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  • The Marion Big Band Summer Concert Series
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    07/06/2017

    The Marion Big Band Proudly Presents it’s 22nd Summer Concert Series
    “Swingin’ At Sunset”

    The Marion Big Band is back “on the air” for its 22nd season! Each Thursday in July, enjoy a delightful evening of classic 30’s and 40’s big band hits from the masters: Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more. The concerts will feature well-known swing, ballad, waltz, and Latin selections from the Big Band era, plus “retro” TV and movie theme songs. The 17-piece Marion Big Band will be presenting a free, new “Swingin’ at
    Sunset” concert each week in downtown Marion City Square Park. Admission is free. No rain dates.

    July 6th – Big Band Favorites of the 50’s
    Enjoy favorite songs of the 50’s. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections of popular 50’s songs such as Bandstand Boogie, Tequila, and Jailhouse Rock to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 13th- Ellery Queen Murder Mystery Radio Drama
    Join us for an old fashioned radio drama mystery based on Ellery Queen.
    We will play theme songs from your favorite sleuths such as Perry Mason and the Pink Panther.
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 20th– Big Band Vocalists
    The Marion Big Band debuts songs featuring local vocalists. The featured songs are At Last,
    Frim Fram Sauce, and Strangers in the Night to name a few..
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 27th– Big Band Favorites
    Enjoy favorite songs of the big band era. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to
    join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and
    Benny Goodman to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

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  • NewBo City Market: Rock the Block
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    07/07/2017
    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    Join us Friday nights, May through September, for this free concert series featuring local bands. Families bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music, locally-crafted food and drinks, and games in the Market Yard.

    The event starts at 5:30, for you to get your spot, enjoy some food and drink from NewBo City Market Shopkeepers, with music from 6-8pm when the Market closes.

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  • The Marion Big Band Summer Concert Series
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    07/13/2017

    The Marion Big Band Proudly Presents it’s 22nd Summer Concert Series
    “Swingin’ At Sunset”

    The Marion Big Band is back “on the air” for its 22nd season! Each Thursday in July, enjoy a delightful evening of classic 30’s and 40’s big band hits from the masters: Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more. The concerts will feature well-known swing, ballad, waltz, and Latin selections from the Big Band era, plus “retro” TV and movie theme songs. The 17-piece Marion Big Band will be presenting a free, new “Swingin’ at
    Sunset” concert each week in downtown Marion City Square Park. Admission is free. No rain dates.

    July 6th – Big Band Favorites of the 50’s
    Enjoy favorite songs of the 50’s. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections of popular 50’s songs such as Bandstand Boogie, Tequila, and Jailhouse Rock to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 13th- Ellery Queen Murder Mystery Radio Drama
    Join us for an old fashioned radio drama mystery based on Ellery Queen.
    We will play theme songs from your favorite sleuths such as Perry Mason and the Pink Panther.
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 20th– Big Band Vocalists
    The Marion Big Band debuts songs featuring local vocalists. The featured songs are At Last,
    Frim Fram Sauce, and Strangers in the Night to name a few..
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 27th– Big Band Favorites
    Enjoy favorite songs of the big band era. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to
    join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and
    Benny Goodman to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

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  • NewBo City Market: Rock the Block
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    07/14/2017
    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    Join us Friday nights, May through September, for this free concert series featuring local bands. Families bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music, locally-crafted food and drinks, and games in the Market Yard.

    The event starts at 5:30, for you to get your spot, enjoy some food and drink from NewBo City Market Shopkeepers, with music from 6-8pm when the Market closes.

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  • Another Episode
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    07/20/2017

    Another Episode is a series of four Thursday evenings in the summer when community members binge-watch a popular television show on 240-inch LED screen on the front lawn of the North Liberty Community Center. Showings will begin starting at 6 p.m. and will continue no later than 10 p.m. Feel free to come and go as you please or settle in for the night. Popcorn and limited food options will be available for purchase. Picnics welcome. Alcohol prohibited.

     

  • The Marion Big Band Summer Concert Series
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    07/20/2017

    The Marion Big Band Proudly Presents it’s 22nd Summer Concert Series
    “Swingin’ At Sunset”

    The Marion Big Band is back “on the air” for its 22nd season! Each Thursday in July, enjoy a delightful evening of classic 30’s and 40’s big band hits from the masters: Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more. The concerts will feature well-known swing, ballad, waltz, and Latin selections from the Big Band era, plus “retro” TV and movie theme songs. The 17-piece Marion Big Band will be presenting a free, new “Swingin’ at
    Sunset” concert each week in downtown Marion City Square Park. Admission is free. No rain dates.

