On Sale Now

Grounds Passes ARE your general admission concert ticket
YOUTH - ages 8 - 12, ADULTS - ages 13+
(Kids ages 7 and under are free with paid adult into General Admission)
Anyone entering VIP section must have VIP ticket regardless of age
$21Youth Multi-Day Grounds Pass
*Youth single day grounds passes are not available
$40Adult Single Day Grounds Pass
*Admission to ANY ONE day of the festival
$60Adult Multi-Day Grounds Pass
*Admission to ALL FOUR days of the festival
$121Youth VIP Package
*Includes one grounds pass, and one VIP ticket to each of the four days of the festival
$160Adult VIP Package
*Includes one grounds pass, and one VIP ticket to each of the four days of the festival
$35Single Night VIP Ticket
*Must specify the day the ticket will be used, only valid for that day. Grounds pass also required with VIP ticket.


Hard tickets can be purchased at the following area Hy-Vee stores until June 11. Transactions in these locations are cash only.

  • Hy-Vee, Burlington
    3140 E Agengy St
    Burlington, IA 52601

  • Hy-Vee, Burlington
    939 Angular St
    Burlington, IA 52601

  • Hy-Vee, Fort Madison
    2606 Ave L
    Fort Madison, IA 52627

  • Hy-Vee, Mount Pleasant
    1700 E Washington St
    Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

  • Hy-Vee, Keokuk
    3111 Main St
    Keokuk, IA 52632

Ticket Sponsors

Thank you for supporting Burlington Steamboat Days!

F&M Bank & Trust, Catfish Bend Casino, C-CAT, Inc., Happy Joe's of Burlington, Federal Mogul Ignition Products


There will be no carnival at the 2018 festival

We typically sign a contract with a carnival company in the late summer/early fall and were unable to this year, due to not yet having assurance from the City of Burlington that the festival grounds would definitely be available to us for a 2018 event.

As soon as we knew the grounds would be available, (December 22), we made contact with many carnivals. All reputable options were already booked for the year. Many of the carnivals we contacted have expressed interest in the 2019 festival and we will be looking to sign a contract with a quality carnival for 2019 soon.

Family Fest and Praise Fest will still be great options for summer family fun. They aren't rides, but lots of cool bounce houses, crafts, games, and more. Check out the Special Events page for more details.