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There's only a week until Iowa City Climate Fest brings four days of climate action celebrations across town. The annual festival commemorates all the ways residents, businesses, and organizations are taking action to address climate change.

From Big Grove Brewery to Wetherby Park; an EV car show to a film screening, Iowa City Climate Fest features a bouquet of events across Iowa City from Sept. 21 through Sept. 24, 2022. All events are free and open for all ages. 

Wednesday Sept. 21: Kickoff Celebration at Big Grove Iowa City

The kickoff celebration at Big Grove starts and 5 p.m. and will feature tours of the brewery's carbon recapture technology, a presentation of the City's Climate Action Grant, a visit by the Iowa City BookMobile, and more. The Iowa City Bike Library will also host a community bike ride at 6 p.m. 

Thursday Sept. 22: Climate Action in Motion

The UI Dance Company performs at the Chauncey Swan Park starting at 5:15 p.m. Nextdoor, FilmScene will also screen the documentary "Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World" starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Friday Sept. 23: Party at Wetherby Park

We're taking over Wetherby Park for a party from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music from the Yahoo Drummers and Kevin Burt, food from Marco's Grilled Cheese and Luna's Tacos, a visit from the BookMobile, and lots of fun and games from the Parks and Recreation "Rec n Roll" trailer. 

Saturday Sept. 24: EVs at the Farmers Market

City-owned EVs along with EVs owned by residents will be on display in the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center's parking ramp, just south of the Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to noon. Owners and EV experts will also be at the event to give their expertise on EVs. 

A complete schedule of the daily activities can be found on the event webpage, icgov.org/ClimateFest. Throughout the festival, stories and activities will also be shared on City social media accounts: FacebookTwitterNextdoorInstagram.

More information can be found on the event page or by contacting organizer Megan Hill at megan-hill@iowa-city.org or 319-887-6164.

Date of publication

Thursday, September 15, 2022