The weekends just keep getting busier and busier as we move our way into August! Here are all the big events happening this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Alisabeth Von Presley and Jett Threatt
    • Admission is $5
  • Music in the Park
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 9th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • "Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with family and friends at Hiawatha’s Music in the Park!"
    • Featuring Robin Banks
    • Admission is free
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring The Compass Rose Band
    • Event is free
  • Gazette Free Night - Weekly Racing
    • Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center in Cedar Rapids
    • August 9th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Races begin at 7:30 p.m.
    • Annual Bike Giveaway Night
    • Admission is free
  • Moonlit Movie
    • Marion Parks & Recreation
    • August 9th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
      • Movie begins at dusk
    • Featuring How To Train Your Dragon 3
    • "There will be free kids entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m. including face painting, balloon artist, and inflatables"
    • Food vendors will be on-site
    • Event is free
  • August Movies in the Park
    • Fross Park in Center Point
    • August 9th at 8:30 p.m.
      • Splash pad hours will be extended until 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Ugly Dolls
    • Event is free
  • Iowa State Fair
    • Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • Dates/Time
      • August 9th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • The Chainsmokers at 8 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • August 10th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Slipknot at 8 p.m. - tickets are SOLD OUT
      • August 11th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Zac Brown Band at 8 p.m. - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, rides, games, contests, political candidates, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Gate admission is $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6 to 11 - ages 5 and under are free
  • Rock the Chalk 2019
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • August 9th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • "There will be chalk art, a community chalk art piece for all to participate in, crafts, games, and music all day!"
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival
    • St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • August 9th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      • August 10th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
      • August 11th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, food, raffles, a carnival, a bags tournament, a beverage tent, and more
    • Admission is $5 - ages 10 and under/60 and older are free
  • Coggon Harvest Home
    • Coggon, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • August 9th beginning at 6 p.m.
      • August 10th beginning at 5 p.m.
        • Parade at 5 p.m.
    • Featuring food, wine tasting, live music, kids' activities, a talent show, bingo, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Springville Fun Days
    • Springville, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • August 9th
        • ECIPA Truck & Tractor Pull at 6:30 p.m.
      • August 10th
        • Parade at 10 a.m.
      • August 11th
        • Gospel Concert in the Gazebo at 6 p.m.
    • Featuring a pancake breakfast, a 6k, a bags tournament, a craft & vendor fair, a game zone, live music, a pork loin dinner, fireworks, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • August 10th at 6:35 p.m.
        • FIRST® LEGO® League Night: Animal Block Set Giveaway
        • Post-game fireworks
      • August 11th at 2:05 p.m.
    • vs. Beloit
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Czech Village Blues
    • Czech Village in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Join us on Saturday, August 10th in our efforts with Friends of Czech Village and the Linn County Blues Society to reestablish the Riverside Roundhouse and support local charitable organizations."
    • Featuring live music, food, and adult beverages
    • VIP tickets are $80, general admission tickets are $20, and children 12 and under are free with a paid adult - get tickets HERE
  • 319 Fest
    • NewBo District in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Three One Nine is a one day, multi-stage, collaborative, multi-genre, music and art festival celebrating emerging talent from Iowa and beyond."
    • Featuring 5 stages, over 40 live bands/artists, food vendors, a fashion show, and more - see a full line-up of artists HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Tiffun Creek Fest 2019
    • Tiffin, Iowa
    • August 10th from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • Featuring a parade, the Mackenzie Lown Color FUN Run, a bags tournament, live music, a petting zoo, bounce houses, face painting, food/drink vendors, fireworks, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • 5th Street Social - Coralville Block Party
    • 5th Street, between 6th Avenue & 12th Avenue
    • August 10th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring live entertainment, craft beer, food vendors, a kids' zone, an ice cream social, a car show, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Kids' Day at Kinnick
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
    • August 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • The team's practice is scheduled to begin at noon
      • Krause Family Plaza opens at 9 a.m.
      • Autographs for kids only at 11:30 a.m. (no outside items will be signed)
    • "Free schedule posters, schedule cards, magnets, and rosters will be available inside all open gates"
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
    • Event is free
  • Twins of Evil Hell Never Dies Tour
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th at 7 p.m.
    • Featuring Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson
    • Tickets start at $46.50 - get tickets HERE
  • CRBT Movies on the Riverbank
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      • Movie begins at sunset
    • Featuring Trolls
    • Food vendors will be on-site
    • Admission is free
  • Uptown Marion Market
    • Marion Square Park
    • August 10th 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
  • 2019 K9Splash!
    • Bever Pool in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th & 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      • Small dog swim from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • "Dogs enjoy playing, fetching and swimming to their hearts' content over the course of the two days."
    • Cost is $10 per dog in advance.$15 per dog at the gate - register your dog HERE
  • Back to School Social
    • Cedar Rapids Public Library
    • August 10th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Get registered for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, play games and make crafts, and go for a school bus ride! Get the little ones in your life excited for school by taking part in this great event."
  • North Liberty Porchfest
    • Arlington Ridge Neighborhood in North Liberty
    • August 10th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • "What if we had an afternoon when neighborhood porches became stages and everyone just walked around listening to musicians, hanging out on lawns and sidewalks, and connected with their neighbors? We are a group of fun, music-loving North Liberty residents inviting all of the Corridor to our Arlington Ridge neighborhood for the event’s fourth year. Please join us on Saturday, August 10, 2019, for a family-friendly afternoon of music, food, games and great company"
    • Event is free
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • August 10th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 11th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 2nd Annual Worthington Benefit for the Veterans
    • Worthington Memorial Hall in Worthington
    • August 11th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Concert begins at 4 p.m.
    • Live music from Mark Chesnutt
    • Tickets are $43 - get yours HERE

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