Happy Earth Day weekend! Spring is finally here and the weather is supposed to be AWESOME for all the events going on in Eastern Iowa on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Here's a rundown of some of the big ones:

  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • April 20th at 6:35 p.m. - Royce Lewis Bobblehead Giveaway
    • April 21st at 5:05 p.m. - Star Wars Theme Night
    • April 22nd at 2:05 p.m. - Kids Eat Free/Run the Bases Sunday
    • vs. Kane County Cougars 
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Drag Queen Bingo
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids
    • April 20th from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • $10 at the door
    • Cash bar is available
    • Bingo game winners will be entered to win one of three grand prizes
  • Playtime Poppy Presents: Pippi Longstocking
    • Washington High School in Cedar Rapids
    • April 20th at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and April 21st at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
    • Shows are only one hour long
    • Tickets are $4
  • 2018 Xcel Region 4 Gymnastics Championships
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • April 20th & 21st from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and April 22nd from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
    • Single day tickets are $20 for ages 13 to 64, $15 for seniors, and $12 for ages 3 to 12
    • Three-day event passes are $45 for ages 13 to 64, $35 for seniors, and $30 for ages 3 to 12
    • See the full schedule of events HERE
  • Justin Moore Hell on a Highway Tour
    • McLeod Center in Cedar Falls
    • April 20th at 7:30 p.m.
    • feat. Dylan Scott
    • Parking is $10 per car
    • Tickets range from $30.25 to $55.25 - get yours HERE
  • Safe Haven's 12th Annual Fur Ball
    • Ox Yoke Inn in Amana
    • April 21st from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Live music, food, and silent/live auctions
    • All proceeds go to Safe Haven of Iowa County
    • Tickets are $30 per person or $220 for a table of 8 - get yours at Hartig Drug in Williamsburg or Safe Haven in South Amana
  • Paw Patrol Breakfast
    • Edgewood Road Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids
    • April 21st from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Kids breakfast buffet is $5 for ages 6 to 12 and $8 for kids 12 and up
    • Chase, Skye, and Marshall will be visiting
  • African American Museum of Iowa's 25th Anniversary Celebration
    • African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids
    • April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Free admission, face painting, balloons, refreshments, clay making, and activities
  • 2018 Eco Fest
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • April 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Eco-Film Fest, interactive educational activities, eco-practice demonstrations, local food, and shuttle rides to the top of "Mt. Trashmore"
    • Live music on the outdoor stage at 11 a.m. from the Deep Dish Divas
    • Event is free to attend
  • Ladies Day Out
    • Businesses in the Uptown Marion District
    • April 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • The first 100 people to stop by the Uptown Marion Booth will receive coupons to participating businesses, and the first 50 people will also receive a free gift
    • Turn in your purchase receipts by 2 p.m. to be entered to win $50 in Uptown Dollars
  • Spring Art Exposé 2018
    • Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City
    • April 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • 75 regional fine artists, free tasting samples from select wineries and breweries, and more
    • Admission is free
  • March of Dimes March for Babies
    • Rockwell Sports Complex in Cedar Rapids
    • April 21st at 9 a.m. - registration begins at 8 a.m.
    • Walk is 2.5 miles - dogs and kids welcome
    • Games, activities, and a bounce house for the kids after the walk
    • To donate or join our team Brain & Courtlin's Baby Bunch click HERE

Movies out this weekend:

As always, feel free to leave a comment with any other local events you think people should know about!