STEM Festivals


The Northeast Regional Hub partners with local community leaders and educators to host four Family STEM Festivals. Exhibitors from throughout Iowa spark student and parent interest with hands-on learning ranging from driving robots and trying virtual welding to testing chemical reactions and flying flight simulators.  Each festival is quickly becoming a community-wide, must attend event!

Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. This awe-inspiring day will feature compelling, educational and entertaining activities, performances and exhibits to boost children's interest in STEM.



2021-22 STEM Events


March 2022              Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival (Postponed until Fall 2022 or March 2023)

April 7, 2022            Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

April 28, 2022          Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival





In 2018-2019 STEM festivals in Northeast Iowa impacted over 3,400 attendees across four festivals! Below is a map showing the geographic impact of the Northeast Iowa STEM festivals.STEM is about learning, investigation and career readiness…but, in Northeast Iowa, it is also about FUN!


2018 map