A Mom’s Guide to Herky on Parade

Herky on paradeHave you heard? Herky is on Parade! That’s right, 83 Herkys have taken over Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original Herky on Parade and the area’s largest public art project.  Each Herky features the same pose, with a distinctly different look.  Ranging from Bachelor Herky and Basketball Herky to Uncle Herky and William Sherkspeare, each Herky has a unique local and regional artist, including local junior high and high school students! The statues will be on display through Fry Fest in late August, and will then be auctioned off to support the United Way of Johnson and Washington counties.

If you’re looking for a fun family activity I suggest taking the Herky on Parade challenge…aka taking a picture with each of the 83 Herkys! Our Iowa City Moms Blog  team is getting in on the fun…we’re already working on snapping pictures of us and our families with our favorite mascot! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@icmomsblog) and watch our progress! We’d love to see your photos too! So when you’re out snapping photos with Herky, be sure to hashtag #HerkyOnParade and #ICMomBlog!

To help you find Herky, here is the list of all the Herky locations:

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Special thanks to the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing this list for us! You can  download the list, complete with Herky locations broken down by neighborhood HERE.  You can also find an interactive map on the Herky on Parade 2 website, along with pictures and details about all of the Herkys! Prefer to get the information on your phone or mobile device?  There’s an app for that! Herky on Parade apps are available on the App Store and on Google Play.  If you want an actual map you can hold in your hand, pick one up at the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

We hope you and your family enjoy this awesome display as much as we do! There’s something really neat about getting to experience art in such a fun way, especially when the whole community gets involved! Be sure to tag us in those photos and let us know when you’ve completed the challenge! We can’t wait to get started!

Alice and Herky




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