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Upcoming Events in Waterloo Iowa


January

18 - 20 Iowa Boat Show - Iowa's largest boat show with more than 15 Iowa dealers, plus motor homes, resorts and fishing tackle.

Ph: 319-232-0218 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: john@iowashows.com
Web: www.iowashows.com

20 Wild Game Feast - Wild Game Feast, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. at KAUMC

(Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church),.

1207 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa.

11 a.m.-1 p.m..

Ph: 319-232-4103 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Yes

February

31 Kids/Family Concert - Children's recording artist Julie K will perform a kids concert the entire family will enjoy! She will sings songs from her debut album, "A Sunny Day" and have the children counting in English and Spanish, going to the zoo, taking a train ride, jumping like a jumping bean and more.

Address: Waterloo IA Public Library , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-291-4480 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.waterloo.lib.ia.us
Fee: Free

9 - 10 Annual Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar Jam - Country, swing, blues, jazz, gospel and pop, with 28 artists from several midwestern states. At the Electric Park Ballroom.

Ph: 563-422-3293 (Always call and confirm events)

15 - 17 Eastern Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show - New Home Manufacturers, Contractors, Remodeling Ideas, Kitchens, Windows, Doors, Fireplaces, Hot-Tubs, Sun Rooms, Insulation, Furniture, Carpeting,Interior Design, Art, Heating, Cooling, Cookware, Asphalt, Sewing, Siding, Home Theater, Fire Safety, Vacuums, Landscaped Gardens, Lawn Tractors, Mowers, Chippers, and lots more!

Friday, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Address: Sullivan Brothers Convention Center , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-232-0218 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@iowashows.com
Web: www.iowashows.com
Fee: Adults - $6.00; 12 & Under - FREE; Friday Matinee - 3:00-5:00 PM - $3.00

March

2 This is Your Life - Ladies of all ages come fellowship with ladies of the Lord. We hope to encourage you and give you an opportunity to address "Self Esteem", "Modest Apparel", "I'm Special Because: The Simple Truth", "Beauty That Fadeth Not"
This empowering seminar is one you don't want to miss. Any lady everywhere is invited.

Address: 522 Anthony Street , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319 232-3240 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wwwrawlins@aol.com
Fee: No charge but a donation is appreciated

April

13 Victorian Tea - May Day Celebration - Celebrate spring with a Victorian Tea. Make May baskets, play Victorian games, at the Rensselaer Russell House Museum.

Ph: 319-233-0262 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.groutmuseumdistrict.org

May

4 Mother Day Extravaganza - Come check us out to see what we have in store for Mother's Day. Lots of different Home Based Business plus Crafter just in time for Mother's Day. We will be located on the lower level of the mall from 10a-5p.

Address: Crossroads Center at 2060 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo, IA , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319.269.3372 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: carol.creativepromotions@gmail.com
Fee: Free

11 Annual Fourth Street Cruise - More than 5,000 pre-1976 cars cruise through downtown Waterloo. Evening sock hop at Cattle Congress grounds.

Ph: 319-234-2200 (Always call and confirm events)

June

23 - 20IA0503020e067 - Waterloo Waterloo Municipal Band Free Summer Concerts - The Waterloo Municipal Band established in 1926 gives free summer concerts during the months of June and July. The concerts begin at 7:00 PM every Thursday night.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating and enjoy hearing the premier summer band of Iowa presenting traditional concert band music. For more information visit the band's website.

Address: Byrnes Park, 1000 Fletcher Ave. , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319 273 2118 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: waterlooband@gmail.com
Web: www.waterlooband.org
Fee: Free

23 - 26 My Waterloo Days - "My Waterloo Days" is a community festival that focuses on family entertainment and attracts over 150,000 people throughout the four days. Includes many unique events like Dragon Boat Races, Televised Parade, Fireworks, Music, Children's Events, Arts & Crafts Show, variety of food vendors and much more. The event takes place the weekend after Memorial Day. The event has been in existence since 1982.

Ph: 319-234-8431 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kelly@waterloochamber.org
Web: www.MyWaterlooDays.org

30 Annual Spring Golf Classic - The Spring Golf Classic at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course, which attracts up to 288 golfers, is an excellent opportunity for sponsors to become a part of one of the Cedar Valley's premier golf tournaments. Golfers network in a relaxed atmosphere with Chamber members, community leaders and potential clients. You have a choice of morning or afternoon shot gun starts, afternoon time slots are generally sold-out every year. A networking lunch and social hour is included.

Address: Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-234-9271 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.greatercedarvalleychambers.com

July

23 Rooftop Jazz - An evening of live jazz atop the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Rooftop seating, casual setting or boatside view of the fireworks display.

