Where book festivals are just as cool as music festivals.
Iowa City and its curious communities are chalk-full of events that appeal to many interests – you’ll find events ranging from author readings and workshops to musical performances and athletic competitions. A great many of area events are family friendly and completely free. Check our list of annual festivals to see what others have grown to love in this area.
Iowa City is no stranger to large events. The area has been chosen to host RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa), the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships (2015) among many other Big Ten and NCAA regional rounds, the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials (2012, 2016) and the UCI World Cup of Cyclo-cross (2016, 2017). Iowa City became only the second North American city to host a race in this international Cyclo-cross series, the highest caliber of the sport. The community will also host the United World Wrestling World Cup in 2018. View our comprehensive calendar below to see upcoming daily and ongoing events.