    July 6th – Big Band Favorites of the 50’s
    Enjoy favorite songs of the 50’s. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections of popular 50’s songs such as Bandstand Boogie, Tequila, and Jailhouse Rock to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 13th- Ellery Queen Murder Mystery Radio Drama
    Join us for an old fashioned radio drama mystery based on Ellery Queen.
    We will play theme songs from your favorite sleuths such as Perry Mason and the Pink Panther.
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 20th– Big Band Vocalists
    The Marion Big Band debuts songs featuring local vocalists. The featured songs are At Last,
    Frim Fram Sauce, and Strangers in the Night to name a few..
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 27th– Big Band Favorites
    Enjoy favorite songs of the big band era. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to
    join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and
    Benny Goodman to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

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  • NewBo City Market: Rock the Block
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    07/21/2017
    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    Join us Friday nights, May through September, for this free concert series featuring local bands. Families bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music, locally-crafted food and drinks, and games in the Market Yard.

    The event starts at 5:30, for you to get your spot, enjoy some food and drink from NewBo City Market Shopkeepers, with music from 6-8pm when the Market closes.

  • Kernels Friday Mug Club
    6:35 pm-9:30 pm
    07/21/2017
    950 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, United States

    950 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, United States
    It’s another Kernels Friday Mug Club, presented by Z102.9!

    Buy a refillable 16 oz. mug of regular draft beer or soda for just $6 and get $3 refills at the concession stands! Bring the mug back for $3 refills every Friday home game.

    Game starts at 6:35 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m.
    Veterans Memorial Stadium
    950 Rockford Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Visit kernels.com to purchase tickets!

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  • RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series
    All day
    07/22/2017

    The RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series will again be making a stop on it’s summer tour in Cedar Rapids for what again promises to be a memorable weekend for those involved.

    The race, which challenge youth ages 6-15 to swim, bike and run age appropriate distances will be stopping in Cedar Rapids for the third time in as many years on July 22nd.

    RipRoar’s youth triathlons are mix of first-time triathletes and seasoned “pros” who blend together during the swimming portion of the event held at the Cherry Hill Aquatic Center. As the kids jump in one-by-one parents hold signs of support and yell from behind. The event then transitions to biking as athletes complete 2-mile loops on a closed Stoney Point Rd before finishing with a run around the perimeter of Cherry Hill Park.

    Athletes are able to find out more information or register for the event online at www.riproarevents.com or can register at Cherry Hill Park from 3pm to 6pm on Friday, July 21st.

  • Amana Colonies Kinderfest
    All day
    07/22/2017-07/23/2017
  • 22Kill Golf Outing
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    07/22/2017
  • Warbirds Over Iowa
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    07/22/2017

    Warbirds Over Iowa is an event that brings large radio controlled scale military aircraft from Iowa and surrounding States to Cedar Rapids. Aircraft types include Biplanes, Jets, Fighters, and Bombers that have exceptional scale detail and can drop simulated “bombs” in the interest of realism as they compete for awards like Best Flight, Best Scale Appearance, and Pilot’s Choice. The event is a draw to pilots in surrounding states and also a fund raiser for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Donations will be taken for the organization that allows veterans to fly to Washington to visit their memorials.

    Date:7-22-2017
    Time:10:00 am
    Location:Cedar Rapids Skyhawks field, 3125 C ave Extension NE, Marion, Iowa.
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    • RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series
      All day
      07/22/2017

      The RipRoar Youth Triathlon Series will again be making a stop on it’s summer tour in Cedar Rapids for what again promises to be a memorable weekend for those involved.

      The race, which challenge youth ages 6-15 to swim, bike and run age appropriate distances will be stopping in Cedar Rapids for the third time in as many years on July 22nd.

      RipRoar’s youth triathlons are mix of first-time triathletes and seasoned “pros” who blend together during the swimming portion of the event held at the Cherry Hill Aquatic Center. As the kids jump in one-by-one parents hold signs of support and yell from behind. The event then transitions to biking as athletes complete 2-mile loops on a closed Stoney Point Rd before finishing with a run around the perimeter of Cherry Hill Park.

      Athletes are able to find out more information or register for the event online at www.riproarevents.com or can register at Cherry Hill Park from 3pm to 6pm on Friday, July 21st.

