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Top 10 Weekend Events in Eastern Iowa

Looking for something fun to do around eastern Iowa this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Check out these ten great choices.


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Thursday, September 7 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come hang out in the Lion Bridge Brewing Company’s Parking Lot for an early fall farmers market! Enjoy a beer while you shop TONS of vendors and enjoy live music by the Cedar County Cobras! There will even be a bouncy castle and a face painter for the kiddos.

 

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Thursday, September 7 from 2:00 –  4:00 p.m.

See one of the most explosive movie musicals live on stage at the Old Creamery Theatre!

 

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Thursday, September 7 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

It’s the final McGrath Hawkeye Harley-Davidson Bike Nite of 2017 where the 2017 Harley-Davidson bike will be given away is unveiled and awarded. Flex takes the stage and there’s a 50/50 raffle (proceeds benefiting Big Brothers & Sisters of Johnson County).

 

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Friday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Get ready for Dan + Shay at Mt. Mercy University! Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

 

September 6 – 9

The Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison, Iowa kicks off on Wednesday, September 6 and runs through the 9th. This has been a staple in the community for the past 70 years, bringing fast paced rodeo action, specialty acts and top name entertainment to the C.E. “Eddie” Richards Arena.

This year will be no exception as Cody Johnson takes the stage on Thursday night, September 7. And taking the stage on Saturday night is “Heartache on the Dancefloor” and “Dirt on My Boots” singer Jon Pardi!

 

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Ellyn Felton

 

Friday, September 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Free

The Friday night concert series continues at NewBo City Market with Local On The Eights performing this week.

 

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

 

Saturday, September 9 from 7:30 a.m. to noon

Free

The weekly event is held in the 400 block of Washington Street in Iowa City at the Chauncey Swan Ramp.

 

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Jon Biegen

 

Saturday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Stop by and see some great dogs available for adoption from Last Hope Animal Rescue that are in need of forever homes! Be one of the first 20 people and you’ll receive a certificate for $50 off adoption fees with Last Hope. We will also have micro-chipping on site, so if your pooch needs a chip, bring them by! The first 50 dogs in need of chipping will receive it free! There will be hotdogs and soda too! You can donate any items below to Last Hope Animal Rescue.

 

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Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)

The U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids welcomes country legend Alan Jackson! Tickets are $42, $59.50, $89.50, and $125.

 

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Saturday, September 9. Doors at 5:30 p.m., Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

It’s the start to the Orchestra Iowa season with the 10th Annual Brucemorchestra concert! Thousands will gather on the grounds of Brucemore Mansion for a spectacular musical experience. Make sure you pack some snacks, bring a blanket, grab some friends and get ready for this memorable evening under the stars!

 

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