The 4th of July may be over, but it's still a busy weekend here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the big events going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from 8 Seconds
    • Admission is $5 at the gate - 21 & over only
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Compass Rose Band
    • 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
    • July 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat. Annie Savage & the Savage Hearts
    • Event is free
  • Heathers: The Musical
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • July 6th & 7th at 7:30 p.m. and July 8th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Rated PG-13
    • Tickets range from $28 to $36 - get yours HERE
  • 9th Annual Bourbon & Blues Fest
    • Cedar Ridge Winery in Swisher
    • July 6th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., July 7th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., & July 8th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Features live blues music paired with a specialty BBQ menu & bourbon cocktails!"
    • For a full schedule of musicians click HERE
    • Free admission
  • Buchanan County Fair
    • Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence
    • July 6th & 7th
    • Featuring live music, 4-H events, kids' activities, a carnival, food, and more
    • Dustin Lynch performs at the Grandstand on July 7th
      • Gates are at 6:30 p.m. - opener Caitlyn Wolfe begins at 8 p.m.
      • Tickets are $25 for Grandstand and $55 for track - get yours HERE
    • Daily admission is $5 per person
    • Get a full schedule of events HERE
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • July 7th from 7:30 a.m. to noon
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • July 7th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • July 7th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • CRPrideFest
    • NewBo City Market
    • July 7th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, a drag show, kids' activities, food, over 100 vendors, and more
    • For a full schedule click HERE
    • Free admission
  • Jaycees Garage Sale Fundraiser
    • 225 5th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids
    • July 7th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Fundraiser for their 3rd Annual Local Emergency Officials BBQ
    • "FREE WILL DONATION FOR GARAGE SALE ITEMS. Some "big ticket" items will be priced to sell"
  • Robins Roundup
    • South Troy Park in Robins
    • July 7th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring a carnival, concessions, and live music
    • Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
  • Monarch Fest
    • Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids
    • July 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Featuring children's activities, vendors, caterpillar adoptions, butterfly releases, and more
    • Event is free
  • Hunter Family Fundraiser
    • Izaak Walton League in Cedar Rapids
    • July 7th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • All proceeds will go to the family of Kevin Hunter and his prostate cancer treatment
    • Tickets range from $5 to $35 - get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • July 8th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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