Newton Fest 2018 is set to be the largest Newton Fest to date. In addition to live music, car show, BBQ contest, carnival,
Bill Riley Talent Show, free art activities and vendor fair, Newton Fest committee members have added a variety of family-friendly
activities aimed at enhancing the experience for all.
Newton Fest will feature another great line up of music this year with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a Des Moines oldies rock &
roll band, and Big Time Grain Co., a fast rising country band from the Midwest. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will perform at 5 p.m.
on Saturday, June 9 followed by Big Time Grain Company at 8 p.m. Both groups will perform on the DMACC/Baker Group Stage.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Iowa 200 (June 16)
Nascar Xfinity Series Iowa 250 Presented by Enogen (June 17)
Reserve your camping spots for the races! Convenient from the track and shuttle available!
“Great American Landmarks” is the theme for the 2018 Fourth of July Parade in Newton. Sponsored by the
Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, the parade — along with the day full of activities — is sure to once again be a memory-making event.
Food vendors will be available before and after the parade as festivities move from downtown Newton to Agnes Patterson Park,
3000 N. Fourth Ave. E., in a partnership with the City of Newton.Activities at the park begin at 1 p.m. with the city-sponsored sand volleyball tournament along with the chamber's home run derby. A kid's zone will be open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. with inflatables.The evening's entertainment leading to the grand fireworks display is Faculty Lounge, a Des Moines' 10-piece, all-teacher, horn-driven, multi-hyphenated old-school funk machine that offers an eclectic assortment of jazz, funk, soul and R&B. The show starts at 5:30 p.m.The night will end with a bang as the fireworks light up the sky over Agnes Patterson Park at dusk. Make a day of it and bring the family out to the park to enjoy a memorable Independence Day.
Enjoy camping with us during the races at Iowa Speedway. Right on the other side of the interstate, enjoy riding the shuttle to and from to avoid the traffic
ARCA Racing Series 150 (July 7)
Indy Lights 100 (July 8)
Verizon Indy Series Iowa Corn 300 (July 8)
NASCAR K & N Pro Series Casey's General Store 150 (July 27)
NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by the Rasmussen Group (July 28)
Reserve your campsites being close to the race track and enjoy a shuttle ride so you don't have to fight traffic!
Enjoy the Knoxville Raceway Nationals and stay at Newton KOA which is an easy drive to Knoxville.