What are you up to this weekend? If the answer is, "nothing," we have some ideas! Here are some of the big events going on in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Great Jones County Fair
    • Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello
    • July 20th through 22nd
    • Featuring carnival rides, food, a beer tent, a kids' zone, shows, live music and more
    • Grandstand Concerts
      • July 20th - Luke Bryan & Morgan Wallen
      • July 21st - Kid Rock & Ted Nugent
      • July 22nd - Casting Crowns & Lauren Daigle
    • Daily gate admission is $10 & season gate admission is $33
    • For a full daily schedule click HERE
  • Solon Beef Days
    • Solon
    • July 20th & 21st
    • Featuring a carnival, a beer tent, ribeye steak dinners, live music, a kids' corner, and more
    • Parade is July 21st at 10 a.m.
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Jamey Johnson
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th at 7:30 p.m.
    • feat. Kelsey Waldon
    • Tickets range from $33 to $5 - get yours HERE
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. The Bamboozlers
    • 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 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat. The Feralings and Flash in a Pan
    • Event is free
  • Crown Rally 2018
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • Arrival/Block Party
      • July 20th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      • "Five city blocks of downtown Cedar Rapids will be closed for the arrival of Crown Rally 6, featuring 101 of the most exotic and unique cars in the Midwest!"
      • Featuring live music, beer, and food
      • Event is free
    • Watch all 101 cars line-up and launch from the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market July 21st at 9 a.m.
    • Crown Rally x Midwest Uprising Car Show
      • Hawkeye Downs
      • July 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Featuring a car show, music, yard games, children activities, and concessions
      • Event is free
      • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Weekly Racing
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th with gates at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.
    • 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
  • Studio Improv - Summer Series
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th & 21st at 7:30 p.m.
    • Rated PG-13
    • Tickets range from $10 to $15 - get yours HERE
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st from 7:30 a.m. to noon
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • July 21st from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • July 21st from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Kinderfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • July 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Games and special events for children of all ages
    • For a full list of activities click HERE
  • CRST Concerts at the Creek
    • Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st at 6:30 p.m. - doors at 6 p.m.
    • feat. Susan Werner and Amelia and Melina
    • Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door - get yours HERE
  • Classics at Brucemore: Picnic
    • Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th & 21st at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are $15 per Brucemore member or student ticket purchased in advance, $20 per adult purchased in advance, and $25 per ticket purchased at the event - get yours HERE
  • Warbirds Over Iowa 2018
    • KCRG-TV9 in Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Warbirds over Iowa is a Radio Controlled aircraft fun-fly that brings in aircraft from the local area and surrounding states"
    • Fundraiser for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
    • $10 flying fee - spectators are free
    • Get more details HERE
  • Bash @ CR
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Christian music festival featuring food and kids' activities
    • The first 100 people in attendance will get a free swag bag
    • Event is free
    • For a full line-up of artists click HERE
  • Johnson County Fair
    • Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City
    • JCAA Truck & Tractor Pull
      • July 21st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Tickets are $10
    • Teen Day
      • July 22nd from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Free admission and free parking
  • Summerfest Party On The Lawn
    • Hy-Vee on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • feat. The Mixtape
    • Event will have $2 beers and brats
  • Hy-Vee Parking Lot Carnival
    • Johnson Ave Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids
    • July 21st from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • featuring games, prizes, cotton candy, balloons, clowns, face painting, popcorn, and more
    • Event is free
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • July 22nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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