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10 Things to do in Waterloo in July

July is jam packed with activities

As the weather heats up, Waterloo just gets COOLER! There is so much to explore and tons of events to attend in Waterloo. Mark these events on your calendar to make your July extra fly!

Yoga at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre

July 3rd @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Have a relaxing evening of yoga overlooking the Cedar River! The class is completely free and open to all levels of expertise. Classes are also offered July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.


Waterloo Bucks Baseball and Fireworks at Riverfront Stadium 

July 4th @ 6:35 pm

Cheer on the Bucks to victory and be dazzled by a fireworks show following the game. Can’t get enough of baseball? The Bucks will be playing all weekend on the 5th and 6th!

Mayor’s Fireworks at RiverLoop Amphitheatre & Expo Plaza

July 6th @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrating the 4th of July fashionably late, we have food, music, and fireworks. The party starts at 6 pm with the Family Fun Zone until Dirty Muggs take the stage at 9 pm. To cap it off, fireworks begin around 10 pm.

Summer Soul Classic Parade Meet and Greet/Block Party at Sullivan Park

July 12th @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Drill Teams from all over the Midwest come together in fellowship and compete in drumline and dance battles. Come enjoy the food, clothing vendors, and performances before the parade on July 13th.

Waterloo Municipal Band Concert Series at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre

July 13th @ 7:30 pm

Join in the Waterloo Municipal Band Thursday night for a Taylor Swift sing-a-long. Hear pop hits in a refreshing, new style! Visit the Waterloo Municipal Band website for more dates and information on their upcoming events by clicking the text above!

Feelin’ Sour? Iowa’s Sour Beer and Cider Festival at RiverLoop Expo Plaza

July 13th @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A perfect evening for beer and cider connoisseurs and casuals! With over 30 breweries and cideries to sample, your sour-loving taste buds will be satisfied. If you’re new to sours, give it a shot! You may like feelin’ sour! TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LINK.

North End Arts and Music Festival at Furgerson Fields Park

July 13th @ Noon – 5:00 pm

Celebrate life, art and diversity at the North End Arts and Music Festival. With an abundance of music, performances, food, and vendors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Summer Soul Classic Parade

July 13th

Lineup: 8 am / Parade: 10 am


Summer Soul Classic Parade kicks off at 10 am, starting at Lester and North Barclay and ending at Ferguson Field. The theme is Pinkout Carnival in honor of those who we have lost to cancer, who are battling cancer, or are in recovery. Join in the celebration and watch the best Drill Teams in the Midwest do their thing!

Fiesta! A Celebration of Latino Culture at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre

July 20th @ 10:30 am – 9:00pm

A whole day dedicated to Latino Culture wrapped up in one big party! With food, drinks, family friendly activities, performances, AND a piñata, you won’t want to mess this day of fun!

Iowa Woo Game and Tailgating w/ National Cattle Congress at The Hippodrome

July 20th

Tailgate @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm and game @ 7:05 pm

Eat, play, and dance at the tailgate hosted by the National Cattle Congress and cheer on the Iowa Woo!


Women’s Amatuer Classic at Sunnyside Country Club

July 22 – 24

Watch some of the best golfers in Iowa compete in a 54-hole game. The tournament is free to attend! Visit the website for more details! VISIT: 100th Iowa Women’s Amateur

We hope this got you excited for all the fun things to do and see in Waterloo! The fun doesn’t end with this list, though! Check out for more events and info!