on Friday, May 31, 2019
My Waterloo Day's Parade (photo by Matt Ohl)
This year’s My Waterloo Days celebration, Groovy in the ‘Loo will be next week, June 3-9. The festival promises to be better than ever with great bands, great food and a great time in downtown Waterloo.
Lincoln Park will be the hub of activity for the weekend, hosting People in the Park on Friday & Music in the Park on Saturday. Both offer a chance for fun activities and a groovy lineup of musical talent. Friday festivities begin at 4:30pm and you’ll hear from Above Ground, Never the Less, and the Diamond Empire Band. Saturday’s Music in the Park begins at Noon with Youth Gone Wild followed by DeJa Blue at 2pm, Zoot & Newt Band at 4:30pm, Checker & the Bluetones at 7pm and closing it all out with The Nadas beginning at 9:30pm.
Kid's Bike Race
There will nonstop fun for little ones all week long including Movies on the Cedar on Thursday night with Ralph Breaks the Internet. The annual MWD Parade is 6:30pm on Friday night. And Saturday morning hosts a Color Run at 9am with music by DJ Commando and Kids Bike Race at 11am.
Check out this fun list of activities for the sports fans.
Some favorite festival food, part of the diverse selection available (photo by My Waterloo Days)
And what festival is complete without great eats and drinks. There will be a diverse collection of vendors in the park all weekend so you can grab whatever treat tickles your taste buds from ice-cold lemonade to beat the heat to your favorite fried goodies and everything in-between.
Passes are $3 in advance or $5 at the gate. You can purchase your advance passes at several local businesses. The list can be found here. Don’t forget to use your My Waterloo Days pass to its full potential by snagging some great discounts throughout the week to several Waterloo hot spots.
For a full schedule of events or to learn more about this year’s festival you can visit their website, check out their Facebook page, or download the new My Waterloo Days app!
For a complete list of what's happening in the Cedar Valley, visit CedarValley365.com.
-Micah McCutchan, Experience Waterloo