We are in for another VERY busy month! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern Iowa and beyond this June (2024):

The Market at White Barns

  • Fayette County Fairgrounds, West Union
  •  Dates/Times
    • Friday, May 31st from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 1st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • "Sip & shop your way through the grounds & seven buildings full of the very best selection of curated vendors, including trending home decor, yard art, handmade artisan goods, vintage, boutique clothing, angle readings, flowers, art, jewelry & antiques! Sample delicious food, wine, cocktails & sweet treats, and relax while listening to live music…"
  • $5 admission - ages 5 and under are free

Solon Area Garage Sales

  • Solon, Iowa
  • May 31st & June 1st
  • Registration open until May 20th - maps & lists available May 30th

St. Joseph Fun Days

  • St. Joseph Catholic Parish and School, Marion
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, May 31st from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 1st from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring a $20,000 raffle, bingo, a silent auction, live music, carnival rides, games, a hog roast & food tent, a beverage tent, and more
  • Gate entry and parking are free

Kernels Baseball

  • Veterans Memorial Stadium, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, June 1st at 6:35 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 2nd at 1:05 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 18th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 19th at 12:05 p.m.
    • June 20th through 22nd at 6:35 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 23rd at 1:05 p.m.
    • Tuesday, June 25th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 26th at 12:05 p.m.
    • June 27th through 29th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 30th at 1:05 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Orchestra Iowa Pops on the River: The Ultimate Eagles Experience

  • McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers Market

  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Dates
    • Saturday, June 1st
    • Saturday, June 15th
  • 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Marion BBQ Rendezvous

  • Lowe Park, Marion
  • Saturday, June 1st from
  • Featuring 3 bands, face painting, and 7+ BBQ vendors
  • Admission is free

Iowa Women's Festival

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • "...we’re celebrating women’s arts through musical performances, shopping local women-owned businesses, a dance workshop, yoga in the Market Yard, and much more! This event will also feature local and regional emerging artists with original artwork, community vendors, and Market Shopkeepers."
  • Admission is free

Warrant Concert

  • Back Waters Stage at Q Casino, Dubuque
  • Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m.
  • With special guests Lita Ford and Firehouse
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Flea Market & Garage Sale

  • Lindale Mall (Former Younkers Store), Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, June 1st from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • "Over 200 spaces filled with garage sale, flea market, direct sales, baked goods, crafts, small businesses and more."
  • Admission is $3 ($5 for early admission)

32nd Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts

  • Amana Soccer Fields
  • June 1st & 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • "Come experience three weekends of live entertainment featuring comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and even horseback jousting. Explore a marketplace full of unique merchandise from around the land. Enjoy tasty treats and drinks in the royal food court (including adult libations like honey mead)."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Anamosa Hillclimb

  • 10277 Shaw Rd, Anamosa
  • Sunday, June 2nd at 12 p.m.
  • "The Anamosa Hillclimb is an event where fast bikes compete to be the fastest or the furthest up a 160 ft. steep hill. Come join us while we eat food, drink beer, and enjoy dirt bikes."
  • Admission is $15 - ages 10 and under are free

Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert

  • McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Monday, June 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
  • With special guests Bombargo and Stephen Marley
  • Purchase tickets HERE

T-Pain Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m.
  • With special guests LarussellNandoSTL, and Young Cash
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Tom Segura Comedy Show

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Chris D'Elia Comedy Show

  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Thursday, June 6th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Manchester River Days

  • Manchester, Iowa
  • June 6th through 8th
  • Featuring live music, a night market, a 5k, vendors, food trucks, bingo, a bags tournament, and more

Tailgate N' Tallboys Festival

  • Clinton Riverfront, Clinton
  • Headliners
    • Jelly Roll
      • Thursday, June 6th
    • Bailey Zimmerman
      • Friday, June 7th
    • Shinedown
      • Saturday, June 8th
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Rock the Block

Moonlit Movie

  • Lowe Park, Marion
  • Friday, June 7th at 8 p.m. - Wonka
  • "Inflatables will be available each evening starting at 7 p.m. and face painting will be offered for a fee. The feature presentation will begin around 8 p.m. Outside food and drink are permitted but select snack vendors will be onsite during each event. Guests should bring chairs or blankets for general lawn seating."

Summer Kickoff in West Branch

  • Main Street, West Branch
  • June 7th & 8th
  • Featuring sidewalk sales, a Seltzer Stroll, a beer garden, a bags tournament, live music, kids' activities, and more

Robins Roundup

  • South Troy Park, Robins
  • June 7th & 8th
  • Featuring a 5k, a family bike ride, carnival games, live music, food & drinks, a rock climbing wall, balloon art, an inflatable slide, fireworks, and more
  • Event is cash only

The Ruckus Music Festival

  • Adventureland, Altoona
  • Dates/Lineup
    • Friday, June 7th
      • Chris Young
      • Brian Kelley
      • Maddie & Tae
      • Redferrin
    • Saturday, June 8th
      • Jake Owen
      • Russell Dickerson
      • Lauren Alaina
      • Drew Green
  • Purchase tickets HERE

St. Ludmila Kolach Festival

  • St. Ludmila Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, June 7th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Sunday, June 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Featuring kolaches, a raffle, a silent auction, Kiddieland, a beer & wine garden, live music, and more

Iowa Arts Festival

  • Downtown Iowa City
  • June 7th through 9th
  • "The Iowa Arts Festival is an award-winning, weekend-long community celebration and Iowa City tradition that celebrated 40 years in 2023. The event features over 100 local, regional and national visual artists in the Art Fair, and on Saturday and Sunday, we feature youth artists ages 16-25 in the Emerging Artist Area. But that’s not all: there are music performances, food vendors serving regional and ethnic dishes, and creative, educational activities and entertainment for children."

