The first thing you should know about Iowa City is that it’s a college town. An artsy, loves anything unique college town. So residents jump at the opportunities to support local businesses. And really, that’s what this is. To kick off the start of the summer (it’s already hot and muggy a few days into May), participants of the Summer Shop Crawl (ticket purchase is necessary) will receive a customized glass, a community-made bracelet, drinks (non-alcoholic for those underage), and entry into a gift card basket raffle. With 20 businesses participating, drinks in every store, and a ticket for only $15, why wouldn’t you go?
Some of the businesses participating are Dulcinea, a chic clothing store; Om, Gifts for the Body and Soul, where you’ll find unique presents for others (okay, most likely for you); and Tailgate Iowa City, your one-stop shop for everything Hawkeye related – and let’s be honest, if you live in Iowa City, it’s practically a crime not to love your local mascot.
Iowa City thrives on its local businesses, and especially the events that happen during the summer. If you’re getting excited about the Summer of the Arts (everyone around here is!), kick off with the Summer Shop Crawl. Because really, you can’t beat shopping and drinking combined!
Pick up your bracelet and glass outside of Textiles on May 18th.
Find a list of participating businesses below:
Discerning Eye Optical
Iowa Artisans Gallery
C. Ginsberg: Objects of Art
Moss – Iowa City
Om – Gifts for Body & Soul
Over the Moon Studio
Revival Clothing Store
Sweets and Treats of Iowa City
Ten Thousand Villages, Iowa City
The Full Kit
Willow & Stock
Summer is a great time anywhere. Especially places with nice shops… and drinks!