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Join us in 2020 for our 6th Annual Art in the Park, A Regional Fine Art Festival

Always the 3rd weekend in August!

Art in the Park is an event of Main Street Elkader, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

This event would not be possible without the support of all of our sponsors,  volunteers, and support from our beautiful riverside community!

Thank you!


Art in the Park is a regionally recognized, juried, fine art festival! Always the 3rd weekend in August – don’t forget to mark your calendars! Plan to join us in Founders’ Park alongside the Turkey River in historic downtown Elkader, Iowa, to experience the sights, tastes, and sounds of local and regional artists.

FREE Admission and Parking!

Fine Art, Live Music and Entertainment, Delicious Foods, Wine Tasting, Youth Activities & Fun For the Whole Family!

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Iowa Tourism Outstanding New Event Award Recipient – 2016

We are honored to announce that Art in the Park Fine Art Festival, an event of Main Street Elkader’s Cultural & Entertainment District, received the Iowa Tourism “Outstanding New Event” Award for 2016. We are so grateful and humbled by this award. We want to thank Jennifer Cowsert of the Elkader City Office for nominating us. We appreciate everyone’s support! (L-R: Committee members Benjamin Friedrich, Kris Grover, Roger Thomas, Rosemary Thomas, Leslie Gibbons. Note: Jillian Herrmann not pictured).


An event of Main Street Elkader,
a 501(c)(3) organization

(563) 245-2770 | info@ArtintheParkElkader.com | PO Box 125, Elkader, IA 52043


Elkader, Iowa is a gorgeous riverside town known for its historic charm, shops, restaurants and local tourist attractions (especially if you are an adventure seeking, nature lover). It features rolling hills and breathtaking scenery. There is something for everyone, with great places to stay so you can make a weekend of it– and you may just want to visit again!

Things to do in and near Elkader, Iowa:

  • Catch a show at Elkader Opera House
  • Visit Motor Mill for a tour
  • Check out the Carter House Museum 
  • Have lunch at Fennelly’s Irish Pub, grab an ice cream cone from Burger Barn, enjoy the daily special at Drew’s, have a specialty brew at Scheras, take the kids into the General Store for a candy treat, partake in the buffet at Johnson’s, and the list goes on and on…
  • Take a swim at our beautiful municipal pool
  • Toss in your swim trunks and tube for a float over the Whitewater Park and down the Turkey River
  • Catch a film at the Elkader Cinema
  • Shop the eclectic mix of modern and antique boutiques! Willow Creek Garden Décor and More, Archive, Carpet and Design, The Turkey River Mall, Bridge Street Boutique, The Copper Frog
  • Need a recharge yet? Have a coffee break at Treats on Bridge Street and pop into JEM for a pedi, mani, or massage!

You may just want to stay all week!  Be sure to book your room:

Lodging in and around Elkader, IA:

The beautiful features of Elkader have a large part to do with its unique program, Main Street Elkader. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetElkader/

Or Visit Elkader’s website for all things Elkader!