Treat Yo Self: Coralville Food Pantry Fundraiser on July 28th


Looking for the perfect excuse to pamper yourself? On July 28th The Iowa River Landing is partnering with the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry for their annual Treat Yo Self Fundraiser. Several businesses in the Iowa River Landing will be donating a portion of sales to the pantry that day, including:

  • Waterstreet Coffee Bar
  • Scratch Cupcakery
  • Luxe Interiors
  • 30hop
  • Diamond Leaf Jewelers
  • Brides By Jessa

The River Landing will also be featuring horse-drawn carriage rides on July 28th in conjunction with the Music, Movies and More Thursday night series.

Be sure to stop by the Iowa River Landing on July 28th for and treat yourself for a good cause!


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Join Us Thursday Nights @ IRL



Looking for some fun ways to kick off your summer weekends? Join us Thursday nights in the Iowa River Landing for Movies, Music and More!

Movies at Backpocket Brewing

Each Thursday night Backpocket Brewing host their Movies on the Brewery. This summer’s lineup is a fun mix of cult classics and family-friendly fare. In conjunction with the movie nights, Backpocket will feature 13 beers on tap and a full grill menu each week.

This year’s movies include:
6/16: The Goonies
6/23: The Royal Tenenbaums
6/30: Beetlejuice
7/7: Pirates of the Caribbean
7/14: The Lego Movie
7/21: The Matrix
7/28: The Silence of the Lambs
8/4: V for Vendetta
8/11: Total Recall
8/18: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

All movies are FREE to the public and start at dusk.

Music with BF Burt

Kevin “BF” Burt will be on hand to share his signature sound with Iowa River Landing patrons beginning June 16th. He’ll be playing in the Landing each Thursday night (with the exception of June 23rd) until August 18th.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Back by popular demand! Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered in the Iowa River Landing on June 30th, July 28th and August 18th.

As always, be sure to share photos of your summer fun in the Landing using the hashtag #iowariverlanding!



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You’re Invited: Watts Open House May 19th

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Join us as we unveil the latest addition to the Iowa River Landing! The Watts Group will host an open house featuring their new units on May 19th from 5 PM-8PM. Guests will have the opportunity to tour these beautiful town homes, condominiums, and commercial retail space.

The new units are located in the heart of the Iowa River Landing development, and are a short walk away from prominent restaurants, shops, and more. The location provides easy access to I-80, downtown Iowa City & Coralville, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, parks and recreational activities.

Parking for the event will be available on the upper level of the Intermodal Facility. We look forward to seeing you on May 19th!





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Easter Weekend in the Iowa River Landing



Easter weekend is just around the corner, and the Iowa River Landing has everything you need to celebrate.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza Drawing

On March 26th from 11 AM-2PM the businesses in the Iowa River Landing will host a special Easter Egg-Stravaganza Drawing. Participating establishments will offer eggs filled with candy and special prizes and offers from Iowa River Landing businesses.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Tour the Iowa River Landing in style! Horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered from 11:30-2 PM.

 Shopping, Sweets and More!

Hosting an Easter brunch of your own? The experts at WineStyles can recommend champagne for your mimosas, or the right wine to pair with your Easter meal. If you’re in charge of dessert at Easter dinner, Scratch Cupcakes are always a festive treat. And don’t forget to stop into Von Maur for the perfect Easter outfits for the entire family.

As always, be sure to share your Easter weekend photos with us using #IowaRiverLanding.




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Coming Soon: Diamond Leaf Jewelers


The Iowa River Landing is pleased to announce the latest addition to this exciting retail, dining, and hospitality district. Diamond Leaf Jewelers, a jewelry shop specializing in custom wedding and engagement rings, will occupy the space between Winestyles and Brides By Jessa. Owner Miriam Vakulskas anticipates an opening date of May 2016.

Vakulskas has been working in the jewelry business for thirteen years, both in national retail stores and in independent shops.

“Making the switch to working in an independent shop really grew my passion for this industry,” said Vakulskas. “It’s extremely rewarding to build relationships with clients as you work together to create something beautiful.”

The process of creating a custom ring at Diamond Leaf begins with a client consultation. From there, the use of Computer Aided Design allows clients to see their custom design come to life. 3D printing is utilized to create a resin prototype that shows the detail and scale of the custom jewelry with the diamond. Once the design is finalized, a team of experienced jewelers cast and hand set each gem.

“Quality, craftsmanship and expertise are at the heart of everything we create and carry in our shop,” said Vakulskas.