Ellis Family Fun Fest

  • Ellis Park, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Featuring live music, the Cardboard Boat Regatta, food vendors, a pancake breakfast, a carnival fun zone, and more

Bailey Zimmerman Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Saturday, June 8th at 6 p.m.
  • With special guest Josh Ross
  • Purchase tickets HERE

CFMP Cruise In & Food Truck Event

  • Cedar Falls Motorsports Park
  • Saturday, June 8th from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • "Gates open for all makes and models at noon. Come and enjoy over a dozen food trucks, 700+ cars, 1/4 mile drag racing, burnout contests and more!"
  • Entry fee is $10 per car and racing is $40 per car

Center Point Pork Days

  • Fross Park, Center Point
  • June 7th & 8th
  • Featuring a Pork Tornadoes concert, bounce houses, a beer tent, a bags tournament, fireworks, a parade, and more
  • Purchase concert tickets HERE

Find & Flourish Market

  • Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, June 7th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "These markets are a carefully curated collection of approximately 50 fantastic vendors selling quality products- artists, makers, boutiques and more converge for a beautiful weekend event."
  • Admission is $4 in advance/$5 at the door - ages 12 and under are free

River Kings Football

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 8th at 6:35 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

CR Pride Parade

  • NewBo & Czech Village Districts, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 8th at 1 p.m.

Bright Lights on 4th

  • Downtown Vinton
  • Saturday, June 8th at 7 p.m.
  • Featuring Hairball
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Uptown Marion Market

  • Uptown Marion
  • Saturday, June 8th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • "Enjoy a fun morning of local food and artisan items coupled with family-friendly activities and entertainment. Don't forget to stop by and check out the shopping and dining in Uptown Marion. Admission is free to the public."

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Concert

  • Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, Des Moines
  • Tuesday, June 11th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guest JD McPherson
  • Purchase tickets HERE

AEW Dynamite

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m.
  • "AEW is headed to Des Moines for the FIRST TIME EVER! Don't miss out on seeing the action live with some of the best professional wrestlers in the world at Wells Fargo Arena on June 12."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Wapello County Fair

  • Wapello County Fairgrounds, Eldon
  • June 12th through 16th
  • Featuring an ATV/UTV rodeo, live music, and car races

Ashley McBryde Concert

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday, June 13th at 8 p.m.
  • With special guest Harper O'Neill
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jon Pardi Concert

  • Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, Des Moines
  • Thursday, June 13th at 6:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Carter Faith
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Elle King Concerts

A Night Out at Brucemore

  • Brucemore, Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, June 14th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • "Experience summer at Brucemore with an evening of excellent food, delicious drinks, and good company in an easygoing atmosphere. Our annual cocktail party on the Artisan Studio lawn is the perfect way to enjoy a night out with friends while supporting Brucemore’s mission to inspire community interaction with history, preservation, and the arts. This year, enjoy music from Alicia Monee, Marcy Each, and Layton White. Your ticket includes food, drink, and a great time!"
  • Ages 21+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Air Supply Concert

  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside
  • Friday, June 14th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Lee Brice Concert

  • Rhythm City Casino, Davenport
  • Friday, June 14th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Winthrop Days

  • Phil Steffen Field, Winthrop
  • Friday, June 14th
  • Featuring a concert from Sawyer Brown
  • Purchase concert tickets HERE

Freedom Festival Tribute to Heroes Breakfast

  • Veteran's Memorial Building, Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, June 14th from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • "The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festivals Tribute to Heroes is an annual event that embodies the spirit of gratitude and honor towards those in our community who have lived a life of service. A 'Hero' is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. This recognition extends to individuals who have made an impact in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding areas."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Llama Llama Love

  • Guthridge Park, Hiawatha
  • Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m.
  • "Prairie Patch Farms is bringing some furry friends... llamas! They will share fun facts about these creatures. Then kids can pet a llama and snap a picture."

Wurst Festival

  • Amana Colonies
  • Saturday, June 15th at 11 a.m.
  • "The German tradition of making sausages is alive and well in the Colonies at the Market Barn in the village of Amana. You’ll find local sausage vendors, beer, drinks, desserts, and sides. We will have fun yard games, live music, Wurst University, and of course, the Dachshund Derby to round out the event."

