It is the last weekend in June and there are some great family friendly events happening this weekend!
Saturday, June 27th
4th Fest 5K Race and Kids Mini Firecracker Marathon 8:00 a.m. at the Coralville Rec Center. Walk or run, lace up those shoes and start off the 4th of July festivals with a race! Same-day registration is $20 from 7:00 to 7:45 am on June 27, 2015 (for the 5K race). At 8:45 am, children up to age 8 can participate for free in the 4thFest Firecracker Kids Mini-Marathon (26.2 yards). No registration needed.
Iowa County Outdoor Adventure Day 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Lake Iowa Park. Pre-registration has closed but you can still go out and enjoy the activities taking place! Pheasants Forever and Iowa County Conservation are partnering for the 2nd annual Outdoor Adventure Day. Activities will include archery, trap shooting, and canoeing, plus many more. All ages are welcome at this free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Mister G’s Los Animales Fiesta!: A Bilingual Concert 10:30-11:15 a.m. Head on over to the Iowa City Public Library to dance and sing along with children’s musician Mister G, a 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee. Celebrate the release of his Los Animales cd, with Latin-inspired songs in both Spanish and English. A 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee, Mister G, has been called a “bilingual kids’ rock star” by The Washington Post, and “irresistible” by People magazine. He regularly headlines major venues coast-to-coast including The Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Strathmore Music Center (Washington, DC), Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City). Spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk, his dynamic, original music has won praise from The Boston Globe, LA Times, Chicago SunTimes, New York Post, and Parents magazine.
Iowa City Juneteenth Celebration Noon-6:00 p.m. “Understanding the Struggle: The Journey Continues” is the theme of this year’s Juneteenth celebration. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, free food, balloon drop, blood drive, health fair, historical displays, live music and more! Come and celebrate. This event is taking place at the Robert E. Lee Recreation Center in Iowa City.
Old Creamery Theatre, The Reluctant Dragon 1:00 p.m. A boy who “reads too much” encounters a dragon who would rather write poetry than fight and breathe fire. Their secret friendship strengthens until St. George, the famous dragon slayer, comes to town! Children and adults alike thrill to this show’s comic antics! Tickets are $10.
Movie Night at Kinnick 7:30-9:30pm. The UI’s inaugural “Movie Night at Kinnick” presented by Scheels will be staged and admission will be free. Tickets will not need to be claimed ahead of time. Gate G will open at 6:30 p.m. for 2015 Iowa Football season ticket holders and Junior Hawk Club members, and Gates E and H will open at 7 p.m. for the general public. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will end shortly before 9:30 p.m. Guests will have access to the playing field at Kinnick, as well as the north and west grandstands. A limited selection of items will be available for purchase from the concessions stands, however, fans will only be allowed to bring bottled water onto the playing field. Regular game day procedures will be in place. Fans can bring one, unopened bottle of water into the stadium, but no outside food or beverages will be allowed.
Sunday, June 27th
Iowa City Public Library Raptor Project 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the ICPL. Meet some birds of prey and learn all about them with members of the Macbride Raptor Project.