August 08-10-2018


1500 Tickets


460 N Shore Drive Clear Lake, Iowa


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About / What is the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding?

The Iowa Democratic Wing Ding is a grassroots fundraiser that directly benefits participating county parties. The Wing Ding is in its 15th year of operation. It began with just three northern counties, and has grown each year. Twenty-five Iowa county parties have participated at least once. We have hosted Democrats from all over Iowa and neighboring states. Our past speakers include Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Tom Harkin, and many others.
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2018 Event Speakers /

Michael Avenatti

High Profile American Attorney

John Delaney


Tim Ryan

US. Congressional Representative

Andrew Yang


Beacon Award /

The Beacon Award is Presented Annually by the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding Organization. This beautiful crystal award is presented to an individual office holder, past or present, who best exemplifies the ideals of the Democratic Party. The award which is presented at the Annual Wing Ding Fundraiser at the Historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa acknowledges and recognizes an individual who provides a beacon of light to the Democratic Party through:
L – Leadership
I – Integrity
G – Guidance
H – Honor
T – Truth

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2017 Iowa Wing Ding is Coming!

The Iowa Democratic Wing Ding is coming to the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake again this year, on Friday, August 11, so please save the date and let your counties know about it. This is the only fundraiser exclusively for county parties,

History of the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding

  The original Wing Ding Committee met in 2003 to plan a democratic fundraiser that would raise funds for the county Democratic Central Committees. The original three counties cooperating in this effort were Hancock, Winnebago and Cerro Gordo. At the first event

Wing Ding 2015

Wing Ding 2015 came and went with a blast. We would like to thank all the volunteers and staff who helped us put together the largest democratic event North Iowa has ever seen.

Event Location

Surf Ballroom
460 N Shore Drive Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

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