Celebrate Iowa Gala
Join us online for the 2020 Celebrate Iowa Gala, a statewide celebration of Iowa arts, history, film and culture! This year’s event will feature special guests, musical performances and a mix of virtual only-in-Iowa experiences you won’t want to miss.
Friday, December 11, 2020
6:00 p.m. Virtual VIP Reception
7:00 p.m. Virtual Celebrate Iowa Gala
8:00 p.m. Virtual Cultural Mixer
In a year unlike any other, it only makes sense that the Celebrate Iowa Gala will be different, too. The state’s premier cultural celebration will offer guests new ways to engage with fellow Iowans from every corner of the state -- and even beyond its borders. The evening will include exclusive conversations with notable Iowans during the VIP reception, a showcase of Iowa culture and an interactive mixer with Iowa’s greatest asset: Iowans like you!
$250 VIP tickets - Includes VIP reception, Virtual Celebrate Iowa Gala and the Virtual Cultural Mixer.
$100 Gala & Mixer tickets - Includes the Virtual Celebrate Iowa Gala and the Virtual Cultural Mixer.
- $25 Gala tickets - Includes access to the main event at 7 p.m. at a special new rate.
Links and login information for the event will be emailed to registered attendees the week of December 7th. Please email HistoricalGala@iowa.gov or call 515-216-3953 if you have questions about your ticket purchase.
Ticket sales opening in November.
Proceeds from the Celebrate Iowa Gala provide essential support for statewide education initiatives and exhibits of the State Historical Society of Iowa and the State Historical Museum of Iowa -- including programs leading up to the 175th anniversary of Iowa statehood on December 28, 2021. To celebrate this historic milestone, the State Historical Society of Iowa is amplifying its virtual educational resources, online access to historical archives and new exhibit experiences for families, students, educators and lifelong learners.
For questions or more information, please email HistoricalGala@iowa.gov.
Each year, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs hosts the Celebrate Iowa Gala to support statewide efforts to preserve and share Iowa history for generations to come. Proceeds from the gala support the State Historical Society of Iowa’s exhibits and programs, funded by the Iowa Historical Foundation, a 501(c)(3).
The 2020 gala might look a little different. But this year, especially, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to support the department’s mission to build culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. Iowa’s art, music, film and history help us feel connected, even when we’re apart.
or mail your check to:
Iowa Historical Foundation
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Find other ways to support the department and its mission – including a membership in the 1857 Society.