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Top 10 Things to Do in the Corridor This Weekend

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.

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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.




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.


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Mike Ferris


Friday 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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


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Julie James


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.


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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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Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon

Free in the streets of downtown Cedar Rapids.





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.



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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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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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Bob James



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.


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