Since 1963, Burlington Steamboat Days has played host to some of the finest entertainers in the U.S. Burlington Steamboat Days is the most prominent annual festival in Burlington and the surrounding area entertaining a widely diverse audience in the Greater Burlington community for the last 50 years.



We have seen entertainers such as Louie Armstrong in 1964 (our first big entertainer on stage) and Buck Owen in 1966 rocking the early days. We broke a record for the worlds longest conga line with Miami Sound Machine in 1986, we did “The Twist” with Chubby Checker in 1990, “Riding the Storm Out” with REO Speedwagon in 1993 and singing “Daydream Believer” while the Monkees rocked the stage.



Recent acts within the last few years include Poison, Sugarland, ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and many, many others! We also have a carnival midway with over 25 rides presented and many carnival games you can step up and play.

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Burlington Steamboat Days Throwback Thursday - Senior Day Event

June 16, 2016, 11:00am - June 16, 2016, 2:00pm

Burlington Steamboat Days

“What’s Old is New Again” is this year's theme! Come enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment and fun! This year, the cost is $5 per person, or FREE with your Multi-Day Steamboat Days ticket. S...

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Burlington Steamboat Days Golf Tournament, sponsored by Fleck Sales/Miller Lite

June 11, 2016, 8:00am

Flint Hills Golf Course

The Burlington Steamboat Days GOLF TOURNAMENT, sponsored by FLECK SALES/MILLER LITE, is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2016. (Rain Date is Sunday, June 12th). Don’t be late for the 8:00 AM shotgu...

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SBD'S PARADE AND FAMILY FUN FEST (formerly known as Kid's Day)

June 18, 2016, 10:00am - June 18, 2016, 2:00pm

Burlington Steamboat Days

Burlington Steamboat Days will hold its annual parade on Saturday, June 18, 2016 starting at 10am from Jefferson Street to Main Street. Directly following the parade, we ask all families to continue d...

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Father's Fest 2016, sponsored by Card Connect, TriOak Foods, Standard of Beaverdale, Big River Resources, and RentACenter

June 19, 2016, 12:00pm - June 19, 2016, 5:00pm

Burlington Steamboat Days

Father’s Fest was organized with Dads in mind! The first 200 dads at the fest will receive ONE FREE PULLED PORK SANDWICH courtesy of TriOaks! There will be fun for the entire family with BBQ vendor...

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BILL RILEY TALENT SHOW, sponsored by Culver Stockton College

June 17, 2016, 1:00pm

Burlington Memorial Auditorium

Friday, June 17, 2016 Burlington Steamboat Days will be showcasing area talents with our very own sanctioned Bill Riley Talent Show starting at 1 PM in the Memorial Auditorium. There is so much young...

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 4:41am
It's national karaoke week! Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Steamboat Days Karaoke contest which...
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 4:00am
Burlington Steamboat Days / American Music Festival is celebrated each year along the banks of the mighty...
Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 3:59am
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict that has been brought to the attention of the Sick Puppies Management...
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 8:08am
We will be creating our event schedule shortly! We will have all of the dates finalized soon but we can give you...
Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 3:45am
Our IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union South Stage acts are here!

These acts will be performing on the IH...








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Aramark | Arby’s | B & B Propane | Big Muddy’s | Buffalo Wild Wings | Burlington Bees | Burlington Fine Arts League | Casa Fieta Mexican Resturaunt | Deery Brothers | Electronic Applications | Flint Hills Golf Course | Great River Medical Center | Houck Transit Advertising | J & S Electronics | Jet Gas | Matteson Marine | Mazzio’s Pizza | Mike Dick CPA | Napoli Pizza | North American Midway Entertainment | RonDavoo Pizza | TD&T CPAs and Advisors, P.C. | Weird Harold’s | The Medium | Westland Theater


Only Youth and Adult multi-day tickets are available at outlets.

Single night tickets can be purchased at the BSD office, online or at the gate during the event.

VIP packages available for pickup in the Steamboat Days office, inside the Burlington Auditorium


Adults – ages 13+, Youth – ages 8-12, ages 7 & under are free general admission

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Burlington Steamboat Days
main office is located in the
Memorial Auditorium in suite #110
200 N Front Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Office hours are
Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5pm
closed from noon to 1 pm

Mailing Address
PO Box 271
Burlington, IA 52601

Phone (319) 754-4334
Fax (319) 752-1299