Weekend Wednesday: July 11-13

Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered with our Top 5 Picks of this weekend’s activities in the Corridor!

Weekend Wednesday


Friday, July 11th

Heritage Days, July 10th-12th in Mount Vernon.  Head to Mount Vernon Thursday through Saturday to enjoy numerous family activities, including Fireworks on Thursday night, carnival rides, and a parade on Saturday morning.

Friday Night Concert Series, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Ped Mall (downtown Iowa City).  Bring your family downtown for a night of great music and fun! This week’s performers will be Beggarmen AND Christopher the Conquered.  Rain location: Chauncey Swan parking ramp. Free.


Saturday, July 12th

Blues & BBQ, Noon-10:00 p.m. in Centennial Park, North Liberty.  Blues & BBQ features great food and great music, a beverage garden, inflatable rides and a petting zoo for the kids, and finishes off with fireworks on Saturday night.

Messy Science Day, 10:30-Noon at the Iowa City Public Library.  Join us on the Pedestrian Mall to play with non-Newtonian fluid, create chalk bombs and Mentos soda rockets among many other messy science activities. It is suggested that children and adults wear old clothes that can get dirty or ruined!

Fantastic Four, sunset on the Pentacrest in Iowa City.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free movie on the Pentacrest!  Movies begin at sunset (between 8:15-9:00) outside of Macbride Hall.  Movies are shown every Saturday night throughout the summer.  This week’s showing is Fantastic Four, rated PG-13.

**Looking for additional activities to do over the weekend?  Be sure to check out Corridor Parents’ extensive list on their website!

Kaitlyn Swaim
Kaitlyn is the owner of Cedar Rapids Moms Blog and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!


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