Memorial Day weekend is almost here! If you're on the fence about what to do or want to know what's going on around town, we've got your back. There's plenty of stuff to do around eastern Iowa on this long three-day weekend.

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    Ryan Brainard

    McGrath Powersports Bike Night

    Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 9 p.m.

    The weekend begins early with the free Bike Night event at McGrath Powersports, featuring live music from 'Crankshaft.'

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    Getty Images for Fitbit

    Meet Me at the Market at NewBo City Market

    Thursday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at NewBo City Market


    There's a variety of things happening at NewBo on Thursday nights. Yoga, cardio dance, run, cycle, or just walk at this free event.

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    Sean Gallup, Getty Images

    Free Bike Helmets at Hiawatha Bike Rodeo & Parade

    Friday, May 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Guthridge Park in Hiawatha.

    Free event with free bike helmets to the first 50 kids... decorate your bike and join the bike parade at 5:30!


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    Visit One of Cedar Rapids' Top-Rated Restaurants

    A three-day weekend means there's time to relax and enjoy one of the highest-rated restaurants in Cedar Rapids. There's plenty to choose from, based on these reviews. Prices vary.

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    Peter Pan Opens at Theatre Cedar Rapids

    Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $40 for adults and $31 for students.

    Peter Pan and Tinkerbell take you on a wonderful journey on the famous Cedar Rapids stage.

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    Swimming at the Noelridge Park Pool

    Open swim Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28 (1-6 p.m.) and Monday, May 29 (1-5 p.m.)

    $5.50 per person

    Outdoor pools in Cedar Rapids open for the season June 2, but there's special Memorial Day weekend swimming at the Noelridge aquatic center!

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    The White House, Getty Images

    'Discover Grant Wood' at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

    Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 from noon to 4 p.m.

    $7 for adults. Complete admission prices here.

    The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art is home to the largest collection of work from the famous Grant Wood. Part of the extensive collection is now on display.

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    See a Popular Movie

    The new 'Baywatch' movie and 'Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' both arrive in theaters this week. 'Baywatch' on Thursday and the Pirates on Friday. Check them out at Marcus Theaters or one of the popular second-run movies showing at Collins Road Theatres.

    $8-$13.25 at Marcus Theaters

    $4-$5 at Collins Road Theatres

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    Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

    Hiawatha Farmers Market

    Sunday, May 28 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Guthridge Park in Hiawatha

    Who is already harvesting vegetables in eastern Iowa? You'll find out at this wonderful, free, community event. The veggies aren't free, though.

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    Memorial Day Service in Cedar Rapids

    Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at All Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Rapids, next to Veterans Memorial Stadium.


    The last event of the weekend is also the most important. Join the salute to veterans we've lost and those still with us on this special day set aside to remember them.

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