The contest is open to students of Italian descent who will be attending school in the fall at a college, university, art institute or trade school. There will be two categories: Drawings/Paintings (any form) and Photography, (black and white[…]
Singers are being invited to take part in a mass Honoring the Elderly at this years 7th annual Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa. The liturgical celebration will take place at 4:00 PM Saturday July 30th on the Casey’s Stage in the Western Gateway Park area in downtown Des Moines. Bishop Richard Pates will officiate, assisted[…]
The 2015 Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa was once again a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, those who volunteered, and the committee members who worked so hard to ensure the festival would show the positive contributions of the Italian people in our great state. Our festival would not be possible without the efforts of[…]