There's no shortage of things to do here in Eastern Iowa this weekend! Here are some of the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Granger Smith
    • U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids (moved from the McGrath Amphitheatre due to weather forecast)
    • September 27th at 7:30 p.m.
    • With special guests Jerrod Niemann & Tucker Bethard
    • Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50 - get yours HERE
  • Hailey Whitters
    • DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher
    • September 27th at 7:30 p.m. - doors at 7 p.m.
    • With special guest Tank Anthony
    • Tickets are $10 in advance/$15 at the door - get yours HERE
  • 30th Annual Swamp Fox Festival
    • Marion, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th
        • Magician Comedian Ben Ulin at Lowe Park - 6:30 p.m.
      • September 28th
        • 10K, 5K & Little Fox Mile - 7:30 a.m.
        • Parade - 9:30 a.m.
        • Fall Marion Market at City Square Park - 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • September 29th
        • Swamp Fox Car Show & Shine at Thomas Park - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Also featuring food vendors, BINGO, live music, tournaments, kids' activities, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • Ely Fall Fest
    • Ely, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th
        • Fall Fest 5k & Party in the Park at Ely City Park - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • September 28th
        • Pet Parade at the Community Center - 10:30 a.m.
        • Fireworks - 8 p.m.
        • Fall Fest After Party and Dance at the Ely American Legion - 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Also featuring a kids' zone, tournaments, a car show, a vendor fair, a rock wall, hayrack rides, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
  • 2019 Kalona Fall Festival
    • Kalona Historical Village
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • September 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Featuring food booths, old-world demonstrations, handmade arts & crafts, live music/entertainment, and kids' activities
    • Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for ages 7 to 12
  • Hello, Dolly!
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th at 7:30 p.m.
      • September 28th at 7:30 p.m.
      • September 30th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "Follow the romantic and comic exploits of matchmaker Dolly Levi as she pursues a match for the miserly millionaire, Horace Vandergelder. Enjoy humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history."
    • Tickets range from $22 to $45 - get yours HERE
  • Mamma Mia!
    • Old Creamery Theatre in Amana
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th at 7:30 p.m.
      • September 28th at 7:30 p.m.
      • September 29th at 2 p.m.
    • "A young bride-to-be longs to discover the identity of her father – only to learn there are three possible choices! Prepare to be swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a glittering global phenomenon!"
    • Tickets range from $20 to $32.50 - get yours HERE
  • Fall Arts & Crafts Show
    • Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • September 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • September 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "This is Iowa's largest show, with over 300 talented exhibitors from 7 states presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts. Products being sold include oak furniture, pottery, jewelry, clothing, floral wreaths, stained glass, several different types of food items, lawn and garden art, and much, much more, with over 80,000 square feet of display space."
    • Admission is $6 - 10 and under are free
  • Quad Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival
    • Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline
    • September 27th & 28th beginning at 4 p.m.
    • Featuring a balloon launch, a balloon glow, food, Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides ($15), kids' activities ($10 wristbands), and more
    • In lieu of admission they ask that you bring donations from the Quad City Animal Welfare Center Wish List - view that HERE
  • Iowa Oktoberfest
    • Downtown Waterloo
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
        • Ribbon cutting & keg tapping at 5 p.m.
      • September 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Featuring a polka party, live music, four beer/food gardens, contests, and more
    • Free admission
  • Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival
    • Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha
    • Dates/Times
      • September 27th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • September 28th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • September 29th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Sweetgrass offers free concerts featuring award-winning musicians that specialize in Native American flutes, didgeridoos, hand pan and many other indigenous and exotic instruments. This year we will also have a Hoop Dancer!  While the music fills the air, you can partake in one of the many workshops from yoga and sound healing to music-making and unleashing your creative side. Don't forget about the amazing vendors in Vendor Village who offer a variety of ethnic instruments, jewelry, art and more!"
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission is free
  • Rusty Relics Flea Market
    • 4917 Prairieburg Road in Anamosa
    • September 27th, 28th, & 29th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Primitives, metal yard art, collectibles, & SO MUCH MORE to see! Over 12,000 SQ feet to shop."
  • Hawkeye Football
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
    • September 28th at 11:01 a.m.
    • vs. Middle Tennessee
    • Goldout Game - wear gold gear
    • Broadcast on ESPN 2
    • Tickets range from $25 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • The Swing Crew Season End Blowout
    • Edith Lucielle's Bait Shack & Wing Depot in Cedar Rapids
    • September 28th at 8:30 p.m. - gates at 7 p.m.
    • All-ages show
    • Event is free
  • Fall 2019 Parade of Homes
    • Cedar Rapids area
    • September 28th & 29th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Tour new and remodeled homes in the Cedar Rapids area to see the latest advances in home construction and design"
    • Tickets are $10 and are available at each home, any Hills Bank branch, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and Casey's General Store (save $1) - 12 & under are free
    • See the list of homes HERE
  • Monsters & Merlot 2019
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • September 28th from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • "You will enjoy a night of merlot, food, and the un-dead! Cocktail hour from 6-7 PM in the Corpse Cellar, followed by a moonlit Hayrack Ride with a delivery to your dinner table. A themed meal will be served by zombies! After dinner, you will be invited to go through our 3-part haunted attraction, including- The Slaughterhouse, Carnival Chaos, and Cell Block Z!"
    • Reservations are REQUIRED
    • Tickets are $79.95 - get yours HERE
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • September 28th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Iowa City Farmers' Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • September 28th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • An Evening of Hocus Pocus
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • September 29th at 4:30 p.m.
      • Movie starts at dark
    • "This event will take place outside - with the movie projected onto our barn, so please remember to dress for the weather. We will have bonfires and other witchy-fun! Be sure to wear your favorite witch costume for this event"
    • Tickets are $10.95 per person (3 and under are free) - get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • September 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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