New Years Eve Bingo 2017

The holiday season has arrived! This is a wonderful time to get together and spend time with our family, something we here at Hawkeye Downs firmly believe in.

 

Bingo Monday, Thursday and Saturdays.

While we understand that many players like to attend bingo on New Years Eve, the management has decided not to host bingo this year in order to allow our players and staff the ability to be with their families during this time.

 

Bingo will be played at the regular days and times during that week, Thursday (28th), Friday (29th), and Saturday (30th). Our staff looks forward to seeing you on this week in between Christmas and New Years. Hawkeye Downs appreciates your patronage and understanding with your decision.

No Bingo Thursday, Dec 7th

Hawkeye Downs regrets that Bingo for Thursday night this week, December 7, 2017, must be cancelled due to the need for ITC to interrupt our power during the day. ITC & Alliant are working on power lines in the area for another customer and it is necessary for them to shut down power to our Hawkeye Downs campus for most of the day.

 

Due to the cold temperatures expected, Hawkeye Downs Bingo Hall will not have sufficient time to ensure that the building is heated to a comfortable temperature before Bingo opens; therefore, we must cancel Bingo on Thursday night of this week.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this power interruption by ITC causes. Bingo will resume on Friday, the next day, November 8, 2017. Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 6:30pm.

Boom Boom Billy’s Fireworks- Dec 18-Jan 2

Boom Boom Billy’s Fireworks will be selling for the holiday season in the South Expo Hall here at Hawkeye Downs.

 

Fireworks can be purchased each day from Monday, December 18th until Tuesday, January 2nd. Stop on in to get great deals from a local family owned and operated company! Open each day from 10:30 am until 9 pm.

Fireworks Picture

 

You can find more information on Boom Boom Billy’s website located here.

Gun Show: Jan 5th-7th

Trade Show Productions presents

 The Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

 

Friday, January 5th: 5 pm- 9 pm
Saturday, January 6th: 9 am- 5 pm
Sunday, January 7th: 9 am- 3 pm

 

Admission

Adults: $7
Under 12: $1

 

The event can be found in the Hawkeye Downs North & South Expo Centers.

 

Visit the Gun Show Website for more information.

Multiple Series to Return in 2018

This past year Hawkeye Downs competitive racing from 10 different series, including our 5 weekly series. We are excited to already have several of these confirmed for the 2018 season.

 

All five of our weekly racing series: Hornets, Hobby Stocks, Sportsmen, Legends, and Late Models. On top of this, we will be welcoming back various races such as the Carpetland USA “Floor-It” Dash, and the Hard Charger Series. Our weekly racing produces action-packed fun which we cannot wait for next year.

 

Fans absolutely loved watching the AIRS Vintage Cars three different times in the 2017, so we have extended our partnership with the series and plan to have them back four times next year. This means once a month fans will be able to witness the classic cars at their only asphalt performance. Specific days will be announced as the dates get closer.

 

For the 4th consecutive year, Hawkeye Downs will be holding the “Clash at the Downs” Big 8 Series race. The best late model drivers in the Midwest will once again return on Friday, June 1st. This event has become a favored part of our schedule as well as part of the Big 8 Series schedule.

 

One series fans enjoy watching along with the weekly series is the Mid-American Stock Car Series, which is expected to return in 2018. No dates have been set, but plan on seeing them once again in June.

Update: The Mid-Am Series has been confirmed for June 22nd, 2017.

Bandit Big Rig Series

 

The Bandit Big Rig Series made their debut at the track this year, and like the rest of the country swept the fans right off their feet. The staff, fans, and series all fell in love with the partnership, which is why they will be coming back on Saturday, June 9th for another fantastic day of racing. Support series for that day have not been finalized yet.

 

More of the 2018 racing schedule will be announced over the coming weeks.

New Logo Announced Ahead of 2018

Hawkeye Downs Announces New Logo

Over the past year, many changes have been made in an effort to start a new era at Hawkeye Downs. This era is all about improving the relationship with everyone we come in contact with including fans, drivers, partners, businesses, and the community.

As we move forward we felt it was necessary to make changes to our brand to signalize this era. This means updating both our logo and our slogan. Our new slogan is “The Knew Place to Go for Fun” because what you thought you knew about Hawkeye Downs has changed. Not only are we the place to go for racing, but plenty of other events including bingo, expo shows, weddings, gun shows, 5K’s, holiday parties, and MORE! People can expect to come to Hawkeye Downs any time of the year for a fun time.

Our new logo identifies with this belief, as it no longer limits peoples perceptions with “Speedway and Expo Center”. Sticking to just “Hawkeye Downs” opens up so many other opportunities we are taking in strides. The new logo also represents colors people are familiar with in the (Hawkeye) state, and is visually more fun to look at.

Hawkeye Downs Logo

The team here at Hawkeye Downs is excited about the new era that we have entered, and we are glad you are participating with us in more events in 2018 and beyond. Thank you to every fan, sponsor, and partner we have. Stay tuned for even MORE exciting news regarding next year soon.

 

Sincerely,

Hawkeye Downs Management Team

November Events and News

The holiday season is in full swing but there is still plenty of reasons to come on Down and join us for events throughout November.

News

As a reminder the main office has moved to a temporary location behind bingo past the grandstands. Our phone number is still the same if you need to reach us. Please contact us to set up an appointment if needed. We are also working on our 2018 racing season, so stay tuned for updates.

Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will be hosting the gun show once again in the expo center on the 10th, 11th, and 12th. For times and admission prizes, check out our Gun Show event page: https://hawkeyedowns.org/gun-show-nov-2017/ .

Festival of Trees

This free event is back this year on the 18th and 19th from 10 am until 5 pm both days. Come walk through the hall of trees and vote for your favorite. You can also purchase one to take home! All funds benefit local non-profits including The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Shoes for Kids, and Toys for Tots. Find more information here: http://www.thegazette.com/2017FestivalofTrees.

Christmas at the Downs

The popular crafts and art show will be at Hawkeye Downs on the 24th (9 am- 5pm) and 25th (10 am- 4 pm). Rent a booth and participate or view the best local crafts and art! Visit C and R Productions website for more information: http://www.candr-productions.com/CraftShows.htm.

Bingo

We have bingo on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights starting at 6:30! Come join us for food, bingo, and fun! Our bingo page: www.hawkeyedowns.org/bingo

November Calendar 2017