What To Do in Cedar Rapids This Summer

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