The Coralville 4thFEST 2012 is upon us and there are plenty of events remaining to enjoy in S.T. Morrison Park. Below we highlight the free concert Tuesday night and events happening the next couple of days.
Lonestar – Free concert
Every year, Coralville’s 4thFEST celebration features a free community concert. This year they’re bringing Lonestar to the stage on Tuesday, July 3. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a great night with your friends and neighbors.
Lonestar has become known for their country roots, but it’s hard to deny they have tons of crossover appeal with songs like “I’m Already There” and “Amazed,” the theme for this year’s 4thFEST parade. Other big Lonestar hits include “Let Me Love You,” “No News,” “Come Cryin’ To Me,” “Smile,” “What About Now,” and “Tell Her.”
Opening for Lonestar will be Iowa singer/songwriter Chad Elliott. He’ll take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and Lonestar will go on at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3 – More info
3 p.m.- Carnival opens by Superior Carnival*
4 p.m. to dark – Food and Non-Food Vendors, Lemon Shake Ups / Corn Dogs (Lancaster Concessions), Papa John’s Pizza
Scentsy, Strawberry Smoothies (Ford Concessions)
6:30 p.m. – Free Concert – Chad Elliott
8 p.m. – Free Concert – Lonestar
Wednesday, July 4 – more info
7 to 10 a.m. – Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Northwest Junior High
10 a.m. – 4thFEST Parade: Coralville really knows how to put on a parade, hosting one of the largest parades in the area each year. With approximately 120 entries each year, the 4thFEST parade features marching bands, floats, and loads of excitement. View the parade route.
10 a.m. - Carnival opens by Superior Carnival. tickets purchased at the carnival are $20 for 20 tickets
Noon to dark - Food and Non-Food Vendors
1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - American Legion Bingo at S.T. Morrison Hilltop Shelter
3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Games and demonstrations
8:30 p.m. - Free Concert – Iowa City Community Band
Dark – Fireworks
4thFEST events will take place in S.T. Morrison Park, in the 1500 block between 7th and 8th Streets, unless otherwise noted.
Note: Times and events are subject to change.