In addition to custom ring design, Diamond Leaf will carry over 300 engagement and wedding bands for purchase and/or inspiration. The shop will carry brands such as Bastian, Valina, and Caro 74. Diamond Leaf is also partnering with the virtual wedding planning company Brindle + Oak. This service will be offered for free to custom design clients.

“The Iowa River Landing is shaping up to be a premiere destination for bridal and wedding planning,” said Deanna Trumbull, sales and leasing consultant for the Iowa River Landing. “You’ll be able to shop for your ring at Diamond Leaf, purchase your gowns at Brides By Jessa, register and host your shower at Luxe Interiors, pamper your bridal party at Massage Heights, and purchase gifts at Winestyles and Von Maur. Plus, if you’re looking for a beautiful place to host the ceremony and reception, the Marriott is down here too.”

“I’m very excited to open my shop in the Iowa River Landing,” said Vakulskas. “It’s such a beautiful place. I’m looking forward to going to work there every day.”

You can learn more about Diamond Leaf Jewelers by visiting their website: and their Facebook page:


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Mission Creek in the Iowa River Landing



The Iowa River Landing, in partnership with the organizers of the Mission Creek Festival, will host Mission Creek in the Iowa River Landing on Saturday, February 20th from 2-4 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

The festivities begin at 2 PM at Waterstreet Coffee Bar with a reading by Jeff Holmes and Robyn Schiff. At 3:oo Luxe Interiors will host the hilarious Megan Gogerty for a comedy set, and at 4 PM you’ll enjoy the music of Elizabeth Moen at 30 hop.

We’re very excited to bring these wonderful artists to the Iowa River Landing! Be sure to join us for an afternoon of great food, great music, and great company on February 20th.

And as always, be sure to share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #IowaRiverLanding!

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Celebrate BrrFest on January 30th


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Join us in the Iowa River Landing for Coralville BrrFest! BrrrFest will be held in the Marriott exhibit hall on Saturday, January 30th from 1-4 PM. (Brewmaster events begin at noon.) BrrrFest is a celebration that showcases beers of winter, specializing in brews from Iowa and around the Midwest. Beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample and purchase new beers including limited release brews that aren’t widely available. Proceeds from BrrrFest go toward Coralville’s 4thFest celebration in addition to the Iowa Brewer’s Guild.

(UPDATE: Tickets have SOLD OUT at all levels.)

The following brewers will be featured this year at BrrFest: (Brewers marked with an asterisk (*) are new for 2016)

  • 515
  • Albia Brewing*
  • Alluvial Brewing Co.*
  • Another Road Brewing
  • Backpocket
  • Backpocket Pilot Pub
  • Baraboo
  • Bent River
  • Big Grove
  • Boone Valley Brewing
  • Broad Street
  • Buck Creek Brewing
  • Cedar Ridge Winery/Distillery
  • Chefs In Black
  • Confluence
  • Contrary Brewing*
  • Court Ave.
  • Exile
  • Firetrucker
  • Fox Brewing*
  • Franklin Street*
  • Front Street Brewery*
  • Granite City
  • Great River
  • Green Tree Brewery*
  • Iowa Brewing Co.*
  • Iowa City Brewlab*
  • Jackson Street Brewing*
  • Kalona Brewing
  • Keg Creek
  • Lake Time*
  • Lion Bridge
  • Lost Duck
  • Madhouse
  • Mason City Brewery
  • Middle River Brewing*
  • Millstream
  • Mississippi River Distilling Co.
  • New American
  • Peace Tree
  • Pulpit Rock*
  • Reclaimed Rails Brewing*
  • Reunion Brewing*
  • Singlespeed
  • Surly
  • Third Base
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Turner Alley*
  • Twisted Vine
  • Van Houzen
  • West O
  • Worth

The fun will continue in the Iowa River Landing after the BrrFest festivities come to a close. Carriage rides will be offered through the Iowa River Landing, and businesses will offer featured items for post-BrrrFest patrons. These items include:

  •  Massage Heights: BrrrFest attendees who visit Massage Heights and show their ticket stub can book an appointment for a $39.99 60 minute massage or a $49.99 60 minute facial. In addition, guests will receive a free elevation with the purchase of a membership.
  • Coralville Marriott: BrrrFest Package, includes breakfast for 2 guests and 2 general admission tickets to BrrrFest
  • 30 Hop: Receive a free pint with your purchase of a 30hop T-Shirt ($15). Supplies limited.
  • Backpocket Brewing: pulled pork sandwiches and all beef hotdogs; free brewery tours.
  • Waterstreet: Coffee Specials
  • WineStyles: 10% all Beer Sales (15% off for Beer Club members) and $2 off all Beer Draws
  • Scratch Cupcakery: $22/dozen deal (buy 11 cupcakes, get the 12th free) 
  • TrueStyle: Store-wide discount will be whatever the predicted high temperature is for that day according to
  • Brides by Jessa: 25% off store wide
  • Luxe Interiors: storewide floor sample sale
  • Edgewater Grille:  $10 GyroBrrrGer served with bottomless fries, $5 draft beer bar special

Be sure to share your #AfterBrrrFest photos from around Iowa River Landing on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using our hashtag. The person with the most creative photo will win a prize pack containing items from Iowa River Landing businesses!

