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.



2019-2020 Family STEM Festivals:


October 24, 2019 - Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Elkader)

March 24, 2020 - Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival (Cedar Falls) - CANCELED

April 16, 2020 - Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival - CANCELED

April 23, 2020 - Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival (Decorah) - CANCELED



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