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Kidsway Tent Fundraiser and 44th Celebration

1/20/2019  The 44th Annual Sturgis Falls Celebration with theme “Happy Trails” will be held June 28-30, 2019.

Incorporated in 1985 and acquiring non-profit status, the Celebration grew out of the 1976 Cedar Falls Bicentennial Celebration. Administered and managed by an all-volunteer board, the Sturgis Falls Celebration is a free event providing musical entertainment, a parade, children’s activities, arts and craft fair and varied industries vendors.

Since first being created over twenty years ago, the Kidsway area has grown and developed more kid-friendly activities, and is currently “bursting at the seams”. A NEW Big Top Tent for Kidsway Stage and Activities will provide a larger covered venue for children and their families to enjoy stage performances and explore creative opportunities!

With a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, we are on our way to expanding the Kidsway with a NEW Kidsway Big Top Tent! However, we need your help! Please consider joining the Kidsway Fundraiser at the following membership levels:

$5000: Kidsway Extra Mile (named displayed with benefits*)
$2500: Hometown Hero
$1500: Major Sponsor
$500: Festival Fanatic
$100: Kidsway Fanatic
*benefits at all levels and naming information available

Then mark your calendar and plan to attend the Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Kidsway Fundraiser with Live and Silent Auctions including live entertainment, complimentary carnival appetizers, and more – all hosted at the Diamond Event Center (5307 Caraway Lane, Cedar Falls).

Watch for more information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and visit the Kidsway Tent Fundraiser page.

Sturgis Falls is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, please consult your tax advisor about the tax benefits associated with your contribution.

2019 Dignitaries Named

1/1/2019  The Sturgis Falls Celebration Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 44th annual Sturgis Falls Celebration, “Happy Trails” themed Dignitary and Poster Artist.

For 2019, the Cedar Trails Partnership (CTP) will be honored as the sole dignitary entity for the Celebration. Established in 1995 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, representatives from the partnership began attending meetings and public hearings of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MPO) in order to stay informed about trail funding opportunities. The focus of the CTP has remained on trail advocacy, with a representative serving on the MPO, its technical committee and enhancement committee, as well as organizing the annual trails festival and the volunteer Cedar Trail Patrol, which provides security and assistance to trail users.

Alyssa Schmidt has been named the 2019 Poster Artist. Ms. Schmidt was inspired by her time on the trails as a member of the Cedar Falls High School Track and Cross Country Teams. She had a true sense of community while using the trails. Ms. Schmidt is a 2017 CFHS graduate and is studying Graphic Design at Hawkeye Community College.


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
Happy Trails 

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