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August 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5th Street & 8th Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241
Admission, music, and activities are free; food and beverage available for purchase
Reimagine 5th
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5th Street Celebration & Street Dance

Saturday, August 20, 2016

When 5th Street was first paved as part of Highway 6 in 1921, Coralville’s mayor declared a holiday and the town hosted a dance in the street. Throughout much of 2015, a section of 5th Street was closed due to reconstruction, improvements, and flood protection projects. To thank the community for their patience, the City is commemorating the Reimagine 5th project and the ongoing renewal of 5th Street with a street dance and celebration on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Street Dance & Activities
Enjoy music and activities on 5th Street between 7th and 9th Avenues on Saturday, August 20:
  • 5th Street Open Houses: Stop by Old Town Hall (407 5th Street), the 1876 Schoolhouse (310 5th Street), and 5th Street businesses throughout the day.  Old Town Hall features kids’ activities and an exhibit from the Johnson County Historical Society.
  • Kids’ Zone • 6:00-9:00 pm: Enjoy free bounce houses, a craft table, chalk art area, and a balloon artist in front of the 708 on 5th building (708 5th Street).
  • Food Trucks • Starting at 6:00 pm: Purchase a bite to eat from a food truck, located in front of the 808 on 5th building (808 5th Street).
  • Live Music & Street Dance: 6:00-10:30 pm: Kick up your heels and dance to live music on 5th Street at 8th Avenue. At 6:00 pm, acoustic duo Central Standard Time takes the stage with music steeped in the American folk tradition.  At 7:30 pm, classic rock band Midlife Crisis performs music spanning from the 60s to today. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Lawn chairs are permitted in designated areas.
  • Beverage Garden • 6:00-11:00 pm: Beverages available for purchase, hosted by Backpocket Brewing, between the 708 on 5th and 808 on 5th buildings. IDs checked. Due to state law, alcoholic beverages must remain in the beverage garden. 

Street Closures & No-Parking Areas
The following street closures are scheduled for Saturday, August 20:
  • 5th Street will be closed to through traffic between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue beginning at 4:00 pm.
  • 7th Avenue, 8th Avenue, and 9th Avenue will have local access only south of 6th Street beginning at 4:00 pm.
  • Signs indicating no-parking areas on 5th Street will be placed prior to the street closures.  Watch for posted signs to avoid being ticketed and towed.

Free parking is available on area streets as permitted, and adjacent to the Coralville Public Library and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts at the Town Center Parking Ramp at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue.

Bike racks are located at the Coralville Public Library and on the north side of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.  A pedestrian/bike path intersects at 5th Street just east of the 1876 Schoolhouse.

Due to street closures, Coralville Transit will make the following change to the Saturday route on Saturday, August 20: starting at 3:30 pm, buses will not stop at #4360 (5th Street and 8th Avenue); please proceed to the temporary bus stop located at the southwest corner of 5th Street and 10th Avenue.

Route changes and road closures will make predicted bus arrival times on Bus on the Go (Bongo, for the Saturday route inaccurate during the rerouting, however, the real-time maps on Bongo with actual bus locations will be accurate and should be used to located buses. Normal transit service and Bongo operations will resume on Monday, August 22. For more information about bus routes and schedules, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.

Pets are not permitted in the 5th Street Celebration and Street Dance.  Service animals are allowed.

About 5th Street
The “Reimagine 5th” project began in 2013 with refurbishment of the 1876 schoolhouse, relocation and restoration of Old Town Hall in 2014, construction of flood protection infrastructure, and private redevelopment of 808 on 5th and Old Town.  In 2015, 5th Street was reconstructed, complete with the elevation of 5th Street over Biscuit Creek, relocation of overhead utilities underground, new paving, street trees, stormwater planters, and improved lighting and sidewalks.