2022 Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales

July 14 - 17th, 2022

This summer, we will be filling the downtown sidewalks with tables and tents yet again for our annual sidewalk sales! Shoppers are able to experience the four-day savings extravaganza, which starts on a Thursday and runs through the evening on Sunday. There’s no better way to see the best of what downtown merchants have to offer, so come join us and find some amazing deals!

Summer Sidewalk Sales will take place Thursday, July 14th through Sunday, July 17th.

Host a Lemonade Stand

The Iowa City Downtown District is excited to partner with Hills Bank’s Lemon Boss Program to host lemonade stands during the 54th Annual Sidewalk Sales event this summer. Hills Bank is funding summer start-ups with their annual Lemon Boss program designed to teach kids how to start their own business, including securing a business loan, recording financial information, managing money, and developing customer service skills. And of course, it’s about making and selling lemonade!

This year, 5 – 12 year olds can register to set up shop downtown to make and sell lemonade during summer Sidewalk Sales on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th. Kids and families are able to apply to host a lemonade stand through this form. There will be 3 lemonade stand locations – 2 downtown and 1 on the Northside.

Participating Shops Include:

Stay tuned for the sales, specials, and map!