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 22, 2022       Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival

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