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Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Family Storytime (June 27)
  • 4thFest (June 27 & July 1-4)
  • Independence Day observed (July 3)
  • Meetings: Planning & Zoning Commission (July 1), Library Board of Trustees (July 8)
  • Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Day, & music (July 6)
  • John Deere Classic specials at Brown Deer (July 9-12)

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Coralville 4thFest

Be Part of Coralville's Story

4thFest Is June 27 & July 1-4

Celebrate Independence Day

Join us for Coralville’s annual 4thFest celebration!  Kick off the festivities on June 27 with the annual 5K and kids’ mini-marathon, visit the carnival July 1-4, and stop by the vendor booths on July 3 and 4. 

Loverboy Brings Classic Rock to 4thFest

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for two free outdoor concerts on July 3: the classic rock band, Loverboy, brings its big rock sound to S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 at 8:00 pm, and citizen-soldier rock band, the Sidewinders, opens the stage at 6:30 pm.  

Parade & Fireworks

On July 4, see the area’s largest 4th of July parade beginning at 10:00 am, check out games and entertainment, and watch spectacular fireworks at dark.  Most events will be held in S.T. Morrison Park. For a full schedule of events, visit

Historic Coralville photo

Legendary Tales: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Coralville (But Never Asked)

Events at City Hall

Presentations  •  July 3, 5:00 pm  •  July 4, 12:00 pm

Author Tim Walch shares his new book, Images of America: Coralville, and local historian Rex Brandstatter spins yarns about Coralville’s past. Walch’s book features over 200 historical photos that chronicle the story of Coralville from its beginnings as a tiny river town to today. Brandstatter makes Coralville’s history legendary through storytelling peppered with facts, humor, and anecdotes.

Exhibits  •  July 3, 4:00-8:00 pm  •  July 4, 10:00 am-Dark

Images from Walch’s book and a library “retro-tech” display are on exhibit at City Hall. The events are sponsored by the Coralville Public Library and 4thFest.  4thFest 2015 celebrates the Library’s 50th anniversary with the theme, “Be Part of Coralville’s Story!” Learn more

Independence Day Schedule of City Services

The City will observe the following hours and closures for the Independence Day holiday:

Friday, July 3

Closed: City administrative offices.
Open: Coralville Transit (buses run Saturday route and schedule), Library, Recreation Center, Indoor Pool, Aquatic Center, and Recycling Center.

Saturday, July 4

Closed: City administrative offices, Coralville Transit (no buses running), Library, and Recycling Center.
Open: Aquatic Center (normal hours); Recreation Center and Indoor Pool (adjusted hours).

Trash and recycling will be picked up on schedule the week of June 29. Learn more

Farmers' Market Relocates June 29

On Monday, June 29, the Coralville Farmers’ Market will temporarily relocate to the corner of 8th Street and 14th Avenue due to 4thFest while the carnival sets up in the Aquatic Center parking lot.

Sewer & Stormwater Rates Change in July

A change to the City’s sewer and stormwater rates goes into effect July 1. The rate change was approved by the City Council in March following a review and public hearing of the budget. Learn more

Temporary Closure of University Parkway at CRANDIC Railroad Crossing

Weather permitting, University Parkway will be temporarily closed at the CRANDIC Railroad Crossing beginning Friday morning, June 26, to repair a small section of pavement on the east side of the railroad crossing. The road will re-open to traffic late Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Drivers can use Forevergreen Road or Oakdale Boulevard to avoid the road closure. Learn more

Coralville RAGBRAI logo

Five Reasons to Host RAGBRAI Riders on July 24

When RAGBRAI comes to Coralville, not all riders stay at the campgrounds or hotels: some want to experience the hospitality of area residents!  Here are five reasons to consider being a RAGBRAI host:

  1. You want to meet some fascinating people.
  2. Your guests won’t expect you to cook.
  3. You have a shower, a toilet, and either a spare bed, some floor space, a yard for camping, or a driveway for an RV/van.
  4. Finding a guest is easy: RAGBRAI matches a guest with your home based on your preferences.
  5. Doing something nice for someone else is on your summer bucket list.

Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts 

The stage at the Center features toe-tapping tunes and dances galore with Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, presented by the University of Iowa School of Music (July 9-12). Learn more

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