This weekend will kick off another year of fun and festivities at the Sturgis Falls Celebration!

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It actually all started out as a celebration of the Cedar Falls Bicentennial Celebration and has grown into a huge community event over the years. There is a WHOLE lot going on in Cedar Falls this weekend to celebrate, so here's all of the details to help you keep track of it all!


Location: Gateway Park

Thursday – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday – 1:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m
Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Single Tickets ~ $1.00

Wristbands ~ $20 per day for unlimited rides


Elwin Huffman/TSM
Elwin Huffman/TSM

Kids Parade ~ Friday, June 24th at 4:30 PM

  • Meet at the corner of Franklin and 7th at Lincoln Elementary around 4:15
  • Costume judging begins at 4:30 PM
  • Parade starts at 4:45 PM

The parade will travel north on Franklin Street and end under the Kidsway Big Top around the corner of 3rd and Franklin Street.

Saturday, June 25th Parade

Kicks off at 10 AM at 7th and Clay Street. It will then move south to 11th street, go east on Main, turn north to 3rd and finally going south at Franklin Street.

Arts & Craft Fair

Sunday, June 26th


Located on the streets around Overman Park, not too far from where the Cedar Falls Farmers Market is. There will be more than 80 artisans and vendors at this craft fair!

Gateway Market

This is located in Gateway park between the carnival and Gateway Park Stage.

Hours for Gateway Market:

Friday – 1PM to 10PM
Saturday – 10AM-10PM
Sunday – 10AM-5PM

Other Community Events

Lion’s Club 41st Annual Pancake Breakfast

  • Sunday, June 26th
  • 7AM-1PM
  • Community Center at 6th & Main Streets

Cedar Basin Music Festival

Friday, June 24th:

4PM Saints All-Star Dixieland Band ~ Jazz Stage

5PM Bernie & Denny ~ Heritage Stage

5PM Peter Van Nuis ~ Jazz Stage

6PM-7:30PM Maddie Poppe ~ Main Stage

7PM Saints All-Star Dixieland Band ~ Jazz Stage

8PM Heartache Tonight ~ Main Stage

11PM David Schroeder ~ Heritage Stage

Saturday, June 25th:

Noon Saints All Star Dixieland Band ~ Heritage Stage

1PM Peter Van Nuis ~ Heritage Stage

1PM St. Louis Stompers ~ Jazz Stage

2PM Saints All Star Dixieland Band ~ Heritage Stage

2PM Josh Hakanson Quartet ~ Jazz Stage

3PM Ephraim Zenh ~ Heritage Stage

3PM Simon Harding Quartet ~ Jazz Stage


5PM Stable Daze ~ Main Stage

5PM Mike Conrad Trio ~ Jazz Stage

6PM Stable Daze ~ Main Stage

6PM The Pelicans ~ Jazz Stage

7PM Boren Naked ~ Heritage Stage

8PM Not Quite Brothers ~ Main Stage

10PM Pork Tornadoes ~ Main Stage


For more information on Sunday's various performances check out the official Cedar Basin Music Festival website.

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