A FREE OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA OF MUSIC, DANCE, CIRCUS ARTS, AND SPECTACLE

August 14–16, 2020

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The Big Splash! is a spectacular three-day (August 14–16, 2020) celebration 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, 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 feel the joy and wonder. Prepare to be inspired!

Celebrating 100 years of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering!

In 2020, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering will celebrate its 100th birthday! IIHR has been a national and global leader in hydroscience and the flow of fluids since its founding. Set on the banks of the Iowa River just downstream from Hancher Auditorium, IIHR researchers and students have studied fluid flow, including research on rivers, ship design, storm sewers, indoor plumbing, fish passage, flood resilience, air and water contaminants, biofluids, and much more.

Attractions

Tomáš Kubínek

Master of Ceremonies

AL SIMMONS

Musical Mayhem

ANNE GLOVER

String-ful Stories

ARCHITECTS OF AIR

Immersive Art

BRIEN ENGEL

Glassware Genius

THE FLOAT PARADE

Fantastical Extravaganza

THE FLYING CORTES

Audacious Acrobats

MACHINE DAZZLE

Design Dazzler

Red Baraat

Unifying Music Makers

RUBBERBAND

Magnificent Movers

TERRANCE SIMIEN

Bayou’s Best

Tino Wallenda

Legendary Wire Walker

FLYING WALLENDAS

Famous Flying Family

Schedule

Evening Performance: Red Baraat

11:00 am: Architects of Air and food vendors open

11:00 am to late afternoon: Multiple performances by RUBBERBAND, the Flying Wallendas, The Flying Cortez Family, High Divers by Watershow Productions, and several special family stage performances

Midafternoon: Tightrope walk across the Iowa River by Tino Wallenda

Late afternoon concert: Dustbowl Revival

Evening concert: Terrance Simien

Noon: Architects of Air and food vendors open

Noon to late afternoon: Performances by RUBBERBAND, the Flying Wallendas, The Flying Cortez Family, High Divers by Watershow Productions, and several special family stage performances

Late afternoon: Signature Event and Finale: The Big Splash! Parade

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