First Ever Southeast Iowa Theater Crawl!

Fairfield First Fridays, Pathfinders RC&D, Historic Hills Byway and the University of Iowa have partnered to create a Theater Crawl in Fairfield.  The purpose of this event is to expose more people to live theater and to promote the talented theater groups in southeast Iowa.

The event will take place on Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm around Central (square) Park in Fairfield, IA.  Performances will take place every half hour beginning at 6:00 pm, with the final performance beginning at 8:30 pm.  Theater groups will present a 10-12 minute vignette of a performance, then theater goers will have 18-20 minutes to find their way to another of the venues.  Theater groups will perform the same vignette at each half hour interval in their designated location.

Performances will be given by:  Fairfield High School (FHS) Theater; Fairfield Area Community Theater (FACT); FEIST Club Burlesque Troupe; University of Iowa Office of Outreach & Engagement; Regional Association of Restoration and Education (R.A.R.E.) Dinner Theater and Ottumwa Community Children’s Playhouse.

Maps depicting performance locations will be available at each venue.  You will also have the opportunity to sign up for drawings/give-aways.  Theater goers may move around the venues in whatever order they choose to check out any or all of the performances.  Venues are all within a 5 block walking distance of one another, most downtown within the Fairfield square.

For more information, contact Marla Brader, 641-233-8883, fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com; or Diana Hughell, 641-472-6177, diana@pathfindersrcd.org

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Fairfield First Fridays


Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk has grown to become Fairfield’s signature cultural event. Each month, the Art Walk celebrates creativity, culture and community and supports the arts in all forms, bringing diverse groups together to express their creativity and passion for the arts. Whether you enjoy touring art galleries, tasting incredible foods, watching wonderful performances, every 1st Friday fills the air with magic and fun for all.

In January 2017, the logo and name was changed, to Fairfield First Fridays