The first annual Downtown Block Party will be Iowa City’s biggest night event, and it is happening Saturday, June 24th throughout 7 blocks and the pedestrian mall downtown. It is an all ages event, so those 21 & older wishing to partake alcohol throughout will need to purchase a cup. The approach to the event will be one of inclusivity, openness and a general welcoming to everyone.
Downtown will be closed to vehicle traffic from Clinton St to Linn St & Dubuque St to Iowa Ave to make way for an estimated 15,000+ people. Entertainment will include local musicians, dueling pianos, ping pong tables, giant jenga, video game tournament, sand volleyball and more. The can’t miss feature of the night will be an interactive art creation that will encourage attendees to participate in creating a large-scale public art piece. And that’s just scratching the surface.
This is a rain or shine event. (There will be no ticket refunds.)