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Iowa City / Coralville Area Events

  1. Old Capitol Museum presents, Iowa's Culinary Heritage

    January 22 - August 2 @ Hanson Humanities Gallery

    Through the stories of Iowa immigrants, migrants, and families, The Land Provides explores Iowa's rich culinary history, various agriculture techniques, and the people who brought the earth's bounty from farm and garden to table.

  2. Iowa City Summer Writing Festival

    June 7 - July 25 @ Throughout Downtown Iowa City

    The Festival encourages you to meet and get to know members of other workshops and experience the energy and ambiance of summer in Iowa City. Festival writers enjoy getting together in the mornings for coffee and conversation, and gatherings are planned throughout the week.

  3. 2015 Iowa City Jazz Festival

    July 2 - July 4 @ Downtown Iowa City

    Summer of the Arts welcomes residents and tourists to the Iowa City Jazz Festival in downtown Iowa City.

  4. The Englert Theatre Presents: Whirlpool with Ron Miles

    July 3, 11:00 PM - July 4 @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Summer of the Arts and the Iowa City Jazz Festival present a very special late-night concert featuring Whirlpool with Ron Miles. Didn’t get your fill of jazz during the regular programming on the Pentacrest? Then come down to the Englert to keep the party going.

  5. Legendary Tales: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Coralville (But Never Asked)

    July 4, 12:00 PM @ Coralville City Hall
    1512 7th St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Author Tim Walch shares his new book, Images of America: Coralville, and local historian Rex Brandstatter spins yarns about Coralville’s past.

  6. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Cyrano

    July 4, 3:00 PM - July 5 @ Riverside Theatre
    213 N. Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA

    This summer's Cyrano is an adaptation by Jo Roets (Artistic Director of the Flemish theatre company Laika) of Rostand’s 1897 French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classic tale of unrequited love based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

  7. The Englert Theatre Presents: KROM with Gabe Medd

    July 4, 10:00 PM @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Summer of the Arts and the Iowa City Jazz Festival present a very special late-night concert featuring KROM with Gabe Medd. Described as “The real deal” by All About Jazz, and “a sensational pianist, and brilliant young musician” by the Buffalo News, pianist Adam Kromelow is making a strong name for himself.

  8. Penn Landing Market - Farmers' Market

    July 5, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Penn Landing Market
    Hwy 965 & Penn St.
    North Liberty, IA

    Vendors offer farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, locally grown meat and eggs, ready-to-eat food, crafts and more with live music most markets.

  9. FilmScene Rooftop Screening: Jaws

    July 5, 8:00 PM @ FilmScene
    118 E. College St.
    Iowa City , IA

    FilmScene Rooftop screenings feature well-loved classics above the streets and beneath the stars, on downtown Iowa City's only rooftop patio! The films start at sundown, but there's more than just a movie.

  10. Coralville Farmers Market - Kids Day & Music by Marc & Brandi Janssen

    July 6, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Aquatic Center parking lot

    Come to the Market for the great produce and stay for the fun games and activities with the Iowa Children's Museum. The Janssens play traditional fiddle tunes, bluegrass, and old-timey mountain music.

  11. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Love Letters

    July 7, 7:00 PM @ Riverside Theatre
    213 N. Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA

    Love Letters by A. R. Gurney centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. The actors sit side by side at tables onstage and read the notes, letters and cards that they had sent to each other over the course of their 50 year correspondence, from childhood.

  12. The Englert presents - Jason Isbell

    July 7, 8:00 PM @ Englert Civic Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA

    Born in Greenhill, Alabama, Isbell is undeniably inspired by the soul-tinged rock, country, and blues produced in neighboring Muscle Shoals. His sound continues to evolve but is equal parts loud and thoughtful, Southern and worldly.

  13. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Cyrano - Family Night

    July 8, 7:00 PM @ Riverside Theatre
    213 N. Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA

    This summer's Cyrano is an adaptation by Jo Roets (Artistic Director of the Flemish theatre company Laika) of Rostand’s 1897 French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classic tale of unrequited love based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

  14. Old Capitol Museum presents, The Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Class

    July 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Public Space One
    120 N. Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, IA

    Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit. We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.

