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A summer song for the working mom

A Song for Summer from a Working Mother

Summer is in the air. And it doesn’t seem fair. School is out for break. Families are headed to the lake. Unfortunately for you, work isn’t going to shake. Soon your feed will fill with pics from the splash pad and pool. You’ll see photos of kids slurping ice cream, trying to stay cool. And […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City

The Ultimate Guide to Summer in Iowa City – 2018

Is there anything more glorious than summertime in Iowa City?! From our world-renowned festivals and farmers' markets, to our bustling evenings of live music in the Ped Mall, there is a limitless supply of fun-in-the-sun for folks of all ages.  We want your summer to be as easy and breezy as a walk in the sunshine, [...]
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Iowa City Area Summer Events Calendar

  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 […]

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Spend Your Thursday Nights at Hancher This Summer

Hancher is a beloved icon of Iowa City culture, originally built in 1972. The original auditorium was destroyed by the massive flood of 2008 and the new, gorgeous, state-of-the-art building opened in 2016. The new building is simply incredible and is now home to a variety of performances: lectures, theater, musicals, music concerts, dance, circus, […]

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Local Favorite Farm Shows, Fairs, and Festivals: 2018 Guide

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 […]

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A Summer Activities Flowchart

“What Should We Do Today?” A Summer Activities {FLOWCHART}

There is so much to love about summer! The freedom of slower-paced days, the opportunities that come with warm weather, the delight of fresh-grown food–yes, summer is nearly perfection. But. There is one oft-repeated sentence that threatens to ruin it all. The sound of it is like nails on a chalkboard, a mosquito in your [...]
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