Ph: 319-291-4490 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.waterloo-ia.org

23 Gorgeous Garden Promenade: Summer Escapes - Explore some of the area's beautiful gardens, enjoy an ice cream social at the Snowden House.

Ph: 319-234-6357 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.groutmuseumdistrict.org

27 - 25 Waterloo Municipal Band Free Summer Concerts - The Waterloo Municipal Band established in 1926 gives free summer concerts during the months of June and July. The concerts begin at 7:00 PM every Thursday night.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating and enjoy hearing the premier summer band of Iowa presenting traditional concert band music. For more information visit the band's website.

Address: Byrnes Park, 1000 Fletcher Ave. , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319 273 2118 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: waterlooband@gmail.com
Web: www.waterlooband.org
Fee: Free

6 Waterloo Fireworks Festival - The Waterloo Jaycees Fireworks Festival is one of the few community-based fireworks displays in the Cedar Valley. With no admission fee, the Fireworks Festival has drawn up to 20,000 people to downtown Waterloo and encourages festival attendees of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and backgrounds to come together in one location to celebrate our countries independence.

The Fireworks Festival is a community event that enhances life in the Cedar Valley and strives to bring the entire community together. This annual festival is held on the first Saturday in July each year and features entertainment, food vendors, beverages and a beer garden. A rain-date on Sunday is in place just in case bad weather persists.

The Waterloo Jaycees have been involved with coordinating the Fireworks Festival since at least 1995. At that time the festival was a collaboration with now Main Street Waterloo. In 2002 the Waterloo Jaycees became the sole organization in charge of planning and implementing the festival. Known as one of the largest fireworks displays in Eastern Iowa, the event is completely run and staffed by volunteers and is the second largest project run by the Waterloo Jaycees.

For more information, please email.

Email: fireworks@waterloojaycees.org
Web: www.waterloojaycees.org
Fee: Free

12IA0503020e071 - Waterloo Impact Pro Wrestling & National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum Fan Fest and Show: Waterloo, Iowa! - Please join the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum as it celebrates the 2011 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, starting Friday, July 22, 2011.

As in the past, Impact Pro Wrestling, a local independent pro wrestling promotion, will have a wrestling show starting at 7:00 PM. The doors will open at 5:30 PM.

The event will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, which is located at 205 W. 4th St. in downtown Waterloo, Iowa.

Starting at 5:30pm, we will feature a meet and greet with pro wrestling legends: Jim Ross, Terry Funk, Gerald Brisco, Danny Hodge, Larry Henning, Baron Von Raschke, Bob Roop and many more legends.

WWE Legend "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan will be wrestling on the show.

Here is the show's lineup (Card subject to change):

IPW Heavyweight Champion Nicky Free VS. Montoya X

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan VS. AJ Smooth

Colt Cabana VS. Tony Sly

Ryan Slade & Matty Star VS. IPW Tag Team Champions Justin Decent & Ugly

20 Man Over-The-Top Battle Royal
And much more!

Waterloo/Cedar Falls' own Senior IPW Referee Billy J. will be refereeing all of the action.

Advanced tickets are only $15 for ringside and $10 for general admission. Tickets are $2.00 more at the door. Advanced tickets are available at the Wrestling Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. You can also email for tickets at info@wrestlingmuseum.org or wresshow@yahoo.com.

A tryout/training session, with the opportunity to wrestle in front of WWE’s Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross will start at 2:00 PM. To watch this session and listen to the feedback that Jim Ross and Gerald Brisco will give the wrestlers, the cost is $45.00. This includes a ringside ticket to the show. Please inquire at wresshow@yahoo.com.

SPECIAL NOTE: The 2011 Hall of Fame Banquest will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Join us for a great catered meal and candid stories from Jim Ross, Jim Duggan, Terry Funk, Gerald Brisco, Scott Teal, and more. This is a once in a lifetime chance to hear these men speak without cameras about their life in pro wrestling. If the past is any indication, who knows what will be said!! Tickets are $50.00 and include reception, dinner, and hall of fame inductions.

Schedule of Events for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:

*All events take place in Waterloo, Iowa*

Friday, July 22, 2011:

10:15 a.m. – Registration for celebrity golf tournament at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course

11:15 a.m. – Introduction of celebrities at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course

11:30 a.m. – Tee off for celebrity golf tournament at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course

2 p.m. – Training session with Gerald Brisco and Jim Ross at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

5:30 p.m. – Doors open to the public for Impact Pro Wrestling show at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

7 p.m. – Impact Pro Wrestling show begins at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

Saturday, July 23, 2011:

11 a.m. – Mixed Martial Arts seminar with Pat Miletich in the Dan Gable Teaching Center inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

12:30 p.m. – Wrestling round table discussion with professional wrestling legends hosted by Brian Hoops of Torch Nostalgia at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

1:30 p.m. – Autograph signing with professional wrestling legends at National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum

5 p.m. – Reception for Hall of Fame inductees at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

6 p.m. – Induction banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

7 p.m. – Induction ceremony at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center


Email wresshow@yahoo.com or info@wrestlingmuseum.org for more details.

