Welcome to the new year! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern Iowa and beyond in January of 2024:

The Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour

Battle By The River Rodeo

  • Xtream Arena, Coralville
  • January 5th & 6th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Family Pre-Show at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday
  • "This will be a fun family show and will be action packed from start to finish with bare back bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and bull riding! We will also have mutton busting and junior riding events to showcase the future of rodeo on the big stage, even a kids boot race!"
  • Purchase tickets online HERE

RoughRiders Hockey

  • ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, January 6th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 13th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 27th at 7:05 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Thrifty Affair Garage Sale

  • Dubuque County Fairgrounds
  • Sunday, January 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cedar Rapids: 175th Anniversary Commemoration

  • Cedar Rapids City Hall
  • Thursday, January 11th at 2 p.m.
  • "Join the City of Cedar Rapids for a 175th Anniversary Commemoration at City Hall. Hear from City leaders and join as we dedicate a community time capsule."


  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Shows January 12th through 14th
  • "The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans."
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Downtown Davenport
  • January 12th through 14th - sculptures are lit with colorful LED lights each night from dusk to 10 p.m.
  • Featuring ice carvings, hot cocoa, vendors, food, a glow party, and more

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • January 12th & 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Join us for pre-show fan fun as the rodeo opens at 6 p.m. each night for a free (with rodeo ticket) pre-show event "down on the dirt." Come early for pony rides, meet the cowboys, hop in the clown’s barrel, take a seat in the bucking chutes on our live photo bull Silver Dollar, or get up close and personal behind the chutes"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

10th Annual Winter Sucks Party

  • Metro Harley-Davidson Suzuki Can-Am, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, January 13th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • "Join us Saturday, January 13th for our Annual Winter Sucks Party! We will be unveiling this years 620 Foundation giveaway bike for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital! The theme this year is 'Great Gatsby' so come dressed to impressed in your best 1920's inspired outfits! We will have a few different awards and prizes for costumes so make sure you come dressed to win! There will be food available but make sure to BYOB!"

Monster Truck Nitro Tour

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, January 13th at 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • "See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the Monster Truck Nitro Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Heartlanders Hockey

  • Xtream Arena, Coralville
  • Dates/Times
    • Monday, January 15th at 1:05 p.m.
    • Friday, January 19th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20th at 5:05 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Winter Vintage Flea Market

  • The Centre, Waverly
  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, January 19th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, January 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • "Great flea market with 51 vendors!! Furniture, vintage, antiques, collectibles, vinyl records, jewelry, repurposed. much much more!!"

To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City
  • Shows from January 19th through 21st
  • "All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is 'the most successful American play in Broadway history' (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it 'an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,' and New York Magazine calls it 'a real phenomenon, Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.'"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Raptors Soccer

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, January 20th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Chris Janson Concert

  • Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake
  • Saturday, January 20th - doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Shows January 23rd through 28th
  • "Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Disturbed Concert

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • Thursday, January 25th at 6:30 p.m.
  • With special guests Falling In Reverse and Plush
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jackson Dean Concert

  • Wooly's, Des Moines
  • Thursday, January 25th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guests Dee White and Mae Estes
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jesse McCartney Concert

  • Rhythm City Casino & Resort, Davenport
  • Thursday, January 25th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Beat the Bitter

  • 5K-ish Glow Run
    • Friday, January 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Penn Meadows Park, North Liberty
    • Register online HERE
  • Fire & Ice
    • Sunday, January 28th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Penn Meadows Park, North LIberty
    • Featuring fire breathing, juggling and spinning performances, ice sculptures, fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides, a bonfire, an ice rink, food trucks, and more

NLE Choppa Concert

  • Xtream Arena, Coralville
  • Saturday, January 27th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guest Luh Tyler
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Coralville BrrrFest

  • Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
  • Saturday, January 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "Celebrate the beers of winter and the brewers who make them! Sample and purchase craft beers showcased by breweries from across the Midwest. Proceeds benefit Coralville's annual 4thFest celebration and the Iowa Brewer's Guild."
  • Ages 21+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Bike Expo

  • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
  • Saturday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "Experience one of the Midwest’s largest one-day bike shows, attracting over 5,000 enthusiasts like you. Discover everything you need for your cycling journey, from gear to destinations and beyond! Uncover the latest trends, cutting-edge gear, and innovative products. Connect with exhibitors from across the country, explore educational seminars, and fuel your passion for cycling"
  • Admission is free

RAGBRAI LI Route Announcement Party

  • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
  • Saturday, January 27th at 6 p.m.
  • "Join us as we announce the RAGBRAI LI Route in downtown Des Moines on January 27, 2024. Anchoring the Iowa Bike Expo, the Route Announcement Party will be sure to fill your winter blues with great company, food, drinks and entertainment. Be one of the first to know the best kept secret in Iowa! The 2024 RAGBRAI route."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Puzzle Palooza

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, January 27th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • "Compete as a family or adult team to see how fast you can piece together a puzzle!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Luminary Walk & S'mores Night

  • Wickiup Hill Learning Center, Toddville
  • Saturday, January 27th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • "Enjoy a campfire, s’mores, and walk the illuminated trail as we celebrate the beauty of winter. Stop by for the family-friendly self-guided walk along the trail lit with luminaries and lights."
  • Event is free, but advance registration is appreciated HERE

Demetri Martin Comedy Show

Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Stephens Auditorium, Ames
  • Tuesday, January 30th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Ag Expo

  • Iowa Events Center, Des Moines
  • January 30th through February 1st
  • "The 3rd largest indoor ag show in the country"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

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