Don’t Miss Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City

While I have happily taken a road trip to other towns to see their versions of this event, they don’t compare to having one in your own backyard. I am so excited that MidWestOne Bank has decided to make Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City an annual event.

If you haven’t seen this, you need to. Colorful chalk creations line the streets of downtown. These pops of creativity are so beautiful and unique — they make you want to jump inside — like a scene out of Disney’s Mary Poppins.

MidWestOne‘s Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City

When: Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at 4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Iowa City
Details: Rock the Chalk will be held on the streets surrounding the downtown MidWestOne building, 102 S. Clinton St.

Rock the Chalk, downtown Iowa City

This event starts early in the morning for the artists as they draw their chalk masterpieces. The artwork is ready for full viewing by late afternoon. Stop by throughout the day to see the beginning, middle, and end — or just come in the evening to see the finished work and participate in the family fun that comes along with this event.

Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City logo

Enjoy live music, from  noon to 7 p.m., as well as free activities from 5-8 p.m. This includes, but is not limited to, tie-dye, face painting, balloon animals, and airbrush tattoos. You’ll also get to vote on your favorite chalk creation, too!

We plan to go after work, and hit-up a local restaurant as well. Visit the event website for more information, and be sure to RSVP to the Rock the Chalk Facebook event for updates and to let your friends and family know you’ll be there!

The photos from Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City are stunning, but seeing this event is person is even better! Don’t miss it.


This is a sponsored post. ICM was compensated for sharing this piece. However, we love connecting our readers with people and organizations that are doing good in our community, and we think you will find this information helpful and informative!

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Megan, an Iowa native from West Branch, shares her home with husband Cody, their three kids (Charlie-8 Gwen-6 & Ben-2) and 2 dogs (Dottie- lab-basset mix & Ham-all basset). When she is not smooching on them she is trying to change lives as a social worker, taking walks around their Iowa City neighborhood or cruising in Rita her minivan looking to score deals at local thrift stores. Check our her finds on her Instagram page @megthethriftingqueen.


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