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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:

  • Free Community Meal (June 21)
  • Farmers' Market (June 24)
  • Preschool & Kindergarten: Big Bang Bubbles with Absolute Science (June 25)
  • Meetings: City Council (June 25)
  • 4thFest (July 3 & 4)

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Coralville 4thFest

Celebrate 4thFest in Coralville

About 4thFest

We're counting down the days until our annual 4th of July celebration! 4thFest 2019 honors the 90th anniversary of the Coralville Fire Department. Most events will be held in S.T. Morrison Park. About 4thFest

4thFest 5K

Saturday, June 29 

Kick off the festivities early with the annual 5K at 8:00 am, followed by the kids' mini-marathon. 4thFest 5K

Free concert: The Sidewinders open for

Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri

Wednesday, July 3

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a free outdoor concert: The Sidewinders (a 4thFest crowd favorite) open the show at 6:30 pm. Then, Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri brings his signature blend of rock and soul to the stage when he performs at 8:00 pm. Free concert

Carnival, food, & booths

Wednesday & Thursday, July 3 & 4

Stop by S.T. Morrison Park for fun and food! 4thFest welcomes a new carnival to Coralville this year, and food and booths will be in the park. 4thFest events

Pancakes, parade, & fireworks

Thursday, July 4

Start Independence Day with the annual Kiwanis pancake breakfast, see the area's largest 4th of July parade, enjoy free family-friendly activities in the park, listen to the patriotic sounds of the Iowa City Community Band, and watch spectacular fireworks at dark. 4thFest events

City Hall

What's Open, What's Closed on Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

City offices, the library, and Coralville Transit bus service will be closed on July 4.

Trash, recycling, & yard waste schedule

Trash, recycling, and yard waste will be picked up as usual during the week of July 1 on every day except Thursday: Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday, July 5. 

View the holiday schedule

Coral Ridge Ave improvements

Construction Update

Coral Ridge Avenue

The last stretch of work on Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road continues. Crews are working to complete the Coral Ridge Avenue left turn lanes at Wheaton Road, center median brick pavers, crosswalks, and trail paving near the pedestrian underpass tunnel.

Traffic will remain one lane northbound and one lane southbound until later in June, with intermittent lane reductions expected through July.

Coral Ridge Avenue improvements


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Disney's NEWSIES

A production of City Circle Theatre Company in collaboration with Nolte Academy

Final weekend: June 21 & 22

Set in turn-of-the century New York City and based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

Honk! Jr.: A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling

June 28-30

Presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre. With a memorable score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), this heartwarming celebration of being different will delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and unique charm.

Theatre Summer Camps

Limited space remains, register now

Our summer camps, presented by Young Footliters Youth Theatre and Old Creamery Theatre's Camp Creamery, are for youth ages 5-17, beginner or experienced
What's on stage

Community meal

What's Happening at the Library

Free community meal

Friday, June 21 | 5:00-7:00 pm

All are invited to come to the Coralville Public Library to share a free meal and fun evening together. The Coralville Community Food Pantry and its team of community volunteers will be grilling for carnivores and vegetarians alike, and serving locally-sourced sides.

Bring family, friends, neighbors, and a blanket or lawn chair. There will be family-friendly activities, including music by the Awful Purdies and a visit by the Coralville Fire Department. Free community meal

"Minute to Win It" with the Police Department

Monday, June 24 | 2:00 pm

Teens, bring your friends and join local police officers to compete in a series of fun and crazy 60-second games that will test your skills against the clock! Minute to Win It

A Universe of Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey

Wednesday, June 26 | 6:00 pm

This is the classic 1968 Stanley Kubrick film that still resonates today. Based on an Arthur C. Clarke story and enhanced by the strains of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, this film is a fascinating meditation on technology and humanity that was years before its time. Movie

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