February in Iowa doesn't have to be boring! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern and Central Iowa:

Dylan Scott Concert

  • Thursday, February 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Friday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
  • Stephens Auditorium in Ames
  • "You can’t stop the beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets  out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

RoughRiders Hockey

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, February 3rd at 7:05 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 5th at 4:05 p.m.
    • Friday, February 10th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 18th at 7:05 p.m.
  • ImOn Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Snuggie Crawl

  • Saturday, February 4th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Tin Roost, Copper Boar, The Leaderboard, Reds Alehouse, J&A Tap, and Mosley’s in North Liberty
  • "Move from location to location on your own schedule. Shuttles will be on a continuous loop between the bars from 7 p.m. until midnight, so crawl to each stop whenever you wish! Just be sure to hit them all to take advantage of the food and drink specials, games and your chance to win prizes."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Raptors Soccer

  • Saturday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Sunday, February 5th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City
  • "Activities will include the ICPL Bookmobile, games, winter hiking, survival skill building, crafts, and bird watching. Ice skating, snowshoeing, and ice fishing will be included weather permitting."

Iowa Demon Hawks Soccer

  • Sunday, February 5th at 2 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Comic & Toy Show

  • Sunday, February 5th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
  • "Vendors from 5 states selling comics, toys, posters, anime, video games, artists, authors, & special guests. Video game tournaments, cosplay contest, and panel discussions."
  • Admission ranges from $3 to $10 - free after 2:30 p.m.


  • Select dates from February 7th through 19th
  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • "From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

  • Thursday, February 9th & Friday, February 10th at 7 p.m.
  • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
  • "Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family. Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival

  • Thursday, February 9th through Sunday, February 12th
  • Washington Park in Dubuque
  • "The 2023 Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival festival will offer a free, family-friendly gathering with hands-on activities, food and beverage vendors, and People's Choice voting in Washington Park and inside the Dubuque Museum of Art from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2023. Activities will include a community snow sculpting area with preformed blocks of snow and tools provided for anyone to try their hand at snow sculpting."


  • Select Dates from February 10th through March 5th
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • "Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Combine the story with a red hot score and it’s easy to understand why Cabaret has remained prolific for over 50 years."
  • Recommended for ages 17+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The Judds Concert

  • Friday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Vibrant Arena in Moline
  • Featuring Wynonna Judd, Little Big Town, & Martina McBride
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jurassic Quest

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, February 10th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 11th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 12th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Iowa Event Center in Des Moines
  • "See our herd of life-size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex and an incredible 50 Foot Long Megalodon. Meet our trainers, baby dinos and watch a live interactive Raptor show. You don’t want to miss 'The Quest' interactive adventure, dinosaur rides, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, 'Triceratots' soft play area, and MORE!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Marion ICE

  • Saturday, February 11th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Marion Square Park
  • "Come out for some winter fun! Watch a live ice-sculpting demo from 4-7 p.m., plus enjoy some cold weather friendly games in the park. There will be plenty of photo ops with the lit-up sculptures, including Valentine’s and Super Bowl themed creations."

Best of the Beatles

  • Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • "Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with the full power of Orchestra Iowa. What would that have sounded like? Find out when Classical Mystery Tour joins us on stage. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles. The full show presents classic Beatles tunes sung, played, and performed exactly as they were written."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

My Fair Lady

  • Monday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Stephens Auditorium in Ames
  • "My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a 'proper lady.' But who is really being transformed?"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Parker McCollum Concert

  • Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Xtream Arena in Coralville
  • With special guests Corey Kent and Catie Offerman
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dinosaur Adventure Cedar Rapids

  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, February 18th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 19th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
  • "Experience the thrill of the prehistoric age featuring life-sized dinosaurs and massive family fun! As part of the Dinosaur Adventure, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities: fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps, themed obstacle courses, riding their favorite dinosaur, and more!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Michael Bolton Concert

  • Saturday, February 18th at 8 p.m.
  • Riverside Casino
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Color the Wind Kite Festival

  • Saturday, February 18th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Clear Lake, Iowa
  • "Join us in Clear Lake for the Midwest’s largest and most colorful winter kite festival, featuring huge inflatable kites of all kinds flown by serious kite-flyers from across the United States. Free admission as always."

Mardi Gras Party

  • Saturday, February 18th at 8 p.m.
  • Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake
  • Featuring Hairball
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Comedian Bert Kreischer

  • Thursday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Sip & Stroll

  • Thursday, February 23rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Liberty Centre Pond in North Liberty
  • "Taste samples of wine and beer from local manufacturers as you stroll the trail of Liberty Centre Pond for North Liberty Lights presented by Tryon Investments. Pick up a commemorative tasting glass at the gazebo near Cherry Street and enjoy complimentary sips as you explore the illuminated winter display."

Cedar Rapids Sports Show

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, February 24th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 25th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
  • "Get out of the house and join us at the & . Learn the fishing tips and tricks from the experts and see what's hot in outdoor."
  • Purchase tickets online HERE

Marie Osmond Concert

  • Friday, February 24th at 8 p.m.
  • Rhythm City Casino in Davenport
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The Pork Tornadoes Concert

  • Saturday, February 25th at 8 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

80's vs 90's: Fool House & Decade of Decadence

  • Saturday, February 25th at 8 p.m. - doors at 7 p.m.
  • The Olympic South Side Theater, Cedar Rapids
  • Ages 21+
  • "Nonstop sing alongs, party throwbacks and choreographed dance moves is what this show is all about! Come prepared to sing your heart out and dance all night long!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cody Jinks Concert

  • Saturday, February 25th at 7 p.m.
  • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
  • With special guest Erin Viancourt
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

  • Sunday, February 26th at 3 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • "The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The ABCs of Iowa

I know Iowa may not be the most popular state to visit, but we still have plenty to offer! Using countless article, websites, lists, and maps, we put together a list of some of Iowa's best and biggest events, venues, and attractions using every letter of the alphabet (which wasn't easy)! Unfortunately, we couldn't include EVERY awesome place in the state (there aren't enough letters!), but here are our Iowa ABCs:

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