Monday is July 4th and there are fireworks all over Iowa. In fact, if you want to want to get a head start on your holiday fireworks, the City of Iowa will be hosting a fireworks display on Sunday, July 3rd. It’s Jazz Fest weekend, a not-to-be-missed, multi-day event in the Summer of the Arts calendar. The three-day event culminates with fireworks. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and take in the fireworks from the University of Iowa Pentacrest lawn. The west lawn provides the best view, although the display will also be visible from the east side of the Old Capitol building and Downtown.Fireworks will be launched from Hubbard Park, at the intersection of Madison Street and Iowa Avenue, and will get underway sometime between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Inclement weather may call for flexibility in the start time. Rain date for fireworks is Monday, July 4, same time, same place.
On July 4th there are several opportunities for viewing fireworks in Johnson County. Coralville’s fireworks start at dusk and are the final event in Coral4thFest! Their fireworks take place at S.T. Morrison Park, between 7th and 8th Streets. Coralville also has a parade on July 4. The 4thFest parade begins at 10:00 am on Monday, July 4. The 4thFest parade is the area’s largest Independence Day parade. It’s a really big parade and lots of fun.
Hills has activities planned for both Sunday and Monday with a parade starting at 5:30 on Monday and fireworks at dusk. Oxford has a whole weekend of activities beginning with a street dance on Saturday night and a parade at 3 pm on July 4th. Oxford, like Iowa City, will have its fireworks on Sunday at dusk.
If you know of other fireworks in the area, please share. And if you use fireworks at home, please be careful.