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Downtown Hot Cocoa Crawl 2020

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Hot Cocoa Crawl is back for its third year! One of our favorite Shop Crawls, the Downtown Hot Cocoa Crawl is for those who love shopping, tasty drinks, and exclusive deals. Join us for an evening of hot cocoa, hot toddies and other fun winter drinks, appetizers, and delightful sales from our wonderful downtown businesses on Friday, January 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Ticket purchase will include a customized hot cocoa mug, an ICDD tote bag, and access…

Top Chef Downtown Iowa City 2020

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Top Chef: Downtown is the local culinary event of the spring. Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants prepare signature dishes from some of the area’s favorite restaurants, while area mixologists craft exquisite cocktails. The title “Top Chef” is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People’s Choice winner. Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 6th at 12:00 am. After 10 years, Top Chef: Downtown is still offering a unique experience to try sample dishes…

Floodwater Comedy Festival 2020

February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 5:00 pm

Floodwater Comedy Festival 2020 will be taking over lovely Iowa City once again for three hilarious days this coming February 27th-February 29th. We can't wait to hang out and laugh! Proceeds go to Johnson County Crisis Center and NAMI.

Iowa Arts Festival

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - June 7 @ 4:00 pm

The Iowa Arts Festival is an award-winning, weekend-long community celebration featuring over 110 local and national visual artists. On Saturday and Sunday, we feature high school and college artists in the Emerging Artist Pavilion. However, that’s not all: there are music performances, food vendors serving regional and ethnic dishes, and creative and educational activities and entertainment for children. The Iowa Arts Festival is the most anticipated art event of the summer!

Iowa City Jazz Festival

July 3 @ 4:00 pm - July 5 @ 10:00 pm

Come down for a three-day weekend of live jazz performances, delicious dishes, and cap off the weekend with a full-blown fireworks display over the University of Iowa Pentacrest. You’re sure to enjoy the music from all four stages, which showcase a variety of well-known jazz musicians and up-and-coming talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages. Bring a blanket, chair, or come sit in our beverage garden and get ready for a…

Farm to Street Dinner 2020

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The City of Iowa City, in partnership with the Iowa City Downtown District, will hold the annual Farm to Street Dinner on North Linn Street in Iowa City from 5:00-9:00 pm. The event includes a multi-course meal prepared by Iowa City Downtown District chefs with food sourced from local producers. The goal of the Farm to Street Dinner is to bring together members of Iowa City’s diverse, vibrant community to share a table, a story, and a meal, while supporting local…

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