Events & Fundraisers

Over the years, many organizations, families, and groups have held their events at Riverside Park and The Inwood Ballroom. Rent for Weddings and other events at reduced rates because we believe everyone should be able to have their perfect wedding or event. Rent the Inwood.

CIASI currently hosts several annual events and partner fundraisers each year.

Current Events

Special Needs Prom

May

This is a free event for persons with disabilities age 16 and older and their support staff. This event is hosted at The Inwood Ballroom and sponsored by CIASI, area churches, businesses, and individuals. Participants enjoy a four-course meal, music, dancing, and games. Upon leaving, they received a goodie bag filled with treats and small gifts. Hosted at The Inwood Ballroom and sponsored by CIASI. Donations are given by local businesses and individuals.

Memorial Day Picnic

May

Independence Day Fireworks and Celebration

July

Since 1919, there have been fireworks in Spillville. The event is held at The Inwood Ballroom and Riverside Park and jointly sponsored by CIASI, the City of Spillville, and The Holy Name Society of St. Wenceslaus Church.

The celebration includes a 5k Fun Run, Face Painting, Dunk Tank, Bounce House, Children’s Games, the Moo Mobile, Free Root Beer and Watermelon, and Bingo. The Community Band plays a rousing composition, and the evening is topped off with a fireworks presentation by the South Winneshiek Area Community Group.

Often said to be the largest fireworks display in Northeast Iowa! The show begins at dusk.  Fireworks are choreographed and set to music.

Turkey River Music Festival

August

The Turkey River Music Festival (TRMF) is an outdoor event that supports local musicians. It is located in Riverside Park next to the Turkey River and has plenty of campsites available.

Over the course of two days, you will hear a wide variety of music from Blues, to Rock & Roll, metal, and more. The festival isn’t devoted to a specific genre so there are a variety of styles. Onsite, enjoy food and beverages from a variety of local vendors. The festival will move to The Inwood Ballroom in the event of inclement weather.

In the past there have been raffle games, kickball tournaments, and other fun activities. TRMF, which kicked off in 2018, continues to strive to make the festival bigger and better with each year!

The Inwood Ballroom Centennial Celebration / National Music Celebration

September

This event kicked off in 2021.

Halloween Celebration

October

Spillville Community Picnic

October

This is a long-standing community tradition. CIASI hosts the event at The Inwood Ballroom. It is jointly sponsored by CIASI, the City of Spillville, and the Citizens Savings Bank. This event includes a potluck-style meal and is a great way to meet folks and spend time getting reacquainted.

Partner Fundraising Opportunities

Art in the Park

Date Varies

This event takes place in Riverside Park and is brought to you by ArtHaus and The Spillville Public Library.

Drive-In Movie Night

Date Varies

CIASI sponsored a COVID-19 Fundraiser and partnered with The Northwest Iowa Community Action Group to collect food and money for emergency funding for Northeast Iowa citizens impacted by COVID-19.

Drive-In Movie was to be held outside at Ludwig Stage in Riverside Park but moved to the stage inside The Inwood Ballroom because of weather. Participants enjoyed a Will Smith Double Feature: Aladdin and Men in Black. Community members helped to collect food and staples donations and emergency funding for NE Iowa residents.

Events Past

Dvorak Music Festival

August

SOKOL

Date Unavailable

Discussion Board

The Community Wishing Tree

Date Unavailable

Historical and Cultural Education

Date Unavailable

Volunteerism Partner Program

Date Unavailable