Linn St Picnic Fundraiser

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Linn St Picnic Fundraiser

May 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The community is invited to join the Northside businesses at the inaugural Linn St Picnic to benefit the #NorthsideOutsideIC initiative on Sunday, May 7th from 3:00 – 6:00pm. Bring your friends and family to the 200 block of North Linn Street for an afternoon of food, drinks, yard games, and fun to kick off the beginning of summer! Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but attendees will need to purchase a ticket for complimentary food and beverages. Businesses will be hosting a backyard cookout with a variety of backyard classics!

The Northside businesses are hosting an annual fundraiser event to raise money for the continued beautification of the Northside Outside IC initiative. 100% of the profits will be used to purchase items including but not limited to: furniture, plants, lighting, shade elements, infrastructure maintenance, and future special events. As part of the fundraiser, the Northside will be hosting an online auction with various items from Northside businesses including gift baskets, gift cards, products, and more! The auction will be live from April 6th through May 11th at noon. Place your bids here.

If you are unable to attend or would like to donate to the Northside Outside IC, you may do so by clicking on one of the donate items in the silent auction.

  • Adult:
    • $65/person – will increase to $75 at the door
    • Commemorative Northside cup
    • Complimentary food and drinks (wine and beer)
    • Access to yard games and other activities
  • Under 18:
    • $20/person – will increase to $25 at the door
    • Complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks
    • Access to yard games and other activities
  • Purchase tickets here



The closure of North Linn Street has become a sign of fun with the joining together of friends and community and the unofficial start to summer on the Northside. The #NorthsideOutsideIC initiative began as a means of survival with the onset of the pandemic and has grown into a beautiful outdoor gathering space for the people of Iowa City to visit, enjoy a meal, whether packed or purchased and catch up with old friends or make new connections.

As the Northside approaches the third year of Northside Outside IC, we must look forward to the longevity of the gathering space and in doing so, we ask the community for assistance in helping the neighborhood at large by beautifying the little block on North Linn Street and making it an outdoor area for the community to enjoy during the warmer weather.

With growth comes change and with change comes progress. This year North Linn Street will look a little different than summers in the past, but that change will only help the neighborhood progress towards a sustainable gathering space we foresee having for years to come.


Northside Market Place
Market Street, Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
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