Thank goodness the weather has cooled down, because we have another busy summer weekend ahead of us! Here are the big events happening in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from STRAYS
    • Admission is $5
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring The Magnetos
    • Event is free
  • Friday Night Main Event
    • Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City
    • July 26th at 5 p.m.
      • Carnival from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Rodeo at 7 p.m.
      • Eric Paslay at 9:30 p.m.
    • Ticket includes rodeo, concert, and unlimited carnival rides
    • Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the gate - get yours HERE
  • Jackson County Fair
    • Jackson County Fairgrounds in Maquoketa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th
        • Senior Citizens Day/Rock Music Day
        • Vince Neil at 9:30 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • July 27th
        • Country Music Day
        • Kip Moore & High Valley at 9:30 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • July 28th
        • Family Day
        • Night of Destruction Power Wheel Pop! at 5 p.m.
        • Night of Destruction at 6 p.m. - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring a carnival, food, live entertainment, a talent show, and more
    • Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and older
  • 66th Annual Dubuque County Fair
    • Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th
        • Chris Young with special guest Carlton Anderson - get tickets HERE
      • July 27th
        • Family Day
        • Dennis Deyoung: the music of STYX with special guest Gin Blossoms - get tickets HERE
      • July 28th
        • Demo Derby at 12 p.m.
        • Stock Car Races at 6:30 p.m.
    • Featuring competitions, food, live entertainment, a beer garden, a carnival, and more
    • Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and older - get yours HERE
  • Swisher Fun Days
    • Swisher, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th
        • Street Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight
      • July 27th
        • Parade at 10 a.m.
        • Street Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight
        • Fireworks at dusk
    • Featuring tournaments, a 5k, bingo, a petting zoo, a kiddie tractor pull, food, beverage tents, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Pickle Days 2019
    • Walker, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th at 5 p.m.
      • July 27th at 6 a.m.
        • Firefighter's Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
        • Parade at 6 p.m.
        • Fireworks at dusk
    • Featuring a pickle eating contest, live music, a 5k, food, wine tasting, kids' activities, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Kernels Baseball
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th at 6:35 p.m.
        • Hawkeye Night: Black & Gold Cap Giveaway & Jersey
      • July 27th at 6:35 p.m.
        • Post-game fireworks
      • July 28th at 2:05 p.m.
        • Pokemon Day & Pikachu Appearance
    • vs. Wisconsin (Fri) & Clinton (Sat & Sun)
    • Tickets range from $8 to $12 - get yours HERE
  • Morning Dew Art & Flea Festival 2019
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • Dates/Times
      • July 26th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • July 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Antiques, hand-made, vintage, re-purposed, up-cycled, jewelry, soaps, honey, woodwork, paintings, drawings, crafting, local flowers / produce, & more...the list goes on and on of what you can find at this market!"
    • Also featuring wine tasting, food, and kids' activities
    • Admission is $5 for ages 3 and older
  • POUND at Lowe Park
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • July 26th at 8 p.m.
    • Bring a yoga mat and water
    • Event cost is a free-will donation
  • Stuttering John Melendez
    • Penguin's Comedy Club in Cedar Rapids
    • July 26th & 27th at 8 p.m.
    • Tickets are $15 in advance/$17.50 at the door - get yours HERE
  • Perfect Game Cares Celebrity Softball Game
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • July 27th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring Bo Jackson, Trevor Hoffman, Luis Gonzalez, Andrew Jones, Tim Dwight, two former Miss Iowas, Bob James, Brain, Jaymz Larson, and more
    • Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids - get yours HERE
  • Bash@C.R.
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 27th from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "Bash @ C.R. is a FREE Christian music festival continuing Bash on the Farm's heritage that focuses on clean uplifting music for all ages. The goal is to have several stages with local, regional and national bands all worshiping one God"
    • Featuring food, arts & crafts, face painting, inflatables, and more
    • Admission is free
  • County Fair
    • Old MacDonald's Farm in Cedar Rapids
    • July 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Featuring hayrack rides, contests, games, face painting, live music, a bounce house, and more
    • Event is free
  • Barnwood Bob's First Annual Flea Market
    • 11500 E 6th St in Anamosa
    • July 27th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Vendors of all sorts are coming together for this first-ever market to offer antiques, collectibles, face painting, arts and crafts of all sort, and many other fun experiences in this truly unique atmosphere"
    • Event is free
  • Summer Circus Party
    • Cedar Rapids Public Library
    • July 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Join us as we celebrate the end of our summer reading program under the big top. Watch and be wowed with circus games, face painters, acrobats, a dunk tank and much, much more! All are welcome"
  • Summer Family Free Day
    • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
    • July 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Stop by for a full day of family-friendly activities, an obstacle course, tasty food, and music"
    • Admission is free
  • Brown Farm Pioneer Days
    • Brown Farm in Central City
    • July 27th & 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "See working demonstrations of draft horses and mules pulling plows, discs, harrows, and doing work the way our pioneer forefathers would have! Talk to teamsters as they make their way to the end of a row to learn more about the skill it takes to handle these gentle giants on the hay loader, horsepower, and maybe hitch a ride on a wagon pulled by these fine draft animals!"
    • Featuring antique tractors, a flea market, live music, a petting zoo, kids' activities, food & beverages, and more
    • Admission is free
  • Tom Segura: Take It Down Tour
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 27th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT
  • Ronnie Milsap
    • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside
    • July 27th at 8 p.m. (rescheduled from 5/17) - doors at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $20 to $55 - get yours HERE
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • July 27th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • July 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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