  15. Party in the Park! at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

    July 9, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Shelter # 1

    Connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy time with your family! Live music, games, arts and crafts, and ice cream! Tonight's music by Awful Purdies.

  16. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Cyrano

    July 9, 7:00 PM @ Riverside Theatre
    213 N. Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA

    This summer's Cyrano is an adaptation by Jo Roets (Artistic Director of the Flemish theatre company Laika) of Rostand’s 1897 French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classic tale of unrequited love based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

  17. Beer Tasting: Deschutes Brewery

    July 10, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Belly up at the bar in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery for Oregon based Deschutes Brewery Tasting Event! Deschutes Brewery will take over our taps with your and our favorite beers, including Fresh Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter, Twilight Ale, PineDrops and more. A Deschutes Brewery representative will be in house to offer samples, swag, and knowledge about their brews. 21+ event.

  18. Friday Night Concert Series presents: Johnny Kilowatt

    July 10, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Downtown Iowa City

    These Friday evenings will be loaded with live musical performances by many of the area’s best musicians on the Pedestrian Plaza’s Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.

  19. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Cyrano

    July 10, 8:00 PM - July 11 @ Riverside Theatre
    213 N. Gilbert Street
    Iowa City, IA

    This summer's Cyrano is an adaptation by Jo Roets (Artistic Director of the Flemish theatre company Laika) of Rostand’s 1897 French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classic tale of unrequited love based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

  20. North Liberty Blues & BBQ - Festival

    July 11, All Day @ Centenial Park
    St. Andrews
    North Liberty , IA

    Great family friendly fun includes, great music, local craft beers, mouth-watering food and kids’ activities.

  21. Summer of the Arts Free Movies Series - Spaceballs

    July 11, All Day @ Outside of Macbride Hall

    Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under he stars while enjoying a family-friendly film on a huge inflatable screen! Start times vary as the days lengthen and shorten.

  22. Cruis'n for the Kids Car & Bike Show

    July 11, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ UI's Kinnick Stadium

    Cruis'n for the Kids Car Show is held at the University of Iowa Kinnick Football Stadium. All Proceeds go to help build the new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

  23. Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot - Race & Food Drive

    July 11, 8:00 AM @ Centennial Park
    1565 St. Andrews

    Support the North Liberty Community Pantry while you have a great time running or walking in a 10K Race, 5K Race & Family 1 Mile Event.

  24. Penn Landing Market - Farmers' Market

    July 12, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Penn Landing Market
    Hwy 965 & Penn St.
    North Liberty, IA

    Vendors offer farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, locally grown meat and eggs, ready-to-eat food, crafts and more with live music most markets.

  25. Prime Time League - Basketball

    July 12, 3:00 PM @ North Liberty Recreation Center
    520 W. Cherry St.
    North Liberty , IA IA

    Eight teams comprised of Iowa, Northern Iowa and other local men's basketball players will play seven games at the North liberty Recreation Center.

  26. Riverside Theatre's 2015 Summer Season: Cyrano - Closing Night, Outdoor Performance

    July 12, 6:00 PM @ Harvest Preserve
    1645 N. Scott Blvd
    Iowa City, IA

    This summer's Cyrano is an adaptation by Jo Roets (Artistic Director of the Flemish theatre company Laika) of Rostand’s 1897 French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, a classic tale of unrequited love based on the real-life 17th century poet and swordsman of the same name.

  27. Party in the Park! at Weatherby Park

    July 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Weatherby Park
    2400 Taylor Dr.
    Iowa City , IA

    Connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy time with your family! Live music, games, arts and crafts, and ice cream! Tonight's music by Yahoo Drummers.

  28. Friday Night Concert Series presents: Mirage

    July 17, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Downtown Iowa City

    These Friday evenings will be loaded with live musical performances by many of the area’s best musicians on the Pedestrian Plaza’s Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.

  29. Summer of the Arts Free Movies Series - The Da Vinci Code

    July 18, All Day @ Outside of Macbride Hall

    Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under he stars while enjoying a family-friendly film on a huge inflatable screen! Start times vary as the days lengthen and shorten.

  30. Penn Landing Market - Farmers' Market

    July 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Penn Landing Market
    Hwy 965 & Penn St.
    North Liberty, IA

    Vendors offer farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, locally grown meat and eggs, ready-to-eat food, crafts and more with live music most markets.

