Iowa's largest parade kicks off Iowa's largest summer celebration, the Iowa State Fair. Held the night before the Iowa State Fair each year, thousands gather to watch high school marching bands, floats, cool cars, and special causes as they stroll through downtown Des Moines. From people to fun to memorable moments, the Iowa State Fair parade is the perfect start to make sure that Nothing Compares to your Iowa State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018.

The 2018 Iowa State Fair Moments Parade sponsored by Firestone is Wednesday, August 8 at 6:15 p.m.

The parade will travel from the Capitol down Grand Avenue and end at 13th Street near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Watch live parade coverage on Iowa Public Television starting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.