Tanager Place

Helping Children & Families Since 1879


Summer Fest 2014 


Mark your calendars and kick off summer with Tanager Place. The 24th annual Summer Fest  will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rockwell Collins Sports Complex. The free, outdoor festival offers families across the Corridor  interactive activities, crafts, inflatables, live entertainment, and mascot mania.

Over the past 24 years, this free family festival – made possible by generous sponsors – has raised more than $568,000 for Tanager Place programs specializing in mental and emotional services for children. Summer Fest celebrates Tanager Place’s mission to support and build strong and healthy families.

During Summer Fest, children can create their very own cereal in the General Mills’ “Make Your Own Cereal” tent. With the support of UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospitals, the first 1,000 kids will free bike helmets. Other activities include the Rev’ved Up 4 Tanager Kids Charity Car & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by Eddies Rod and Custom and Master Tool Mfg.; Video Games Etc. gaming area, Safety Town with help from 45 area businesses focused on interactive learning; and STEM activities. Audiences can enjoy special stage appearances by the Titans Dolls Dance Team, Cedar Rapids Spirits, magician Jackson Green, and music by Vibrations Pro Disc Jockeys. 

“Summer Fest is a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with multiple organizations within the community and give back to families through a fun and memorable experience,” says Director of Community Relations Joan Hackbarth.

We’ll see you at Summer Fest 2014 on Saturday, June 7 beginning @ 3:30 p.m.!

Volunteers needed! We need 250 volunteers to make Summer Fest happen! Check out our volunteer opportunities here!

For more information, or volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Teeselink at kteeselink@tanagerplace.org or call 319-365-9165 x372.

Summer Fest 2013 from Tanager Place on Vimeo.

To see more Summer Fest photos, visit
Tanager Place’s Facebook page.