City of Iowa City administrative offices and other facilities will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, to celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

Airport: The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but Jet Air will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and 24-hour self-serve fuel will be available.

Animal Care and Adoption Center: Closed Tuesday.

Landfill: Closed Tuesday.

Library: Closed Tuesday.

Oakland Cemetery: Closed Tuesday.

Parking: Closed Tuesday. City ramps and metered parking will be free. 

Parks and Recreation: Administrative offices will be closed, other facilities are as follows:

  • The Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center and Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym will close at 5 p.m., with indoor pools closing at 4 p.m. 
  • City Park pool will maintain normal hours, closing at 8 p.m. 
  • Check out all the great events planned for the whole family on July 4 at

Police: Administrative offices and records closed Tuesday. Patrol will operate normally. 

Senior Center: Closed Tuesday, no senior meals.

Trash & Recycling:  No garbage, recycling, or yard waste collection Tuesday. 

  • Residents on the Tuesday route should have materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on Wed., July 5, although the City cannot determine exactly when items will be collected. 
  • Pick-ups on Monday, and Wednesday through Friday will follow their normal schedule.

Transit: No transit services Tuesday. 

Water: Closed Tuesday. 

  • If a water emergency occurs, call the 24-hour emergency number at 319-356-5166.

Normal City operations will resume Wednesday, July 5.

Holiday Fireworks Display

The Iowa City Jazz Festival, produced by Summer of the Arts, will happen downtown June 30 - July 2. The event will close with the City's spectacular fireworks display Sunday evening. 

The show can be viewed from the University of Iowa's Pentacrest lawn and will start sometime between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m., weather depending. For additional info about the fireworks display, including street closures and parking visit,

Personal Fireworks 

Even though firework sales are now legal in Iowa, it remains illegal to launch them in City limits. Violators face fines between $250 - $650. Novelty fireworks, like sparklers and snakes are allowed. To report illegal fireworks in Iowa City, call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-6800. That line is available 24-7. 

Date of publication

Friday, June 30, 2017