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Events for "Iowa City, IA"


  • Mission Creek Festival (Apr. 2 – 7)

    Iowa City, IA

    Dozens of musicians, artists and writers perform and read at downtown venues. On Friday evening, there's a literature crawl. 


  • Iowa Arts Festival (May 31 – Jun 2)

    Iowa City, IA

    This free downtown festival features an art show, a Global Village, a Culinary Row and music and dance. Sunday is Children's Day, with 10 booths of hands-on activities.


  • Iowa City Jazz Festival (Jul 5 – 6)

    Iowa City, IA

    This downtown festival features a Culinary Row, Fun Zone for kids and Sunday fireworks in addition to music.


  • Soul & Blues Festival (Aug. 2 – 3)

    Iowa City, IA

    Summer of the Arts adds this new festival to its offerings.


  • Iowa City Book Festival (Oct. 1 – 7)

    Iowa City, IA

    The first North American town to be named a UNESCO City of Literature offers talks, readings, panels, exhibits and a walking tour of literary Iowa City.

  • Northside Oktoberfest (Oct. 5)

    Iowa City, IA

    The Iowa City Brewfest is part of this festival, which includes keg bowling, beer sliding and nail-striking as well as a SodaFest with pop and stage entertainment for kids.


  • Witching Hour Festival (Nov. 1 – 2)

    Iowa City, IA

    This festival focuses on the creative processes of musicians, artists, comedians, writers, thinkers, scientists and magicians.