Upcoming Area Events



  Iowa City Sunset Salsa 


 Sunset Salsa- Iowa City is a FREE Salsa Dancing event that takes place at Pedmall (fountain area) from 6-10 PM. Sessions will take place on the second Saturday of the month, starting May 14, 2016. Join us for dancing and music all night in the most beautiful downtown around!

For more information visit the Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/Sunset-Salsa-Iowa-City-Cedar-Rapids-Corridor-550598461636367/


Northside Oktoberfest
September 24th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Northside Market Place

The new home of the Iowa City Brewfest, plus food booths, large kids area, music, arts & crafts and more! Oktoberfest features over 50 breweries and near to 500 beers for your tasting pleasure, along with adult games such as keg bowling, a yodeling contest, and a beer slide competition. New this year, your Oktoberfest ticket provides you with one complimentary ticket to the 2016 Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup

For more information visit http://downtowniowacity.com/pages/events/northside-oktoberfest.php


Iowa City Book Festival
October 4th- 9th

Iowa City is the only “City of Literature” in the United States, and the Iowa City Book Festival will celebrate books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation. The Iowa City Book Festival is a celebration of books, reading and writing. The festival includes readings, discussions, and demonstrations, with programming offered by partners. This, along with a selection of nationally prominent authors, will provide an exciting and enlightening line-up of events and programs that put literature of all kinds in the spotlight.

For more information visit: http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/


Fall Gallery Walk
October 7th, 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

You can check out all kinds of great art in downtown Iowa City at the Fall Gallery Walk. The Gallery Walk takes place at twelve locations in downtown Iowa City and is self-guided, free and family-friendly. Make sure to stop by 5 out of the 12 locations for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from AKAR!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/Iowa-City-Gallery-Walk-225008717516341/







Witching Hour
November 3rd- 4th

Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, creative process, and new work. 2015 marked a successful first year, with more than 1,300 people in attendance and dozens of participants including musicians, artists, comedians, writers, thinkers, scientists, magicians, and more.

2016’s programming will be just as diverse, and will ask: What’s new in art, science, performance, and literature? How better can we engage with our community, both local and global? What can the creative process look like?

For more information visit the website: http://www.witchinghourfestival.com/


Chase Garrett’s 7th Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp
November 13 @ 7:00 pm at the Englert Theater

Chase Garrett’s Annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp is entering it’s 7th year as not only the premiere boogie woogie and blues piano festival of Iowa, but of the Midwest as a whole. Its mission is to provide the community with unprecedented entertainment, musicianship and family friendly programming by bringing world class pianists, bands and guest musicians together at the Englert Theatre in the heart of downtown Iowa City.

For more information visit: http://chase-garrett-drfa.squarespace.com/2016-piano-stomp-festival-home/


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