As spring approaches, more and more events and activities are being added to the calendar! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern Iowa and beyond this March:

Something Rotten!

  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Shows through March 3rd
  • "Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that overrated Shakespeare guy. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical — and will have you doubled over with laughter during the process!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Ian Munsick Concerts

2024 AAU Girls State Wrestling

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • March 2nd & 3rd
  • Purchase tickets HERE

SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley Fundraiser

  • Veterans Memorial Building & Commission, Cedar Rapids
  • Sunday, March 3rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • "The Hooley features, LIVE IRISH Music by Iowa's favorite Celtic Party Band WYLDE NEPT, silent auction, trip to Ireland (or destination of choice raffle), face painting and plenty of Shenanigans!! Food and beverages available for purchase."
  • Tickets are $5 for adults $2 for children

Foreigner Concert

  • Vibrant Arena, Moline
  • Sunday, March 3rd at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Movies at the Market

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Sunday, March 3rd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Showing Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse
  • "Be sure to bring a cozy blanket to sit on, treat yourself to delicious snacks from Market Shopkeepers, and quench your thirst with refreshing drinks from NewBo Beer & Wine"

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Concert

  • Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Palehound
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Blue October Concert

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Eli Young Band Concert

  • Val Air Ballroom, Des Moines
  • Thursday, March 7th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dylan Scott Concert

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "This uproarious show, a seamless blend of theater and stand-up, has been revamped for 2024. Expect a delightful, light-hearted comedy inspired by John Gray's New York Times #1 best-selling book."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

2024 National Collegiate Womens Wrestling Championships

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • March 8th & 9th
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Inaugural BBQ Bash

  • Iowa BBQ Store, Ottumwa
  • Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • "We've partnered up with some of our favorite vendors, products and BBQ friends to give you the ultimate BBQ experience!"

Bar2Bar 5k

  • Bars in the Irish District in Cedar Rapids
  • Sunday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cabin Fever

  • Dubuque County Fairgrounds, Dubuque
  • Sunday, March 10th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Featuring more than 50 local vendors, a fashion show, food & wine, cooking demos, chair massages, henna tattoos, and more
  • Admission is $3

The Price is Right Live

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. The show features an array of fantastic prizes, from appliances and electronics to dream vacations and even a brand new car. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Avenged Sevenfold Concerts

Jo Dee Messina Concert

  • Rhythm City Casino & Resort, Davenport
  • Friday, March 15th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The Official Lucky's St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

  • Pub 217 & Hazzard County, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, March 16th from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Featuring 2-3 free shots/drinks, food & drink specials, beads, a party cup, and more
  • Ages 21+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Marion Winter Market

  • Marion American Legion Hall
  • Saturday, March 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • "Discover a treasure trove of offers, including specialty foods, handcrafted and homemade goods and small business wares."

Cedar Rapids River Kings Football

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, March 16th at 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 30th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick's Day Parade

  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Sunday, March 17th at 1 p.m.

Tim McGraw Concert

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • Thursday, March 21st at 7 p.m.
  • With special guest Carly Pearce
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dwight Yoakam Concert

  • Capitol Theatre, Davenport
  • Thursday, March 21st at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Joe Gatto Comedy Show

  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside
  • Thursday, March 21st at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Tay Tay Dance Party

  • Club 5 at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday, March 21st at 8 p.m.
  • "This 2-hour (or longer as needed) themed dance party hosted by DJ SWIFTIE™ comes with a professional laser show crafted around everyone’s favorite Taylor songs! This show is Taylor-made for the ultimate fans. Surrounded by friends and Swifties, you’ll dance the night away singing along to every song." 
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jim Jefferies Comedy Show

  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • Friday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Scott Stapp: Voice of Creed Concert

  • Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake
  • Friday, March 22nd - doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Pork Tornadoes Concert

  • National Cattle Congress, Waterloo
  • Friday, March 22nd at 8 p.m.
  • With special guest Casey Klein
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Maple Syrup Festival

  • Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids
  • March 23rd & 24th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • "Enjoy a taste of real, handcrafted maple syrup fresh from the tap, and stay for a weekend of family fun. The Maple Syrup Festival features syrup making demonstrations, a look at the action inside the Maple Sugar House, and a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with real maple syrup handcrafted at the Nature Center."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

  • Hawkeye Downs, Cedar Rapids
  • March 23rd & 24th
  • Featuring vendors, speakers, demonstrations, displays, food, kids' activities, a silent auction, and more
  • Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 12 to 18

The Book of Mormon

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Blake Shelton Concert

  • Vibrant Arena, Moline
  • Wednesday, March 27th at 7 p.m.
  • With special guests Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Brothers Osborne Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Saturday, March 30th at 8 p.m.
  • With special guest Stephen Wilson Jr.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Stouts, Sours, and Oysterfest

  • Club 76 at the Lodge, North Liberty
  • Saturday, March 30th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "This is our biggest fundraiser for the American Legion Post 1976 - proudly serving Raw Oysters, Steamed Oysters, Low Country Boil, Bouillabaisse, and Gumbo. This year we are offering a NEW option of steamed oysters instead of grilled oysters. As always, a selection of 18 Stouts and Sours for your enjoyment."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

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