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A limited number of MarketPlace Vendor Booths are available for the Iowa Soul Festival each year. The cost to participate is $50. The deadline for 2017 applications has passed. For your information, click HERE to view an online application, HERE to download an application in a .pdf format and HERE to download and review the 2017 Rules and Regulations.

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Children’s Activities


FUN Stops

We feature FUN Stops as an exciting addition to our festivals. We invite your business or organization to host and staff a FUN Stop booth and provide an interactive family friendly activity (that children can participate in) as attendees make their way through the festival. This will be a rewarding and valuable opportunity for your business or organization to demonstrate your positive community involvement while also gaining high-level visibility with your presence at our events.

The deadlines for the 2017 Food Vendor Application for Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival and Iowa Soul Festival have passed. For your information, you may view the online FUN Stop Booth Application Form (Google Docs).

All activities must be approved by our staff to avoid duplication or conflict of interest. Official notification of acceptance to follow shortly after the application process closes.

If you have specific questions about our FUN Stops, please contact us by email or call our office at 319-337-7944.

Children’s Global Village

global-villageThe FUN Zone on the Pedestrian Plaza will be filled with booths representing different countries and cultures. Kids visiting the booths will be able to participate in activities designed to teach them about other countries! They can pick up a passport and have it stamped at each booth in order to go into a drawing for great prizes!

Community members, Boy/Girl Scout troops, church groups, student organizations, and other groups will share information about another country to festival attendees.

The deadline to apply to be a Children’s Global Village Booth Presenter has now passed.

If you have more specific questions about Children’s Global Village participation or would like to be notified when the 2018 application in available, please email or call the Summer of the Arts office at 319-337-7944.

Food Vendors

foodSummer of the Arts is proud of the quality and variety of food vendors who participate in the Iowa Arts Festival, lowa City Jazz Festival and Iowa Soul Festival. Local Food Vendors are given first priority for acceptance and we work hard to make sure that each food vendor offers something unique to our attendees.

ALL Summer of the Arts Food Vendors are required to use biodegradable or compostable foodware.

The deadline for the 2017 Food Vendor Application for Iowa Arts Festival and Iowa City Jazz Festival has passed. For your information, you may view the online Food Vendor Application Form (Google Docs).

Please download the 2017 Food Vendor Rules and Regulations (PDF) for complete information regarding this area of our festivals.

For more information or questions regarding our application process contact Shane Schemmel by phone at 319-337-7944 or by email.

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