I have grown to LOVE and look forward to the Iowa State Fair each year, even though I am not a native Iowan (Shhh!). The state fair slogan is spot on: Nothing Compares! It’s true! The State Fair is a sight to see, and a day (or more!) to experience. From the delicious food to […]
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Have you heard? A brand new park is open and ready for action! Check out all the fun elements it has to offer! Aren’t we so lucky to live in a place that makes great parks and playgrounds a priority?!
We asked my oldest daughter (17-year-old Rachel) where she wanted to go on this, possibly our last family vacation before she goes off to college. She chose New York City, so in spite of my trepidation, we went. Here’s the thing. I’m from a small Iowa town. A town so small that when we visit […]
We are truly lucky to have a world-renowned multidisciplinary performing arts presenter just a hop and a skip from our homes. Hancher is the cultural hub of the University of Iowa campus and a beloved part of the Iowa City corridor, bringing an endless line-up of world-class dance, music, and theater to our community. The […]
There is something special about summer in Iowa City. Throw your lawn chairs in the trunk, grab the sunblock, and enjoy a jam-packed season of festivals, farmers’ markets, and food. There are just too many events to include them all, but this guide will get you started. Rock the Block Concert Series (May 4-September […]
The thing I love most about living in eastern Iowa are all the county fairs and our small town festivals. So much work and dedication make these happen year and after year by people who live here, and their pride shows. I also love summer, family, tractor pulls, country music, camping, and fair food. I […]
Every city has its big, bustling attractions that are its claim to fame–its main event, its Friday special, its must-see hot spot. And the Iowa City area has many of these: The Ped Mall! Hancher! Kinnick Stadium! Coral Ridge Mall! But to really get to know a place, you have to seek out the smaller […]