University of Iowa

Hancher Auditorium—in collaboration with the City of Iowa City, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, and the College of Engineering—proudly presents:

A SPECTACULAR RIVERSIDE CELEBRATION on the banks of the Iowa River
AUGUST 14–16, 2020
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS of The University of Iowa's IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering

 

THE BIG SPLASH! Aquatic high-diving demonstrations, brass bands, evening concerts, an epic water parade on the Iowa River, science experiments, high-wire performances by The Flying Wallendas, and much, much more—all free and open to people of all ages. Come celebrate with us, make friends, bring a picnic (and something to share), and feel the joy and wonder. Prepare to be inspired!

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 RUBBERBAND
Machine Dazzle
Red Baraat
The Dustbowl Revival
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
Quixotic
Al Simmons
UI theme semester programs
• A tsunami of activities for kids of all ages!

Supporters

We are grateful to our supporters who are helping to steer THE BIG SPLASH!

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

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

CAPTAIN
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
Ralph H. and Marcia A. Congdon
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
 

Learn more

For More Information: 

Chuck Swanson
Building A Legacy Executive Director