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Live music, silent disco, almost-beach volleyball, pro wrestling and much more planned for Iowa City’s Downtown Block Party

The chance to dance like everybody is watching, but nobody watching can hear your music returns on Saturday, as the Downtown Block Party’s Silent Disco takes over the stretch of Dubuque Street in front of Pullman Bar & Diner (17 […]

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The Downtown Block Party, one of Iowa City’s biggest annual events, has been canceled

The Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) announced on Friday it has decided to cancel this summer’s Downtown Block Party. The fourth annual event was scheduled for June 27. The Block Party is one of ICDD’s most successful programs, attracting tens […]

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Q&A: Tristen talks Poe, poetry and parenting ahead of the ICDD Block Party

Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, the Iowa City Downtown District will present the third annual Downtown Block Party. As has been true in years past, the Englert Theatre Live Music Stage, programmed by the Englert, will present a line up of no-cost musicians. Following performances by Elly h. and the Mystery Lights, audiences will be treated to the return of local favorites the Diplomats of Solid Sound and then Nashville artist Tristen. […]

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Where to park for free and which streets and bus stops are closed for the Iowa City Downtown Block Party

Parking will be free in the downtown ramps on Saturday, as the third annual Downtown Block Party takes over the streets, Iowa City Transit announced on Monday. Finding a spot may be a challenge though, because 42,000 people attended last year’s party, according to the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD), which produces the event. […]

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Detroit’s Flint Eastwood to headline downtown Iowa City block party

The second annual Downtown Block Party in Iowa City, which wooed and entertained around 30,000 people last year with sand volleyball, a silent disco, free live music and more, has announced part of its lineup for this year’s event, which takes place Saturday, June 23. […]

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Downtown Iowa City testing out open containers with a Saturday block party

In their most ambitious event yet, the Iowa City Downtown District is bringing together dozens of local businesses to throw a get-together spanning seven blocks and the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City this Saturday, June 24. The city will try out a new policy allowing open containers of alcohol within the premises. […]

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