Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! There are a TON of different events and activities happening in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and here are some of the highlights:

  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market
    • May 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Bernemann Brothers Band
    • Event is free
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • May 4th & 5th at 7:30 p.m. and May 6th at 2:30 p.m.
    • Rated G
    • Tickets range from $31 to $40  - get yours HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium
    • May 4th at 6:35 p.m. - Nick Jr. Night
    • May 5th at 6:35 p.m - Kentucky Derby Night/Hyper Color Cup Giveaway
    • May 6th at 2:05 p.m.
    • vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Tiffin's City Wide Yard Sale
    • The city of Tiffin
    • May 4th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., May 5th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and May 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Maps of yard sale locations are available at City Hall, Casey's, and The Depot
  • Chalk the Walk 2018
    • Downtown Mount Vernon
    • May 5th & 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Event will feature the work of over 500 artists, live music, kids activities, and more
    • Admission is free - get more details HERE
  • Maifest
    • Amana Colonies
    • May 5th & 6th
    • Parade begins at 10 a.m. on May 5th
    • Food Truck Fare is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5th
    • Rock the Trail Maifest Dance Party is from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on May 5th
    • Event also features Maipole dancers, live music, kids activities, and a wine, beer, and chocolate walk
    • For a full schedule of events and times click HERE
  • City Showcase
    • Marion Square Park
    • May 5th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • City staff will be on hand to visit with residents and share information about upcoming projects and various city vehicles will be on display
    • Also featuring live music, a balloon artist, and a face painter
    • Event is free
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • May 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • CR Craft & Vendor Market
    • City of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation
    • May 5th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Free parking, admission, and raffle opportunities
  • Orchestra Iowa Presents: Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • May 5th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $16 to $54 - get yours HERE
  • Cedar Rapids Titans Football
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • May 5th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Arizona
    • Tickets range from $8 to $40 - get yours HERE
  • Midwest Drone Battle 2018
    • Seminole Valley Park in Cedar Rapids
    • May 5th & 6th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Pilots must register by May 3rd - get details HERE
    • Spectators welcome
  • Coggon Fire Rescue Breakfast
    • Coggon Fire Department
    • May 6th from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Made-to-order omelets, sausage, hashbrowns, pancake bar, coffee, milk, & orange juice
    • Cost is a free-will donation
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • May 6th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you know of any other big events this weekend, feel free to leave them in the comments!

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