Herky On Parade

Launched May 5 through August 26, 2014. 84 Herkys have been placed around Iowa City, Coralville, Nor

In 2004 Herky on Parade was the largest public art project ever produced in the Iowa City/Coralville area. It was a collaboration with the University of Iowa, the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, City of Coralville and City of Iowa City. It’s 10 years later and time to celebrate the 10th anniversary with 84 more Herky statues, a new pose, and we’re expanding our parade to No


Think Iowa City

The folks behind Herky on Parade are offering a holiday contest! Check out the details and gift ideas below.

Introducing our holiday contest! For 12 consecutive days, we will highlight local businesses with ideas for holiday gifts. Anyone who participates will be eligible to win a $100 Visa gift card and additional prizes today through December 23. Visit goo.gl/UGWaWL to enter! Then, follow the hashtag on the CVB social media accounts for gift ideas.

On the first day of gifting, Iowa City offers you: specialty chocolate and wine. Winans Chocolates + Coffees Coralville offers fresh, handmade chocolates delivered directly to the store! Pick up the exclusive Mesocacao line of chocolates, sourced from the best heirloom varietal cacao beans directly from the farmers. Add some wine, like a bottle of Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery's Reserve Red or new Double Oak Reserve. Hy-Vee also has a great variety of wines at an affordable price.


Have you seen who made another appearance? Just in time for cap-and-gown season.

Look who's back!


Spring graduation is just around the corner! An 8” Graduation Herky Miniature is the perfect gift for the 2016 graduate in your life. For a limited time, visit ww.herkyonparade2.com/merchandise to purchase a Graduation Herky and receive free shipping!


Travel Iowa

Herky likes pizza - do YOU? It’s Pizza Madness! Travel Iowa is on the hunt to crown Iowa’s best pizza place – and Pagliai's is in the running. Click this link and cast your vote for us before Friday at noon.

It's and to celebrate we need your help to find the BEST pizza pi in Iowa. We've narrowed the field down to 8 of the best pizza restaurants across the state. Round 1 voting begins now - cast your vote for Travel Iowa's 2016 Pizza Pie Madness!


Herky On Parade


St Patrick's Day will be here before you know it! Reminder: Leprechaun Herky, All Sports Herky, Santa Herky, and Franken Herky are all still available for purchase. If interested, please email [email protected] or call 319-337-6592 and ask for Michael or Nick.


Herky On Parade


Find Santa Herky tonight near the south doors at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the women's and men's basketball double header! Free commemorative Herky on Parade and Herky on Parade 2 posters available at the booth.


Herky On Parade


CYBER SPECIALS! During this week only, we will be selling Herky on Parade miniature statues at the discounted price of $20 (original retail $40)!

Available mini statues: Conductor Herky, Graduation Herky, Bigfoot Herky, Chrome Herky, Uncle Herky

Supplies are limited. Please email [email protected] or call 319-337-6592 during business hours if interested.


Santa Tracker: Santa Herky will be at the holiday photo set at the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville until December 21st. Then he'll stop by Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the men's basketball game December 22nd before heading back to the North Pole!

Take your pictures with Santa Herky this holiday season!



Go Hawks!

Join the Hawkeye celebration this evening at the Johnson County I-Club Pep Rally! 5pm on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage in the downtown Iowa City Ped Mall.

Emcee: Gary Dolphin, Keynote Speaker: Coach Dan Gable


Armed Forces Herkys: A Herky on Parade Salute


Thank you to those who have served our great country! Happy Veterans Day!

Organizers of the 2014 Herky on Parade event join ALL of Hawkeye Nation in paying tribute to our current and former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and...


Thank you to all of those who were able to come out to the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame during the past 2 weeks to see the 2015 Special Collection Herkys before going to their permanent homes around the community. Special thanks to The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame for helping in hosting the event!

We will be sure to update you with locations for all the new Herkys once they are known and available! Go Hawks!


Herky On Parade

daily-iowan.com 11/04/2015

Herkys of many colors

Thank you The Daily Iowan for the article! We do love our "Herkys of many colors"

daily-iowan.com Special-collection Herkys make appearance at Hall of Fame. By Ali Krogman [email protected] Herky doesn’t always dress in black and gold. Six Herky statues are lining floors of the Un...


Take advantage of UI Athletics Hall of Fame extended hours TONIGHT until 8pm to see all 6 Special Collection Herkys! HOP commemorative merchandise available at discounted prices along with FREE posters. Herkys won't be at the HoF for long - Come see them tonight!!


It's November! Which means Santa Herky is gearing up for the holidays. Come by The University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame (2425 Prairie Meadow Dr. Iowa City, IA) now through Sunday during business hours to see all the Special Collection Herkys. FREE commemorative posters at the door!


Herky On Parade


Didn't get a chance to see the 2015 Special Collection at FRYfest? Or want to see them again? You're in luck! All six will be on display at the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Friday, October 30 - Sunday, November 8. Franken Herky will be at Kinnick Stadium for the football game Saturday, but will then move to the Hall of Fame. Just in time for Halloween, eh?


We all know how fantastic Herky on Parade is, and now we have the awards to prove it! Jillian Miller accepted 6 awards presented by the International Festival and Events Association this week. The event received these awards:

Best Miscellaneous Multimedia
Live Auction - Best Event/Program within an Event to Benefit a Cause (thank you, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties)
Best Overall Merchandising Program

Herky on Parade 2 Documentary - Best Full Length TV Program (National)
The Golden Herky Hunt - Best New Promotion Activity

Best Commemorative Poster


The long anticipated wait is over...here is the new Special 2015 FRYfest Collection!


Who saw our special collection at FRYfest yesterday? Share your photos with us!


Sneak peek #5...


Sneak peek #4...


Sneak peek #3...


Sneak peek #2...USA! USA!


Give us your best guess of what new Herky's you think will be in the new Special 2015 FRYfest Collection. Then stop by the tradeshow this Friday at FRYfest to see if you were right!


Sneak peek #1...Go Hawks!


Are you as excited as we are?! Our six new Herky's will be unveiled on FRYday at FRYfest! (There may even be an extra one, just for fun...) Stayed tuned for some sneak peeks!

press-citizen.com 08/17/2015

Johnson County I-Club replaces football breakfasts with luncheons

We are pretty exited about the new tradition our local Johnson County I-Club is kicking off this fall!! Go Hawks!

press-citizen.com After discontinuing traditional breakfasts, club plans luncheons, rallies


Lookin' good, Herky! Lookin' good.


Ideas are rolling for the top secret lineup of 6 brand new Herkys to debut at FRYfest September 4. What do YOU want to see?


Look who's back, back again... Herky's back, tell a friend... 🎶

Congrats graduates!

Congrats to University of Iowa students graduating today, tomorrow and Saturday! Welcome to Iowa City, family and friends!

iowacitycoralville.org 05/12/2015

Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB, IA

Check it out! A great post about re-visiting the Herkys still hanging around town.

iowacitycoralville.org Public Art Continues to Charm



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