Downtown Block Party

Sat, Jun 24, 2017 from 5pm - 11pm

  • Sand Volleyball
  • All ages
  • Fashion Show
  • Interactive Public Art
  • Live Music
  • Silent Disco
  • Drag Show
  • Dueling Pianos
  • Video Game Tournament
  • Alleyway Movie
Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets are still available at the event.

The first annual Downtown Iowa City Block Party will be Iowa City's biggest night event, and it is happening from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 24th throughout seven blocks and the pedestria mall downtown. It is an all ages event, so those 21 & older wishing to partake alcohol throughout will need to purchase a $10 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 and programming will include local musicians, dueling pianos, ping pong tables, giant jenga, video game tournament, DJ competiton, silent disco, alleyway movie Westside Story at FilmScene, light painting, sand volleyball, fashion shows, and an interactive art creation.

You will pick up your glass and wristband at the event that night so that we can ID at the event. Purchasing ahead of time will allow you to move through the line quicker. PRE-SALE TICKET BOOTH WILL BE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF YOTOPIA ON THE CORNER OF CLINTON ST. AND THE PED MALL.

  • 5-10 p.m.- Dueling pianos sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company and ImOn Communications
  • Live Music brought to you by Fleck Sales:
  • 6:30 – 8 p.m.- Performances from The Center in Black Hawk Mini Park
  • 4 – 11 p.m.- Sand volleyball tournament on Dubuque St. (Sign your team up HERE)
  • 5-11 p.m.- Giant jenga, ping pong, tetherball, bags, ladder ball Dubuque St.
  • 5-10 p.m.- Video game tournament inside the Iowa City Public Library
  • 5 – 11 p.m.- Interactive public art installation on Washington St.
  • 6:30 – 11 p.m.- Light painting outside of the Iowa City Public Library
  • 4 – 11 p.m.- The Indeterminacy Festival with Public Space One in Black Hawk Mini Park
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.- Drag show with Studio 13 in the US Bank parking lot
  • 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.- Fashion 500 fashion show on S. Linn St.
  • 9 p.m.- Alleyway movie with FilmScene: West Side Story. Bring your own lawn chair!

*Please note: This is a rain or shine event. There will be no ticket refunds.

Thank you to our amazing 2017 sponsors: Fleck Sales, Thompson & Co Salon & Parlor, Performance FoodService, Press Citizen, Hills Bank & Trust Company, ImOn Communications

Downtown Iowa City Block Party

Clinton St., Washington St., Dubuque St., Iowa Ave, Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240