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August 11, 2018
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5th Street, between 6th Avenue & 12th Avenue
5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Free and open to the public; beverage garden $5 cup charge, food vendor prices vary
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5th Street Social

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Celebrate the end of summer with music, food, children’s activities, classic car show and shine, an ice cream social, and local brews at Coralville’s 5th Street Social on Saturday, August 11.

Music, Food, Brews, & Activities
Enjoy music and activities on 5th Street between 6th and 12th Avenues on Saturday, August 11:
  • Kids’ Zone, 4:00-8:00 pm: Free fun for kids, including bounce houses, craft activities, giant games, balloon artist, and sidewalk chalk art.  Get your face painted for a  good cause by donating to the University of Iowa Children's Dance Marathon. 
  • Fun for Everyone: Giant Jenga, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Bags games, and be a chalk artist at the Chalk It Up area.  
  • Food Trucks, Starting at 4:00 pm: Buy a bite to eat from a local vendor.  We are excited to have Mosley's Barbeque, The Boxed Lunch Truck, Moy's Taco Truck, HyVee, and Marco's Grilled Cheese.
  • Live Music, 4:00-10:00 pm: Let's get to rockin' right on 5th Street with live music all night long:
    • Main Stage - 8th Avenue & 5th Street   
    • At 4:00 pm, Plastic Relations will provide a start to the night of lighthearted fun as they recycle all of your favorite good-vibe, jukebox music from the 60's to now.  
    • At 6:00 pm, we welcome James Tutson and the Rollback, a local singer/song writer from Iowa City. His style is a combination of the gospel and soul he grew up singing, the folk music of his early songwriter influences, and now, with his band, a little splash of rock. 
    • At 8:00 pm, New Trick loves to rock and they'll play all the 70's and 80's classic rock hits.  They are high energy and love a crowd that is ready to sing and dance!
    • Second Stage - Coralville Community Food Pantry Parking Lot
    • 4:30-5:30 p.m.   Singer/songwriter Ben Schmidt will take us on a unique journey with every song  with is power arsenal of fingerstyle and flatpicked guitar chops and warm, reedy voice.
    • 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Justin Goodchild performs fun acoustic pop and reggae covers that everyone can enjoy.  
  • Beverage Garden, 4:00-10:00 pm:  A three block area is enclosed as a beverage garden, featuring craft beer for $5 for a 12-14 ounce pour from four Johnson County craft breweries (Backpocket Brewing, Big Grove Brewery, ReUnion Brewery, and Sutliff Cider). Cups are purchased for $5 and IDs checked. Cash only. Due to state law, alcoholic beverages must remain in the beverage garden.
  • Classy Chassy Cruisers Show N Shine, 4:00-8:00 pm:   In the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, a street dance would happen right on Historic Route 6, now 5th Street.  We're bringing those classic cars to the event that showed up then full of poodle skirts, leather jackets, and people ready to jump and jive.  See all these classic cars parked on 5th Street beginning at 9th Avenue and extending to 12th Avenue.   Car owners check in at 10th Avenue and 5th Street to park.
  • Coralville Community Food Pantry Ice Cream Social and Open House:  Enjoy music and ice cream at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue.  $2 per scoop with proceeds benefitting the Food Pantry.  Take a tour of the Food Pantry while you are there. 
  • CCPA Pop Up Cabaret, 6:00-7:00 p.m.:  If you love musical theater, stop by High Ground, formerly Café LaLa, on 5th Street and enjoy show tunes sung by vocal artists with City Circle Acting Company and Young Footliters. 
View 5th Street Social maps (PDF)
Street Closures & No-Parking Areas

The following street closures are scheduled for Saturday, August 11:
  • 5th Street will be closed to through traffic between 6th Avenue and 12th Avenue beginning at 12:00 pm.
  • 7th Avenue, 8th Avenue, and 9th Avenue will have local access only south of 6th Street beginning at 12:00 pm.
  • Signs indicating no-parking areas on 5th Street in the event area will be placed prior to the street closures.  Watch for posted signs to avoid being ticketed and towed.

  • Free Parking: Available on the south side of the 808 on Fifth building, 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.
  • Handicapped Parking: Available on the west side of 6th Avenue at the corner of 5th Street and 6th Avenue.
  • Bike Racks: Available at the east entrance at 6th Avenue and 5th Street entrance to the event.  Additional 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 11: after 11:40 am, buses will not stop at #4360 (5th Street and 8th Avenue). Please proceed one block north to 6th Street, the bus will pick up passengers along 6th Street at intersections and at the intersection of 6th Ave. and 5th Street.

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 13. For more information about bus routes and schedules, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.

Pets are not permitted at the event.  Service animals are allowed.

Smoking is not allowed.

Seating & Outside Food/Drink
No outside food or drink, including alcoholic beverages, may be brought to the event.  Lawn chairs are permitted in designated areas.  

5th Street Social is presented by the City of Coralville and sponsored in part by Hills Bank and Trust Company, 808 on Fifth, University of Iowa Community Credit Union and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals.

Volunteers are needed to help serve craft brews, monitor entrances and exits, do event surveys, and set up and tear down. Sign up to volunteer

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Coralville Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund that provides funding for every child in Coralville to learn to swim, play sports, and participate in other recreation activities and the Coralville Playground Fund dedicated to building exploration curiosity, physical development, and social development in children.

Learn More
For additional information, please contact Coralville Parks and Recreation at 319.248.1750 or by e-mail to