5th Street Social

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5th Street Social Returns in 2024

5th Street Social will not take place in 2023. Instead, you’ll find parts of our 5th Street Social favorites taking place during 4thFest in early July 2023, at Coralville's 150th anniversary events throughout 2023, and when Coralville hosts RAGBRAI on July 28, 2023. We hope you’ll enjoy all these other great events happening in Coralville in 2023! 5th Street Social will return on August 10, 2024.  

5th Street Social 2022

August 13, 2022

Time: 4:00-10:00 pm
Location: 5th Street, between 6th Avenue & 12th Avenue 
Map: View 5th Street Social maps (PDF)

Celebrate family, friends, & the dog days of summer

As the days edge towards the end of summer, celebrate friends, family and neighbors with a block party festival on 5th Street! Coralville's 5th Street Social celebrates the street dances of the 1950’s by featuring music, food, local brews, children’s activities, and a classic car show and shine.
This annual event began in 2016 and is held on the second Saturday in August.

Contact Us
Coralville Parks and Recreation

Ph: 319.248.1750

Help With the Event
Volunteer for 5th Street Social

Ph: 319.248.1750

  1. Things to Do
  2. Volunteer
  3. Additional Info

Things to Do

Kid Zone (4:00-8:00 pm)

Enjoy inflatables, giant games, and interactive kids booths up and down the festival area, along with Corn Hole (bag games); giant games of Jenga, Tic Tac Toe, Connect Four, checkers, and others!

Interactive Kids Booths Business/Organization
Hockey game challengeIowa Heartlanders
10 BallXtream Arena
Plinko and a kids' craftImOn Communications
CraftCoralville Public Library
ArtBrush and Barrel
Youth sportsLittle Sports Torts
Book giveawayFriends of the Coralville Public Library
Tattoos and headband craftCoralville Parks and Recreation
Kickboxing challenge9Round Fitness
Fire truck explorationCoralville Fire Department
Football toss challengeGeico


Activities at 10th Avenue & 5th Street (4:00-8:00 pm)

Face painting* (4:00-7:00 pm)
Young Footliters
Nine Square in the AirScouts BSA

*Freewill donations accepted

Chalk It Up (new for 2022!)

Reserve a 4 foot x 8 foot concrete “canvas” at 5th Street Social and create your own chalk work of art! The festival will supply basic chalk sticks. If you’d like to bring other chalk art mediums, you may do so but must get approved before starting your canvas. 

Reserve a free Chalk It Up space

Chalk artists may begin their canvas as early as 2:00 pm. Canvases will be judged and prizes given at 7:00 pm.  


Main Stage (5th Street and 8th Avenue)

  • Rattlebox (4:00-6:30 pm): Rattlebox is a versatile, five-piece rock band out of Mount Vernon, Iowa. They play a wide range of rock covers, but particularly like to play tunes from the 80s and 90s eras. The performance is as important as the music itself, and they love bringing a crowd to life. 
  • Final Mix Show Band (7:00-10:00 pm): high-energy dance show band for all ages. Final Mix includes former members of the James Brown Band and Morris Day and the TIME. From oldies to rock,pop, R&B, rap, and hip hop, they do it all! In 1999, Final Mix, a well-polished and respected act, became the newest reincarnation for Del "Saxman" Jones. 

Food & Brews

Food Vendors
  • Da Flava Unit (jerk chx, ribs, steak & chx fried rice)
  • Gyro Hicks Soul Food (Italian beef, gyros, gyro burgers, and beef polishes)
  • JamieCakes (cake pops and cookies)
  • Marco's Grilled Cheese
  • Paco's Tacos (street tacos, walking tacos)
  • Pineapple Whip
  • Slammin Jammin Wings and Things (chicken wings, nachos, and hotdogs)
  • Wilson's Orchard and Farm (apple cider donuts, blueberry turnovers, and apple cider slushies)
Brick and Mortar Food Establishments
  • Pat and Fran's
Beverage Garden
Featuring craft beers from Johnson County craft breweries (no cup charge; cups provided).
  • $6 for a 16-18 oz pour
  • Breweries featured: Backpocket, Big Grove, ReUnion, Wilson's Cider
  • IDs checked and wristband required for alcohol consumption. Due to state law, alcoholic beverages must remain in the beverage garden. 
  • How to buy tickets:
    • Reserve 5th Street Social Craft Brew Tickets online in advance until August 12 at 11:59 am.  Choose how many "seats" (tickets) to purchase. Will Call will be at the Ticket Booth.  Pick up tickets at the Ticket Booth on the day of the event beginning at 3:45 pm after ID is shown and wristband has been received.  Tickets are non-refundable and unused tickets are a donation to our scholarship fund – thank you! 
    • Buy tickets at the event. Cash only at the event.  

Car Show

4:00-8:00 pm
At the Classy Chassy Cruisers Show N Shinesee classic cars parked on 5th Street (9th Avenue to 12th Avenue). Car owners check in at 10th Avenue and 5th Street to park.

Business Open Houses

Visit 5th Street businesses along 5th Street Social, with prize drawings and specials throughout the evening.

Rattlebox (4:00-6:30 pm)


Final Mix (7:00-10:00 pm)

Final Mix band

Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors

Title Sponsors

808 on 5th

Contributing Sponsors

Hills Bank
ImOn logo
Think Iowa City A Collection of curious communities
West Bank