Heartland Social Events

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MONDAY, June 18

  • Eat, Drink and Shop in Quaint CF

    Location: Cedar Falls Main Street
    Time: 1-4 p.m.

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    Cedar Falls Downtown is a destination Main Street and the heart and soul of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Explore the many choices for dining, specialty shopping, and all types of entertainment!

  • SingleSpeed Brewery Tour

    Location: SingleSpeed
    Time: 2-4 p.m.

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    SingleSpeed Brewing, a modest 1700 SF facility, powered by a 3 BBL BrewHouse located in Cedar Falls, Iowa has expanded to downtown Waterloo. Visit SingleSpeed a 20 BBL brewery, situated in the historically renovated WonderBread building. Get an up close and personal look at SingleSpeed's brewing techniques and sample their latest brews.

  • An Afternoon of Art and Wine

    Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts
    Time: 2-4 p.m.

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    Spend an afternoon near the scenic Cedar River and let your creative juices flow. Grab a glass of wine and participate in a step-by-step painting project. Artistic talent not required. Hanna Thuesen, local artist and school teacher, will guide you through a fun art project.

  • Hog Roast and Fireworks

    Location: Riverloop Amphitheatre
    Time: 6-10 p.m.
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    Start your Heartland experience off right at this Iowa-style event. Grab a cold beer or a soda from the trough and taste some of Iowa's finest pork and chicken, cooked on-site. Also, enjoy live music and a private fireworks display over the scenic Cedar River!

Tuesday, June 19

  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception

    Location: The Waterloo Convention Center on Five Sullivan Brothers Plaza - Exhibition Hall
    Time: 4:45 - 6 p.m.
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    Spend some quality time checking out the hottest products and guaranteed best prices in the industry offered by VGM's Participating Vendors. Enjoy delicious appetizers while you peruse the show floor. Get to know other VGM Members and introduce yourself to the more than 70 VGM Participating Vendors who are exhibiting.

Community Dinners

Tuesday evening you will have the opportunity to network with people who "do what you do." The Heartland Community Dinners give you time to eat, drink and socialize with people who perform similar job duties as you. You will receive an email with information regarding your dinner and your dinner info will be printed on your nametag! Community Dinners:

  • Clinical (RT/Pharmacy, PT/OT, RN, ATP) at Screaming Eagle Sponsored by Repair Authority
  • Executive/Management at Single Speed (Indoors) Sponsored by Snapworx
  • Home Modification at Jameson’s Sponsored by Merits USA, molift and EZ-ACCESS
  • Operations (Billing, Customer Service, Warehouse, Purchasing) at Briqhouse Pizza Sponsored by Atlas
  • Sales and Marketing at El Patron Sponsored by Med-Lift & Mobility Inc. and Compass Health
  • HMEYP at Single Speed (Patio) Sponsored by MK Battery



  • Giddy Up Gala at the Heartland Saloon

    Location: Electric Park
    Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

    Put on your boots and your bling and join us for an evening of country music, dancing and refreshments. Wear your best cowboy or cowgirl gear for a chance to be named best dressed.