(Cedar Falls) - Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as Iowa Public Radio presents the 24th annual "An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" in partnership with the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. This year's celebration will take place on Saturday, May 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls.

Wine enthusiasts and discriminating palates alike - from all over Iowa and beyond - have enjoyed this premier wine event. Good wine, good food and good friends, as well as the ambience of classical and jazz music, make this a very popular and enjoyable experience.

More than two hundred domestic and imported wines are expected to be available for sampling during our celebration, including some unique and lesser known wines from our very own vineyards in Iowa. Reds, whites, blushes, dessert and sparkling wines will be well-represented. Wines from the vineyards of California, Washington, Italy, France, Australia, and Spain are also among those expected to be poured. Also available for sampling is a variety of Midwestern cheeses, plus breads and fruits to cleanse the palate.

Limited edition collectible "Wine & Tulips" posters signed by internationally acclaimed Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley will be on sale at the event. One lucky individual will also walk away with Kelley's original artwork for this year's poster in our "Wine & Tulips" auction. The silent auction is held in conjunction with the event and will offer a wide variety of gift and art items including special wines, wine accessories, and a whole lot more.

Attendance at the event is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person. Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 800-772-2440, ext. 0 and online at www.iowapublicradio.org. Tickets purchased at the event are $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide. Advance tickets are also available at Indulgence (305 Main St.) and Roots Market (2021 Main St.) in Cedar Falls.

Patron support levels for "An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" are also available for $150 per couple ($75 for single) and include early admission to the event for a "meet the distributors" pre-party, plus special patron door prizes. Call 800-772-2440, ext. 0 to purchase tickets at a patron level.

Financial support is provided by First National Bank (Cedar Falls); EyeCare Associates (Cedar Falls, Waterloo); UBS Financial Services (Waterloo); Flowerama (Cedar Falls, Waterloo); Sandy Benak, State Farm Insurance (Cedar Falls); Wingate Inn (Cedar Falls) and the Friends of KUNI/KHKE.
  • Iowa Public Radio informs, enriches and engages Iowans through radio programming and other media. Iowa Public Radio includes the WOI Radio Group (Iowa State University, Ames), KUNI-KHKE (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls), and KSUI-WSUI (University of Iowa, Iowa City).

Support the River Cities' Reader

Help Keep the Reader Alive and Free Since '93!


"We're the River Cities' Reader, and we've kept the Quad Cities' only independently owned newspaper alive and free since 1993. Now we find our ability to continue providing all the features you love in serious jeopardy without the financial support of our readers.

So please help the Reader keep going with your one-time, monthly, or annual support. With your financial support the Reader can continue providing uncensored, non-scripted, and independent journalism alongside the Quad Cities' area's most comprehensive cultural coverage." - Todd McGreevy, Publisher