Where will The Big Splash! be held?

The Big Splash! will take place on the grounds of Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus along the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

What does it cost to attend?

Absolutely nothing! No tickets are required.

Should I bring my children? Pets?

The Big Splash! is for everyone! That said, given the size of the anticipated crowd, we would encourage you to leave your furry family members at home—with the exception, of course, of service animals.

Where do I park? Will there be handicapped accessible parking?

Free parking will be available in the Hancher parking lot. If that lot is full, additional options may include parking in City Park (across Park Road from the event) or in UI parking ramps located within walking distance of the event. Accessible parking spots will be reserved in the Hancher lot. Check this website again in early August 2020 for additional parking details.

Will there be food available for purchase?

Various food trucks will be on hand throughout the event, offering food and beverages for sale.

Will events go on if it rains? Where do I go to learn about weather cancellations?

In the event of light rain, the event will continue as scheduled. In the case of heavier rain, some events may be postponed or cancelled. In the event of severe weather, events will be cancelled. Updated weather-related information will be available on this website, the Hancher website, and Hancher’s Facebook page.

Who should I contact with specific questions?

Contact the Hancher Box Office at 319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER.

Where can I stay in the Iowa City area?