We're gearing up for another busy month here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events on the schedule in the month of August:

  • Bill Idol Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, August 1st at 8 p.m.
    • With special guest the Foxies
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels Games
    • Kernels Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • Tuesday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 7th at 6:35 p.m.
      • Sunday, August 8th at 2:05 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 17th through Saturday, August 21st at 6:35 p.m.
      • Sunday, August 22nd at 2:05 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 31st at 6:35 p.m.
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Mississippi Valley Fair
    • Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport
    • Tuesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 8th
    • Concerts from Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Pitbull, and more
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, kids' activities, and more
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Bands
      • Friday, August 6th with Sorry Pluto, Eugene Levy, & Northbrook
      • Friday, August 20th with Pianopalooza
      • Friday, August 27th with the Unincorporated
    • 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Admission is $5 - must be 21 or older
  • Music in the Park
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • Dates/Bands
      • Friday, August 6th with the Compass Rose Band
      • Friday, August 13th with the Bamboozlers
      • Friday, August 20th with New Trick
      • Friday, August 27th with Robby Vee & his Rock-n-Roll Caravan
    • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Concessions available
    • Admission is free
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Bands
      • Friday, August 6th with Surf Zombies
      • Friday, August 13th with Birdchild
      • Friday, August 20th with Shawn Holt and The Teardrops
      • Friday, August 27th with Fresh Fighters
    • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Admission is free
  • Moonlit Movie
    • Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts in Marion
    • Friday, August 6th at 7 p.m. - movie starts at 8 p.m.
    • Showing 'Raya and the Last Dragon'
    • Event is free
  • Hoover's Hometown Days
    • The City of West Branch
    • Saturday, August 7th & Sunday, August 8th
    • Featuring live music, fireworks, a parade, kids' activities, food vendors, and more
  • Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • Dates
      • Saturday, August 7th
      • Saturday, August 21st
    • 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Derecho Anniversary Festival
    • Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 7th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, yard games, inflatables, face painting, balloon art, food, drinks, and more
    • Admission is free
  • CRBT Movies on the Riverbank
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 7th at 7 p.m.
    • Showing Trolls World Tour
    • Admission is free
  • K9SPLASH!
    • Bever Park Pool in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 7th & Sunday August 8th
      • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for dogs under 15 inches
      • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. all dogs are welcome
    •  Participants must provide proof of Rabies, Parvo, and Distemper vaccines from a licensed vet
    • Admission is $15 per dog
    • See a full list of rules HERE
  • Foreigner Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Wednesday, August 11th at 8 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Iowa State Fair
    • Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • Thursday, August 12th through Sunday, August 19th
    • Concerts from Blake Shelton, Boyz II Men, the Beach Boys, Dan + Shay, and more
    • Purchase tickets in advance HERE
  • Quad Cities Balloon Festival
    • Rhythm City Casino in Davenport
    • Friday, August 13th through Saturday, August 14th
    • Admission is free, but donations to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center are encouraged
    • See the full schedule HERE
  • Blue Öyster Cult Concert
    • Alliant Energy Powerhouse in Cedar Rapids
    • Friday, August 13th at 7 p.m.
    • With special guests Damon Johnson & the Get Ready
    • Get tickets HERE
  • St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival
    • St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids
    • Friday, August 13th through Sunday, August 15th
    • Featuring a carnival, live entertainment, a beverage tent, a bags tournament, and more
    • $5 daily admission for ages 11 and over
  • Springville Fun Days
    • The City of Springville
    • Friday, August 13th through Sunday, August 15th
    • Featuring a truck & tractor pull, a parade, a pancake breakfast, a bags tournament, live music, a craft/vendor fair, and more
  • Maddie Poppe Concert
    • Stillwater Coffee Co. in Hiawatha
    • Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m.
    • Opener Alisabeth Von Presley
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Czech Village Blues
    • Czech Village in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 14th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Uptown Marion Market
    • Uptown Marion
    • Saturday, August 14th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Featuring vendors, face painting, and live entertainment
  • Jake Owen Concert
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Sunday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Brothers Osborne Concert
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • Sunday, August 15th at 7 p.m.
    • With special guest Travis Denning
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Palo Fun Days
    • Zeller Park in Palo
    • Saturday, August 21st
    • Featuring a craft fair, parade, kids' zone, live music, a truck & tractor pull, and more
  • Barks & Brew
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 21st from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Featuring beer/wine sampling, live music, silent auction items, a bounce house, and more
    • Fundraiser for Last Hope Animal Rescue
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Pup Crawl
    • Parlor City, Chrome Horse, Kickstand, Lion’s Bridge, and Lucky’s in Cedar Rapids
    • Saturday, August 28th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Benefitting Critter Crusaders, SAINT Rescue, Cedar Valley Humane Society, Dogs Forever and Last Hope Animal Rescue
    • Get tickets HERE
  • Boomtown/Boom-Fest
    • Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton/Downtown Vinton
    • Saturday, August 28th beginning at 10 a.m. - fireworks begin at dusk
    • Featuring live music from Slap 'n' Tickle, food, a 5k, and more
    • Grandstand seating is $10 per person & lawn seating is free

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