Summer Concert Series 

Matt Woods Band

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

 5 pm to 8 pm

Join us this summer for the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens first ever summer music series! Come check out
first class live entertainment on Tuesday evenings, June through September, from 6pm-8pm at the Beckwith Pavilion. Food and drink (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase. Guests are allowed to bring their own food and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

June 14: Matt Woods Band (
Food Truck: Comfort Food

July 12: NOLA (
Food Truck: Weinie Wonderland

August 9: Dueling Fiddles (
Food Truck: Smokin Big Dawgs

September 13: Diva and the Deacons (feat. Tina Haase Findlay)
Food Truck: Smokin Big Dawgs



Classic Car Show

Sunday, June 19th, 2022

11 pm to 2 pm

Join us from 12-2pm for an afternoon of classic and antique cars! This event is free. Food will be available for purchase from Smokin’ Big Dawg along with Ice Cream from Picket Fence Creamery. If you would like to feature your classic or antique car, please arrive between 11-12 pm for registration and check-in. Registration is also free!


Thank you to our Sponsors!

John Vetter- Boone, IA

ZZ Shop- Madrid, IA

Butterflies in the Garden

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

10 am to 4 pm

Join us Saturday, July 9th for a day full of butterflies and plants! Learn about butterfly plants from David McKinney, the curator of the grounds. He will talk about plants butterflies are most attracted to and how to grow those plants in your own backyard! Donald Lewis, ISU Extension Entomologist, will talk about the butterfly’s life cycle. In addition, we will be showing an educational documentary throughout the day about the life of a butterfly. You will also have the opportunity to see butterflies in their natural habit on a guided tour of our very own Butterfly Garden.

Movie Trivia

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

1 pm to 3 pm

Join us Saturday, August 6th for Movie Trivia! This is a family event so everyone is welcome. We encourage your children to answer the questions knowing they have a lifeline. Participants between the ages of 5 through 14 are encouraged to play and answer questions. The winner will receive two tickets to the Iowa State vs Ohio University football game held at Jack Trice Stadium on September 17, 2022, as well as other kid-friendly prizes.