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10th annual Iowa City Zombie March set for Saturday


The march starts on Iowa City's north side and ends downtown. -- Photo and makeup by Corbin Booth
The march starts on Iowa City’s north side and ends downtown. — Photo and makeup by Corbin Booth

Iowa City Zombie March

Happy Hollow Park (850 Brown St.) — Saturday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Zombie March, Iowa City’s favorite undead charitable event.

These friendly hordes of zombies are “pro-living and un-dead.” Once a year, members from all over the community come together to raise money and awareness for local charities. This year the charities include: Iowa City Hospice, East Central Iowa Autism Society, Table to Table and Red Shamrock Foundation.

Having organized past marches, organizer Shawn Beatty is more focused than ever to raise money for the charities involved. Not only are multiple charities participating, this year’s march is also a two-day event. On Friday, fellow zombie enthusiasts will host a fundraiser at Colonial Lanes. There is a $10 minimum donation to bowl (participants are asked to dress as zombies, of course), with contests and prizes all night long. The march kicks off at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Happy Hollow Park and ends at The Mill, where the after-party gets underway at 7 p.m.

The after-party fun begins with the appropriately named band Hunter Dumped Us Here, and ends with Celtic warrior musicians Wylde Nept. This all-night party is donation-based for zombies and $10 for the living. All proceeds will be donated to the aforementioned charities.

This article was originally published in Little Village issue 183


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