Since 1963. Featuring national rock, country pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, big band and oldies groups perform daily on outdoor stages, rides, lots of great food and other entertainment. Burlington Steamboat Days in Burlington, IA is a music festival bringing you closer to the bands you love. The event began to give the local chamber of commerce somewhere to host an event. It was originally a Dixie Land festival, but now we’re home to various types of music. Experience the fun at Burlington Steamboat Days American Music Festival, an annual four-day music festival that’s the biggest community event in Burlington!