IHSAA partners with the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, the Iowa High School Music Association, and the Iowa High School Speech Association to form the Unified Activities Federation for Iowa interscholastic activities. Each year, each organization’s representatives and boards submit and approve a calendar to work jointly.



IHSAA: Iowa High School Athletic Association

IGHSAU: Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

IHSMA: Iowa High School Music Association

IHSSA: Iowa High School Speech Association

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MonthDateOrganizationsEventNFHS Week
July23-30Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4-5
August7IHSAA & IGHSAUFall Sport Practice Starts6
August9IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop6
August12IHSSAJudges/Coaches Workshop 6
September4Labor Day10
September30IHSSAState Debate Clinic13
October2-3IHSAAGolf: Fall District Meets14
October6-7IHSAAGolf: Fall State Meet14
October7IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, North14
October13-14IHSSA Coaches Convention15
October14IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, South15
October16IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October17IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October18IHSMAAll-State Festival: Piano Auditions16
October18IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October18IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (3A, 4A)16
October19IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October19IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (1A, 2A)16
October20IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)16
October21IHSMAAll-State Festival: District Auditions16
October23IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
October24IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)17
October25IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
October27IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (3A, 4A, 5A)17
October27IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Second Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)17
October27IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (4A, 1A)17
October28IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (2A, 3A)17
October30IGHSAUWrestling: Practice Starts18
Oct./Nov.30-2IGHSAUVolleyball: State Tournament (All)18
November2IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Diving, Regional Meet18
November2IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (8P) 18
November3IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A)18
November4IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Swimming, Regional Meet18
November6IHSAA & IGHSAUBasketball (Girls), Swimming (Boys), Bowling (Both): Practice Starts19
November6IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop, Part 219
November8-11IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals (All)19
November10-11IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: State Meet19
November13IHSAABasketball, Wrestling: Practice Starts20
November16-17IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Finals (All)20
November16-18IHSMAAll-State Music Festival20
November23Thanksgiving Day21
January5-6IHSSADebate: State Tournament27
January20IHSSADistrict Contest: Large Group29
January22IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, North (All) 30
January26IGHSAUWrestling: State Qualifying Meet30
January27IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, South (All) 30
January29IHSMAShow Choir: State Festival (All)31
January30IHSAAWrestling: Regional Dual Meets (All) 31
February1-2IGHSAUWrestling: State Individual Tournament31
February3IHSSAState Contest, Large Group31
February3IHSAAWrestling: State Dual Tournament (All)31
February3IHSAASwimming: District Meets31
February5IHSMAJazz Choir: State Festival (All)32
February8IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A)32
February9IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A) 32
February9-10IHSAASwimming: State Meet32
February10IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)32
February10IHSAAWrestling: District Meets (All)32
February12IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February12IGHSAUBowling: State Qualifying (All)33
February13IHSAABowling: State Qualifying (All)33
February13IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February14IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February14-17IHSAAWrestling: State Individual Tournament (All)33
February15IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February16IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February17IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February17IHSSAAll-State Festival, Large Group33
February19IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)34
February19IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: Practice Starts34
February19IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (3A Team, 2A Individual)34
February20IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 4A, 5A34
February20IHSAABasketball: District Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February20IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (1A Team, 3A Individual)34
February21IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February21IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (2A Team, 1A Individual)34
February22IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)34
February23IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)34
February24IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)34
February24IHSSADistrict Contest, Individual Events34
Feb/March26-2IGHSAUBasketball: State Tournament (All)35
February26IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)35
February27IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)35
March4-8IHSAABasketball: State Tournament (All)36
March9IHSSAState Contest, Individual Events36
March11IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf, Soccer,Tennis: Practice Starts37
March23IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (3A)38
March25IHSSAIHSSA Individual Events All-State Festival39
April6IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (2A)40
April13IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (1A, 4A)41
April29IHSAA & IGHSAUBaseball, Softball: Practice Starts44
May3IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A); Orchestra: Quad Cities Area Only44
May3IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (1A, 3A)44
May4IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A)44
May6IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May8IHSAATennis: District Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May8IHSAAGolf: Sectional Meets (All)45
May9IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Qualifying Meets (All)45
May10IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (1A, 2A)45
May10IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)45
May11IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)45
May13IHSAAGolf: District Meets (All)46
May13IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (2A, 1A)46
May13IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (1A)46
May14IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)46
May14IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)46
May15IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (All)46
May15IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)46
May16-18IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Meet (All)46
May17IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)46
May18IGHSAUTennis: Substate & Quarterfinals, Team (All)46
May20IGHSAUTennis: Quarterfinals, Team (1A, if necessary)47
May20IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May20-21IHSAAGolf: State Meet (All)47
May21-22IHSAATennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
May22IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May21, 23IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (All)47
May23-24IGHSAUGolf: State Meet (All)47
May24-25IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
May27Memorial Day48
May28IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
May30-31IHSAATennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
May29IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
May29IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June30IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June31IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June1IHSAA & IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June3IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf: State Coed Meet49
June4IHSAA & IGHSAUTennis: State Coed Meet49
July6IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)0
July8IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July9IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July10IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July11IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July12IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July12IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)1
July13IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July13IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July15IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)2
July15IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July16IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July16IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)2
July17IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)2
July22-26IHSAABaseball: State Tournament (All)3
July22-26IGHSAUSoftball: State Tournament (All)3
July/Aug.28-4Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4



