Friday, July 14, 2017


7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Gates Open to Jack Trice at 7:00 p.m.  Please use the Northwest Gate (Gate 5)


Jack Trice 

Keynote Speaker

Kyven Gadson

Former Iowa State Cyclone Wrestler

2015 NCAA Wrestling Champion

Cyclone Regional Training Center Athlete


Featured Entertainment

Vocal Trash

Vocal Trash; a diverse blend of environmental performers who have been engaging audiences across the U.S. for over a decade.  The musical aspects of this exciting, high-energy troupe from Texas appeals to everyone - from the very young to the very old - in its perfect mix of pop, rock, swing and classic oldies.

Vocal Trash combines uniquely recycled musical instruments, such as their "one of a kind" bass and guitars, with an industrial percussion section made-up of metal trash cans, plastic barrels, water bottles and other landfill-rescued items. 



Parking is available at Jack Trice Stadium in the lots North of Jack Trice.  
No parking is allowed in parking lot S6, S7 & S8 due to the Athlete Jamboree.


Athletes & Coaches - FREE.  To receive your Athlete/Coach ticket stop by the T-shirt pick up tent in parking lot S7 on Friday, July 14.
Only one representative from teams needs to stop by the tent.

$5.00 - 13 & Over
$2.00 - 12 & Under

Proceeds from the Opening Ceremony will benefit Adaptive Sports Iowa.
Since being established in 2011, Adaptive Sports Iowa has provided revolutionary sports opportunities for Iowans with physical disabilities. From introducing adaptive sports in the Iowa Games to and setting up various sports programs to having a RAGBRAI team, we hope to continue to offer Iowans with physical disabilities the chance to showcase their athletic abilities while promoting an atmosphere of fun and community.

How to purchase tickets?

Online Pre-Sale:
Tickets may be purchased online prior to the event via online.  Tickets purchased July 8 or earlier will be mailed to the individual.  Tickets purchased online after July 9 will be available for pick up in parking lot S7 at the Ticket Tent (NE corner of lot) from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.


Event Day:

Tickets will also be available on Friday, July 14 in parking lot S7 (NE Corner) from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. as well as outside the Northwest Gate (Gate 5) at Jack Trice from 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. 
Method of payment:  CASH (preferred method), Check (payable to Iowa Games)  

Schedule of Events

7:00 p.m. - Gates open to Jack Trice Stadium.  General Public please use Gate 5 (NW Side) to enter Jack Trice Stadium.
7:30 p.m. - Lot S7 - Parade of Athletes Line up along the East side of Jack Trice Stadium on the sidewalk. 
7:45 p.m. - Parade of Athletes Begins.  
8:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony Starts
9:15 p.m. - Fireworks

Parade of Athletes

Please line up on the East side of Jack Trice Stadium by lots S7.  Athletes will enter the stadium from the Northeast corner.

Opening Ceremony

Please check back for complete Opening Ceremony schedule. 


Friday, July 14, 2017
This event is open to public.  


5:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Location & Admission

Parking Lot S7 on the campus of Iowa State University.  Lot S7 is directly east of Jack Trice Stadium on University Blvd.  


All activities and entertainment is FREE.  
Concession prices based on Food Trucks.

Schedule of Events | 2017 Schedule

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Activity Zones (FREE)
Iowa Food & Family Project's Food & Family Fair featuring:

Midwest Dairy Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Egg Council, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Select Farms

Visit each commodity group's booth for chances to win prizes! 

5:00 - 7:30 PM | Local Food Trucks (Food Truck Menu Prices Apply)

6:00 - 7:30 PM | Entertainment

7:30 PM | Parade of Athletes 

All Iowa Games Athletes & Coaches are encouraged to walk in the Opening Ceremony Parade of Athletes.  
At 7:30 PM the entertainment and activities will end in Lot S7 but things will just be getting started inside Jack Trice Stadium.
Parade of Athletes will line up on the sidewalk west of Lot S7.  

Volunteers will be handing out Parade of Athlete cards for your name/team name & sport to be read as you enter Jack Trice Stadium.  The Parade of Athletes 
will enter the NE Gate at Jack Trice.

Opening Ceremony Sponsors


Keynote Speaker - Kyven Gadson
Featured Entertainment - Vocal Trash

Athlete Jamboree



Athlete Jamboree: FREE
Opening Ceremony:
FREE to registered athletes & coaches
Athletes/Coaches to gain free admission to the Opening Ceremony, stop by the T-shirt pick up tent in parking lot S7 for your athlete credential.  Team only need to send one representative to pick up their credentials.

$5.00 - 13 & Over
$2.00 - 12 & Under

Proceeds of the Opening Ceremony will benefit Adaptive Sports Iowa.