Things here in Eastern Iowa have seemed to slow down a bit after a very busy few weeks, but that doesn't mean there's nothing going on this weekend! Here are all the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Uptown Friday Nights
    • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
    • August 16th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Live music from Adam Keith
    • Admission is $5
  • Palo Fun Days
    • Palo, Iowa
    • Dates/Times
      • August 16th beginning at 6 p.m.
        • Kids' Parade at 6 p.m.
      • August 17th beginning at 12 p.m.
        • Parade at 12 p.m.
        • Big Town ShowDown Tractor Pull at 6 p.m.
    • Featuring food trucks, kid's activities, a 5k, a craft market, a talent show, Bingo, fireworks, and more
    •  See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Iowa State Fair
    • Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
    • Dates/Time
      • August 16th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Luke Bryan at 8 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • August 17th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Pentatonix at 7:30 p.m. - get tickets HERE
      • August 18th from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
        • Hootie & the Blowfish at 8 p.m. - get tickets HERE
    • Featuring live entertainment, food, rides, games, contests, political candidates, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Gate admission is $12 for adults and $8 for ages 6 to 11 - ages 5 and under are free
  • Moonlit Movie (Rescheduled from 7/19)
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • August 16th from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Movie starts at dusk
    • Showing "Ralph Breaks The Internet"
    • Featuring food vendors, free popcorn, inflatables, and kids' activities
    • Event is free
  • Music in the Park
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 16th at 6 p.m.
    • Featuring Exit 185
    • Admission is free
  • Rock the Block
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring The Fez
    • Event is free
  • The Pork Tornadoes
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th at 7:30 p.m.
    • General admission tickets are $12 - get yours HERE
  • Downtown Farmers' Market
    • Downtown Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Marion Farmers' Market
    • Taube Park in Marion
    • August 17th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Marion Music & Art Festival
    • Lowe Park in Marion
    • August 17th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • "A 50th-anniversary tribute featuring 5 local bands, 25+ art, and food vendors and a special appearance by the legendary rock band Canned Heat!"
    • Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the gate - get yours HERE
  • Barks & Brew 2019
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Barks & Brew features your favorite local breweries and wineries providing tasting samples, live music, silent auction items, and OH YEAH...lots of adoptable dogs!!"
    • Tickets range from $20 to $40 - get yours HERE
  • 2019 Urbana Sweet Corn Days
    • Urbana, Iowa
    • August 17th from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
      • Parade at 10 a.m.
      • Tractor Pull at 3 p.m.
    • Featuring a car cruise, food vendors, a sweet corn eating contest, live music, bingo, kids' activities, a bike ride, and more
    • See a full schedule of events HERE
  • Drink Local Festival
    • Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids
    • August 17th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "The Cedar Rapids Brewing Society is happy to host a one-of-a-kind beer festival in Eastern Iowa. Featuring beers, meads, and ciders from Iowa Homebrewers and Craft Breweries. It's the best of both worlds!"
    • Tickets are $25 - get yours HERE
  • Floatzilla 2019
    • Lake Potter in Sunset Park in the Quad Cities - choose from 6 launch locations
    • August 17th from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "Take part in the largest paddlesport festival on the nation's greatest river, the Mississippi! Help us set a new world record for the Largest Raft of Canoes/Kayaks. Experience the Mississippi River free of commercial barge traffic. All paddle crafts are welcome to participate, but only non-inflatable kayaks and canoes may participate in the World Record attempt."
    • Entry is $35 per person - register HERE
  • Safe Haven's Outdoor Family Movie Night
    • Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford
    • August 18th from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Showing "The Secret Life of Pets"
    • Cost is a free-will donation to Safe Haven of Iowa County
  • Iowa Wedding Expo
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids
    • August 18th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - VIP hour at 11 a.m.
      • Runway show at 2 p.m.
    • Featuring over 60 vendors, live music, and a wedding gown giveaway
    • Tickets are $7 or $15 for VIP - get yours HERE
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • August 18th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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