Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration is a community tradition that attracts thousands of visitors and residents each year. The multi-day event includes a 5K run / walk, entertainment, food, free concerts, a carnival, parade, and spectacular fireworks. Most events are free and take place in S.T. Morrison Park, located in the 1500 block between 7th and 8th Streets.
On July 3, enjoy a free concert in S.T. Morrison Park featuring the Beaker Brothers at 6:30 pm, followed by 38 Special at 8:00 pm.
On July 4, don't miss the 30th anniversary of the 4th Fest Parade at 10:00 am, food and activities in the park, and fireworks at dark.
About the Bands:
Before there was alternative, there was one place to find out where music was headed: the Mighty 1090, churning out progressive rock way after bedtime. Clyde Clifford's Beaker Street, an underground music program broadcast on KAAY out of Little Rock, Arkansas, was the beacon pointing the way for the Beaker Brothers’ music.
The Beaker Brothers cut their teeth on the music of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, the Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead. Today, The Beaker Brothers take their music back to where the jam bands came from, to the time when rock, blues, jazz, and Latin music met and grew into their inspiration. Learn more about the Beaker Brothers.
After more than three decades together and more than 15 albums released, 38 Special continues to tour over 100 cities a year. Their many gold and platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena rock-pop smashes, “Hold on Loosely,” Rockin’ into the Night,” “Caught up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more—timeless hits that paved the way to their present-day touring regimen, with songs that are recognizable from the opening chord.