Summer is slowly creeping to a close, but there's plenty of ways to enjoy what's left of it this weekend! Here are some of the big events going on in our neck of the woods this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival
    • St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., August 11th from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and August 12th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, a beverage tent, food, a car raffle, kids' activities, a carnival, a bags tournament, and more
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
    • Admission is $5 per person - parking and shuttle is free
  • Springville Fun Days
    • Springville
    • August 10th, 11th, and 12th
    • ECIPA Truck & Tractor Pull
      • STPA Park
      • August 10th
      • Pit gates open at 3 p.m. & spectator gates open at 4 p.m.
      • Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, free for 5, and $25 for pit passes
    • Parade is August 11th at 10 a.m.
    • Featuring live music, a pancake breakfast, games, a car show, fireworks, a craft & vendor fair and more
    • Get a full schedule of events HERE
  • Iowa State Fair
    • Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • August 9th through 19th
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, games, carnival rides, kids' activities, competitions, and more - for a full schedule click HERE
    • Grandstand Acts
      • August 10th - Reba McEntire
        • Tickets range from $45 to $65 - get yours HERE
      • August 11th - Daughtry
        • Tickets range from $25 to $35 - get yours HERE
      • August 12th - Old Dominion
        • Tickets range from $21 to $51 - get yours HERE
    • Admission is free for ages 5 and under, $6 for ages 6-11, and $12 for 12 and up
  • Coggon Harvest Home
    • Main Street in Coggon
    • August 10th from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., August 11th from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., August 12th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, kids' activities, a car show, a vendor fair, and more
    • Parade is at 5 p.m. on August 11th
    • For a full schedule of events click HERE
  • Uptown Friday Nights

    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Boot Jack Band
    • Admission is $5 at the gate - 21 & over only
  • Rock the Block

    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • feat. Dr. Z's Expirement
    • Event is free
  • Fields of Yogis 2018
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th, 11th, and 12th beginning at 8 a.m.
    • Yoga festival featuring workshops, group art, live music, and community-oriented projects
    • For a full schedule click HERE
    • 3-day passes are $225, 2-day passes are $125, Friday 1-day passes are $100, & Saturday/Sunday 1-day passes are $90 - get yours HERE
  • Friday Night Concert Series

    • Just off the north end of the Pentacrest on Iowa Avenue between Clinton Street and Dubuque Street in Iowa City
    • August 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • feat.  Death Valley Welcome Center and Gloom Balloon 
    • Event is free
  • Moonlit Movie
    • Klopfenstein Amphitheater at Lowe Park in Marion
    • August 10th at 8:30 p.m.
    • feat. Wonder
    • Event is free
  • Cabaret in the Courtyard
    • Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th and 11th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Join Robert Lindsey Nassif, Gerard Estella and their gifted cast of singers/actors/musicians as they premiere of selections from two new musicals that are in development"
    • Student tickets are $20, adult tickets are $25 - get yours HERE
  • Weekly Racing
    • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
    • August 10th with gates at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.
    • Featuring part two of the Candy Dash and Bike Giveaway during intermission
    • Tickets are $10 for ages 18-54, $7 for students ages 9 to 17 & seniors 55 and older, and free for kids under 8 with a paid adult
  • CedarSpiel Curling Tournament
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • August 10th beginning at 6:30 p.m., August 11th beginning at 8:30 a.m., and August 12th beginning at 11:30 a.m.
    • Event is free for spectators
  • Chris Lane Concert
    • First Avenue Club in Iowa City
    • August 9th at 8 p.m. - doors are at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets are $21 - get yours HERE
  • An Evening with Hailey Whitters
    • Wildwood in Iowa City
    • August 10th at 8 p.m.
    • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door - get yours HERE
  • Uptown Marion Market
    • Marion Square Park
    • August 11th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, meat, wines and an array of artisan items. Food vendors, live entertainment and children's activities will also be featured."
    • Event is free
  • Marion Farmers Market
    • Taube Park
    • August 11th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • August 11th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Second Annual Czech Village Blues Festival
    • Czech Village in Cedar Rapids
    • August 11th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring Bernard Allison, Mike Zito, and Vanja Sky
    • General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $80 - get yours HERE
  • Back to School Bash
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • School supply giveaway for 500 school-aged children with the purchase of $5 ticket
    • Featuring snacks, games, entertainment, bounce houses, giveaways, and more
    • Free for adults
    • Deadline to get tickets is August 10th at 3 p.m. - register HERE
  • CRBT Movies on the Riverbank
    • McGrath Amphitheatre
    • August 11th - gates are at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk
    • Featuring Coco
    • Event is free
  • Bacon-N-Hops Fest 2018
    • Manchester
    • August 11th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, a variety of beer & wine samples, and a full bacon meal
    • Tickets are $25 and tickets for the band only will be available that evening for $5 - get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers Market
    • 10th Avenue parking lot of Guthridge Park
    • August 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Iowa Wedding Expo
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex
    • August 12th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • All brides receive a complimentary swag bag full of goodies and coupons
    • Tickets are $7 or $15 for VIP - get yours HERE

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