    • Amana Colonies Kinderfest
      All day
      07/22/2017-07/23/2017
    • 22Kill Golf Outing
      8:00 am-12:00 pm
      07/22/2017
    • Warbirds Over Iowa
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      07/22/2017

      Warbirds Over Iowa is an event that brings large radio controlled scale military aircraft from Iowa and surrounding States to Cedar Rapids. Aircraft types include Biplanes, Jets, Fighters, and Bombers that have exceptional scale detail and can drop simulated “bombs” in the interest of realism as they compete for awards like Best Flight, Best Scale Appearance, and Pilot’s Choice. The event is a draw to pilots in surrounding states and also a fund raiser for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Donations will be taken for the organization that allows veterans to fly to Washington to visit their memorials.

      Date:7-22-2017
      Time:10:00 am
      Location:Cedar Rapids Skyhawks field, 3125 C ave Extension NE, Marion, Iowa.
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  • The Marion Big Band Summer Concert Series
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    07/27/2017

    The Marion Big Band Proudly Presents it’s 22nd Summer Concert Series
    “Swingin’ At Sunset”

    The Marion Big Band is back “on the air” for its 22nd season! Each Thursday in July, enjoy a delightful evening of classic 30’s and 40’s big band hits from the masters: Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more. The concerts will feature well-known swing, ballad, waltz, and Latin selections from the Big Band era, plus “retro” TV and movie theme songs. The 17-piece Marion Big Band will be presenting a free, new “Swingin’ at
    Sunset” concert each week in downtown Marion City Square Park. Admission is free. No rain dates.

    July 6th – Big Band Favorites of the 50’s
    Enjoy favorite songs of the 50’s. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections of popular 50’s songs such as Bandstand Boogie, Tequila, and Jailhouse Rock to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 13th- Ellery Queen Murder Mystery Radio Drama
    Join us for an old fashioned radio drama mystery based on Ellery Queen.
    We will play theme songs from your favorite sleuths such as Perry Mason and the Pink Panther.
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 20th– Big Band Vocalists
    The Marion Big Band debuts songs featuring local vocalists. The featured songs are At Last,
    Frim Fram Sauce, and Strangers in the Night to name a few..
    Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

    July 27th– Big Band Favorites
    Enjoy favorite songs of the big band era. Come on down to the City Square Park in Marion to
    join the Marion Big Band in its presentation of selections from Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and
    Benny Goodman to name a few. Concert starts at 7 PM. No rain date.

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  • NewBo City Market: Rock the Block
    5:30 pm-8:00 pm
    07/28/2017
    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    NewBo City Market, 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

    Join us Friday nights, May through September, for this free concert series featuring local bands. Families bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music, locally-crafted food and drinks, and games in the Market Yard.

    The event starts at 5:30, for you to get your spot, enjoy some food and drink from NewBo City Market Shopkeepers, with music from 6-8pm when the Market closes.

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  • NW Farmers Markets
    8:00 am-11:00 am
    07/29/2017

    NEW NW Farmers Markets: Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation, Macaroni Kid Cedar Rapids, and other local businesses have teamed up to offer the first NW Farmer’s Markets at the NW Recreation Center, 1340 11th St NW.

    This series of farmers markets run once a month June through September from 8-11 am. Admission will be $1 to those attending the market inside the Recreation Center. Come out to the Center and shop indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more! Socialize with your friends and family while shopping from quality vendors.

    NW FARMER’S MARKET DATES: June 24 – Welcome Summer & Senior Citizen Connection Market
    Celebrate summer and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. Our market is perfect for those who do not want to park, walk and manage through the crowds at larger city markets. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    July 29 – Christmas in July Market
    6 months until Christmas! Let us help you get your shopping done early and come out to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    August 26 – A Slice of Summer Fun Market
    Dog Days of Summer are upon us! Come and enjoy the end of the season at the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors from local artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

    September 30 – Flea Market at the Market
    Who doesn’t love a great find at a flea market? We’ve gotcha covered! Come to the NW Recreation Center and shop local indoors (some outdoors) from local antique vendors, flee mart vendors, artisans, direct sale businesses, bakers, crafters and more at the NW Market. This fun event will allow you to shop quality vendors while socializing with your family and friends. Each month local businesses come together and put together a local shopping experience that will include the theme for the month. NW Market will be located at the NW Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

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