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2018 Celebration June 22-24

2/18/2018  This June, Sturgis Falls celebrates its 43rd Anniversary, June 22 to 24. The city’s largest annual outdoor festival bolsters community pride and supplies one reason for native sons and daughters to return home for reunions and gatherings of all description. Free entertainment abounds throughout the entire city during the Celebration, making it a perfect time to entertain.

This year, the Board selected “That’s Entertainment!” as the theme to celebrate and honor the 43rd Celebration and its dignitaries which include: The Cornerstone Award, The Oster Regent Theatre (their 40th anniversary); Grand Marshall, John Luzaich and Hosts, Cedar Falls Community Theatre Board of Directors. Local artist, Rob Swiatly’s design was selected as the artwork and it will appear on the program guide, posters, and anything Sturgis.

The Sturgis Falls Celebration brings together all the best things summer has to offer, from one of the best parades in the state, to many genres of free entertainment at multiple venues, a carnival, arts and crafts – all located in the heart of Cedar Falls and all within walking distance of each other.

Overman Park, located across the street from City Hall, is home to many long running traditions including the Bill Riley Talent Search and the US Marine Band performance. The Kidsway tent, complete with a stage for magicians and performers, provides children an area of entertainment and hands-on discovery. On Sunday, within the streets surrounding Overman Park, shop the offerings of the Arts and Crafts Fair with regional vendors and artisans.

Gateway Park is located just across the river from Downtown Cedar Falls. Friday night kicks off the celebration and throughout the weekend, you are sure to hear one of your favorite classics -- from country to rock n’ roll. Weekend headliners include: Pork Tornados, Sixteen Candles, and Checker and the Bluetones. This is the place, for those 21 and older, to grab a beer with friends or family. Also located in Gateway Park is the Gateway Market, one of the newest features of Sturgis Falls. Vendors offer a variety of products that shoppers can purchase, all in one convenient location. For those who enjoy bumper cars or the Ferris wheel, the carnival is located at the west end of the park.

Sturgis Falls Celebration is the perfect opportunity to check out some other great Cedar Falls offerings -- visit the Historical Society’s Victorian House or Ice House Museum, shop our many Downtown Cedar Falls merchants, run a Half-Marathon with Cedar Falls Booster Club, bike a 50-mile route with the Cedar Valley Cyclists, dance with the Cedar Falls Firefighters or stop by Sturgis Park for the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival.

For more information, check out Sturgis social media sites – FacebookTwitter or Instagram - or log onto www.sturgisfalls.org for a full listing of events and activities. Better yet, download the app developed by Far Reach Technologies. Either way, you’ll want to save the date now and enjoy the festivities.

Featured Events
Gateway ParkGateway Park
Entertainment formerly located in Tourist Park moved to Gateway Park in 2012.

This change provided abundant parking, more food vendors, a larger area to enjoy the bands, and the new 40' Jumbotron for better viewing of the stage. The Carnival and Gateway Vendor Market are also located in Gateway Park.

It is located on Lincoln Street, one block northeast of 1st & Main Streets.

Gateway Park is WiFi compatible.

Overman ParkOverman Park
The Overman Park Band Shell provides a variety of entertainment options over the Sturgis Falls Celebration weekend. Read More...

Kidsway Activities TentKidsway Activities Tent
There's plenty to see and do under the Kidsway Tent.

Stage acts and hands-on activities provide our youngest Sturgis Falls fans with hours of fun designed with them in mind!
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This Year's Theme
That's Entertainment 

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