It's going to be a busy summer here in Eastern Iowa!

If you're looking for something fun to do in the month of July, you've come to the right place! Here are some of the big events happening in the area this month:

  • Movie Night & Silent Disco
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • Thursday, July 1st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - movie starts at dusk
    • Showing Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    • "While you wait for the movie to start, grab a pair of headphones and pick your favorite DJ and dance the night away!"
    • Free with Freedom Festival Button
  • Fitz & the Tantrums Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Friday, July 2nd at 7 p.m.
    • With special guest Livingston
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • Friday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 3rd
    • Featuring live music, food, fireworks, and more
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates
      • Friday, July 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Kevin Burt with Big Medicine
      • Friday, July 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Betty Calling
      • Friday, July 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
      • Friday, July 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • The Belle Rangers
      • Friday, July 30th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • Soul Sherpa
  • Bourbon and Blues Fest
    • Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery & DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher
    • Friday, July 2nd through Monday, July 5th
    • Cedar Ridge shows are free
    • Get tickets for the DanceMor shows HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • Dates
      • Saturday, July 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • Saturday, July 17th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • REO Speedwagon Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, July 3rd at 7 p.m.
    • With special guest Head East
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Root Beer Festival
    • The History Center in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, July 3rd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring a Prohibition Era exhibition, games, food made with root beer, music, make-‘n-take activities, and root beer float competition
    • Admission is $5 - get $1 off with Freedom Festival Button
  • 4th Fest
    • S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville
    • Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th
    • Featuring fireworks, a parade, a carnival, food, live music, games, and more
  • Drive-Thru Pancake Breakfast
    • ImOn Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Freedom Festival Car Show
    • Kernels Parking Lot in Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - judging begins at 11 a.m.
  • Celebration of Freedom Fireworks
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Food/drink vendors will be available
    • Free entry with Freedom Festival Button
  • Ely 4th of July Parade
    • Ely
    • Sunday, July 4th at 6 p.m.
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels Games
    • Kernels Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates
      • Tuesday, July 6th through Saturday, July 10th at 6:35 p.m.
      • Sunday, July 11th at 2:05 p.m.
      • Tuesday, July 20th through Saturday, July 24th at 6:35 p.m.
      • Sunday, July 25th at 2:05 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates
      • Friday, July 11th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Lonesome Road & Jarrod Hogan Acoustic
      • Friday, July 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
        • 'Metalocalypse' - FTADark AgendaNonGrata, & Bleed Black
      • Saturday, July 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
        • 'Girl Power & Glow Party' - Alisabeth Von Presley & Barbie
    • Admission is $5 - 21+ ONLY
  • CRBT Movies at the Riverbank
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, July 10th at 7 p.m. - movie starts at dusk
    • Showing The Croods: A New Age
    • Featuring food vendors and kids' activities
    • Admission is free
  • Delaware County Fair
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester
    • Monday, July 12th through Sunday, July 18th
    • Concerts from Jon Pardi and ZZ Top - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring a parade, the Harlem Wizards, races, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, live music, a carnival, and more
  • Cedar County Fair
    • Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton
    • Wednesday, July 14th through Sunday, July 18th
    • Concert from Joe Nichols - get tickets HERE 
    • Featuring a talent show, races, a tractor pull, contests, live music, and more
  • Parker McCollum Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, July 17th at 8 p.m.
    • With special guest Kolby Cooper
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Great Jones County Fair
    • Great Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello
    • Wednesday, July 21st through Sunday, July 25th
    • Concerts from Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band, & Kane Brown - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring live entertainment, contests, a beverage tent, food, a kids' zone, a tractor pull, and more
  •  Iliza Shlesinger Comedy Show
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Friday, July 23rd at 7 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Jackson County Fair
    • Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa
    • Tuesday, July 27th through Sunday, August 1st
    • Concert from Trace Adkins - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring a fair, a tractor pull, live music, a parade, a talent show, a petting zoo, and more
  • Swisher Fun Days
    • Swisher
    • Friday, July 30th and Saturday, July 31st
    • Featuring tournaments, a raffle, beer & food tents, a kids' zone, a parade, fireworks, and more
  • Pork Tornadoes Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, July 31st at 7 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE

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