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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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Outdoor Discoveries

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