It's Memorial Day weekend! There are lots of awesome events going on here in Eastern Iowa this Friday through Monday, and we've put together a list of some of the big ones:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • May 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Lonesome Road
    • Admission is $5 at the gate - 21 & over only
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • May 25th & 26th at 7:30 p.m. and May 27th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Rated G
    • Tickets range from $31 to $40  - get yours HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium
    • May 25th at 6:35 p.m. - Trevor Hoffman Bobblehead Giveaway
    • May 26th at 5:05 p.m. - Post-game fireworks (double-header)
    • May 27th at 2:05 p.m. - Kids Eat Free Sunday (double-header)
    • May 28th at 12:05 p.m. - Mark Down Monday
    • vs. Clinton Lumberkings
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Hawkeye Downs Weekly Racing
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • May 25th at 6 p.m. - Opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.
    • Get more details HERE
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat.Autumn's Waiting
    • Event is free
  • Speed Friending
    • Cedar Rapids Public Library
    • May 26th at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
    • All ages are welcome
    • "Meet and mingle with your community, take precious minutes to get to know someone who could turn out to be your new best friend!"
    • Event is free - please register in advance HERE 
  • Downtown Farmers Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • May 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Cars and Coffee
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 26th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • "Mingle with other gearheads, drink some great coffee, and see some awesome rides."
  • 27th Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts
    • Middle Amana Park in the Amana Colonies
    • May 26th, 27th, & 28th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Live entertainment featuring comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and even horseback jousting."
    • Also featuring a marketplace full of unique merchandise, food, and beverages
    • Tickets are $6 for ages 6 to 13 & $12 for 13+ and multiple day passes are also available - get yours HERE
    • All current or retired military with their military ID will get in free on May 28th
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • May 26th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • May 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • May 27th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hairball Concert
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester
    • May 27th at 6:30 p.m. - doors at 6 p.m.
    • Tickets are $18 - get yours HERE
  • Free Concert for Veterans
    • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
    • May 27th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • feat. Jake McVey
    • Register for tickets HERE
  • Memorial Service 2018
    • Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Rapids
    • May 28th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Featuring the Presentation of The Colors, General Logans Orders, Placement of Wreath, Service Song Medley and other musical selections, a Guest Speaker, Volley Salute & more
  • Central City Fireman's Pancake Breakfast
    • Central City City Hall
    • May 28th from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • All you can eat pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, milk, juice, & coffee
    • Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Children 6-12, and ages 5 & under are free
  • Andrew McMahon The Pen & The Piano Tour
    • The Englert Theatre in Iowa City
    • May 28th at 7:30 p.m.
    • feat. Allen Stone, Zac Clark, and Bob Oxblood
    • Tickets are $37.50 - get yours HERE

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