There’s a festival for just about everything in Iowa City (film, books, jazz, blues, art—even sand castle building). Why? We embrace what makes us different. Check out seasonal events, concerts and shows, plus activities happening all-year round.
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One of the best things about ICR is our quality of life. We’ve got that cool college town vibe with award-winning eateries and food trucks, trendy bars and breweries, and some truly unique shops and events. Nightlife is hopping, but you are just as likely to find a crowd attending a book reading, broadway musical, college basketball game, or an art exhibition. We love the outdoors (even in the winter), so most of our parks, downtowns, and neighborhoods are connected by bike trails and walking paths. Whether you are searching for an over-the-top dog park (Thornberry has it’s own pooch-friendly pond), a library with a green roof garden (Cedar Rapids Public Library is absolutely stunning), goat yoga (just as fun as it sounds), or a local brew launch party (picture hundreds of people drinking beer at 8am), you can find it in ICR.