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.



2018-2019 Family STEM Festivals:


October 18, 2018 - Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Fayette)

November 8, 2018 - Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival (Waterloo)

April 6, 2019 - Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

April 11, 2019 - Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Cresco)



In 2017-2018 STEM festivals in Northeast Iowa impacted over 5,100 attendees across four festivals, of which nearly 3,100 were students! 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