We love busy summer weekends! There are some wonderful events happening here in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Here's a rundown with some of the big ones:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from The Fresh Fighters ​with special guest Faux Doubt
    • Admission is $5
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 12th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Funk Stop
    • Event is free
  • Music in the Park
    • Ely City Park in Ely
    • July 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Danny Whitson
    • Event is free
  • The Delaware County Fair
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th
        • Neal McCoy and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at 7 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • July 13th
        • The Georgia Satellites and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at 8:30 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • July 14th
        • Demolition Derby at 1 p.m.
    • Featuring a carnival, live entertainment, food, a family fun zone, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is $12 for ages 12 and older & $3 for ages 1 to 11
  • Mount Vernon Heritage Days Festival
    • Downtown Mount Vernon
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th from 3 p.m. to midnight
      • July 13th from 8 a.m. to midnight
    • Featuring food, beverage tents, live entertainment, children's activities, a 5k, a golf tournament, carnival rides, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • The Cedar County Fair
    • Cedar Country Fairgrounds in Tipton
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th
        • EPI Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.
      • July 13th
        • Arch Allies at 8 p.m.
      • July 14th
        • Rock n Roll Cruise-In from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring carnival rides, food, live entertainment, BINGO, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Tickets for adults are $8 before 4 p.m./$12 after 4 p.m., children 6 to 12/seniors/veterans are $5 all day every day, and children 6 years old and younger are free
  • The Winneshiek County Fair
    • Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th
        • Cherry Pie at 9 p.m.
      • July 13th
        • Josh Turner with special guest Clare Dunn at 7 p.m.
    • Featuring a carnival, live entertainment, food vendors, contests, and more
    • Fair buttons are $30 in advance/$35 at the gate (good for all grandstand shows)
  • Iowa County Fair
    • Iowa County Fairgrounds in Marengo
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • July 13th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • July 14th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring kids' activities, shows, food, live music, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th at 6:35 p.m.
        • Harry Potter Night: Vial of Liquid Luck Giveaway/Harry Potter Jersey Night
      • July 13th at 6:35 p.m.
        • 'The Bachelor' Theme Night
        • Post-Game Fireworks
      • July 14th at 2:05 p.m.
        • Kid Heroes Baseball Card Set
        • Superhero Day
        • Mommy/Son Pre-Game Superhero Party at 1 p.m.
    • vs. Great Lakes (Fri) & Lansing (Sat & Sun)
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Newsies
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th at 7:30 p.m.
      • July 12th at 7:30 p.m.
      • July 14th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "A band of teenage “newsies” fight for what’s right against the titans of publishing in this uplifting musical. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the whole family will enjoy cheering for the good guys as they lead the way for change"
    • Tickets range from $22 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Movies Under the Moon
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • July 12th from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Showing The Lion King
    • Free popcorn will be served
  • Friday Night Concert Series
    • Iowa City Ped Mall
    • July 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Featuring Pigs in Clover & Flash in a Pan
  • Amos Lee: My New Moon Tour
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 12th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $45 to $89 - get yours HERE
  • Aaron Lewis :: State I'm In Tour
    • Q Casino and Hotel in Dubuque
    • July 12th at 7 p.m. - gates are at 6 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $40 to $65 - get yours HERE
  • 40th Anniversary Walcott Truckers Jamboree
    • The World's Largest Truck Stop in Walcott
    • Dates/Times
      • July 12th from 10 a.m. to dusk
        • Sawyer Brown at 7 p.m.
        • Fireworks at dusk
      • July 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Kentucky Headhunters at 1 p.m.
    • Featuring contests, games, live music, an antique truck display, over 175 exhibits, and more
    • Admission and parking are free
  • North Liberty Blues & BBQ
    • Centennial Park in North Liberty
    • July 13th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring food vendors, live music, kids' activities, a beverage garden, a 5l, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Midwest Dueling Pianos
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • July 13th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Guests should bring their own chair/blankets and are welcome to bring food/drinks, but food vendors will also be on-site
    • Admission is free
  • Monarch Fest
    • Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids
    • July 13th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • "Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities and learning at this family-friendly festival. Celebrate the journey these extraordinary butterflies make every year and why they are so important to our planet."
    • Admission is free
  • Uptown Marion Market
    • Marion Square Park
    • July 13th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, meat, wines and an array of artisan items. Food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities will also be featured."
    • Admission is free
  • Iowa Summer Jam 2019
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo Center in Cedar Rapids
    • July 13th from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Summer Jam is a huge event done in all major states. It's a festival with a grand stage that allows performers of all genres from all over the state to put on a concert and come together"
    • See a full schedule of performers HERE
    • Tickets $10 online and $15 at the door - get yours HERE
  • CRBT Movies on the Riverbank
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 13th at 7 p.m.
    • Showing Incredibles 2
    • Featuring food vendors and kids' activities
    • Admission is free
  • 2019 Fireworks!
    • F.B. & Company in Waubeek
    • Jul 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • "Once again F.B. & Co hosts its fireworks along the river! Saturday, July 13th, music will be performed by The Boy Scout Hippies. Music starts at 6:30 p.m., fireworks will be at dark! No pets, no coolers, no attitudes"
  • Concert in Kimberly Park
    • Kimberly Park in West Liberty
    • July 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring Adam Keith & Cory Cox
    • Tickets are $15 - email chamber@westlibertyiowa.com
  • 7th Annual Summerfest Car Show
    • Edgewood Road Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids
    • July 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring music, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle
    • Car entry fee is $20
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • July 13th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Kane Brown
    • Q Casino and Hotel in Dubuque
    • July 14th at 7 p.m.
    • Show is SOLD OUT
  • Maquoketa Flea Market & Antique Show
    • Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa
    • July 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • "The show has been in existence for 36 years and is one of Iowa's largest with over 150 exhibitors selling a vast array of antiques and vintage items"
    • Admission is $4 for adults and free for ages 10 and under
    • Early bird shoppers are welcome between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for an admission of $10 per person
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • July 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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