CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Aug. 24, 2000
WOW! Downtown Street Festival is Friday, Aug. 25
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The two-week welcoming back program for new and returning
University of Iowa students proceeds this weekend with WOW! Downtown Street
Festival, Friday, Aug. 25 and will be held on downtown's Pedestrian Mall from
6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The alcohol-free program includes entertainment and is sponsored by the
Weeks of Welcome 2000 and several Iowa City businesses.
Listed are attractions and entertainment to take place as part of the Downtown
-- Salsa music, salsa lessons and dancing, music played by Alto Maiz,
-- Free stress-reducing massages offered, sponsored by Eastwind School of
Holistic Healing and Iowa City Chiropractic Health and Sports Injury Clinic,
-- Children's Activity Corner, sponsored by the Iowa Gym-Nest Club, Iowa
-- Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by various downtown businesses and the UI Dance
Marathon student organization,
-- Ergathon Activity Station, seated rowing machine and simulated computer
race, sponsored by the UI Women's and Men's Crew Teams,
-- Variety Stage Act, from 7-10 p.m, sponsored by the Women's Resource and
-- Graffiti Theatre, 9 p.m.,
-- Fatal Vision Booth, interactive activity which allows the public to safely
learn about how alcohol affects driver ability, sponsored by the UI Department
of Public Safety and the Iowa City Police Department
-- Downtown Festival Photo Booth, free 5 X 7 pictures offered and additional
one-hour prints can be purchased,
-- Vendors and free giveaways,
-- Movies projected onto the Sheraton Hotel east wall from 10 p.m. to midnight.
For more information about events, contact Diane DeMarco, Office of University
Outreach and Communications, (319) 335-3423.