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Comedy, Magic and Balloons Bring Free Fun to North Liberty March 23

Be amazed by John Cassidy on Saturday, March 23, at the North Liberty Community Center. Cassidy’s clean comedy, fun magic and amazingly intricate balloon feats are sure to entertain all ages.

The five Ws

  • Who: All ages
  • What: A free, one-hour show.
  • Where: North Liberty Community Center Gymnasium (520 W Cherry St)
  • When: Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., show at 4:00 p.m.
  • Why: It’s not your typical magic show!

What to expect

  • This is a free performance. There are no tickets. We expect the gym to accommodate about 800 attendees.
  • The gym doors will open at 3:30 p.m.
  • Seating will be first-come, first-served on bleachers and on the floor. Personal chairs will not be permitted in the gym. An ADA-reserved area will be available with provided folding chairs and room to accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Concessions will not be available. Personal water bottles and snacks allowed.
  • John Cassidy – The Balloon Freak is a one-hour show and should wrap up shortly after 5 p.m.

About the show

John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records® for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute.

He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records® celebrity. He has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Martha Stewart Living, The Weakest Link, NBC’s Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon four times.

He has also been featured in several periodicals including FHM, National Geographic Kids’ Magazine, Time, Better Homes and Gardens and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Though known for his Guinness World Records®, he is sought after for his stage show which he has presented across the US and internationally, performing for family, corporate and collegiate audiences.

He is a frequent performer aboard Disney Cruise Lines and has been honored to perform at the White House five times. Other well know venues have included The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, Foxwoods Casino, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, the Flamingo Las Vegas and The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, CA.

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of free events is made possible by A2Z Heating & Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.

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We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities.

Seating for this event will be on bleachers, on the floor, and in an ADA-reserved area with provided folding chairs and room to accommodate wheelchairs. For additional accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.

More City Slate Fun

This event is part of the City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events, with more than 40 events planned in 2024. Explore the schedule at

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