Mission Creek Festival

Mission Creek Festival takes place in Iowa City every spring for six days. The festival embraces live performance, the literary arts, and radical community happenings.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Iowa City, with most venues within a five minute walk of each other, Mission Creek thrives on intimacy and cross-medium experiences, turning music lovers onto new literature, writers onto new music, and expanding everyone’s appreciation of arts, community, and culture.

We are the music and performance festival with deep literary roots, the literary gathering with music and other happenings tucked around the edges, and the cultural experience that rivets both locals and visitors in the middle of a warm, weird Midwestern town.

Mission Creek Festival 2016


Mission Creek Festival 2016


Past artists include: Father John Misty / Alison Bechdel / Kevin Smith / Saul Williams / Tig Notaro / Jad Abumrad / John Waters / Cameron Esposito / Kurt Vile & the Violators / Hannibal Buress

Upcoming: April 3 – 8, 2018

Website: missioncreekfestival.com




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