City of Iowa City

Upcoming Area Events

 Blue Zones Project 

The Blue Zones Project is a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easer through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Blue Zones Project highlights the importance of volunteering not only for the community but for your emotional and health well being, Make this change with volunteering at one of the many Summer of the Arts festival. Click HERE to see the many options!



Sunset Salsa, May-October at 6:00 PM

Sunset Salsa is a public assembly for the entire community to enjoy. sunset salsa was developed by J&E Entertainment in order to promote Salsa dancing in the Iowa City area. During Sunset Salsa the audience has the chance to dance Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, and Cumbia!


2014 Schedule:

May 9th

June 15th

July 6th

August 10th

September 7th

October 5th




Iowa City Book Festival
October 2 - 5, 2014


The Iowa City Book Festival is a four day celebration of books, reading, and writing, with events held in and around downtown Iowa City. The festival includes readings, discussions, and demonstrations. The Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just seven Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation. 




Downtown Iowa City Gallery Walk
October 3, 2014


Art, food, and fun are the rule during this free, self-guided tour of receptions at 20 Gallery Walk venues. New to this walk is nori, a local women's clothing store. Other locations include AKAR, Active Endeavors, B Gallery, Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, Chait Galleries, The Englert, Glassando, Iowa Artisans Gallery, MC Ginsberg, MidwestOne Bank, rsvp, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Steven Vail Fine Arts - Project Room, Textiles, the Senior Center, UAY, Urbanity, US Bank, and Yotopida Frozen Yogurt. Exhibits range from local favorites to established national artists. 






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