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Memorial Day Weekend

Find events and activities for Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday, May 26th

Gallery Talk: Angles On The Window

Enjoy this casual talk about local famed artist, Grant Wood and his career pivotal work in stained glass titled, “Memorial Window” that graces the 2nd Avenue Memorial Lobby of the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown CR. 

Weekly Racing at Hawkeye Downs

Join us for weekly racing on Friday, May 26th, featuring your favorite classes and the late models! There will be qualifying heat races just after hot laps, so don’t miss out.

Kernels Baseball

Watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Friday is Yellowstone night - The first 1,000 fans arriving early will receive a Yellowstone Dutton Ranch Hat. 

Baby Animal Days

Visit the sweetest baby animals at Bloomsbury Farm during our Baby Animal Days event!

Spongebob the Musical

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world.

Saturday, May 27th

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market

The 18th annual market season features entertainment, food, and 200 amazing market vendors. Our award-winning market is THE summer event on select Saturday mornings in downtown Cedar Rapids!

Avenue of Flags

More than 1,500 American flags—each donated by veterans' families —line the avenues from Saturday morning through Monday evening to honor our veterans and all those who serve in the military. This year the flags will be displayed from Saturday morning, May 27 through Monday evening, May 29.

Kernels Baseball

Watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Come enjoy our spectacular post-game firework show every Saturday!

Baby Animal Days

Visit the sweetest baby animals at Bloomsbury Farm during our Baby Animal Days event!

Spongebob the Musical

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world.

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Come experience live entertainment featuring comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and even horseback jousting. The village awaits your visit!

Sunday, May 28th

Gary Allan & Tracy Lawrence

One night, one stage, two amazing performances!

Avenue of Flags

More than 1,500 American flags—each donated by veterans' families —line the avenues from Saturday morning through Monday evening to honor our veterans and all those who serve in the military. This year the flags will be displayed from Saturday morning, May 27 through Monday evening, May 29.

Kernels Baseball

Watch the Cedar Rapids Kernels take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Kids eat FREE on Sunay, and Elinor from Elinor Wonders Why will be at the game to meet families. Plus, The first 1,000 fans arriving early will receive a FREE 2023 Kernels baseball card set from PG Cares. 

Baby Animal Days

Visit the sweetest baby animals at Bloomsbury Farm during our Baby Animal Days event!

Spongebob the Musical

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world.

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Come experience live entertainment featuring comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and even horseback jousting. The village awaits your visit!

Monday, May 29th

Memorial Day Service

Join the Cedar Rapids community at 10 am, May 29th for an outdoor traditional Memorial Day observance that includes an opening prayer, live patriotic music, presentation of the Colors, guest speaker, volley salute, and more.

Memorial Day Tribute Ceremony at Cedar Memorial

Please join us Monday, May 29 at 11:00 AM for our Memorial Day Tribute. Bring family, friends and neighbors…lawn chairs and blankets…and enjoy patriotic music, rifle volley, and taps. We are honored to have Mark Angotti from SEAL Family Legacy as our featured speaker.

Avenue of Flags

More than 1,500 American flags—each donated by veterans' families —line the avenues from Saturday morning through Monday evening to honor our veterans and all those who serve in the military. This year the flags will be displayed from Saturday morning, May 27 through Monday evening, May 29.

Baby Animal Days

Visit the sweetest baby animals at Bloomsbury Farm during our Baby Animal Days event!

Iowa Renaissance Festival

Come experience live entertainment featuring comedy, swordplay, music, magic, and even horseback jousting. The village awaits your visit!

All Weekend

Take a culture crawl and explore museum exhibits while in Cedar Rapids. See the Moravian Folk Motifs and folkjord at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library, or view Overalls: Grant Wood's Depiction of Denim at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. 

Enjoy the outdoors and Sunshine! Find area camping options, rent a kayak or stand up paddle board to explore Cedar Lake. or discover new outdoor discoveries including Mt. Trashmore, Waldo’s Rock and the Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center. Or try connecting with nature at a Linn County Park where you can camp, rent watercraft, hike and much more.

View our entire event calendar to plan you next trip to Cedar Rapids!

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