Happy October! Here are all the big events happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Amana Oktoberfest
    • Amana Colonies
    • Dates/Times
      • October 4th from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
      • October 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
      • October 6th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Featuring live music, dancers, food, beer, games, contests, a parade, kids' activities, and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Festhalle Barn admission is $10 for one day/$15 for two days - Sunday admission is free
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • Dates/Times
      • October 4th at 7:05 p.m.
        • Cost Cutters Magnetic Schedule giveaway
      • October 5th at 7:05 p.m.
        • Stadium Lounge Tailgate
    • vs. Team USA
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • What Cheer Flea Market
    • Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer
    • Dates/Times
      • October 4th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • October 5th from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • October 6th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, and more
    • Admission is $2 Friday/Saturday - Sunday is free
  • SWITCHFOOT & Their Fantastic Traveling Music Show
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 4th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "SWITCHFOOT will perform not one, but two sets, back-to-back each night.  It’s like having two SWITCHFOOT concerts in one evening, a stripped-down acoustic concert with untold stories and inspirations behind some of your favorite songs, and a full-blown rock concert to end the night."
    • Tickets range from $27 to $47 - get yours HERE
  • Chocolate Walk 2019
    • Uptown Marion
    • October 4th from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • "Enjoy strolling historic Uptown Marion at this after-hours, adult-only shopping event. Visit your favorite stores, discover what's new just around the corner and savor a sweet treat from participating businesses."
    • Event is free
  • Hello, Dolly!
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • October 4th at 7:30 p.m.
      • October 5th at 7:30 p.m.
      • October 6th 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
      • October 4th at 7:30 p.m.
      • October 5th at 7:30 p.m.
      • October 6th 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
  • ROCKtoberfest - CANCELLED
    • Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Featuring three bands
    • Proceeds benefit the Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer
    • Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door - they're available at all FSB locations, the Cedar Rapids Kernels souvenir shop and the Especially For You office
  • Anamosa Pumpkinfest
    • Main Street in Anamosa
    • Dates/Times
      • October 5th
        • Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
        • Chili Cook-Off - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
        • Parade - 2:15 p.m.
      • October 6th
        •  Rotary Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
        • Al Eden Memorial Garden Tractor Pull - 12 p.m.
    • Featuring pumpkin carving displays, a 5k, children’s games, arts and crafts vendors, a parade, food, contests, tournaments, raffles and more - see a full schedule of events HERE
    • Admission to the Pumpkin Weigh-Off is $2/free with 2019 Pumpkinfest button - 12 and under are free
  • Luke Combs "Beer Never Broke My Heart" Tour
    • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
    • October 5th at 7 p.m.
    • With special guests Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers
    • Tickets range from $25 to $50 - get yours HERE
  • Adventureland's 5th Annual Oktoberfest
    • Adventureland in Altoona
    • October 5th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Spin Doctors at 12 p.m.
      • Smash Mouth at 2:30 p.m.
      • Pork Tornadoes at 7:30 p.m.
    • Featuring beer, food, and Iowa/Iowa State Tailgate, live entertainment on 7 stages, rides, games, and more
    • 21+ ONLY
    • Tickets are $50 - get yours HERE
  • 2019 Northside Oktoberfest
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • October 5th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
      • SodaFest in the Pagliai’s Pizza Parking Lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5)
    • Featuring craft beer, neighborhood food, beer games, and more
    • Admission is free, but only those with tickets will be allowed the tasting glass that allows them to sample beer, cider, and wine
    • Tickets are $45 - get yours HERE
  • 4th Annual Holistic Fair
    • Old Capitol Mall in Iowa City
    • Dates/Times
      • October 5th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • October 6th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "35 gifted merchants to offer rejuvenation, invigoration, wellness, holistic healing, angel & psychic readings, metaphysical items, gemstones, jewelry, essential oils, apothecary, face painting, mini-sessions & holistic workshops!"
    • Also featuring live entertainment, raffles, and food
    • Event is free
  • Harvest Fest
    • Old MacDonald's Farm at Bever Park in Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Featuring hayrack rides, games, entertainment, concessions, a scavenger hunt, and more
    • Event is free
  • Farm Glow
    • Bass Farms L.L.C. in Mount Vernon
    • October 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Featuring a hot air balloon, live music, family games, ice cream, photo opportunities, and more
    • Tickets are $5 - 2 and under are free
  • 2019 Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off
    • Mount Vernon
    • October 5th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "The event features 25 four-person teams vying for a total of $450 in cash prizes. The cooking will take place from noon to 4 p.m., with the public invited to the tasting portion of the event from 4 to 7 p.m."
  • Movin' at the Museum Fitness Classes 2019
    • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
    • October 5th at 1:30 p.m.
    • Rock n' Roll themed POUND fitness class
    • Event is free and open to the public
  • Iowa City Farmers' Market
    • Chauncey Swan Ramp in Iowa City
    • October 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m
  • Especially For You Race
    • Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 6th at 8 a.m. - opening ceremonies at 7:45 a.m.
    • "The 29th annual 'Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer' helps to provide free mammograms, as well as breast-care and gynecological services to area individuals in need. The Especially for You Fund includes coverage for breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers."
    • Registration is $35 for adults and $20 for ages 15 and younger - sign up HERE
  • Take Flight!
    • Centennial Park in North Liberty
    • October 6th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Wind and weather dependent, Great American Kites & Events will launch up to a dozen giant character kites—including the world’s largest windsock, towering up to three stories high and stretching 200 feet long—above the park’s 40 acres for breathtaking views."
    • Featuring kite games, photo opportunities, candy drops, a kite sale, and more
    • Event is free
  • Killer Queen
    • Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque
    • October 6th at 7 p.m.
    • "Patrick Myers has embodied Freddie Mercury onstage now for 25 years in Killer Queen, arguably the best Queen tribute band in the world."
    • Tickets start at $20 - get yours HERE
  • MV Porchfest 2019
    • Mount Vernon
    • October 6th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • "Join us for an afternoon of live music from your neighborhood front porches! Many styles and genres, musicians young and old, food and games too. Children's activities, music, and story time all afternoon. Donations support the Mount Vernon Fine Arts Association for music and arts in our schools!"
  • Hiawatha Farmers' Market
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • September 6th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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