Iowa City Pride Festival & Parade

  • Downtown Iowa City
  • Saturday, June 15th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mount Vernon and Lisbon City-Wide Garage Sales

  • Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa
  • Saturday, June 15th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Movies on the Riverbank

  • McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 15th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Showing The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)
  • Admission is free

Benton County Fair

  • Benton County Fairgrounds, Vinton
  • June 19th through 23rd
  • Featuring Bullring Mania, a car show, a beer garden, and more

Butler County Fair

  • Butler County Fairgrounds, Allison
  • June 19th through 23rd
  • Featuring a concert from Sammy Kershaw (6/22), a tractor pull, a rodeo, Night of Destruction, races, and more
  • Purchase concert tickets HERE

REO Speedwagon Concert

  • Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park, Des Moines
  • Friday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Night Ranger
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Friday Loo

  • Lincoln Park, Waterloo
  • Friday, June 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Live music from Boogie RX
  • "Get ready to groove, dance, and enjoy the summer nights in the heart of Downtown Waterloo. Invite your friends, bring your lawn chairs, and let's make Friday Loo the highlight of your summer!"

Fairfax USA Days

  • Fairfax, Iowa
  • June 21st & 22nd
  • Featuring kids' activities, a street dance, fireworks, food, vendors, a parade, and more

Balloon Glow/Bohemian Betty Flea Market/Volta Youth Music and Arts Festival

  • Jones Park, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 22nd beginning at 12 p.m.
  • "Join us beginning at noon for the Bohemian Betty Flea Market! Come shop different vendors from 12 PM - 9 PM! Then, beginning at 1 PM and wrapping up at 6 PM, join us for the Volta Youth Music and Arts Festival! BirdChild will take the stage at 7 PM! Watch the sun go down and enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy area performers followed by the balloons 'glowing' just before dusk. This event has something for everyone and we can’t wait to have you join us!"

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert

  • McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Trace Adkins Concert

  • Central Iowa Expo, Boone
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Walker Montgomery
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Root Beer Festival

  • The History Center, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • "Come on out to enjoy root beer floats, bounce houses, musical entertainment, and food trucks! This is a family-friendly festival with $5.00 admission per person. Wear your Freedom Festival button for $1 off admission! First 500 people get a FREE signature Root Beer Festival Cup and 1 FREE root beer!"

Pixies & Modest Mouse Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Sunday, June 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Cat Power
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Greater Jefferson County Fair

  • Greater Jefferson County Fairgrounds, West Burlington
  • June 24th through 30th
  • Featuring races, motocross, Crash the Clunkers, and a truck & tractor pull
  • Admission is free - details on grandstand event tickets HERE

Flaming Lips Concert

  • McGrath Amphitheatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Tuesday, June 25th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Linn County Fair

  • Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City
  • June 26th through 30th
  • Featuring concerts from Joe Nichols (6/28) and Sara Evans & Tracy Byrd (6/29), a beer tent, food, carnival rides, a truck & tractor pull, Tough Trucks, and more
  • Purchase admission and event tickets HERE

Parker McCollum Concert

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Corey Kent
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dock Dogs

  • Kingston Stadium, Cedar Rapids
  • June 27th through 30th
  • "REGISTER TODAY and jump with the World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition! This event includes Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve AND Dueling Dogs! Think you and your dog have what it takes to win? Or how about just having a great time trying their best with other doggie pals? DockDogs® welcomes both new and experienced dogs for this fun-filled event!"
  • Register your dog HERE

Bill Currington Concert

  • Back Waters Stage at Q Casino, Dubuque
  • Friday, June 28th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guests Chayce Beckham and Mackenzie Carpenter
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Mighty Howard County Fair

  • Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds, Cresco
  • June 26th through 30th
  • Featuring concerts from Sawyer Brown (6/28) and Hairball (6/29), races, live entertainment, a rodeo, kids' activities, food, and more
  • Purchase event tickets HERE

TrekFest

  • Riverside, Iowa
  • June 27th through 29th
  • Featuring a parade, kids' activities, live entertainment, food & beverages, vendors, a model show, tournaments, and more

Sturgis Falls

  • Gateway Park, Cedar Falls
  • June 28th through 30th
  • "Gateway Park is the place the be when you want an fun filled day or night where you can find awesome live music on the big stage, ice cold beverages, our midway carnival packed with rides and games, multiple food vendors and all of your friends"

Lil Jon Concert

  • Back Waters Stage at Q Casino, Dubuque
  • Saturday, June 29th at 8 p.m.
  • With special guest Mike Jones
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Freedom Festival Parade

  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 29th at 10 a.m.

Imagination Square

  • Greene Square Park, Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, June 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • "This event provides FREE family-friendly, educational interactive booths, hands-on activities, fan favorites like a bouncy house, face painting, the Freedom Festival trackless train rides, and freebies from area businesses and organizations!"

Fly-In Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

  • Marion Airport
  • Sunday, June 30th from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • "The Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast is a family friendly event with a Pancake Breakfast, Airplane and Helicopter rides, aircraft on display, farmers market vendors, classic cars, and more!"
  • Breakfast is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and under

Looking for a list of this summer's county fairs in Eastern Iowa? Click HERE!

Looking for a list of 2024 farmers markets in Eastern Iowa? Click HERE!

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