2018 Rose Festival Event Schedule

This year, the 60th Annual Rose Festival features something for everyone–from young to old, thrill-seekers to people-watchers, car buffs to foodies…and much more!  We “Welcome Home” our 59 past Rose Queens, alumni, former residents, and visitors alike to join in the fun and festivities!

The 60th Annual Rose Festival Brochure will  be distributed around State Center and neighboring communities in early June, and our event posters visible in many business windows!  Be sure to check out the full line-up of events that begin on Thursday night with the Queen’s pageant and talent show all the way through Sunday which brings back the popular Firemen’s water-ball fights, garden tour, and community church service.

Click here for the full schedule of events or browse events by day:

Below is a map of events (as referenced in daily schedules):

2016 Map of Events



2 responses »

  1. I’m interested in the 50 year class reunion of
    1968. Someone said we were to ride in parade but I don’t know
    I don’t know where to go or if I can help with
    Float or vehicle we will ride on. I heard there was
    a dinner but I haven’t heard about reservation
    And are there activities during the day or family
    Picnic on Sunday or anything on Friday. Any info
    Would be appreciated! Thanks KATHY Park Lake


    • Hi Kathy! I haven’t seen anything specific on the class of 1968, but I did see info in the paper for other reunions. Perhaps start with Susan Sams, who looks to be the contact for the alumni association luncheon. She can be reached at 641-486-2596 or via email at suevp@heartofiowa.net. Thanks!


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