Approved April 24, 2024

MonthDateOrganizationsEventNFHS Week
July/August28-4Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4-5
August12IHSAA & IGHSAUFall Sport Practice Starts6
August14IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop6
August17IHSSAJudges/Coaches Workshop 6
September2Labor Day10
October5IHSSAState Debate Clinic13
October7 or 8IHSAAGolf: Fall District Meets14
October12IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, North14
October14-15IHSAAGolf: Fall State Meet15
October18-19IHSSA Coaches Convention15
October19IHSMAMarching Band: State Festival, South15
October21IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October22IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October23IHSMAAll-State Festival: Piano Auditions16
October23IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)16
October23IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (3A, 4A)16
October24IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A) 16
October24IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Qualifying Meets (1A, 2A)16
October25IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)16
October26IHSMAAll-State Festival: District Auditions16
October28IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
October29IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)17
October30IGHSAUVolleyball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)17
November1IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, First Round (3A, 4A, 5A)17
November1IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Second Round (8P, A, 1A, 2A)17
November1IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (3A, 4A)17
November2IHSAA & IGHSAUCross Country: State Meet (1A, 2A)17
November4IGHSAUWrestling: Practice Starts18
November4-7IGHSAUVolleyball: State Tournament (All)18
November7IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Diving, Regional Meet18
November7IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (8P) 18
November8IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Quarterfinals (A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A)18
November9IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: Swimming, Regional Meet18
November11IHSAA & IGHSAUBasketball (Girls), Swimming (Boys), Bowling (Both): Practice Starts19
November11IHSAA & IGHSAUNew Athletic Directors Workshop, Part 219
November13IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 8 PL19
November14IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, A, 4A19
November15IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 1A, 5A19
November15-16IGHSAUSwimming & Diving: State Meet19
November16IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Semifinals, 2A, 3A19
November18IHSAABasketball, Wrestling: Practice Starts20
November21-22IHSAAFootball: Playoffs, Finals (All)20
November21-23IHSMAAll-State Music Festival20
November28Thanksgiving Day21
January10-11IHSSADebate: State Tournament27
January25IHSSADistrict Contest: Large Group29
January27IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, North (All) 30
January31IGHSAUWrestling: State Qualifying Meet30
February1IHSMAJazz Band: State Festival, South (All) 30
February3IHSMAShow Choir: State Festival (All)31
February4IHSAAWrestling: Regional Dual Meets (All) 31
February6-7IGHSAUWrestling: State Individual Tournament31
February8IHSSAState Contest, Large Group31
February8IHSAAWrestling: State Dual Tournament (All)31
February8IHSAASwimming: District Meets31
February10IHSMAJazz Choir: State Festival (All)32
February13IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A)32
February14IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A) 32
February14-15IHSAASwimming: State Meet32
February15IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)32
February15IHSAAWrestling: District Meets (All)32
February17IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February17IGHSAUBowling: State Qualifying Tournaments (All)33
February18IHSAABowling: State Qualifying Tournaments (All)33
February18IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February18IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February19-22IHSAAWrestling: State Individual Tournament (All)33
February20IHSAABasketball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February21IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)33
February22IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament (3A, 4A, 5A)33
February22IHSSAAll-State Festival, Large Group33
February24IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)34
February24IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: Practice Starts34
February24IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (2A Team; 1A Individual)34
