You gotta love summertime in Iowa! Here's a rundown of all of the big events happening in Eastern Iowa this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • The Great Jones County Fair
    • Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello
    • Dates/Times
    • Featuring a carnival, concessions, a beer tent, live entertainment, contests, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Daily gate admission is $10
  • Solon Beef Days
    • Solon, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 19th beginning at 4 p.m.
      • July 20th beginning at 7:30 a.m.
        • Parade at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring ribeye steak dinners, a beer tent, a carnival, live music, a 5k, tournaments, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Muscatine County Fair
    • Muscatine County Fairgrounds in West Liberty
    • Dates/Times
      • July 19th
        • Senior Day
        • ECIPA Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.
      • July 20th
        • Rodney Atkins at 8 p.m.
      • July 21st
        • Demo Derby at 11 a.m.
        • Trailer Races at 3 p.m.
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, a carnival, beer/wine tasting, a talent show, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Daily gate admission is $6 for adults and $4 for ages 5 to 15 - fun passes are also available for $35 for adults and $20 for ages 5 to 15
  • Waverly Heritage Days
    • Waverly, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 19th from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
      • July 20th from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
        • Parade at 10 a.m.
        • Pork Tornadoes at 9 p.m.
      • July 21st at 7 a.m.
    • Featuring a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, a car show, inflatables, games, a vendor/craft show, food, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Southern Iowa Fair
    • Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa
    • Dates/Times
      • July 19th
        • Demo Derby at 7:30 p.m.
      • July 20th
        • Lonestar at 7:30 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • July 21st
        • Harness Races at 12:30 p.m.
    • Featuring a kids' zone, an antique tractor display, contests, inflatables, a talent show, food and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Washington County Fair
    • Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington
    • July 19th
      • Motocross at 7 p.m.
      • Fireworks at dusk
    • Featuring live music, food, a cook-off, hot air balloon rides, a carnival, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Daily admission is $10 for adults and free for 10 and under
  • Newsies
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • July 19th at 7:30 p.m.
      • July 20th at 7:30 p.m.
      • July 21st at 2:30 p.m.
    • "A band of teenage “newsies” fight for what’s right against the titans of publishing in this uplifting musical. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, the whole family will enjoy cheering for the good guys as they lead the way for change"
    • Tickets range from $22 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 19th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring Birdchild
    • Event is free
  • Friday Night Concert Series
    • Iowa City Ped Mall
    • July 19th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Featuring Kevin BF Burt & Big Medicine
  • Moonlit Movie
    • Marion Parks & Recreation
    • July 19th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - movies begins at dusk
    • Showing Ralph Breaks The Internet
    • Featuring food vendors, free popcorn, and inflatables
    • Event is free
  • Downtown Iowa City Sidewalk Sales
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • July 19th through July 21st
    • "Each year in July the sidewalks are filled with tables and tents for Downtown Iowa City’s Annual Sidewalk Sales, a tradition that began in 1968. Shoppers come to experience the three-day savings extravaganza, which begins on a Thursday and runs through the evening on Sunday. A long-standing tradition of the Iowa City Downtown and Northside Marketplace, there’s no better way to see the best of what downtown merchants have to offer."
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 6th Annual AsianFest
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "The 6th Annual AsianFest is a FREE, fun festival for families to come and experience the flair, fusion, and flavor of Asian cultures, from rich performances, delicious cuisine, exotic cultures, to concerts showcasing and celebrating the diversity that continues to be part of the Midwest fabric"
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Battle of the Brews
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • July 20th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - VIP early access at 2 p.m.
    • "Sip and socialize as breweries across Iowa and the Midwest put their beer in the ring and battle it out for the top spot"
    • Featuring beer samples, live music, yard games, food trucks, and more
    • Tickets are $20 to $30 - get yours HERE
  • Vinton Cruise
    • Vinton, Iowa
    • July 20th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • "The annual Vinton Cruise is a meeting place to showcase classic cars, street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, and antique cars. This cruise is one of the largest in Iowa, usually welcoming 300-400 participants and even more car enthusiasts to the town of Vinton each July. Food, music, and entertainment provided."
  • Warbirds Over Iowa
    • Cedar Rapids Skyhawk’s R/C Airfield
    • July 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Warbirds Over Iowa is an event that brings large radio-controlled scale military aircraft from Iowa and surrounding States to Cedar Rapids. Aircraft types include Biplanes, Jets, Fighters, and Bombers that have exceptional scale detail and can drop simulated “bombs” in the interest of realism as they compete for awards like Best Flight, Best Scale Appearance, and Pilot's Choice."
    • Benefiting the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
    • Event is free for spectators
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • July 20th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • July 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 2019 Johnson County Fair
    • Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City
    • July 21st through 24th
    • Featuring monster trucks, chainsaw carvings, music, games, a rodeo, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • REO Speedwagon
    • Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake
    • July 21st - doors at 6 p.m.
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT

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