Summer Games

The ISF probably is known for its Summer Iowa Games, which take place annually during July in Ames.  Over 60 sports are offered during the Summer Games.  Special events are a large part of the Summer Iowa Games environment.  Included in the Summer Games is the Opening Ceremony, Athlete Jamboree and Torch Tour.

For a full list of Summer Games sports and registration information CLICK HERE >

Winter Games

The Winter Games is held annually in Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.   The Winter Games host over 4,000 athletes from across the state.  With traditional outdoor winter sports and many indoor sports, the Winter Games is a key event for the Iowa Sports Foundation.

For a complete list of Winter Games sports and registration information CLICK HERE >

Special Events

Click on an event below for more information and registration.

mud run

hoopin' at the dome

net fest soccer

Net Fest Basketball

Net Fest Volleyball

Iowa games golf classic

Torch Run


Athlete Jamboree takes place prior to the Opening Ceremony in Parking Lot S6 east of Jack Trice Stadium. Athletes can enjoy a meal, inflatable slides, interactive games and entertainment. Admission is free.

Opening Ceremony
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Iowa Army National Guard

The Iowa Games is formally opened for competition with the Opening Ceremony on Friday night of the main weekend of the Summer Games. The event is an exciting way for the whole family to share in the pageantry of the Games. The event includes an Olympic style parade of athletes, National Anthem, arrival of torch, athlete's oath and fireworks.