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Thank you to our Sponsors

5/22/2018  Thank you to all our 2018 sponsors, your support is so very important in keeping with the Sturgis Falls mission of a Free Event for your community.

Extra Mile Sponsors ($5000 +)
Far Reach, Martin Bros Distributing Co., Mudd Advertising, Shade Creations by Waterloo, Aspro Inc., Matthias Landscaping, Dave Sires, Peterson Contractors, Inc.,
Warren Transport, Inc., Hoffman & Hoffman Trenching, Inc., Roth Tax and Accounting, Benton’s Ready Mix Concrete, Ronan Industries, Fahr Beverage, City of Cedar Falls

Hometown Heroes ($2500 +)
Sartori Memorial Hospital/Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Performance Bodies, PIPAC – Greg & Lea Ann Saul, Viking Pump, Next Generation Wireless, Collins Community Credit Union, John & Yuki Block, Imagebuggy, Community Motors, Western Home Communities, Cedar Falls Utilities, Gingerich Post and Frame
Service Signing, Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau, Electronic Engineering

Major Sponsors ($1500 +)
Lincoln Savings Bank, First National Bank, L & N Transportation, Al’s Garden, American Pattern, CNC Works, Cedar Ridge Distillery

Festival Fanatics ($500 +)
Veridian Credit Union, Cedar Falls Wal-Mart, University of Iowa Credit Union, Prairie Lakes Church, US Bank, EyeCare Associates, Farmers State Bank, Community Bank & Trust, Brad McCunniff State Farm Agency, Cedar Falls Kwik Trip, Cedar Falls Mobile Home Village, Wells Fargo, Dan Deery Motors, Susie Hines – John Deere Power of Good, River Place/Black Hawk Hotel, UNI Credit Union, Salon Zola, Jason Styve Insurance, New Aldaya

Celebration Supporters (up to $500)
Chuck & Pam Frost, Brad Jacobson State Farm Agency, Cedar Valley Eye Care Taylor Veterinary Hospital, Pizza Ranch, BankIowa, Scratch, CF Municipal Band
Cedar Valley Veterinary Center, Casey’s General Stores, Financial Designs, Dusk to Dawn, The Bonsall Family, Europa Cycle & Ski, ICM Financial, Tom Herzmann-Oakridge Realtors, Chuck & Pam Frost, Brad Jacobson State Farm Agency, The Horny Toad/The Wild Hare, Cedar Valley Eye Care, Pump Haus Pub & Grill, Visions Hair Studio, CF Booster Club, Cozy Van Wheelchair & Stretcher Service, Martinson Construction, Lions Club, CV Cyclists, Hilton Garden Inn, CF Schools Foundation, Life Expressions by Chastity, Added Self Storage/CV Community

Please note, last update 20 May 2018 – we will be happy to add your organization to this list. Please contact: sfcprogram@yahoo.com

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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