This weekend is jam-packed with a wide variety of fun activities! Here's 10 of what are sure to be the most popular events around the corridor this weekend.

  • 1

    Palo Fun Days

    Palo Fun Days kicks off Friday night at 5:30 and continues through the 9 p.m. Saturday night fireworks, which follows a Jake McVey concert.

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    Uptown Friday Night Finale

    5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    $5; 21-and-over only event

    It's the season finale of this Friday night favorite, featuring live music from Nashville recording artist Corey Cox.

  • 3

    Rock the Block

    Friday 5:30 to 8 p.m.

    The free Friday night concert series outside NewBo City Market features Alisabeth Von Presley.

    Mike Ferris
  • 4

    Hawkeye Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels

    Friday night at 6:30

    Fans are invited to wear their favorite Hawkeye gear and the Kernels will also be wearing special Iowa Hawkeye jerseys that will be sold during a silent auction.

    Tickets range from $8 to $12.

    Julie James
  • 5

    Season Championship Night

    Friday night at 7:30; Gates open at 6.

    $10 ages 18-61; $7 for students and seniors 62+; Children 8 and under free with paid adult; Pit Pass $30

    It's fan appreciation and season championship night at Hawkeye Downs.

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  • 6

    Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

    Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon

    Free in the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids.


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  • 7

    HomeBrew Festival

    Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

    $20 in advance; $25 at door.

    Live music from the Surf Zombies. Sample more than 100 ciders, beers, and sodas.


  • 8

    Barks & Brew

    Saturday 3 to 8 p.m. at NewBo City Market


    A benefit event for Last Hope Animal Rescue featuring live music, beer tasting, raffle, games, auctions and more! Dogs are welcome but must be fully vaccinated, well behaved, and on leash.

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  • 9

    Big Town Show Down Truck & Tractor Pull

    Saturday night at 6:30. Gates open at 5:30 at Hawkeye Downs.

    Eight different classes at this year's Truck & Tractor Pull.

    Tickets are $15/General Admission and $20/Pit

    12 and under free with adult.


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    Saturday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

    $10; $5/students and kids over age 5; 5 and under free

    Internet cat videos on a giant outdoor screen along with tons of cat-inspired activities, a beer garden, food trucks, and a full 90-minutes of cat videos with special guest Will Braden.

    Bob James