Address: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center 205 W. 4th St. Waterloo, IA 50701 , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-233-0745 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: wresshow@yahoo.com
Web: www.impactprowrestling.com
Fee: $10 - $17

September

24 Park to Park Half Marathon and 5K - Run/walk event takes place completely within park systems on paved bike trails. Both courses are USATF certified, flat and fast. Post-race celebration with food, beverage and massage.

Ph: 319-478-8390 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: trekman@mchsi.com
Web: www.trekmanracing.com

October

28 Touch-a-Truck - Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls (JLWCF) will be hosting their first annual "Touch a Truck" event on Saturday from 10am until 4pm at the River Loop Expo Plaza in Waterloo.

Get up close and personal with over 20 vehicles including a police car, dump truck, John Deere tractor, race car and many more! Food vendors, raffle prizes, and a variety of children's entertainment will also be a part of this family-friendly event. There is no additional charge for to participate in the children's activities.

Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Advanced tickets are available by contacting the JLWCF office at (319) 232-8687 or jlwcf@jlwcf.org. Proceeds for this event go towards fulfilling the Junior League mission. For over 60 years, The Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls has sought to improve life in the Cedar Valley. Countless lives have been touched through the volunteer efforts and financial resources contributed by Junior League.

A rain date is scheduled for the following Sunday in the same location. Rain cancellation will be made prior to 8am on Saturday.

Please contact Mary Watson at mwatson@cfu.net or Emily Cabbage at eecabbage@gmail.com for further information.

Address: Riverloop Expo Plaza , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-232-8687 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: jlwcf@jlwcf.org
Fee: $3 in advance, $5 at the gate

18 Freaky Friday 'Loo featuring 'Urband Legend" - “Freaky Friday ‘Loo” with Live Music by Great “Urban Legend” Band


If you like “Friday ‘Loo” in the Park, then you will love it after DARK! Join all of the ghosts, goblins and zombies for a thrilling night as Main Street Waterloo presents “Freaky Friday ‘Loo” featuring “Urban Legend”, on Friday, October 28, on the main floor of the Blacks Building at 501 Sycamore Street in downtown Waterloo.

The Party will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature live music, dancing, a costume contest, cash prizes, and lots of creepy surprises. Food will be provided by Newton’s Café and adult beverages, including a “witches brew” will be available for purchase. Costumes are optional and there is no cover charge for this spine-tingling event.

The featured band “Urban Legend”, a classic rock 'n roll cover band playing favorites from the 70's and 80's, will be playing lots of Halloween music including Michael Jackson’s famous song “Thriller” with some dancing zombies as well! The event is a fundraiser for Main Street Waterloo to make up for all of the Friday ‘Loo rainout losses this summer.

See you there!

Address: Blacks Building, 501 Sycamore Street, Downtown Waterloo , Waterloo, Iowa
Ph: 319-493-0808 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 319-291-4298
Email: melissa@mainstreetwaterloo.org
Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Riverloop-Expo-Pla
Fee: Free

November

22 Winter Welcome - Entertainment, refreshments, horse-drawn trolley rides throughout the historic Grout Museum District.

Ph: 319-234-6357 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.groutmuseumdistrict.org

27 Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale - Fine arts and craft sale showcasing 60 midwestern artists. Refreshments available.

Ph: 319-291-4490 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.waterloo-ia.org/arts

December

21 - 24 Celebrate The Season - Family festival begins at the Grout Museum and includes events at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo Public Library, and Main Street Waterloo.

Ph: 800-728-8431 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: susan@waterloocvb.org
Web: www.waterloocvb.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Features more than 400 varieties of trees and many special gardens, including hostas, herbs, a trial garden, Buck Rose garden, and a children's garden.

Waterloo, IA Arboretums

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

One of only 27 National Heritage Areas in the U.S., Silos & Smokestacks tells the story of American agriculture, agribusiness, and farm life through a network of sites, events and communities. The 37-county heritage area is bordered by the Mississippi River, I-80, and I-35

Waterloo, IA Historic Sites


Lost Island Adventure Park

Huge wave pool, eight major waterslides, "Lazy River," two 18-hole "adventure golf" courses, wheelchair accessible golf, go-cart track, concessions, interactive play areas, gift shop, and picnic area. Iowa's largest waterpark.

Waterloo, IA Water Parks

Waterloo Bucks Baseball

Northwood Collegiate League baseball.

Waterloo, IA Baseball Teams

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