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Aisle of Lights Holiday Open House


thumbnail-7Join the businesses in the Iowa River Landing in celebrating the magic of the season! On December 13 from 2-5 PM, several establishments in the Landing will be offering holiday-themed activities and specials in conjunction with Coralville’s annual Aisle of Lights celebration. Visitors will enjoy all of the trappings of the holidays, including cookies, cocoa, holiday stories, crafts, and a visit from Santa. The events in the Landing will conclude with the tree lighting at Backpocket Brewing.


The list of participating businesses and events include:

Backpocket Brewing

Donate an item to “Toys for Tots” and receive one FREE beer, $10 t-shirt special, tree lighting at 5 PM

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Cookie decorating and hot cocoa bar


$2 off wine by the glass and draws

Massage Heights

Buy 3 gift cards, get one FREE

Waterstreet Coffee Bar

Coffee and cocoa specials

Homewood Suites  

Stories with Mrs. Santa Claus, hot cocoa

Von Maur

FREE photos with Santa


Storewide holiday sale

Johnson County Historical Society

Holiday crafts, hot cocoa, cookies, FREE museum admission

Scratch Cupcakery

Special Holiday Flavors, decorate your own mini cupcakes

Brides By Jessa

Photos and songs with Elsa, 30% off storewide


1/2 price pints from 2-5 PM

Luxe Interiors

Storewide discounts, free wrapping, free shipping on select items, complimentary glass of wine for shoppers, photos with Star Wars characters.

Be sure to join us for an evening of holiday fun and festivities on December 13th! And as always, be sure to share your photos using #IowaRiverLanding.

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You’re Invited: Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Business PM and 2nd Ave Block Party


Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 3.42.10 PMMark your calendars! On October 22nd Massage Heights will be hosting the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Business PM from 4:30-6:15 PM.

In conjunction with this event the Iowa River Landing will host a 2nd Ave Block Party. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the participating businesses on 2nd Avenue in the Iowa River Landing for complimentary services such as a chair massage at Massage Heights, cupcakes at Scratch Cupcakery, tasting at WineStyles, and more.

To help guide your way, we’ve created special passports to help navigate your travels through the participating Iowa River Landing locations. This passport will be “stamped” when a guest visits the business. (No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp.) Individuals who visit all locations and complete their passport will be entered to win special prizes from the Iowa River Landing.

The winners will be drawn at 6:15 PM at Massage Heights. You must be present to win.

Be sure to join us on October 22nd!


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FRYfest 2015 Specials

Excitement is building in the Iowa River Landing for FryFest 2015. On September 4th thousands of devoted Hawkeye fans will arrive at the IRL for the ultimate “high porch picnic.” In addition to the scheduled events, the businesses at the IRL are excited and ready to serve the members of Hawkeye Nation!

Check out these featured FRYfest specials:

Vesta: $3 Tall Boys

Scratch Cupcakery: Buy 3 Cupcakes, Get 1 for Free from 10-2, Hawkeye decorated cupcakes while supplies last

Massage Heights: One hour massage: $49.99, One hour facial $59.99, 25% off all retail

Luxe Interiors: Luxe Interiors will be featuring the officially licensed Hawkeye artwork of Jeff McNutt. A former Herky the Hawk mascot, Jeff  creates artwork using remnants of Kinnick Stadium with an Iowa Hawkeye focus. Original pieces and prints of all sizes will be available for immediate purchase.  

All in store product excluding wine will be 30% off 

Winestyles: $5 Bottle Bucks (store credit) for purchase of $50 or more; $10 Bottle Bucks for purchase of $100 or more

Brides By Jessa: Summer Sample Sale: Up to 65% wedding and prom dresses, free hem on prom dresses

Waterstreet Coffee Bar: Homemade pumpkin spice lattes (hot or iced)

30hop: Weekend Brunch; Saturday and Sunday 10-2

Edgewater Grille: FRYfest Concession Menu:
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