Even though summer is coming to an end, there is still plenty to look forward to! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern/Central Iowa in September:


  • Shows from August 26th through September 11th
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Gary Allan Concert

  • Thursday, September 1st at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Friday, September 2nd
  • Iowa River Landing in Coralville
  • Featuring a Hawkeye Collectors Showcase, a kid zone, food trucks, a Hawkeye Fashion Show, autograph sessions, a pep rally, a concert, and more

Good Makers Market

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, September 2nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton
  • Admission is $5 - Ages 12 and under are free

2022 Women's Arts Festival

  • Saturday, September 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
  • "The 2022 Women's Arts Festival is honored to celebrate women through musical performances, visual art demonstrations, culinary arts, a large arts guest vendor market, and much more!"

2nd Annual Food Truck Festival

  • Saturday, September 3rd from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • RiverLoop Expo Plaza in Waterloo
  • "Attendees will be able to purchase samples for $5 and vote for their favorite. Attendees can also purchase full menu items."

NewBo Run Half Marathon & 10k

  • Sunday, September 4th at 6 a.m.
  • NewBo City Market
  • Purchase tickets HERE

REO Speedwagon & Styx Concerts

Iowa Craft Beer Bash

  • Sunday, September 4th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Millstream Brewing Co. in Amana
  • "VIP & GA ticket purchase includes unlimited beer tasting from over 50 of the best breweries in Iowa, souvenir glass & music by Jake Schrodt & the Goats. Your favorite food trucks will be there too!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Kernels Baseball

  • Dates/Times
    • Tuesday, September 6th through Saturday, September 10th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 11th at 2:05 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 16th & Friday, September 17th - TBD
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Shinedown Concert

  • Tuesday, September 6th at 7 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse in Cedar Rapids
  • With special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie
  • Purchase tickets HERE

311 Concerts

Dinner on the Bridge

  • Thursday, September 8th at 5 p.m.
  • 16th Ave Bridge in Cedar Rapids
  • "Welcome drinks, tasty appetizers, festive candlelit dinner tables spanning the 16th Ave Bridge of Lions, a great local meal accompanied by local beverages, lots of music and a silent auction of great items from Czech Village and New Bohemia."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dierks Bentley Concert

  • Thursday, September 8th at 7 p.m.
  • Q Casino in Dubuque
  • With special guest Matt Stell
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cheap Trick Concert

  • Friday, September 9th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines
  • With special guest Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Saturday, September 10th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Downtown Cedar Falls
  • "This event is held annually, the juried art show brings many talented artists from throughout the region. In addition, there is something for everyone to enjoy as downtown is filled with a fine selection of art, artist demonstrations, entertainment and children's activities!"

Charlie Berens Comedy Shows

Goo Goo Dolls Concert

  • Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m.
  • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
  • With special guest Blue October
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Friday, September 16th
  • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
  • "Join us for a lively event featuring unlimited food and beverage from some of the area’s finest restaurants, local breweries and distilleries, along with international beers, wine, and spirits. The evening will be filled with live music, a silent and a live auction, and the drawing of the BrewNost raffle prize – a trip for two to Prague!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

The Crunch Berry Run

  • Saturday, September 17th at 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Avenue Bridge in Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Get registered HERE

Marion Oktoberfest

  • Saturday, September 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Uptown Marion
  • Featuring 25 breweries, live music, games, competitions, and more
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Fall Downtown Farmers Market

  • Saturday, September 17th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Downtown Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Festival Latino

  • Sunday, September 18th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
  • "The Festival will offer a variety of local Latin-American music and entertainment acts. There will be ethnic foods for purchase, local business vendors and non-profit organizations from around the community"

Tenacious D Concert

  • Tuesday, September 20th at 8 p.m.
  • McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids
  • With special guest DJ Douggpound
  • Show is SOLD OUT

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza!

  • Tuesday, September 20th at 6 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Paramount's Laser Spectacular Featuring the Music of Pink Floyd

  • Wednesday, September 21st at 8 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • "Paramount's Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the Original Master Recordings of Pink Floyd. The Laser Spectacular has become a cultural phenomenon, carrying fans away on a mind-expanding journey, driven by cutting-edge lasers, lighting, and video effects."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Greta Van Fleet Concert 

  • Wednesday, September 21st at 7 p.m.
  • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
  • With special guests Houndmouth and Robert Finley
  • Purchase tickets HERE

MasterChef Junior Live!

  • Wednesday, September 21st at 7 p.m.
  • Adler Theatre in Davenport
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza!

  • Wednesday, September 21st at 6 p.m.
  • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Titanic the Musical

  • Shows from September 23rd through 25th
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Vintage Market Days of Eastern Iowa

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, September 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

8th Annual Asian Fest

  • Saturday, September 24th at 12 p.m.
  • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
  • Featuring local food vendors, cultural villages, a kid zone, live performances, and more

Farm Glow 2022

  • Saturday, September 24th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Bass Farms in Mount Vernon
  • "Live music, food trucks, family games, and hot air balloons GLOW at dusk!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Adventureland Oktoberfest

  • Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Adventureland in Altoona
  • Featuring polka music, food, beer, games, contests, rides, live entertainment, and headliners Sister Hazel & The Dan Band
  • Ages 21+ only
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Uptown Marion Market

  • Saturday, September 24th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • City Square Park in Marion
  • "Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, Iowa wines, and a wide variety of artisan items - all from local vendors. Grab a bite to eat in the Uptown and enjoy live entertainment from some of the areas finest musicians."

Leslie Odom, Jr. Concert

  • Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Broadway at the Paramount: Anastasia

  • Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Alice Cooper Concert

  • Friday, September 30th at 8 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Nick Swardson Comedy Show

  • Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines
  • Purchase tickets HERE


  • Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd
  • Amana Colonies
  • Featuring beer, live entertainment, games, competitions, German food, and more
  • Admission is $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a two-day pass

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