The last weekend in August is going to be a big one! Here are some of the notable events going on in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 24th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. FLEX
    • Event is free
  • Friday Night Concert Series
    • Just off the north end of the Pentacrest on Iowa Avenue between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street in Iowa City
    • August 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat. Shade of Blue
    • Event is free
  • Hiawatha Fun Fest
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and August 25th from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Featuring a 5K, a pancake breakfast, food and beverage vendors, live music, games, kids' activities, and more
    • Movie Under the Moon at 9 p.m. August 24th
    • Parade at 11 a.m. August 25th
    • Fireworks at 9 p.m. August 25th
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
    • Event is free
  • BMAI Central City Bluegrass Festival
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • August 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and August 25th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, food & concessions, and raffles/a silent auction
    • Tickets range from $20 to $40 for adults, $5 for ages 13-16, and free for 12 and under - get yours HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • August 24th at 6:35 p.m. - Hawkeye Night and Black & Gold Baseball Giveaway
    • August 25th at 6:35 p.m. - Cargill/Special Olympics Night and Silent Auction
    • August 26th at 2:05 p.m. - Copyworks Team Photo Giveaway and Kernels Baseball Card Set Update
    • vs. Kane County
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Woodfest
    • Amana RV Park in Amana
    • August 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "The festival features ongoing demonstrations or you can shop for furniture, home and garden décor, toys, bowls, carvings, tools and more"
    • Admission is free, parking is $1 per car
  • Pianopalooza Dueling Pianos
    • Bud Light Lounge at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • August 24th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Come early - event always sells out
    • Tickets are $6 at the door
  • Marion Farmers Market

    • Taube Park
    • August 25th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market

    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • August 25th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 2018 Market After Dark
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • August 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring vendors, food, beer, wine, art, entertainment, and more
    • "To be able to walk around the venue with your beverage, it must be contained in a Market After Dark souvenir cup available for purchase ($6 includes your first beverage and then $5 for refills) at participating establishments or at one of the beverage tents on site"
    • Admission is free
  • Boom-Fest
    • Downtown Vinton
    • August 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Artisans and crafters, farmers market and food vendors are welcomed to the downtown streets of Vinton. Kids activities and live entertainment fill the time slot with a family-friendly street fair type atmosphere for all to enjoy"
  • Boomtown
    • Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton
    • August 25th beginning at 4 p.m.
    • Featuring fireworks, food, a beer tent, kids activities, and live music from Slap N Tickle
    • Tickets are $10 for grandstand seating and parking is $10 per car
  • Ales & Tails
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 25th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring a crawfish boil, food, beer, and live music
    • Tickets are $35 and $10 for children 12 and under - get yours HERE
  • Brulé
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • August 25th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Brulé has pushed the boundaries of contemporary Native American rhythms and classic rock in their genre-blending selections. Their electrifying show consists of a 5-piece rock ensemble augmented with an array of traditional Native American instrumentation. Paired with the stunning steps of one of the top Native American dance troupes, their authenticity brings a multi-dimensional art form to this cultural rock opera"
    • Event is free
  • Women's Self-Defense Seminar
    • Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids
    • August 24th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or August 25th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Cost is $50 per person - register HERE
  • The Righteous Brothers
    • Paramount Theater Cedar Rapids
    • August 25th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $47.50 to $90 - get yours HERE
  • GOOD VIBES with Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 26th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $41 to $95 - get yours HERE
  • The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos
    • TaxSlayer Center in Moline
    • August 26th at 7 p.m. - doors at 6 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50 - get yours HERE
  • Iowa City Monarch Festival
    • Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City
    • August 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "All are invited to view caterpillars, chrysalis and beautiful, orange adult Monarchs, as well as a variety of nature and nonprofit exhibits"
    • Featuring crafts, face painting, snacks, and a photo booth
    • Event is free
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market

    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • August 26th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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