Coralville's 4thFest, an Independence Day tradition, is known for free concerts, spectacular fireworks, the area’s largest 4th of July parade, and activities for all ages. Most events take place at Coralville’s S.T. Morrison Park (1513 7th Street).
4th Fest 2018 starts with the annual 4thFest 5K run/walk on Saturday, June 30 at 8:00 am, followed by a free Firecracker Kids Mini-Marathon (26.2 yards) for children up to age 8 at 8:45 am. Both events start near the Coralville Recreation Center (1506 8th Street). Advance or same-day registration is required for the 5K. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 319.248.1750 or visit www.coralville.org/4thFest5K.
Food & Booths
Vendors feature a variety of food and goods in S.T. Morrison Park beginning July 3 at 2:00 pm, and July 4 at noon.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs to S.T. Morrison Park for two free concerts on Tuesday, July 3:
The 4thFest carnival opens Tuesday afternoon, July 3, and continues through Saturday, July 7, in the Coralville Community Aquatic Center parking lot (1513 7th Street). Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Operated by Superior Carnival.
Begin the 4th of July with the annual Corridor Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast at Northwest Junior High (1507 8th Street) from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Coralville Recreation Center, Copyworks, and from any Corridor Kiwanis member. Sponsored by Corridor Kiwanis. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/CorridorKiwanisClub.
The 36th annual 4thFest parade begins on July 4 at 10:00 am with a two-mile route that starts and ends at the corner of 9th St. and 22nd Avenue. The parade travels east on 9th Street and 8th Street, south on 14th Avenue, east on 7th Street, south on 12th Avenue, west on 5th Street, north on 20th Avenue, and west on 8th Street (view a parade map at www.coralville.org/4thFestparade).
Seating along the route is first come, first served. For safety, always stay behind the curb when watching the parade. Seating is not available from the corner of 9th Street and 22nd Avenue north to the GEICO/McGregor's driveway; parade entries use this section of 22nd Avenue to line up to enter the parade.
The 4th of July includes a variety of events, including free performances, activities, games, bouncy house, and free face painting in S.T. Morrison Park in the afternoon; and bingo at the S.T. Morrison Park Hilltop Shelter, courtesy of the American Legion.
Concert & Fireworks
To close the 4th of July, the Iowa City Community Band performs at 8:30 pm, and the day ends with a spectacular fireworks display at dark in S.T. Morrison Park.
Times and events are subject to change. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.coralville.org/4thFest.