The Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Coralville, and UI Athletics are pleased to announce plans for the 2017 FRYfest presented by MidWestOne Bank. As a “Celebration of all that is Hawkeye”, FRYfest will celebrate a “Hawkeye Hoop Salute” with basketball greats from the Hayden Fry era. 

2017 marks the 9th year of FRYfest and will take place September 1, 2017, the day before the Hawkeyes take on the Wyoming Cowboys.  FRYfest is a full day of activities, bringing all Hawkeye nation together to kick off the first home football game of the season. Returning classics to FRYfest include vendors in the World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow, panel discussions and autograph sessions, the Hawkeye pep rally, and the “High Porch Block Party” which includes the kids zone, bags tournament, concert and back by popular demand, the grand finale with fireworks!

A “high porch picnic” is a Texas expression for “an exceptionally good time.” The High Porch Block Party is a nod to Coach Fry’s glorious career as one of college football’s most unique coaches, on and off the field.

All events take place in and around the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing.

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