  31. Coralville Farmers Market - Basket Giveaway & Music by You Knew Me When

    July 20, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Aquatic Center parking lot

    Walking a line between progressive indie rock and folk, this duo blends singer- songwriter soul and sensitivity with a pop/rock mentality.

  32. Prime Time League - Playoffs

    July 23, 6:00 PM @ North Liberty Recreation Center
    520 W. Cherry St.
    North Liberty , IA IA

    Eight teams comprised of Iowa, Northern Iowa and other local men's basketball players will play seven games at the North liberty Recreation Center.

  33. Party in the Park! at North Market Square Park

    July 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ North Marke Square Park
    Fairchild & Johnson Streets
    Iowa City , IA

    Connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy time with your family! Live music, games, arts and crafts, and ice cream! Tonight's music by Pennies on the Rail.

  34. Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, presented by Young Footliters.

    July 24 - July 26 @ Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
    1301 5th Street Suite
    Coralville, IA

    Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!

  35. Friday Night Concert Series presents: Winterland

    July 24, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Downtown Iowa City

    These Friday evenings will be loaded with live musical performances by many of the area’s best musicians on the Pedestrian Plaza’s Weatherdance Fountain Stage outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.

  36. In The Raw Englert Series Presents: Ghost Story

    July 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Working Group puts forward original, provocative productions, each engaging and explorative in its own right. The company’s next production, Ghost Story, takes the performance from the stage to the wings of the theater. Ghost Story, being developed this June at Berkeley Rep, a Tony Award-winning theater in the Bay Area, is a story unlike any other.

  37. In The Raw Englert Series Presents: Ghost Story

    July 24, 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Working Group puts forward original, provocative productions, each engaging and explorative in its own right. The company’s next production, Ghost Story, takes the performance from the stage to the wings of the theater. Ghost Story, being developed this June at Berkeley Rep, a Tony Award-winning theater in the Bay Area, is a story unlike any other.

  38. Summer of the Arts Free Movies Series - Frozen

    July 25, All Day @ Outside of Macbride Hall

    Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to relax under he stars while enjoying a family-friendly film on a huge inflatable screen! Start times vary as the days lengthen and shorten.

  39. The Englert Theatre Presents: The Beggarmen

    July 25, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Englert Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA 52240

    Since they formed in 2002 The Beggarmen have been impressing audiences all over the Midwest with their unique approach to traditional Irish music. Sporting eight instruments between them as well as fine singing, they bring a sincerity to the music that captivates. Rooted in tradition but open to possibilities, the band continues to explore the boundaries of Celtic music.

  40. Summer Adventure Day Camp for Girls: Enviro Week

    July 26, 8:00 AM - July 29, 5:00 PM @ Community Room

    Learn how you can protect the planet as we explore our environment. Expect recycle crafts, recycle art, and more. Monday, July 27 (Enviro Discovery Day) Tuesday, July 28 (Enviro Health and Beauty Day) Monday, July 29 (Enviro Our Amazing World and Recycle Art Day) All Girls Aged 5 Through 5th grade (even if not a Girl Scout )

  41. Penn Landing Market - Farmers' Market

    July 26, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Penn Landing Market
    Hwy 965 & Penn St.
    North Liberty, IA

    Vendors offer farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, locally grown meat and eggs, ready-to-eat food, crafts and more with live music most markets.

  42. Prime Time League - Playoffs (Semifinals)

    July 26, 3:00 PM @ North Liberty Recreation Center
    520 W. Cherry St.
    North Liberty , IA IA

    Eight teams comprised of Iowa, Northern Iowa and other local men's basketball players will play seven games at the North liberty Recreation Center.

  43. 2nd International Organization of Lace, Inc. Convention "Lace on the Prairie"

    July 27 - August 2 @ Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    300 E. 9th St.
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Join us for knitting, crocheting, tatting, bobbin and needle lace classes with more than 20 US and international teachers. There will be a lace exhibit, tours, competition and vendors.

  44. Coralville Farmers Market - Basket Giveaway & Music by Ben Schmidt

    July 27, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Aquatic Center parking lot

    Ben has been called "an extraordinary talent" and "the total package," and has been influenced by a vast range of musicians and genres. Self-taught and always evolving, Schmidt has been playing guitar for over 20 years and writing songs since he was 15.

