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Events Happening in Eastern Iowa This Weekend — 9/29, 9/30, & 10/1

There are SO many activities going on in Eastern Iowa this weekend that it’s going to be hard to choose what to attend! Here are some of the big events coming up on September 29th, 30th, and October 1st:

  • Rock The Block Finale – “Flood the District”
    • NewBo City Market
    • September 29th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Bernemann Brothers Band (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and The Funk Daddies (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
    • Free admission
  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st
    • Official Keg Tapping Ceremony will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the Festhalle Barn
    • Live music at the Festhalle Barn will begin at noon on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday
    • Parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m.
    • 1-day pass is $10, 2-day pass is $15, and Sunday admission is free
    • For more details click HERE
  • Footloose
    • Old Creamery Theatre in Amana
    • September 29th & 30th at 7:30 p.m and October 1st at 2 p.m.
    • Tickets are $31 for adults and $19.50 for students – get yours HERE
  • Grease
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • September 29th at 7:30 p.m., September 30th at 7:30 p.m., and October 1st at 2:30 p.m.
    • Tickets are $40 for adults and $31 for youth/students – get those HERE
  • ICON 42 (Iowa’s longest running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention)
    • Cedar Rapids Marriott
    • Friday September 29th through October 1st
    • Author Guest of Honor is Wesley Chu and Theatre Artist Guest of Honor is H. Russ Brown
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Studio Improv
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • September 29th & 30th with shows at 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
    • Tickets are $10-$15 – get yours HERE
  • Noelridge Farmers’ Market
    • Noelridge Park Market
    • September 29th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Iowa Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy
    • Two-day free dental clinic for any child or adult who cannot afford dental services
    • US Cellular Center
    • September 29th and 30th beginning at 6 a.m. and ending when they have reached their capacity
    • Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis – expect to wait several hours for service
    • They will provide cleanings, extractions, fillings, a limited number of root canals, and a limited number of “flipper” partials.
    • The will NOT provide cosmetic dentistry, implants, crowns, full dentures, braces or bridges
    • For more information click HERE
  • Kalona Fall Festival
    • Kalona Historical Village
    • September 29th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and September 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Adults are $6 & children 7-12 are $2
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival 2017
    • Prairiewoods in Hiawatha
    • September 29th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 30th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., & October 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Free admission
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • 2017 Swamp Fox Festival
    • Marion
    • September 29th & 30th and October 1st
    • Moonlit Movie: Back to the Future – 9/29 at 7:30 p.m. at Lowe Park
    • Swamp Fox Festival Parade: Starts at the corner of 15th Street and 1st Avenue, heads north on 15th Street turns west on 6th Avenue to 9th Street – 9/30 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Fireworks Display: 9/30 at 8:30 p.m. at Lowe Park
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Final Marion Farmers’ Market
    • Taube Park
    • September 30th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers’ Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp
    • September 30th from 7:30 a.m. to noon
  • Northside Oktoberfest
    • 300 Block E Market in Iowa City
    • September 30th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Tickets are $45 – get yours HERE
    • SodaFest will also be held for kids from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pagaliai’s Pizza Parking Lot – tickets are $5
  • Monsters & Merlot
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • September 30th at 6 p.m.
    • Tickets are $64.95 – get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers’ Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • October 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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