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Big weekend of events in the Cedar Valley

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Big weekend in the Cedar Valley. Several big festivals and sporting events drew thousands of visitors. Add to that the cool temps and it may have been the prefect day to spend on the golf course, or at the park.

As hundreds of golfers tee off in the Waterloo open, thousands of people around the Cedar Valley are taking advantage the activities in the area.

Every year, on the first day of the Waterloo Open, you can catch Frank Caya and his son Greg on the 18th hole.

"Just spending the day out here. Watching different golfers and we follow some of them once and awhile," said Frank Caya.

Saturday afternoon they're scouting deciding which golfer to follow on the course Sunday. Meanwhile, in Cedar Falls, hundreds gather on College Hill for the 31st Annual College Hill Arts Festival.

"We'll got tremendous crowds and they're really enjoying the wonderful art. We have a lot different diverse artists and some terrific performing artists," said Mary Sue Bartlett, co-chair of the Arts Festival.

The Waterloo Open and the College Hill Arts Fest are just two of the many events this weekend, drawing thousands of visitors and locals.

"I think this is a great weekend to showcase what the cedar valley has to offer both residents and visitors. We set the Cedar Valley as one single destination," said Aaron Buzza.

Visitors from around the United States, and residents like the Caya's who make these events a tradition.

"I think it's great for Waterloo. Something free to come out and watch the guys so you can't beat that," said Caya.

The Waterloo Open continues through Sunday as do most of the events this weekend. The best part is most of them are free to the public.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
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