Back in February, Eastern Iowans were excited to discover a new festival coming to Cedar Rapids this summer. An event called the Taco & Margarita Festival was scheduled for the McGrath Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 4th. Unfortunately, that event is no longer happening.

The Taco & Margarita Festival is still listed on the CR Events Live website, but when you click on the link to purchase tickets, Ticketmaster reports that the event was cancelled by the organizer. It's also listed as cancelled on Facebook. The site doesn't explain why the festival is no longer happening, but it does give an update on refunds to folks that already purchased tickets:

"No action is required to obtain a refund. It will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, once funds are received from the Event Organizer, which is usually completed within 30 days."

At the time that the Taco & Margarita Festival was announced, the only information we knew about the event was the ticket prices. The CR Events Live website promised that more details would be "coming soon," but it doesn't appear that additional details were ever revealed.

If you still want to attend a Taco & Margarita Festival in the state of Iowa, the website Catch Des Moines says that there is one scheduled for Saturday, July 9th at Principal Park in Des Moines. Iowa Starting Line reports that it will NOT be put on by the organization that did last year's festival, which had a lot of negative feedback from attendees. General admission tickets are available for $15, with additional VIP packages available. You can purchase yours online HERE.

There are lots of other food festivals happening in Eastern Iowa this summer! You can check out a full list HERE.

The Top-Rated Restaurants in Marion & Hiawatha

As a way to highlight some of the restaurants just outside of Cedar Rapids, we turned to Yelp to figure out the highest-rated restaurants in Marion and Hiawatha. In order to be added to the list, the official address of the business had to be in one of those two cities. Here are the top ten!

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On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.