The first weekend in June is jam-packed with a wide variety of fun activities! Here's 10 of what are sure to be the most popular events around the corridor this weekend.

  • Sarah Klein

    Uptown Friday Night

    21-and-over party at the McGrath Amphitheatre with food and drinks available, this week featuring country music via the band 8 Seconds. Doors open at 5:30. Live music 6 to 9. Event closes at 9:30.


  • Julie James

    Iowa Arts Festival

    The Iowa Arts Festival happens all weekend in Iowa City with more than 100 artists showing and selling their artwork. There's also a music festival and more!

    Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.


  • Ellyn Felton

    Rock the Block

    A free Friday Night concert series at NewBo City Market from 5:30 to 8 p.m., this week featuring live music from Saloonatics.

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    Downtown Farmers Market

    The Saturday morning tradition returns to downtown Cedar Rapids Saturday, June 3 from 7:30 to noon.

    Admission is free.

  • Courtlin

    Iowa Renaissance Festival

    Everything from swordplay to music, magic, and horseback jousting!

    Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

    Tickets are $12 for adults; 5-13 $6; 5 and under free

  • Chris Carson

    Tanager Place Summerfest

    A family event with more than 75 free activities at the Rockwell Sports Complex off Collins Road. Your kids are sure to love this one!

    3:30 to 8:30 p.m.


  • Cedar Rapids Titans

    Cedar Rapids Titans

    Cedar Rapids hosts the Nebraska Danger Saturday night at 7:05 at the U.S. Cellular Center in indoor football.

    Tickets are $8 to $35

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    Cruising for a Cure

    Saturday, June 3 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Teamsters Hall at 5000 J St SW in Cedar Rapids

    Pancake breakfast with car, truck, and motorcycle show and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


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    Beckster Fest

    Polka music, wooden dance floor, air-conditioned building... Friday thru Sunday, June 2 thru 4 at the Amana Colonies RV Park and Convention Facility.

    Friday 6 p.m. to midnight

    Saturday noon to 10 p.m.

    Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    $15 per day or $35 for a 3-day pass

  • Tyler Thompson, Mary Terry & Associates Real Estate

    50th Annual Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase

    24 new homes in Johnson County are on display and there's also a remodelers parade!

    Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 from noon to 5 p.m.

    Tickets are $8