  45. Old Capitol Museum presents, The Land Provides: Iowa's Culinary Heritage Kiddo Cooking Class

    July 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Public Space One
    120 N. Dubuque St.
    Iowa City, IA

    Each cooking class will focus on a different cooking technique that may have been used by one of the early Iowa pioneers profiled in the exhibit. We’ll take a look at early Iowa history and experience its flavor.

  46. Party in the Park! at Creekside Park

    July 30, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Creekside Park
    1858 7th Avenue Court
    Iowa City , IA

    Connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy time with your family! Live music, games, arts and crafts, and ice cream! Tonight's music by Johnson County Ukelele Social Club

  47. Prime Time League - Championship Game

    July 30, 7:00 PM @ North Liberty Recreation Center
    520 W. Cherry St.
    North Liberty , IA IA

    Eight teams comprised of Iowa, Northern Iowa and other local men's basketball players will play seven games at the North liberty Recreation Center.

  48. The Englert presents - Ricky Lee Jones

    July 31, 8:00 PM @ Englert Civic Theatre
    221 East Washington Street
    Iowa City, IA

    Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

Out of Area Events

  1. Old Creamary Theatre presents: Heroes

    July 2 - July 5 @ Studio Stage

    A quirky quartet comprised of three elderly WWI veterans and a stone dog statue, spend their days occupying the terrace of an old soldiers home in France in 1959.

  2. Firecracker 4th Antique Show

    July 3, 8:00 AM - July 4, 5:00 PM @ Amana Colonies RV Park
    3890 C Street
    Amana , IA

    Join us for our huge Firecracker 4th Antique Show at the Amana Colonies RV Park. This show take place in 2 large air condition buildings along with outdoor vendors.

  3. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum presents Eastern Iowa Brass Band

    July 4, 2:00 PM @ Outdoors, weather permitting

    The Library Museum is located within the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, a 187 acre park administered by the National Park Service.

  4. Kernels Baseball Theme Nights - Military Heros Baseball Card Set Giveaway

    July 4, 5:05 PM @ Veterans Memorial Stadium
    950 Rockford Rd SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    For more information about the Kernels and the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc., please call the Kernels during normal business hours. We're happy to talk with you!

  5. Old Creamary Theatre presents: Heroes

    July 9 - July 12 @ Studio Stage

    A quirky quartet comprised of three elderly WWI veterans and a stone dog statue, spend their days occupying the terrace of an old soldiers home in France in 1959.

  6. Old Creamary Theatre presents: Heroes

    July 16 - July 19 @ Studio Stage

    A quirky quartet comprised of three elderly WWI veterans and a stone dog statue, spend their days occupying the terrace of an old soldiers home in France in 1959.

  7. Old Creamery Theatre presents: The Doug Gabriel Show

    July 16, 2:00 PM - July 18 @ Main Stage

    Doug Gabriel has assembled a show with chart topping hits from the 50’s to today. You will experience some of the greatest music ever performed. Your memories will “take you back.”

  8. Kernels Baseball Theme Nights - Iowa State Cyclone Night Mini-Basketball Giveaway

    July 17, 6:35 PM @ Veterans Memorial Stadium
    950 Rockford Rd SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    For more information about the Kernels and the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc., please call the Kernels during normal business hours. We're happy to talk with you!

  9. Old Creamery Theatre presents: The Doug Gabriel Show

    July 18, 7:30 PM @ Main Stage

    Doug Gabriel has assembled a show with chart topping hits from the 50’s to today. You will experience some of the greatest music ever performed. Your memories will “take you back.”

  10. Old Creamery Theatre presents, Shear Madness

    July 23 - July 26 @ Main Stage

    This unique comic-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the mystery seen on stage.

  11. Kernels Baseball Theme Nights - Minions Movie Mask Giveaway

    July 24, 6:35 PM @ Veterans Memorial Stadium
    950 Rockford Rd SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    For more information about the Kernels and the Cedar Rapids Ball Club, Inc., please call the Kernels during normal business hours. We're happy to talk with you!

  12. Old Creamery Theatre presents, Shear Madness

    July 30 - August 2 @ Main Stage

    This unique comic-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the mystery seen on stage.