My favorite season is back! It’s garage sale season! Read on below for dates for citywide garage sales in the Iowa City area. Happy shopping! Citywide Garage Sales in the Iowa City Area Third Weekend of April Williamsburg, April 15-17 Fourth Weekend...
A sense of normalcy may return this summer with the opportunity to shop in-person at Iowa City's bustling twice-weekly farmers market. In addition to the downtown staple, many nearby and smaller towns feature charming markets of their own. You...
Welcome to Iowa City Moms guide to summer camps in the Iowa City area! When school is out for the summer, parents need a safe place for their kids to learn, explore, make memories, and try new things. Of...
The Iowa City area is home to many beautiful parks and fun playgrounds. Local parks provide ways to connect with family and friends in our communities. A visit to the park doesn’t just bring fresh air and exercise —...
Like many, I wasn’t expecting the storm that hit Iowa on Monday, August 10, 2020, to be so severe. My family had taken off the week before to relax in a cabin, and I was planning to spend Monday...
Recovery is underway in the Iowa City area following a rare derecho storm that traveled hundreds of miles and pulverized local communities by uprooting trees, collapsing buildings, and downing infrastructure like water, electricity, and internet. Folks in clean-up mode can...

Our Derecho 2020 Story

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I’m going to acknowledge that my family and I, in north Coralville, are really, really lucky. Our power was only out for 15 hours—from about 12:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon to 3:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Our deep freeze...
This year was, in all likelihood, the only summer I will ever spend at home with my kids.  I wish I had been able to fully enjoy it. I hope, in hazy memories, my kids will think of these three...
When I think about summers growing up, I immediately think about swimming. My grandparents had an amazing in-ground pool and hot tub. I learned to swim at a really young age and spent many hours each summer swimming in...
If you are like me — hiking is a great escape. It's free, it boosts our mental state, it gives us exercise, and it's basically homeschooling because we look at birds and moss and stuff. However, many of the nearby trails...

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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

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June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union...