Summer of the Arts Iowa City Diplomats of Solid Sound

Summer of the Arts mission is to build community in the Iowa City Area, to experience, learn about, and enjoy free arts and cultural programming.

Summer of the Arts Presents

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Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Iowa Arts Festival

Iowa Arts Festival

Enjoy the visual arts, live music, kids’ activities, great food and more at this award-winning festival in downtown Iowa City each June.

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Iowa City Jazz Festival

Iowa City Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned jazz musicians perform alongside some of the most talented musicians in Eastern Iowa on two stages for a weekend full of good vibes, sights, sounds, flavors and more.

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Friday Night Concert Series

Friday Night Concert Series

The Ped Mall in the heart of downtown Iowa City comes to life Friday nights May through September with a wide variety of performers from Eastern Iowa featuring all kinds of genres from bluegrass to rock to jazz and hip hop.

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Free Movie Series

Free Movie Series

What’s better than kicking back under the stars on a warm summer night to enjoy a family friendly movie on our big screen in your neighborhood park?

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Music on the Move

Music on the Move

Featuring some of the Iowa City area favorites, Music on the Move visits a wide range of parks around the Iowa City area providing a more intimate performance Tuesdays throughout the summer.

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Rhythms at Riverfront Crossings

Rhythms at Riverfront Crossing

One Saturday a month from May – September, one of Iowa City’s largest parks will come to life with live music from some of the area’s most popular bands along with kids’ activities, food vendors and adult beverages.

Summer of the Arts Iowa City Presents Holiday Thieves Market

Holiday Thieves Market

Continuing a 50+ year tradition, the Holiday Thieves Market is a fine Art Show happening in early December and featuring around 85 artists from around the Midwest for all of those perfectly unique gifts.

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Events Calendar

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they are right around the corner!

June 20

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Iowa City Jazz Festival

HOTEL DISCOUNTS

The Graduate, Hilton and Hyatt are back at it Jazz Fest weekend, offering discounted rates!

For more information and to book, visit:

The Graduate

Hilton Garden Inn

Hyatt Place

July 7

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