Iowa City, Iowa
Daily concerts will keep jazz fans entertained during the Iowa City Jazz Festival Fri.-Sun. Dozens of local and regional artists will perform on various stages in front of the historic Old Capitol building and on Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue. The popular annual event features artists’ displays, children’s fun booths, food vendors and more. Hours are 4 to 10:30 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sat.; 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sun., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. tinyurl.com/ybakykab; 1-319-337-7944.
The opening weekend of Winona State University’s 15th annual Great River Shakespeare Festival features live music by the Lowest Pair at 5 p.m. Fri. and the Dixieland Jazz Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sat. The season continues through Aug. 5 with the plays “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Shakespeare in Love,” “Venus in Fur” and “The Merchant of Venice.” At 11 a.m. Sat. the Frozen River Film Festival will host a small film festival, and other community events will be offered throughout the festival. grsf.org.
Belle Fourche, S.D.
Rodeo fans will head for the Black Hills over the July 4th weekend for the 99th annual Black Hills Roundup Sat.-July 4. A kickoff party starts at 6 p.m. Fri. on the roundup grounds. On Sat. a golf tournament will tee off at 9 a.m., and the annual Cattle Drive down Main Street will start at 3 p.m., followed by a community barbecue at 5:30 p.m. Local cowboys will compete in the Black Hills Ranch Rodeo at 7 p.m. On Sat. and Sun. the Professional Rodeo and Cowboys Association roundups will be held at 7 p.m. and a holiday parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. on July 4. black hillsroundup.com.
Colleen A. Coles