As the vaccination rate among the community increases, Downtown continues to open up and offer a safe environment for visitors and employees. Many businesses have re-opened their doors and adjusted their hours so patrons can once again enjoy the vibrant atmosphere downtown. In partnership with the City of Iowa City, the Iowa City Downtown District has continued to add additional outdoor seating for the summer. We encourage people to come to visit downtown, grab a bite to eat, shop around, and sit outside. The picnic tables are in the process of getting a fresh new coat of paint in addition to GreenState Credit Union’s Benchmark and Mural programs that will bring new local art to downtown.

The 2021 summer calendar is starting to fill up! See a summer schedule of events below.

Have an event happening downtown? Submit it here to be featured on the Iowa City Downtown District website.

Local leaders from Project Better Together hosted a webinar today to discuss the past year and have a conversation with insights, reflection, and visioning of what’s to come. If you missed the webinar, you can view the recorded session here.

Downtown Iowa City – 2021 Summer Calendar 



  • Farmer’s Market – June 2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, and 30th
  • Music on the Ped Mall at Weatherdance Fountain Stage – June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
  • Mission Creek Summer Series at Weatherdance Fountain Stage – June 10th
  • Juneteenth – June 19th
  • Iowa City Northside Neighborhood Concert Series – June 19th & 23rd
  • FilmScene in the Park Movie Nights – June 5th, 12th, and 26th
  • Open Air Media FestivalJune 25th and 26th




  • Iowa City Northside Neighborhood Concert Series – September 11th & 19th

***Please note: Any Johnson County and City mask and distancing requirements in place will be followed. ICDD is working closely with Johnson County Public Health for events and will follow their recommendations for the safety of the community.