Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include the music and activities of the Soul & Blues Festival, a chance to visit City Park Pool for free, and much more. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Soul & Blues Festival

Celebrate the music, food, and culture that the Soul & Blues Festival has to offer! Along with watching great live performances, attendees can also learn from BIPOC business owners and Black authors during this two-day event.


There are two opportunities this week to check out City Park Pool for free and learn about recreational swimming, basic water safety, and our swim scholarship program.

Pop-Up Donation Drop

It’s moving time in Iowa City, and we want to keep usable items out of the landfill. Learn about this no-cost donation option to donate items you no longer need.

National Night Out

Show your support for first responders during this night of food, music, games, and more. Stop out to one of two locations to build connections with first responders and neighbors.

Date of publication

Sunday, July 25, 2021