Sokol gymnasts wait for warmups in floor exercise on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Sokol Cedar Rapids in Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS – The American Sokol XXIV National Slet and Festival is being held in Cedar Rapids, the first time the national event has been here since 1960.

Allison Gerber, a Sokol Cedar Rapids instructor and chairwoman of the American Sokol XXIV National Slet and Festival, talks to other Sokol officials June 24 at Sokol Cedar Rapids. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

The event, scheduled from June 22 to 25, features gymnastics competitions, social gatherings, opening and closing ceremonies and more.

Learn more about the history of Sokol here.

Events are open to the public, including today’s gymnastics competition at Sokol Cedar Rapids, 5200 18th Ave. SW, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closing ceremonies are set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Kingston Stadium, 907 15th St. SW, with the Czech flair to acknowledge Sokol’s beginnings in what is now the Czech Republic.

See images from today’s competition, below: