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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. This party of epic proportions will include aquatic high-diving demonstrations, incredible evening concerts, an epic water parade on the Iowa River, science experiments, and much, much more—all free and open to people of all ages. Celebrate with us, make friends, bring a picnic, and feel the joy and wonder. Prepare to be inspired!



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

Robert F. and Judith C. Boyd
James and Loretta Clark
GreenState Credit Union
Donald W. Heineking
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Nancy Kennedy and Family
Arthur and Ginger Nowak
Alan and Liz Swanson
Chuck and Kim Swanson
Rhoda Vernon
Sara Wolfson (1935–2020)

Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28, 2022 (all day)
Hancher Auditorium
Hancher Green (outdoors)
141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242
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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 Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1160 or