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April 14, 2005

RiverFest 2005 Set For April 22-24

Comedian Dat Phan, a Taste of Iowa City, and the annual River Run road race highlight the 27th RiverFest outdoor music, food and art festival April 22-24 at Hubbard Park on the University of Iowa campus.

RiverFest 2005, which kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, also includes KidFest, live music from numerous bands, carnival rides, and much more. KidFest offers face-painting, mask-making, a coloring contest and storytelling.

RiverFest is being held in conjunction with the Riverbank Art Fair, which runs April 23-24 on the northeast side of Hancher Auditorium's green area along the Iowa River. The art fair, which is sponsored by the UI's Fine Arts Council, features Midwestern artists exhibiting and selling their original work, including clay, drawing, painting, metal and jewelry.

Riverfest, sponsored by the UI Student Government, runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit Riverfest's Web site at The full schedule of events is as follows (unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in Hubbard Park):

Friday, April 22

--5 p.m. Carnival; Car Smash; Ride-a-Bull.

--6 p.m. Opening Bands.

--8:15 p.m. Junior Varsity.

--9 p.m. Comedian Dat Phan, Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union.

Saturday, April 23

--8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast.

--10 a.m. to 4p.m. Kidfest; Carnival.

--10 a.m. to 5 p.m. RiverBank Art Fair, Hancher Green.

--11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sigma Pi Taste of Iowa City.

--10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Student Organizations/Business Info Booths.

--10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Car Smash; Ride-A-Bull; Petting Zoo; Rock Climbing.

--11:30 a.m. Swing Dance Club.

--Noon Jazz Set Fencing Demonstration.

--1 p.m. Acoustic music.

--1:45 p.m. Dance Marathon Dance.

--2 p.m. Muscatine Performing Arts.

--3 p.m. Jade Tiger Dojo Demonstration.

--4 p.m. I-Date by Zach Thompson.

--5 p.m. UI Dance/Cheerleaders.

--5:30 p.m.  ROTC fly-by; national anthem sung by Beth Duhr.

--6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Battle of the Bands.

Sunday, April 24

--9 a.m. to noon 26th Annual RiverRun.

--10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riverbank Art Fair, Hancher Green.

--11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kidfest; Carnival; Information Booths; Petting Zoo; Sigma Pi Taste of Iowa City.

--12:45 p.m. Steel Drum Band.

--2:15 p.m. Euphouria.

--3 p.m. Voices of Soul.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010,