February25IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (3A Team; 2A Individual)34
February25IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 4A, 5A34
February25IHSAABasketball: District Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February26IHSAA & IGHSAUBowling: State Tournaments (1A Team; 3A Individual)34
February26IGHSAUBasketball: Regional Tournament, 1A, 2A34
February27IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)34
February28IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)34
March1IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)34
March 1IHSSADistrict Contest, Individual Events34
March3-8IGHSAUBasketball: State Tournament (All)35
February3IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (3A)35
February4IHSAABasketball: Substate Tournament (4A)35
March10-14IHSAABasketball: State Tournament (All)36
March15IHSSAState Contest, Individual Events36
March17IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf, Soccer,Tennis: Practice Starts37
March29IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (3A)38
March31IHSSAIHSSA Individual Events All-State Festival39
April5IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (2A)40
April12IHSMAState Festival: Solos and Ensembles (1A, 4A)41
May5IHSAA & IGHSAUBaseball, Softball: Practice Starts44
May9IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A); Orchestra: Quad Cities Area Only44
May9IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (1A, 3A)44
May10IHSMAState Festival: Large Group (2A, 4A)44
May12IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May14IHSAAGolf: Sectional Meets (All)45
May14IHSAATennis: District Meets, Singles & Doubles (All)45
May15IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Qualifying Meets (All)45
May16IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (1A, 2A)45
May16IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)45
May17IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)45
May19IHSAAGolf: District Meets (All)46
May19IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)46
May20IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (2A, 1A)46
May20IGHSAUTennis: Regional Meets, Team (All)46
May21IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (1A)46
May21IGHSAUGolf: Regional Meets (All)46
May21IHSAATennis: Substate Meets, Team (All)46
May22-24IHSAA & IGHSAUTrack & Field: State Meet (All)46
May23IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (2A, 3A)46
May24IGHSAUTennis: Substate & Quarterfinals, Team (All)46
May26Memorial Day47
May27IGHSAUTennis: Quarterfinals, Team (1A, if necessary)47
May27IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May27-28IHSAAGolf: State Meet (All)47
May28-29IHSAATennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
May29IHSAASoccer: Substate Tournament (All)47
May28IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (All)47
May29-30IGHSAUGolf: State Meet (All)47
May30IGHSAUSoccer: Regional Tournament (All)47
May30-31IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Singles & Doubles (All)47
June2IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June2IGHSAUTennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
June3IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June3IHSAATennis: State Meet, Team (All)48
June4IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June5IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June6IHSAASoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June7IGHSAUSoccer: State Tournament (All)48
June10IHSAA & IGHSAUGolf: State Coed Meet49
June10IHSAA & IGHSAUTennis: State Coed Meet49
July3IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A)52
July5IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)52
July7IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July8IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July9IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July10IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July11IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July11IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)1
July12IHSAABaseball: District Tournament (1A, 2A)1
July12IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)1
July14IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (4A, 3A)2
July14IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July15IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (1A, 2A)2
July15IGHSAUSoftball: Regional Tournament (5A, 4A, 3A)2
July16IHSAABaseball: Substate Tournament (3A, 4A)2
July21-25IHSAABaseball: State Tournament (All)3
July21-25IGHSAUSoftball: State Tournament (All)3
July/Aug.27-3Iowa High School Activities Non-Contact Period4/5