Top 10 Events

Events can add an extra spark to your visit.  Why not plan your stay around some of the TOP 10 EVENTS voted in the annual BEST OF RED ROCK CONTEST?

Pella Tulip Time Festival-MAY

Three day Dutch spring festival with two parades daily and thousands of tulips. Craft market, quilt show, tours, street scrubbing, concerts, dancing and great Dutch food.

Knoxville Sprint Car Nationals-AUGUST

Known as the sprint car capital of the world, the Knoxville Raceway each year hosts this grand event. This 4-day racing event keeps fans coming back for more racing excitement.

Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest-JULY

Hot air balloons drifting over Iowa's largest lake at sunrise or sunset...simply beautiful. The event features over 25 different balloons, music at the beach, 5k run, night glow and more. Fun for all ages.

Thursday Nights in Pella-JUNE & JULY

Each week has a different theme of activities and experiences downtown. Each evening ends with a city band concert and there is always some fun things for kids to do.

Pleasantville Pig Out-JUNE


Pigger than ever, Pig Out features a BBQ competition, music, old cars and some great sampling. Come hungry and enjoy the small town charm.

Christmas Tour of Homes in Pella-NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Are you looking for a perfect getaway weekend before the holidays as a couple or girlfriends? Enjoy visiting several different homes and doing some holiday shopping also!

4th of July in Bussey-JULY

Enjoy some old fashioned 4th of July fun with a parade, activities and fireworks.

Living Windows in Knoxville-NOVEMBER

The windows of downtown shops and businesses com alive. Stroll downtown to enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of the season.

Farm Crawl-OCTOBER

Several farms in southwest Marion County open their doors to host a one-day event filled with farm tours, farm animals, demonstrations, samplings and activities. A great event for those who have never been on a farm.

4th of July in Pleasantville-JULY

Celebrate the birthday of the USA with a parade, music, games and fireworks.