It's hard to believe, but we have arrived at the final weekend in June! With the 4th of July coming up next week, there are some great summer events happening here in Eastern Iowa this weekend. Here are some of the highlights this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Jump for Freedom - Dock Dogs (Freedom Festival Event)
    • National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
    • June 28th, 29th, & 30th 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, the competition provides entertainment for both human and canine"
    • The event is open to all canines 6 months or older - register yours HERE
    • A Freedom Festival button is required for entrance
  • The Linn County Fair (Freedom Festival Event)
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Chargeable hours are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
        • Grandstand Event
          • Joe Diffie with Brandon Lay & Beau Timmerman at 7 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • June 29th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Chargeable hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
        • Grandstand Events
          • Linn County Classic Truck & Tractor Pull at 12 p.m. - get tickets HERE
          • ECIPA Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • June 30th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Chargeable hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
        • Grandstand Event
          • Chuckwagon Races at 1 p.m. - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring concessions, live entertainment, children's activities, an escape room, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is $2 per day or $5 for a wristband
  • KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • June 28th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $22 to $76 - get yours HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th at 6:35 p.m.
        • ISU Night: Rally Towel Giveaway & Jersey
      • June 29th at 6:35 p.m.
        • Great Jones County Fair Admission Giveaway
        • Post-game fireworks
      • June 30th at 2:05 p.m.
    • State Fair Weekend - Enjoy state fair themed foods and play fair carnival games on the concourse
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Newsies
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th at 7:30 p.m.
      • June 29th at 7:30 p.m.
      • June 30th 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
  • TrekFest
    • Hall Park in Riverside
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th
        • Events beginning at 5 p.m.
      • June 29th
        • Events beginning at 7 a.m.
    • Featuring a 5k, trivia, games, live music, a parade, contests, a food tent, fireworks, a guest speaker, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Millstock 2019
    • Millstream Brewing Company in the Amana Colonies
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • June 29th from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • June 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "It's been 50 years since Woodstock was first held back in 1969 so come join us for MILLSTOCK in celebration of those past 50 years! We'll be hosting this 3-day music festival behind Millstream Brewery and the Brau Haus. Tent camping is encouraged on the MILLSTOCK grounds and the Amana RV Park is offering special discounts at their facility. Of course, tie-dye attire and a fun time are required for the weekend!"
    • A one-day pass is $10 and a three-day pass is $25 - get yours HERE
  • 32nd Annual Edgewood Pro Rodeo Days
    • Edgewood, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th
        • PRCA Rodeo Performance at 8 p.m.
        • Chalk art from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
      • June 29th
        • PRCA Rodeo Performance at 8 p.m.
        • 5K at 8 a.m.
        • Lunch in the Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        • Parade at 2 p.m.
      • June 30th
        • Demolition Derby at 1 p.m.
        • Fireman's Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for ages 5-12, and free for 4 and under
  • Sturgis Falls Celebration
    • Cedar Falls, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • June 28th
        • Carnival from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
        • Gateway Market from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • June 29th
        • Carnival from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m
        • Parade begins at 10 a.m.
        • Gateway Market from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Pool Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • June 30th
        • Carnival from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m
        • Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
        • Gateway Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • For a full schedule of events/locations click HERE
  • Freedom Festival Concert at NewBo: Tony Winkler
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 28th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Food and beverages will be available for purchase
  • Jimmie Allen
    • Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque
    • June 28th at 8 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $30 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Freedom Festival Parade
    • Czech Village/NewBo Districts in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th at 10 a.m.
    • The Parade theme will be "Red, White, and Blue"
    • Get the route map HERE
  • Building Block Extravaganza (Freedom Festival Event)
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Travel through the stations to build a car and race it, build a bridge and test its strength, show off your artistic side with building blocks to hang for display, coloring stations, free play stations, and SO MUCH MORE!"
    • Event is free with a Freedom Festival Button
  • IMAGINATION! Square (Freedom Festival Event)
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Stop down before or after our Parade to enjoy interactive booths, mini Firefighter Combat Challenge, sidewalk chalk, a ride on the Freedom Festival train, face painting and much, much more!"
    • Event is free with a Freedom Festival Button
  • Volta Youth Music Festival (Freedom Festival Event)
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Join us for a full day of incredible music at the NewBo City Market, featuring the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy's youth rock bands and other area youth musicians, as well as performances from local, professional rock bands"
    • See a full schedule of acts HERE
    • Event is free until 5 p.m. - after that, a Freedom Festival Button is required for entry
  • Taste of Freedom: Street Taco Showdown
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • "Come join Hy-Vee as their chefs compete for your taste buds! Each station will offer a different choice - and it is up to you to decide which one is the best!"
    • Tacos are $3 each or try all 6 for $15
  • Nelly with Special guest Chingy
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • June 29th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $33 to $97 - get yours HERE
  • Sawyer Brown
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • June 29th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $39 to $64 - get yours HERE
  • Quad City Air Show 2019
    • Davenport Municipal Airport
    • June 29th & 30th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Main air show begins around 12 p.m.
    • Adult tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the gate, youth tickets (ages 6-10) are $10 in advance/$15 at the gate, and 5 and under are free with a paid adult - get yours HERE
  • Safe Haven Kitten Shower
    • Safe Haven of Iowa County in Amana
    • June 29th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Featuring cat-themed shower games, cookie decorating, refreshments, door prizes, and more
    • Admission is a donation into the "Coins for Kittens" jar
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • June 29th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • June 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Hoover-Ball Media All-Star Challenge (Freedom Festival Event)
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • June 30th from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
    • "Come by and watch as your favorite radio personalities battle it out with area TV news staff in a live Hoover-Ball exhibition! Who will win out as they toss a 4-pound medicine ball over an 8-foot net and who will drop it first?"
  • 34th Army Concert Band 42 Romeo Concert (Freedom Festival Event)
    • Lowe Park Amphitheatre in Marion
    • June 30th at
    • "The 34th Army Band is made up of citizen Soldiers whose civilian occupations include teachers, salesmen, corporate management, engineers and students. Members of the Band live throughout Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Nebraska"
    • Event is free

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