Professional Fireworks Display

The City of Iowa City will launch its fireworks display on Sunday, July 2, 2017, to close out the annual Summer of the Arts Iowa City Jazz Festival.

The show should start between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m., but be mindful of the possibility of delays due to inclement weather. The rain date is scheduled for Monday, July 3. Same time, same place.

People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and view the show from the University of Iowa Pentacrest lawn. The fireworks will be launched from Hubbard Park, located at the intersection of Madison St. and Iowa Ave., next to the Iowa Memorial Union. 

LINK: 2017 Holiday fireworks street closures and parking information

Local Fireworks Ordinance 

Be a good neighbor and celebrate Independence Day safely.

Recent state law changes allow for the sale of fireworks in the State of Iowa. However, the launch of consumer fireworks remains prohibited within City limits. Novelty fireworks, like sparklers and snakes, are allowed.

Violators face fines between $250-$650. To report illegal fireworks in Iowa City, call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800. That line is available 24-7.

If you want to see a great fireworks show, check out the fireworks display that will close out the Iowa City Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 2. between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Grab a lawn chair and snag a spot on the University of Iowa Pentacrest for the best view. More event details are available at 

If you have questions about the local fireworks ordinance, contact Iowa City Fire Marshal Brian Greer at 319-356-5257 or

Date of publication

Thursday, June 08, 2017