It's another busy summer weekend here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Iowa State Fair
    • Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • August 17th through 19th
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, games, carnival rides, kids' activities, competitions, and more - for a full schedule click HERE
    • Grandstand Acts
      • August 17th - Sugarland
        • Tickets range from $52 to $67 - get yours HERE
      • August 18th - Peter Cetera
        • Tickets range from $27 to $37 - get yours HERE
      • August 19th - Florida Georgia Line
        • Tickets range from $70 to $80 - get yours HERE
    • Admission is free for ages 5 and under, $6 for ages 6-11, and $12 for 12 and up
  • Palo Fun Days
    • Downtown Palo
    • August 17th & 18th
    • August 17th
      • Family Fun Night
      • Kids' Parade at 6 p.m.
    • August 18th
      • Parade at 10:30 a.m.
      • Featuring a craft fair, a 5k, bingo, live music, a bags tournament, and more
      • Mud Bog & Pro Blower Series
        • Gates open at 2 p.m.
        • Mud bog starts at 5 p.m.
        • Gate entrance is $10 for 14 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 13, and free for 5 and under
      • Fireworks at 9 p.m.
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Fresh Fighters
    • Admission is $5 at the gate - 21 & over only
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Alisabeth Von Presley
    • 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 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat. Candymakers and The Maytags
    • Event is free
  • Season Championships
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th with gates at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.
    • Second annual Fan Appreciation Night
    • Featuring a post-race party on the track, $1 beers, a champion celebration, a concert from Jake McVey, and more
    • Tickets are $10 for ages 18-54, $7 for students ages 9 to 17 & seniors 55 and older, and free for kids under 8 with a paid adult
  • Face2Face: A Diva and Divo Cabaret
    • Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th & 18th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "A show chock full of duets and ensemble music ranging from the 1930s to today, Face2Face is a custom designed show that focuses on the storytelling of songs and the interaction between the singers telling them"
    • Tickets are $25 per adult in advance and $30 the day of the show (August 18th is SOLD OUT) - get yours HERE
  • Lisbon Sauerkraut Days
    • Downtown Lisbon
    • August 17th from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. & August 18th with events beginning at 8 a.m.
    • Featuring rides, carnival games, bingo, bathtub races, street dances, entertainment, and more
    • Parade is at 10:30 a.m. on August 18th
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th at 6:35 p.m.
    • vs. Peoria
    • Electronic Engineering Blackout Cap Giveaway and Twins Tuesday Jersey Auction
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Downtown Farmers Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • August 18th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • August 18th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • August 11th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Barks & Brew
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 18th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Benefiting Last Hope Animal Rescue
    • "Enjoy live music, sample beer and wine from a host of local breweries and wineries and most importantly...help us raise funds and awareness for our adoptable dogs and cats"
    • Tickets range from $20 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Drink Local Festival presented by CRBS
    • Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids
    • August 18th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Featuring 100+ beers, meads and ciders from Iowa Homebrew clubs and Craft Breweries. Music provided by Analog Vault. Food available for purchase from the Sausage Foundry."
    • Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door - get yours HERE
  • Stella's Fest
    • Williamsburg
    • August 18th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring a hometown pep rally, arts & crafts vendors, food, kids' activities, a beer tent, live music, and more
    • Get a full schedule of events HERE
    • Event is free
  • ECIPA 2018 BigTown ShowDown Truck & Tractor Pull
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • August 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are $15 for adults, free for 12 and under with a paid adult, and pit passes are $20
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • August 19th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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