It's the weekend before a major holiday, which means there is an endless number of events going on here in Eastern Iowa!

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Large Midgets
    • Admission is $5 at the gate - 21 & over only
  • Freedom Festival Concert at NewBo
    • NewBo City Market
    • June 29th & 30th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • feat. Pianopalooza on June 29th and 34th Army Band Scrap Metal & 42 Romeo on June 30th
    • Free admission with a Freedom Fest button
  • Jump for Freedom - Dock Dogs
    • National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
    • June 29th & 30th and July 1st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "DockDogs is a series of competitive dog jumping events held across the nation each year, comprised of three aquatic events; big air, extreme vertical and speed retrieval"
    • Free with a Freedom Fest button
    • Register your dog HERE
  • The Linn County Fair
    • The Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • June 29th beginning at 8 a.m., June 30th beginning at 6:30 a.m., & July 1st beginning at 6 a.m.
    • 4-H events, food, beer pavilion, a carnival, live entertainment, kids' activities, fireworks and more
    • Professional Bull Riding with Lonestar in Concert @ the Grandstand - June 29th at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.)
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • 2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • June 29th beginning at 4 p.m., June 30th beginning at 11:30 a.m., and July 1st at 11:30 a.m.
    • Artists booths, FUN Zone, Culinary Row, a beverage garden, live music, and more
    • For a full schedule of events and performers click HERE
  • Trek Fest 2018
    • Hall Park in Riverside
    • June 29th at 4 p.m. & June 30th at 7 a.m.
    • Kids activities, contests, movies, games, guest speakers, and more
    • Fireworks at dusk on June 30th
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Heathers: The Musical
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th & 30th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Rated PG-13
    • Tickets range from $28 to $36 - get yours HERE
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • June 30th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • June 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Farmer's Market
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • June 30th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Market is free, but there is a cost of $5 per child for entry to the activities on the farm
  • Freedom Festival Parade
    • Czech Village/NewBo District
    • June 30th at 10 a.m.
    • Free cake after the parade on the lawn of NewBo City Market
    • Get more details and see the full route HERE
  • IMAGINATION! Square/Building Block Extravaganza
    • NewBo City Market
    • June 30th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Live shows, play stations, and family activities
    • Free with a Freedom Fest button
  • 8th Annual Cleaning Up Cancer Carnival
    • Salem United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids
    • June 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Fundraiser for Time in a Bottle
    • Games, rides, inflatables, a silent auction, a petting zoo, face painting, vendors, and more
    • Courtlin (KHAK/KDAT) and Jaymz Larson (KRNA) in the dunk tank at 1:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
    • Free admission
    • 5 free game tickets or $5 off of an unlimited rides and inflatables wristband with your Freedom Fest button
  • 2nd Annual Wags & Wheels Rescue Ride
    • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford
    • Route includes F&B in Waubeek, Sally's in Springville (lunch offered), Eastwood's Sports Bar in Solon, and Jerseys Pub and Grub in Cedar Rapids
    • Benefits Last Hope Animal Rescue
    • Shirts for sale, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, trivia, prizes, and adoptable dogs
    • Bikes are $15 & cars are $20 - get your ticket HERE 
  • Taste of Freedom: Street Taco Showdown
    • NewBo City Market
    • June 30th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Cedar Rapids/Marion Hy-Vee store chefs will come together to create delicious street tacos for your judging pleasure"
    • Tacos are $3 each or try all 5 for $10
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 30th at 8 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $29.50 to $47.50 - get yours HERE
  • Iowa Summer Jam
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 30th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "The best local performers and DJs from cities across Iowa from the genres of hip-hop, pop, and R&B will showcase their talents"
    • 12 and under get in free from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door - get yours HERE
  • 34th Army Band Sidewinders Concert
    • Lowe Park Amphitheatre in Marion
    • July 1st from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Free with your Freedom Fest button
  • Try Hockey for Free
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • July 1st from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • For ages 4-9
    • No hockey equipment is required, but participants should bring a bike helmet and a pair of winter gloves
    • Get registered HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • July 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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