The closer we get to the 4th of July, the more events continue to pop up around Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events happening in the area this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup
    • McGrath Amphitheatre
    • June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Rock Night
    • June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Country Night
    • June 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Family Fun Day
    • Featuring 6 national BBQ vendors, live music, Beerfest, Margaritas & Canvas Night, fireworks, and more - get a full rundown of events HERE
    • Admission is $3 for 12 and older or FREE with a Freedom Festival button
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 22nd from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Funk Daddies
    • Event is free
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • June 22nd at 6:35 p.m. - Harry Potter Night
    • June 23rd at 6:35 p.m. - State Fair Weekend
    • June 24th at 2:05 p.m. - State Fair Weekend
    • vs. Wisconsin
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Friday Night Concert Series
    • Just off the north end of the Pentacrest on Iowa Avenue between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street in Iowa City
    • June 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat. Brian Johannesen with The Zero Percent Chance of Rain and Dave Zollo & the Body Electric
    • Event is free
  • Fairfax USA Days
    • Downtown Fairfax
    • June 22nd with events beginning at 6:30 p.m. and June 23rd with events beginning at 8 a.m.
    • Parade at 11:30 a.m. on June 23rd
    • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on June 23rd
    • Featuring a street dance with Lonesome Road, a Legion pancake breakfast, a 5K run, free kids' games/inflatables, bingo, fireworks and more - get a full schedule of events HERE
  • Weekly Racing + Mid-American Series and Midwest Dash Series
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • June 22nd with gates at 6 p.m. and races at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students (9-17) & seniors (55+) - pit passes are $30
  • J&P Cycles Iowa Rally 2018
    • J&P Cycles in Anamosa
    • June 23rd from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. & June 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, a silent auction, a beer garden, a stunt show, a custom bike show and more - get a full schedule of events HERE
    • Benefiting Camp Courageous
    • Admission is free
  • CRST Concerts at the Creek
    • Indian Creek Nature Center Amphitheater in
    • June 23rd at 6:30 p.m., doors are at 6 p.m.
    • feat. Andy Frasco & the U.N.
    • Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door - get yours HERE
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • June 23rd from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Downtown Block Party
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • June 23rd from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring live Music, sand volleyball, hatchet-throwing demonstrations, a circus fashion show, a DJ competition, a silent disco, an outdoor movie, games, and more
    • If you want to consume beer/wine, wristbands are $10 for presale or $11 at the event - gets yours HERE
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • June 23rd from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias 
    • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Outdoor Stage
    • June 23rd at 8:30 p.m. - gates are at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets are $65 for Tier 1, $45 for Tier 2, & $30 for Tier 3 - get yours HERE
  • Rollin' Rally
    • Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Center in Cedar Rapids
    • June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Children and their families will have the opportunity to see various types of transportation vehicles, participate in several activities, and learn more about Transportation and Logistics industry careers and employment opportunities"
    • Freedom Festival Event
  • Finding Freedom: a K9 Treat Hunt
    • K9 Acres Off-Leash Park in Marion
    • June 23rd from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Featuring a variety of dog sport demos, an online leash biscuit hunt, recall testing, costume contests, and more
    • The cost is $5 or $3 with a Freedom Festival button
  • Freedom Festival's Patriotic Picnic
    • Marion Square Park
    • June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring activity stations, games, inflatables, food vendors, rides on the Freedom Festival Express and more
    • Event is free
  • Marion Airport Drive-In/Fly-In
    • P&N Flight and Charter - Marion Airport
    • June 24th from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Featuring breakfast, plane rides, face painting, an inflatable obstacle course, and more
    • Airplane rides are $20 per person & breakfast is $8 for adults and $5 for 12 and under
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • June 24th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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