Aug 14, 2020

All Day

Hancher Auditorium, The Iowa River, Hancher Green, and beyond!

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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The Big Splash! is a big deal—an outdoor extravaganza of music, dance, circus arts, and spectacle on the banks of the Iowa River.

Celebrating 100 years of the University of Iowa's IIHR–Hydroscience and Engineering, The Big Splash! is also the culminating event of Flow Together, the 2019 University of Iowa Theme Semester.

Planned Activities and Participants Include:
• The Amazing River Parade
• Master of Ceremonies Tomáš Kubínek
Architects of Air
The Flying Wallendas and The Flying Cortes
Victor Quijada and RUBBERBANDance Group
Machine Dazzle
Red Baraat
The Dustbowl Revival
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
UI theme semester programs
• A tsunami of activities for kids of all ages!



We are grateful to our supporters who are helping to steer The Big Splash!

Hancher Auditorium / The University of Iowa
IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering and The College of Engineering / The University of Iowa
The City of Iowa City

Anonymous Family Foundation
Leonard and Marlene Hadley
Jeffrey and Kristine Nielsen
Sue Strauss
Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund
Think Iowa City

Pirate King
Robert F. and Judith C. Boyd
James and Loretta Clark
Donald W. Heineking
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Nancy Kennedy and Family
Arthur and Ginger Nowak
Alan and Liz Swanson
Chuck and Kim Swanson
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Rhoda Vernon
Sara Wolfson

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at