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Memorial Day Weekend


Uptown Friday Nights at McGrath Amphitheatre

Featuring Jake McVey


Downtown Farmers Market

The market has become one of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest. The event is produced by the Economic Alliance and averages 14,000 patrons per market. The event features nearly 200 local Iowa vendors offering an array of products from fresh produce and flowers to meats and artisan gifts. 

Sunday (and all weekend)

Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball

Come out to the ballpark and cheer on the Kernels as they take on the Peoria Chiefs 


Memorial Day Event

Veterans Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

next to Veterans Memorial Stadium,

10 a.m.

Traditional MEMORIAL DAY program typically includes: Presentation of The Colors, General Logans Orders, Placement of Wreath, Service Song Medley and other musical selections, a Guest Speaker, Volley Salute and more. Hosted by Veterans Memorial Building & Commission.


All Weekend

Enjoy the outdoors!

Rent a kayak or stand up paddle board at Cedar Lake. Learn More 

Find new outdoor discoveries including Mt. Trashmore Trail, Waldo’s Rock and Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center’s new Wandering Woods. Learn More 

Connect with nature at a Linn County Park where you can camp, rent watercraft, hike and much more. Learn More

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Uptown Marion

Nestled in Marion’s historic buildings you’ll find new age cuisine, boutiques, and entertainment for all ages.

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The brewing scene in Cedar Rapids is bursting with new brews. Hop your way around town to sample a few.

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Use this summary of events and Easter brunch options as you plan holiday events for you and your family.

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Prospect Meadows Sports Complex

In May a new multi-million dollar baseball and softball complex opens just north of the Cedar Rapids/Marion area. Prospect Meadows will host thousands of visiting athletes, families and fans at a world-class facility.

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Cedar Rapids Area Nightlife

Pull up a chair at one of our local establishments and enjoy everything from a craft beer to cocktails created from one of the area’s award-winning mixologists.

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