General Answers

Where do I park?

Event Parking: There is ample amount of event parking that is available at these locations for $5:

  • All day, Iowa River Landing north parking ramp adjacent to the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Marriott overnight guests will have ramp parking access as usual with designated pass.
  • All day, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center south lot (adjacent to High Porch Block Party grounds)
  • After other lots are full after 5pm, Coralville Transit Intermodal facility, adjacent to the Iowa River Landing North Ramp or UIHC ramp

Parking Map is available to help you navigate.

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Is there a FRYfest map available?

Yes! Please view the Public Map.

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Where can I purchase tickets to the football game?

Tickets for the University of Iowa vs. University of Wyoming football game, or any other Hawkeye game, can be purchased by visiting www.hawkeyesports.com.

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Where can I sign up to be an exhibitor at FRYfest?

Visit our exhibitor registration page to complete your sign up. If you have any questions about “The World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow” or becoming a vendor, please contact Monica Nieves.

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Where is the Beverage Garden?

The Beverage Garden will be located within the High Porch Block Party grounds of the Iowa River Landing, on the east side of the Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center south lot.

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Are all of the activities free?

All programming inside the Exhibit Hall and entrance to the tradeshow is free and open to the public. Entrance to the High Porch Block Party, including kids zone, bags play, concert and fireworks is $5 per person (kids 12 & under free). There is also an entry fee for the adult bags tournament.

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Can I bring my own food and beverages into the Concert area?

No personal coolers will be permitted. A Beverage Garden will be on-site with all proceeds to benefit the Coralville 4thFest Committee. Hy-Vee will also have food available for purchase within the concert grounds, and we’ll have a variety of food trucks open throughout the day.

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Will there be more activities added to this website?

Yes. As the event date nears, more and more information and details will be added to the site. You can also keep tabs on us by following us on Facebook at ‘FRYfest’ and liking us on Twitter and Instagram at @FRYfest. See the top navigation bar of this website for more info.

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Where can I go for information on the day of the event?

An information tent will be located on Quarry Road and inside the tradeshow to answer all of your FRYfest and community questions.

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Will there be a cab service available?

Yes, cabs will be on-site after 6:00pm.

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Will the football team be there?

No, but the UI Pep Band, Spirit Squad and Herky will be, along with student athletes and coaches from several other UI sports teams.

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Will there be space to park bicycles?

Yes! On-site bicycle parking is available at no charge in the front yard of AAA Mechanical in the Iowa River Landing. We strongly encourage traveling this way!

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Where can I volunteer?

First of all, THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering. There are several areas of FRYfest where we need your help. Please check back for updates on how you can sign up to volunteer at this year’s event.

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What safety measures are in place for this event?

The FRYfest Committee takes safety very seriously and is working alongside the Coralville Police Department and other public officials in coordinating all activities.

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What is the physical address of FRYfest?

FRYfest takes place at the Coralville Marriott Exhibit Hall and adjacent parking lot, located at 300 E. 9th Street in Coralville, Iowa.

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Concert Answers

Where can I purchase Block Party tickets?

Tickets are available in person at the following locations:

Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
City of Coralville
Hy-Vee, Coralville
MidWestOne Bank (All Johnson County Locations)

Tickets can also be ordered online or by phone by calling (319) 337-6592 and will also be sold at FRYfest.

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Are kids welcome in the concert?

Yes! This is a family-friendly atmosphere. Kids 12 and under receive free admission.

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Is there a concert refund policy?

No, all concert tickets sales are final.

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Are Block Party tickets more expensive the week of the event?

No – so much entertainment for one VERY low price!

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If I leave the Block Party area, can I get back in?

Yes, just be sure you are wearing your wristband.

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Tradeshow Questions

Are children welcome at the tradeshow?

Not only are they welcomed, they are encouraged to attend. There will be plenty of activities and fun for people of all ages!

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Is the tradeshow air conditioned?

It sure is. It’s always sunny and 72 inside the Exhibition Hall of the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

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Will there be Hawkeye merchandise available to buy at the tradeshow?

Yes. Just about everything you have seen or heard about in the world of Hawkeye merchandise will be on display and, in most cases, available for purchase that day!

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