Happy first full weekend of September! Things are starting to slow down here in Eastern Iowa, but that doesn't mean there is nothing to do! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights (final event of the season)
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • September 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Featuring Jake McVey
    • Cost is $5 at the gate (21+ only)
  • Fall Fridays in the Artway
    • Uptown Artway in Marion
    • September 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring Amber & Adam
    • "Enjoy live music on the Uptown Artway stage Friday nights this fall! This unique venue is the perfect place to start the weekend and support local artists and businesses. Relax on a neighboring outdoor patio or bring your own chairs."
  • Steve Wariner
    • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford
    • September 6th at 8 p.m.
    • Opening act Tyler Richton and the Highbank Boys
    • Tickets are $30 - get yours HERE
  • Wynonna & The Big Noise
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • September 6th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $34 to $99 - get yours HERE
  • Thomas Rhett Very Hot Summer Tour
    • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
    • September 6th at 7 p.m.
    • With special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Akins
    • Tickets range from $31.75 to $91.75 - get yours HERE
  • Five Seasons Stand Down
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • September 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "The Stand Down is a coordinated effort between Veterans’ organizations, government, and community agencies that serve the homeless and near homeless to connect individuals to needed services. The one-day event includes a Resource Fair, assistance in accessing benefits and services, medical services, haircuts, continental breakfast and lunch."
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • September 7th at 10 a.m.
      • September 7th at 2 p.m.
    • "Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they invite their Nick Jr. friends to come together for a music-filled production. Bubble Guppies’ Molly and Gil, Rod and Penny from Top Wing, Shimmer and Shine, and even Blue from the new Blue’s Clues & You! are throwing a Nick Jr. celebration."
    • Tickets range from $21 to $64 - get yours HERE
  • Hawkeye Football
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
    • September 7th at 11:05 a.m.
    • vs. Rutgers
    • Broadcast on FS1
    • Fight for Iowa Game
    • Tickets range from $25 to $65 - get yours HERE
  • Uptown Fall Fest & Dog Fashion Show
    • Uptown Marion
    • September 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Dog fashion show at 11 a.m.
    • "Experience fall in Uptown Marion with fun activities, shopping, music, and entertainment. The day’s activities will feature free apple cider, fall shopping trends, prizes, and a Dog Fashion Show"
  • Fire on the River Annual Boat Drags
    • Ellis Harbor in Cedar Rapids
    • September 7th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Boat drag racing following UMPBA safety rules. Bracket racing for all boats starting at 45 mph and under, up to over 100 mph classes! 1000 ft course/800 ft for boats over 100 mph."
    • Viewing is free
  • Sweet Rides for Charity Car & Bike Show
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • September 7th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Benefiting Willis Dady Homeless Services and Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America
    • Featuring food, raffles, and a live auction
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • September 7th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers' Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • September 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • September 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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