There’s never a shortage of things to do in Iowa City. On top of our three annual events, Iowa City Downtown District hosts a number of events throughout the year, catering to music lovers, foodies, art fans, and everyone in between.

Make sure to check out our Arts & Culture map to find daily music performances, shows, movie listings and more.

10:00 am
Join Carole and Mary from New York State at their Voices of the Stones trunk show. The Bead Lab will be full of stone (raw to delicate and everything in between), pearls, and glass. Come[...]
Beadology Iowa
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
This workshop involves beginner and intermediate soldering. Learn and hone a variety of soldering skills—connecting an open jump ring, adding a ring to another piece, and more. Leave with a variety of samples and a[...]
Beadology Iowa
2:00 pm
The Iowa City Public Library is excited to host Brooke Gladstone, co-host of WNYC’s On The Media as part of the 2017 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival. She will be in conversation with Lyle Muller,[...]
Iowa City Public Library
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Use a new Czech 2-hole bead shape, the crescent, Czech pressed glass, and Toho 11/0 seed beads to weave a two-sided domed beaded bead. You will make two separate pieces and then sew them together.[...]
Beadology Iowa
5:00 pm
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Sep 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8:30 pm
Wednesday Night Movie Series presented by the Nighttime Mayor in partnership with UISG, FilmScene, Bijou & C.A.B. will feature a movie in Blackhawk Mini Park starting at 8:30 PM. Seating opens at 8:00 PM. It[...]
Black Hawk Mini Park- Downtown Iowa City
12:00 am
The Iowa Mission of Mercy is a large scale, two-day free dental clinic where over 1,000 dental professionals and other volunteers donate their time to provide dental care to individuals who cannot afford oral health[...]
U.S. Cellular Center
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Make a wire bracelet using sterling and copper wire and a variety of beads, including crystal, stone, and glass. This project is not for those who love perfect symmetry. The end product is asymmetrical, fun,[...]
Beadology Iowa
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
This is the Northside Oktoberfest event for kids! Take part in the football toss or basketball shootout, climb the rock wall, take a few rides on the inflatable slides, participate in the tractor pull, or[...]
Northside Marketplace
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
The Northside Oktoberfest benefiting Iowa City area nonprofits showcases the Bohemian nature of the Northside Marketplace with great craft beers, neighborhood food, beer games and much more! Join us on Saturday, September 30th, as we[...]
Northside Market Place
8:00 pm
Join the gang for another month of amazing comedy. This month our headliner is Atlanta’s Stewart Huff! Stewart Huff was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky and grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has been performing comedy[...]
Blue Moose Tap House
5:00 pm
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 pm
New York comedians Patrick Hastie (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival) and Gideon Hambright (Bravo), along with Iowa comedian James Doyle (Cream City Comedy Festival), are going on the road! Come out this fall and see them on the WHALES & BEASTS[...]
The High Ground Cafe
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Sunday, October 15, 2017 10 am – 12 pm Join Team Breast Friends for this 5K Walk / Fun Run! All proceeds will remain here in the community to provide mammograms, other diagnostic treatment and[...]
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area
Oct 21 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park
Oct 28 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
7:30 am
Iowa City Farmers Market The City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department operate farmers markets at two locations, two days a week during the summer season. The Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays[...]
Chauncey Swan Park