Get ready for a busy holiday weekend! Here are all the big Memorial Day weekend events happening here in Eastern Iowa this Friday through Monday:

  • Uptown Friday Night (Cancelled)
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • May 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Featuring Jake McVey
    • Must be 21 or older
    • Tickets are $5 at the gate
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times

      • May 24th at 7:30 p.m.
      • May 25th at 7:30 p.m.
      • May 26th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "With songs from the beloved Disney movie, Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece comes to life in a visually stunning tale of passion, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero"
    • Recommended for ages 10 and up - this production contains darker, more mature themes than most Disney stories
    • Tickets range from $22 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • May 24th at 6:35 p.m.
      • May 25th at 6:35 p.m.
        • Post-game fireworks
        • Star Wars Night
      • May 26th at 2:05 p.m.
      • May 27th at 12:05 p.m.
    • vs. Peoria
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • May 24th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Brass Transit Authority
    • Event is free
  • Music in the Park - rescheduled due to rain on 5/17
    • Ely City Park
    • May 24th from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
    • Featuring Sam Joens
    • Event is free
  • Weekly Racing

    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center
    • May 24th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - race begins at 7:30 p.m.
    • Featuring a teddy bear giveaway and the "Kids Riding in Race Cars” event
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • May 25th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Iowa Renaissance Festival
    • Middle Amana Park
    • Dates/Times
      • May 25th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • May 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • May 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Stroll through six living history encampments and an artisan merchant village where you can emerge in full costume. There are craft demonstrations, a variety of entertainers that provide comedy relief, knights doing combat with each other, and plenty of activities for the kids. Learn about life in these ancient times and enjoy all types of interesting and tasty foods at the royal food court."
    • Tickets range from $6 to $39 - get yours HERE
  • LOCASH
    • Q Casino in Dubuque
    • May 25th at 7 p.m.
    • With special guests Jay Allen and Levi Riggs
    • Tickets range from $37 to $62 - get yours HERE
  • Lindsay Ell
    • Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center in Davenport
    • May 25th at 8 p.m.
    • With special guest Nora Collins
    • Tickets range from $25 to $35 - get yours HERE
  • Baby Animal Festival 2019
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • Dates/Times
      • May 25th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • May 26th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • May 27th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "A celebration of SPRING, FUN, ADVENTURE, and some of the cutest lil’ baby animals you will ever lay your eyes on!  Of course, along with our original Bloomsbury Farm animals as well"
    • Tickets are $9.95 per person 3 and older - get yours HERE
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • May 25th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Solon Fire Fighters Annual Breakfast
    • Solon Fire Department
    • May 26th from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • All you can eat pancakes, fried & scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, coffee, & milk
    • Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for 12 & under, and 4 & under eat free
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • May 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Annual Firefighter All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
    • Central City Fire Department
    • May 27th from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Serving pancakes, sausages, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, milk, juice, and coffee
    • Also featuring a parade at 10 a.m. and a raffle
    • Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12, and free for ages 5 and under
  • Memorial Day Tribute
    • Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids
    • May 27th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Chapel of Memories
    • "Bring family, friends, and neighbors…lawn chairs and blankets…and enjoy patriotic music, rifle volley, and taps"

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