We're expecting some amazing weather this weekend, which will be perfect for all of this weekend's big events (most of them are outside)! Here are some of the fun things going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 2nd from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Jake Dodds Jesse Allen
    • Admission is $5
  • Darryl Worley
    • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford
    • August 2nd at 9 p.m.
    • With special guest Boot Jack Duo
    • Tickets are $25 - get yours HERE
  • Mississippi Valley State Fair
    • Mississippi Valley State Fairgrounds in Davenport
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd from 7 a.m. to midnight
        • Tesla at 8 p.m.
      • August 3rd from 7 a.m. to midnight
        • Nickleback at 8 p.m.
      • August 4th from 7 a.m. to midnight
        • Military Appreciation Day
        • Brad Paisley at 8 p.m.
    • Featuring contests, a talent show, live entertainment, a carnival, karaoke, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and more
    • Fun Cards (includes daily grounds admission and all Grandstand shows) are $85 - get more info HERE
    • Grounds admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 4 to 12
  • Hoover Hometown Days
    • West Branch, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd from 4 p.m. to midnight
      • August 3rd from 8 a.m. to midnight
        • Parade at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring food, live music, fireworks, kids' activities, Hoover-Ball, a beer tent, inflatables, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Walker Hayes
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • August 2nd at 8 p.m. - doors at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $22 to $32 - get yours HERE
  • Music in the Park
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 2nd from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Touch a Truck from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with family and friends at Hiawatha’s Music in the Park!"
    • Featuring Michael Moncada and Whiskey High
    • Admission is free
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Surf Zombies
    • Event is free
  • Music in the Park
    • Ely City Park
    • August 2nd from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Featuring Caitlyn Wolfe
    • Event is free
  • Iowa Irish Fest 2019
    • Waterloo, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
      • August 3rd from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
      • August 4th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, food, beer, performances, contests, kids' activities, a 5k, workshops, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the gate - get yours HERE
  • Benton County Rockfest (Rescheduled from 6/15)
    • Benton County Speedway in Vinton
    • August 2nd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring Arch Allies
    • "Tickets/wristbands purchased the night the concert rained out will be honored BUT YOU MUST have it present with you to turn in for admission. Any tickets purchased online we have the list of names"
    • Tickets are $20 - get yours HERE
  • 2019 Tournament of Drums
    • Linn Mar Stadium in Marion
    • August 2nd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Join us for the 2019 Tournament of Drums and see some of the top Open Class drum and bugle corps in the country competing just days before the championships! Voted Best Drum Corps International Open Class Tour Event in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the Tournament of Drums is a must-see for those who enjoy music, dance, marching band or theater."
    • Tickets are $13 in advance/$15 at the gate and children 5 and under are free - get yours HERE
  • Cirque Italia
    • Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
      • August 3rd at 1:30 p.m.
      • August 3rd at 4:30 p.m.
      • August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
      • August 4th at 1:30 p.m.
      • August 4th at 4:30 p.m.
    • "NEW SHOW- NEW PERFORMERS- NEW ACTS all above our 35K gallon water stage. STATE-OF-THE-ART Water Fountains and a mesmerizing water curtain!!! Combining hand-balancing acts, contortionists that will bend like a pretzel, AN AMAZING WHEEL OF DEATH, and SO MUCH MORE!!"
    • Tickets range from $10 to $40 - get yours HERE
  • Brucemore Outdoor Children's Theater: Charlotte's Web
    • Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd at 5:30 p.m.
      • August 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
      • August 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
      • August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Based on E.B. White's book, which was named the "best children's book of the past 200 years" by the Children's Literature Association, the play will enchant audiences with the adventures of your favorite characters. Can Charlotte save Wilbur by spinning a miracle in her web? How will Wilbur return the favor? This beautiful play about friendship will capture imaginations."
    • Admission is $5 per person - get yours HERE
  • What Cheer Flea Market
    • Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer
    • Dates/Times
      • August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • August 3rd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • August 4th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, and more
    • Admission is $2 on Friday/Saturday and free on Sunday
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • August 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium
    • Dates/Times
      • August 3rd at 6:35 p.m.
        • Especially for You Pink Jersey Night
        • Post-Game Fireworks
      • August 4th at 2:05 p.m.
        • PG Kernels Baseball Card Update Set Giveaway
    • vs. Burlington
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • 17th Annual Fish-O-Rama
    • Robbins Lake in Cedar Rapids
    • August 3rd & 4th beginning at 7 a.m.
    • "We'll stock Robbins Lake with tagged catfish and at 6 a.m. Saturday morning we'll open the gates to over 1200 participants. As tagged fish are caught, participants win prizes!"
    • Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids
    • Registration ranges from $10 to $50 - sign up HERE
  • 7th Annual Back 2 School Bash & Expo
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "We will be celebrating going back to school with games, bounce houses, giveaways and more! We will also be giving out school supplies to 500 school-aged children with the purchase of $5 ticket. The ticket also includes a snack."
    • Deadline to get tickets is August 2nd at 3 p.m.
    • Registration is $5 per child - sign them up HERE
  • Cultural Festival
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 3rd from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Live performances, music, displays, prizes, & food from all over the world!"
  • Bacon-N-Hops Fest 2019
    • Manchester, Iowa
    • August 3rd from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Join us for live music, a variety of beer & wine samples and a full bacon meal!"
    • Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door and include all the samples, a commemorative glass, plus entrance into the band (Crazy Delicious) - get yours HERE
    • Tickets for the band only will be available that evening for $5
  • Dwight Yoakam
    • Meskwaki Casino & Golf Resort in Tama
    • August 3rd at 8 p.m.
    • Show is sold out
  • The Johnny Rogers Show
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • August 3rd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring two shows: The History of Rock n’ Roll and Legends of Country Music
    • "Guests should bring their own chair/blankets for seating. Guests are welcome to bring food and/or drink, but food vendors will be onsite"
    • Event is free
  •  Back-to-School Party
    • Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids
    • August 3rd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "The school year is coming up fast, so let's celebrate with a Back-to-School Party! We'll have face painting, a balloon artist, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable soccer field with Little Sports Torts, and more!"
  • 6th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
    • Port of Dubuque Marina
    • August 3rd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Live music begins at 6 p.m.
      • Parade begins at 9 p.m.
    • "This is a night full of family-oriented fun, food catered by The Lunch Bus food truck, and a showcase of the best-decorated boats in Dubuque."
  • Cleppe's Annual Firework Show 2019
    • Lou Lou's Landing in Olin
    • August 3rd from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • "The Cleppe Annual Firework show started with Dave Cleppe and his boys, Chad and Justin, buying some fireworks and lighting them off on the side of a river in 2000. There were only about 20 people if that, then a few more people came each year as they started to hear about it. It became large enough where they needed a larger location. Roughly a couple hundred people went and it has only grown from there."
    • Event is free
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • August 3rd from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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