4thFest Schedule of Events

The Tradition Continues for 2021

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Schedule information is subject to change.

2021 Schedule of Events

Time Saturday, June 26 Location
8:00 am 4thFest 5K Walk/Run Coralville Recreation Center
1506 8th St.
8:45 am Firecracker Kids' Mini-Marathon (26.2 yards) Coralville Recreation Center
1506 8th St.
 Time Friday, July 2 Location
4:30-8:00 pm Cube artist Jack Dreyer
Jack Dreyer transforms hundreds of speed cubes into a large mural, one cube at a time.
Watch as he creates a mural for the Free 4thFest Feast!
S.T. Morrison Park
5:00 pm-Dark Carnival
by Next Generation Shows, Inc. Kid rides cost 2 coupons; major rides cost 3 or 4 coupons.
• Buy 22 coupons for $16 in advance (sold until July 2 at 4:00 pm at City Hall and the Coralville Recreation Center).
• Or, buy coupons at the carnival: $1 per coupon, or 22 coupons for $20.
Aquatic Center parking lot
1513 7th St.
6:30-8:00 pm Free 4thFest Feast
The Coralville Fire Department and Police Department are grilling, with fun for all ages!
   • Free meal and music by DJ Ron in the park.
   • Children's activities provided by the Iowa Children's Museum.
   • Outdoor games provided by Coralville Parks and Recreation.
   • Make a "community chain" to be displayed in the Coralville Public Library.
   • See speed cube artist Jack Dreyer create a one-of-a-kind mural.
   • Lumberjack Camp: Lumberjacks teach log rolling, axe throwing, and x-cut sawing; for all ages.

Bring you own blankets or lawn chairs (tables and chairs are not provided).
S.T. Morrison Park
6:30-8:00 pm DJ Music
by DJ Ron
S.T. Morrison Park
Time Saturday, July 3 Location
11:30 am-9:00 pm Food Vendors
  • Americana Concessions
  • Kan D Lan
  • Kona Ice of Cedar Rapids
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Rodney's Jamaican Jerk
  • Sno Biz of Iowa City
  • Which-Uh-Waffle
S.T. Morrison Park
12:00 pm-Dark Carnival
By Next Generation Shows, Inc. Kid rides cost 2 coupons, major rides cost 3 or 4 coupons.
   • Buy 22 coupons for $16 in advance (sold until July 2 at 4:00 pm at City Hall and the Coralville Recreation Center).
   • Or, buy coupons at the carnival: $1 per coupon, or 22 coupons for $20.
Aquatic Center parking lot
1513 7th St.
12:00-12:30 pm All American Lumberjack Show
Two teams, ten exciting events, and10,000 gallons of water!
Be ready to compete, you might be called to help out your team. 
When the sawdust settles, you can meet the lumberjacks, grab a cookie, and get autographs.
S.T. Morrison Park
12:30-3:00 pm  Lumberjack Camp is a free, hands-on lumberjack event for all ages. Pro lumberjacks teach the old time skills of log rolling, axe throwing, and x-cut sawing. S.T. Morrison Park
3:00-3:30 pm All American Lumberjack Show
Two teams, ten exciting events, and 10,000 gallons of water!
Be ready to compete, you might get called to help out your team.
When the sawdust settles, you can meet the lumberjacks, grab a cookie, and get autographs.
S.T. Morrison Park
3:00-6:00 pm American Legion Bingo S.T. Morrison Park
(Hilltop Shelter)
3:30-6:00 pm Lumberjack Camp is a free, hands-on lumberjack event for all ages. Pro lumberjacks teach the old time skills of log rolling, axe throwing, and x-cut sawing. S.T. Morrison Park
4:00-9:00 pm Vendors
  • EZ Roofing & Siding
  • Iowa Heartlanders
  • The Hang Bar Challenge
  • U.S. Army Career Center
S.T. Morrison Park
4:00 pm Cube artist Jack Dreyer
Jack Dreyer transforms hundreds of speed cubes into a large mural, one cube at a time.
Watch as he creates a mural for the 4thFest concert!
Jack will start at 4:00 pm and create through the beginning of the concert.
S.T. Morrison Park
6:00-6:30 pm All American Lumberjack Show
Two teams, ten exciting events, and 10,000 gallons of water! 
Be ready to compete, you might get called to help out your team.
When the sawdust settles, you can meet the lumberjacks, grab a cookie, and get autographs.
S.T. Morrison Park
6:30 pm Free outdoor concert
The Danny Whitson Band
S.T. Morrison Park
8:00 pm Free outdoor concert
Josh Turner
S.T. Morrison Park
Time Sunday, July 4 Location
8:00 am Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast To Go; $5 each
Buy tickets on July 4th at the ticket booth outside the Recreation Center.
   • Each to-go bag has pancakes, sausage, syrup, juice.
   • Ends when the food runs out or the parade begins.
Coralville Recreation Center
1506 8th St.
12:00 pm-Dark Carnival
by Next Generation Shows, Inc. Kid rides cost 2 coupons; major rides cost 3 or 4 coupons.
   • Buy 22 coupons for $16 in advance (sold until July 2 at 4:00 pm at City Hall and the Coralville Recreation Center).
   • Or, buy coupons at the carnival: $1 per coupon, or 22 coupons for $20.
Aquatic Center parking lot
1513 7th St.
12:00 pm 4thFest Parade Parade map
12:00-9:00 pm Food
  • Americana Concessions
  • Kan D Lan
  • Kona Ice of Cedar Rapids
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Rodney's Jamaican Jerk
  • Sno Biz of Iowa City
  • Which-Uh-Waffle
S.T. Morrison Park
12:00-9:00 pm Vendors
  • EZ Roofing & Siding
  • Iowa Heartlanders
  • The Hang Bar Challenge
  • U.S. Army Career Center
S.T. Morrison Park
2:00 pm Cube artist Jack Dreyer
Jack Dreyer transforms hundreds of speed cubes into a large mural, one cube at a time.
Watch as he creates a custom mural in honor of Independence Day!
S.T. Morrison Park
2:00 pm Ambition Baton Twirling performance S.T. Morrison Park
(Showcase stage)
3:00 pm City Circle Acting Company performance S.T. Morrison Park
(Showcase stage)
3:00-6:00 pm American Legion Bingo S.T. Morrison Park
(Hilltop Shelter)
3:30 pm Games in the park: water balloon toss S.T. Morrison Park
4:00 pm Games in the park: sponge bucket race S.T. Morrison Park
5:00 pm Crafts in the park: popsicle stick flags S.T. Morrison Park
7:30 pm Declaration of Independence reading S.T. Morrison Park
(Showcase stage)
8:30 pm Iowa City Community Band S.T. Morrison Park
(Showcase stage)
9:45 pm Fireworks in S.T. Morrison Park S.T. Morrison Park
Thanks to Our Sponsors

Official Sponsor

City of Coralville

Title Sponsor

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Presenting Sponsor

Coral Ridge Mall