Summer is finally here! Here are a list of all the big events happening here in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Night

    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • May 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Featuring The Mixtape
    • Must be 21 or older
    • Tickets are $5 at the gate
  • Alabama: 50th Anniversary Tour
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • May 31st at 7 p.m.
    • Featuring Comedian Dusty Slay
    • Tickets range from $56.50 to $126.50 - get yours HERE
  • St. Joseph Fun Days
    • St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion
    • Dates/Times
      • May 31st from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
      • June 1st from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
      • June 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring a 5K, a talent show, a bags tournament, food, live music, a carnival, raffles, and more
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Iowa Arts Festival
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • Dates/Times
      • May 31st beginning at 5:30 p.m.
      • June 1st beginning at 10 a.m.
      • June 2nd beginning at 10 a.m.
    • "The Iowa Arts Festival is an award-winning, weekend-long community celebration featuring over 110 local and national visual artists"
    • Featuring music performances, food vendors, creative and educational activities, and children's entertainment
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Ripcord
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • May 31st at 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • June 1st at 7:30 p.m.
      • June 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
    • "Set in a sunny room on an upper floor in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, cantankerous Abby finds herself forced to share her quarters with new arrival Marilyn. She has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly-chipper woman by any means necessary. Pranks and practical jokes abound and a hilarious game of one-upmanship ensues"
    • Tickets range from $12 to $22 - get yours HERE
  • Rock the Block

    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 31st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Betty Calling
    • Event is free
  • Weekly Racing: Big 8 Night
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center
    • May 31st - Gates open at 5 p.m./race begins at 7:30 p.m.
    • "See more than 20 of the best late model drivers in the Midwest race for the series opener. The Big 8 drivers will be signing autographs! PLUS don’t forget your favorite weekly drivers will be racing that night too!"
    • Tickets are $10 for ages 18 to 54, $7 for ages 9 to 17 and 55+, and free for children under 8 with a paid adult
  • Iowa Renaissance Festival
    • Middle Amana Park
    • Dates/Times
      • June 1st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Stroll through six living history encampments and an artisan merchant village where you can emerge in full costume. There are craft demonstrations, a variety of entertainers that provide comedy relief, knights doing combat with each other, and plenty of activities for the kids. Learn about life in these ancient times and enjoy all types of interesting and tasty foods at the royal food court."
    • Tickets range from $6 to $39 - get yours HERE
  • River Kings Indoor Football
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • June 1st at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Arizona Rattlers
    • Tickets range from $10 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • June 1st from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • June 1st from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cody Jinks
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 1st at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets start at $25 - get yours HERE
  • Dustin Lynch
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m.
    • With special guests Gabby Barrett and Taylor Acorn
    • Tickets range from $54 to $99 - get yours HERE
  • Marion BBQ Rendezvous
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • June 1st from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Featuring BBQ and live music
  • Tanager Place Summer Fest
    • Collins Aerospace Sports Complex
    • June 1st from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Over 75 activities for all ages including the General Mills Make Your Own Cereal Tent, the Camp Zone, Inflatables, a balloon glow, and more
    • Event is free
  • Tour de Trashmore
    • Begins at Shack Tavern in Cedar Rapids
    • June 1st from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Hawaiian theme bicycle pub crawl
    • Short route is 15 miles and long route is 23 miles
    • Includes stops at Jersey's or Odie's, Kickstand, and Sag Wagon
    • Must be 21 or older
    • Registration is free - register online for a chance to win prizes HERE
  • Chocolate Stroll 2019
    • Downtown Mount Vernon
    • June 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Join us with your friends and family to celebrate all things chocolate! Find chocolate treats from a variety of vendors intertwined with our local businesses for easy shopping while enjoying live music. There's also a children's area with lots of activities"
  • Hopkinton Fire And EMS 3rd Annual Street Dance
    • Main Street in Hopkinton
    • June 1st from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Featuring live music, drinks, and a 50/50 raffle
    • Admission is $5
  • Sublime with Rome
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
    • With special guests Soja and Common Kings
    • Tickets range from $40 to $60 - get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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