Asics Fan Fest will also welcome those to Olympic Trials

Updated: April 12, 2012

The Downtown Iowa City Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) is pleased to announce Asics Fan Fest will be held in downtown Iowa City April 21 – 22. Asics Fan Fest will serve as the entertainment hub for the thousands of visitors attending the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials at Carver Hawkeye Arena as well as for the Iowa City Area community.

Fans attending the wrestling trials will be shuttled from Carver Hawkeye Arena to downtown Iowa City where they will be able to enjoy live music and interactive wrestling-themed activities, browse merchandise vendors, enjoy family-friendly activities at the Kids’ Zone and experience Iowa City’s celebration of Olympic wrestling hopefuls as they make their last stop before the London Games. For those up to the challenge, the Asics “Stop at Never” event will allow fans to compete against friends and against established world records! Official Asics Fan Fest activities are scheduled 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on both April 21 – 22nd (during the intermission between wrestling sessions at the Trials).

Olympic champion Ben Peterson will be signing autographs at the WIN Magazine booth during Fan Fest. Other dignitaries will be on hand throughout the event as well.

More information and a frequently-updated schedule of events can be found at and Scheduled musical acts are The Last Ride, Kevin Burt, the Awful Purdies and the Burlington Street Bluegrass Band. Check back frequently for an updated schedule or performances and activities.

For more information on Asics Fan Fest, please contact Nick Arnold at 319-354-0863 or via e-mail at