Summer of the Arts

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Summer of the Arts is an Iowa City based non-profit whose mission is to build community by bringing people together in the heart of Iowa City to experience, learn about, and enjoy the arts at free summer arts and cultural programs. Summer of the Arts produces five major festivals between May and August including the Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Friday Night Concert Series, Free Movie Series, and Iowa Soul Festival. When you head to downtown Iowa City this summer, get ready for fun, a few surprises, and a premier collection of free cultural entertainment. The entire community is welcome to free, family-friendly, fun events.

Music on the Move

Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday until July 7, 2021

Friday Night Concert Series

Recurring weekly on Friday until June 25, 2021

Virtual Friday Night Concert Series

Recurring weekly on Friday until June 25, 2021

Free Movie Series

Dates vary between May 29, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Iowa City Jazz Fest

July 2, 2021 - July 3, 2021

Iowa City Jazz Festival

July 2, 2021 - July 3, 2021

Friday Night Concert Series

Recurring weekly on Friday until September 10, 2021

North Side Concert Series

Dates vary between July 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021

Soul and Blues Festival

July 30, 2021 - July 31, 2021

2021 Iowa Arts Festival

Dates vary between August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021

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