Friday, August 14, 2020 to Sunday, August 16, 2020, 12:00am
Hancher Auditorium, The Iowa River, Hancher Green, and beyond!
141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

UPDATE APRIL 2020. The Big Splash! has been rescheduled for September 2022 and will be a centerpiece of Hancher's fiftieth season. The decision was made with collaborators and supporters with the health and safety of the community as the top priority.


The Big Splash! is a big deal—an outdoor extravaganza of music, dance, circus arts, and spectacle 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 Wallendas, and much, much more—all free and open to people of all ages. Celebrate with us, make friends, bring a picnic, and feel the joy and wonder. Prepare to be inspired!

Planned Activities and Participants Include:
• The Amazing River Parade
• Master of Ceremonies Tomáš Kubínek
Architects of Air
The Wallendas and The Flying Cortes
Victor Quijada and RUBBERBANDance Group
Machine Dazzle
Red Baraat
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience
• Activities for kids of all ages!



We are grateful to our supporters who are helping to steer The Big Splash!

Hancher Auditorium / The University of Iowa
IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering and The College of Engineering / The University of Iowa
The City of Iowa City

Anonymous Family Foundation
Leonard and Marlene Hadley
Jeffrey and Kristine Nielsen
Sue Strauss
Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson

Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation Donor-Advised Fund
Think Iowa City

Pirate King
Robert F. and Judith C. Boyd
James and Loretta Clark
Donald W. Heineking
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Nancy Kennedy and Family
Arthur and Ginger Nowak
Alan and Liz Swanson
Chuck and Kim Swanson
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Rhoda Vernon
Sara Wolfson

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1160 or 800-HANCHER or hancher-box-office@uiowa.edu.