City of Iowa City

Welcome to Summer of the Arts!

Summer of the Arts offers free, family-friendly entertainment, ranging from free movies on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, to festivals on the streets of downtown Iowa City.  

Join us May - September for All Kinds of Arts, Jazz, Music, and Fun for All Kinds of People!
Click on the logos to the right for additional information about each event. 

We hope to see you this summer! 

This Week Featuring

Thursday, August 21

Free Movie Series
presented by Collins Community Credit Union and UI Pentacrest Museums

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Sponsored by Garage Mahual



August 22

Friday Night Concert Series
presented by Toyota-Scion of Iowa City

Orquestra Alto Maiz
Sponsored by Integrated DNA Technologies



What's the Latest?

Summer Schedule Released!

It's that time of year when we are all anxiously awaiting the true arrival of spring!  In anticipation of warmer and longer days, Summer of the A...
(read more)

Emily McMahon Named Development Director for Summer of the Arts

Emily McMahon has been named development director for Summer of the Arts, the organization that sponsors free summer festivals, concerts and outdoor m...
(read more)

Celebrate The Season "Find The Elf" Game!

What is the "Find the Elf" Game? New to the Celebrate the Season event this year, the "Find the Elf" Game will be held throughout downtown Iowa City b...
(read more)

Events Calendar


City of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           P.O. Box 3128 Iowa City IA 52244-3128