What To Do in Cedar Rapids This Summer


Fill up your social calendar this season with plenty of summertime fun in and around Cedar Rapids. We’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do with friends and family. Get planning!

For the music lover:

CRST Concerts at the Creek

  • Where: Indian Creek Nature Center
  • When: June 23 and July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Details: Be sure to buy online tickets in advance to get a lower price.
  • Buy tickets

Rock the Block

  • Where: Newbo City Market – Bankers Trust Stage
  • When: Every Friday night through September from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Details: This is a free event and free excuse to enjoy some food and beverages from vendors at the Market.
  • See the lineup

Classics at Brucemore: Picnic

  • Where: Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
  • When: July 12-21 from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Details: Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and beverages.
  • Buy tickets

For the cool grandparent:

Free Kid’s Summer Movies

  • Where: Collins Road Theatre
  • When: Every Monday through Friday at 10 a.m.
  • Details: Free for kids under 18, just $1 for adults. Don’t skip on dollar popcorn either!
  • Learn more

Outdoor Children’s Theater: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • Where: Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
  • When: August 1-4 with shows each day at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Details: Tickets are now on sale for $5. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawnchairs.
  • Buy tickets

For the lifelong learner:

NewBo Evolve

  • Where: Cedar Rapids, Downtown and NewBo
  • When: August 3-5
  • Details: A festival of art, music and inspiration featuring musicians, dancers, designers, chefs, photographers and more.
  • Browse the schedule


  • Where: McGrath Ampitheatre
  • When: July 28
  • Details: Experience Asian culture with unique cuisine, live cultural performances and interactive villages.
  • Learn more

For the sports fan:

Cedar Rapids Kernals Baseball Games

  • Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • When: Regular season through September
  • Details: Check in with the Kernals website for fun promotions and themed nights at the ballpark.
  • See the schedule

For the adventurous eater:

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • Where: Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday through September 1 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Details: Be sure to grab a market map to circle your favorite vendors for your next visit.
  • Market guide

Food Truck Fridays

  • Where: Greene Square Park
  • When: Every Friday through September 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Details: Grab lunch in the park and bring along the grandkids to play in the splash pad.
  • See more

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