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The Iowa City Downtown District offers a district-wide gift card that can be used in-person, over the phone, or online at over 165 shopping and dining locations including street meters, parking ramps, hotels, and the Iowa City Public Library. The gift card can be purchased online, or in person. See participating locations and full card details here. 

Downtown Iowa City’s annual summer evening event, the Downtown Block Party returns for the 5th year this summer on June 25th.  Many fan favorites such as Dueling pianos sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company, Silent Disco sponsored by GreenState Credit Union, Studio 13 DragShow, and Sand Volleyball are slated to return and continue to draw large engagement from the crowd. The Englert Theatre stage sponsored by IBEV will have headliner Minneapolis native Kiss the Tiger, supported by Grand Rapids group Public AccessJames Tutson & the Rollback, and Crystal City.

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Experience Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 in Iowa CityJune 10 - July 10th

The Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 red frames, each in the shape of a small house, set alongside one another will be placed in three main areas of the pedestrian mall. Inside each “casa”, there is a swing and a ring of lights lining the bottom. When the house is empty, the lights glow dimly to welcome the next visitor. Once someone steps inside, the lights release a more powerful glow, indicating that someone is home.