Get to Know Newton Checklist
If you haven’t tried out everything on this list, then you don’t know Newton, Iowa.
The Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens features 150 species of trees, a butterfly garden, a pond, several flower beds and numerous sculptures. Historic Maytag Park serves as a beautiful setting for enjoying the outdoors, with plenty to do – features at this park include a bandshell, bike trails, a disc golf course, a pool, tennis courts, playground equipment and more.
Iowa Speedway 8K “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”
You can’t find a race like this anywhere else in Iowa. Slip into your running shoes for this fun race on the Iowa Speedway track. This event is held annually in April.
Newton, Iowa is home to one of the only drive-in theaters left in the state. Come experience the nostalgia of a simpler time by taking in a double feature. The Valle is open from April through October. (Not interested in nostalgia? Drive-ins are also the only place you can tweet, talk or text as you wish without getting in trouble!)
Check out the fastest, loudest, most exciting races in Iowa at the Iowa Speedway! The racetrack, which was recently purchased by NASCAR, hosts races from May to August.
The Newton, Iowa downtown square becomes alive with bikes, bands, food, and beverages the second Friday of each month, May through September.
A celebration of all things Newton! This community festival is held annually in June.
Celebrate the 4th in Newton, Iowa! Join us for a celebration on the downtown square with games, performances, food and a parade. At dusk, head to Agnes Patterson Park for a fireworks display.
This annual blues festival, held in Historic Maytag Park, brings famous and talented blues artists from across the country. This event is held annually in August.
Maytag Dairy Farm offers year-round tours of their facility, where they make world-renowned blue cheese. When you go, be sure to ask for a sample!
This holiday celebration features the lighting of the historic Jasper County Courthouse. Bundle up and head to the downtown square for this event, which is held on the Friday following Thanksgiving.
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