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Down in Coralville, a full weekend of all-American family fun and music is planned once again, as more details have been announced via media release regarding the town's own 4th of July celebration, known as "4thFEST".

Previously announced was a free concert headlined by '80s hitmakers Night Ranger. That will take place the night of July 3, starting at 8 p.m. That night leads off at 6:30 p.m. with the music of FunkDaddies.

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There is a full slate of events all weekend and it starts with a carnival. According to the release,  the carnival will open at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2, and at noon on July 3 and 4, and will stay open until dark each evening.

Ride tickets can be purchased at the gate for $1 each, or 22 for $20. Or in advance at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, or the Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th Street, until 3:00 pm on Friday, July 1; advance ride tickets are $16 for 22 tickets. Kids’ rides cost three tickets; major rides cost four or five tickets per ride.


  • Annual 4thFest 5k Run/Walk Saturday, July 2 at 8 a.m.
  • Firecracker kids mini-marathon Saturday, July 2 at 9 a..m.
  • ALL-NEW for 2022: The Stars and Stripes Youth Cross Park Race. Kids ages 5-11, Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m. at S.T. Morrisson Park, an approximately one-mile race featuring obstacles.


  • Various vendors at S.T. Morrison Park July 3-4 at noon


  • Hosted by the American Legion at S.T. Morrison Park Hilltop Shelter, July 3-4 from 3-6 p.m.

FREE Concerts (bring your own lawn chairs!)

  • FunkDaddies, S.T. Morrison Park July 3 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Night Ranger, S.T. Morrison Park July 3 at 8 p.m.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

  • Corridor Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at Northwest Junior High
  • Tickets: 11 and older, $7 in advance and can be purchased at the door, or available in advance for $6 each at the Coralville Recreation Center. For those aged 5 to 10, breakfast is $5 at the door or $4 in advance

July 4th Concert & FIreworks

  • Iowa City Community Band concert at 8:35 p.m., followed by fireworks starting around 9:45 p.m.

Find out more about the Coralville 4thFest events HERE.

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