Hiawatha Fun Fest 2017


August 25, 2017 — August 26, 2017


5:00 pm — 9:00 pm






August 25th-26th 2017

Come help us have some fun at the second annual Hiawatha Fun Fest! This family-friendly inaugural event will kick off with a Friday night Concert in the Park featuring 8 Seconds from 6-9pm and a Movie Under the Moon from 9-11pm brought to you by the Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends Foundation. Saturday morning the festivities will begin in Guthridge Park with a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the HiCREW Kiwanis Club (8am-11am) and a 5K Fun Run by the Hiawatha Fire Department (8am). At 11am, a parade will take place around Hiawatha ending in Guthridge Park with a wide range of activities for all ages, including inflatable's, food, live music, fireworks and much more! Our featured entertainment for Saturday evening will be the Breakfast Club (6-9pm) featuring a wide range of classic rock hits! Don’t miss another year of fun!

Location: Guthridge Park

Dates: August 25th from 6-11pm

August 26th from 8am-Fireworks



             6—9                  8 Seconds Band & Kiwanis Concessions

             9—11                Movie Under the Moon-Title will be voted on in July


             8                        5K Fireman’s Run

     8—10 HiCREW Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

    10—9 Food Vendors-Shriners, Girl Scouts, Rubys, Women's Auxiliary, Kona Ice, Cedar Ridge, Clock House Brewery

     11—12 Hiawatha Parade

     12—6 Activities for Kids & Adults

  • Library-Large coloring book 12-3pm
  • Macaroni Kid Children’s Craft 12-3pm
  • Iowa Kids Sight 12-3pm
  • Face Painting 12-5pm
  • Junior Fie Fighter Obstacle 12-4pm
  • Hiawatha Kids League Inflatable’s 12-7pm
  • Rock Wall– National Guard 12-5pm
  • Euro Bungee 12-7pm
  • Trackless Train 12-5pm
  • Kids Tractor Pull 1:00pm
  • Shriners Adult Bags Tournament 1:00pm
  • Culvers Ice Cream Eating Contest 3:00pm
  • Smash a Car Legion Fundraiser 1-7pm
  • Waterballoon Toss Contest 2:00pm
  • Glow in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament (Clark Park) 7:30pm

12--9 Entertainment

- Community Entertainment– 12-2:30 (CR Spirits 12-1pm, CRAG Gymnasitcs 1:00-1:30pm, Dancers Edge 1:30-2:00pm)

- K9 Demo with Reso and Officer Naak 2-3pm

-42 Romeo Rock Band 4-6pm 

42R is a part of the 34th Army Band, stationed in Fairfield, Iowa. They are comprised of citizen-soldier musicians. They assemble one weekend a month plus fifteen Annual Training days per year to perform and support various civilian and military ceremonies. Current members are from Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri. The Band’s numerous ensembles have extensively toured the State of Iowa, as well as performed on a national and world stage. As the official military band of Iowa, their unit members have enjoyed performing for many official State functions, such as the Governor’s Inauguration, official visits of United States dignitaries including the President of the United States, and numerous foreign leaders.


During State emergencies, the band has supported the needs of local communities in multiple roles from providing support to flood-stricken Southeast Iowa communities to assisting stranded motorists during winter storms.

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-Breakfast Club Band  6-9pm 

The Breakfast Club®, the longest running, most recognized ’80’s tribute band in the United States is coming to Hiawatha Fun Fest on August 26th from 6-9pm!


Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind. The mission was simple: create an entertainment group that embodied the enigmatic, creative, and buoyant spirit of music and live performances of the original MTV generation of the 1980s. That mission remains today.


This is NOT some wig wearing, mall fashion version of an ‘80’s cover band, lip syncing to tracks while pretending to play an unplugged guitar. This is real hair, real 1980s clothes, real vocals, and real musical talent. The Breakfast Club® is the real deal, performing live ‘80’s pop “better than the original artists” - Wilmington Star News.


The guys of The Breakfast Club® have shared the stage with numerous music legends, including but not limited to, Whitesnake, The Romantics, Poison, Drivin’n’Cryin’, Hootie and The Blowfish, White Lion, The Smithereens, Edwin McCain, and many others.

The Breakfast Club® has had the privilege of performing for rockstars, movie stars, many of America’s top corporations, NASCAR legends, and millions of the most amazing, fervent fans any band could ever hope for.

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9-9: 30 Fireworks at Dusk!!!

Thank you to all of our supporting sponsors!

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