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Party in the Park returns to Iowa City for 2018

(File photo/The Gazette) Kids and adults play with bubbles, a parachute, and on the playground at ‘Party in the Park’ in Court Hill Park in Iowa City on June 6, 2013.
(File photo/The Gazette) Kids and adults play with bubbles, a parachute, and on the playground at ‘Party in the Park’ in Court Hill Park in Iowa City on June 6, 2013.

IOWA CITY — Connect with friends, family and neighbors this summer at Party in the Park, beginning from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and continuing Thursdays through August, then switching to 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays in September. Admission is free and open to the public.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy live music, games, arts and crafts and frozen treats. Several dates will feature the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre at 5:30 p.m. The Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile also will be on hand, as well as representatives from various City departments, sharing information about their areas of expertise.

The series is presented by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and the Neighborhood Outreach Division.

JUNE

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Today (6/7): Pheasant Hill Park, 2649 Concord Circle. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; ribbon-cutting for new playground, 6:15 p.m.; music by Bob and Kristie Black

June 14: Chadek Park, 1920 Friendship St. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; entertainment by Abbie Callahan

June 21: Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor St. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; entertainment by Iowa City Youth Has Talent

June 28: Longfellow Nature Trail, Sheridan Avenue and Grant Street. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; music by The Ron Hillis One Man Band

JULY

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

July 5: Benton Hill Park, 615 W. Benton St. Music by Old Capitol String Band

July 12: Mercer Park, 1317 Dover St. Entertainment by Something in Your Teeth

July 19: Ned Ashton House, 820 Park Rd. Entertainment by Alex Gordon Hi-Fi

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July 26: Hickory Trail Park, 2831 Hickory Trl. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; entertainment by Marc and Brandi Janssen

AUGUST

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 2: Villa Park, 424 MacBride Dr. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; music by Scotty Hayward & the Yahoo Drummers

Aug. 9: Reno Park, 516 Reno St. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; entertainment by Larry Mossman & Kathy Maxey

Aug. 16: Willow Creek Park, 1117 Teg Dr. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; music by Pennies on the Rail

Aug. 23: Happy Hollow Park, 800 Brown St. Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, 5:30 p.m.; entertainment by Nancita Wernett

SEPTEMBER

Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 2: Brookland Park, 424 MacBride Dr. Music by Cedar County Cobras

Sept. 9: College Green Park, 600 College St. Entertainment by Mike & Brian

Sept. 16: North Market Square Park, 600 Fairchild St. Entertainment by Abbie Callahan

Sept. 23: Highland Park, 750 Highland Ave. Entertainment by Deb Singer, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 30: Fairmeadows Park, 2500 Miami Dr. Entertainment by Iowa City Youth Has Talent

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