Get Outside! An Outdoor Recreation Festival

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Get Outside! An Outdoor Recreation Festival

October 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department invites you to Get Outside!- An Outdoor Recreation Festival. This new festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at City Park in Iowa City. Get Outside! will highlight the many opportunities our natural landscapes provide through various outdoor recreational and wellness activities. Attendees will have the chance to engage in a wide range of hands-on experiences, try something new, and be inspired to get outside! There is no fee to attend this event and all are welcome.
Recreate with regional experts and learn new skills!
Attendees can try their hand at the following:
– Cycling and bike maintenance demos
– Canoeing on the Iowa River
– Fishing
– Archery
– Rock climbing
– Strider bike racing and obstacles course
– Plein air painting
– Survival skills, such as shelter building & campfire cooking
– Yoga in the park
– Wildlife meet & greets
– Guided bird walks
– Disc Golf
– Kite flying
– Horseshoes
– Camping set-up & gear testing
– Sand volleyball
– & More
For additional details about these events, visit
Music in the Park:
Bring your dancing shoes (or hiking boots) and enjoy a live performance by Dave Zollo & the Body Electric from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fuel Your Adventure:
Local food trucks and food vendors will be on-site from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. to make sure participants are fueled for their adventures throughout the day. Come for breakfast and stay for lunch! Choose from a variety of vendors, including Caribbean Kitchen, Dr. Skewer, Lunas’s Tacos, Nomadic Foods, and Snacky Mini Mart.
Supporting Partners:
This event is possible due to our participating partner organizations including: World of Bikes, The University of Iowa Recreational Services, Johnson County Conservation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa City Bird Club, United Action for Youth, Iowa River Disc Golf Club, Bicyclists of Iowa City, ArtiFactory, Bike Iowa City, Parkrun, Raptology, and more. Additional information will continue to be announced as the event approaches, so stay tuned and get ready for adventure!
Find Out More and Get Involved
Stay tuned for more details by following Iowa City Parks and Recreation on Facebook, Instagram, and by visiting our website at


October 8, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Iowa City Parks & Recreation
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