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Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

Eastern Iowa Community Calendar

If you've got a community event you'd like us to know about, send an email to events@cbs2iowa.com with the following information:

Date of event:

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Event location:

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August 19

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

7:30 am - Noon

CBS2 & FOX 28 are proud to be media sponsors of the CR Downtown Farmers' Market. The first 500 people get a free tote bag at the CBS2/FOX 28 booth! 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.


August 20

STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fairgrounds

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair is taking over the Grand Concourse again! Join us for a fun and interactive day on Extreme Sunday—the lowest-priced day at the Iowa State Fair. STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair hosted by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is an exciting day filled with hands-on activities centered around science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Beginning at 9 a.m., admission to the Fair is only $6 for adults 12 and up, $3 for children ages 6-11 and free for children under the age of 5. Once you get on the Fairgrounds, come see us on the Grand Concourse where Fairgoers of all ages can experience up to 25 hands-on STEM activities, watch STEM stage acts every hour, including the Blank Park Zoo and the Science Center of Iowa, and complete a checklist along the way to win cool prizes.

Connect with us at the Iowa State Fair by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, @IowaSTEM.

Learn more about STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair, our list of exhibitors, stage acts and more at: http://www.iowastem.gov/STEM-Day-Fair


August 20

25th Annual Iowa City Aerohawk Air Show

Iowa City Aerohawks field: West of Melrose Ave beyond the 218 interchange

1-4 PM

Warbirds, jet turbines, sailplanes, helicopters, scale aircraft to trainers, you will see it all. It's an afternoon of great family fun and best of all, it's FREE! From acrobatic routines, candy drops, scale warbirds fly-bys, to the main event streamer cutting contest, "Thunder Over the Landfill" there is something for everyone. We even promise a few laughs along the way! We will be raffling off a P51 trainer aircraft immediately following the show. Sorry, this is a spectator only event. Pilots flying in the show are restricted to Aerohawk members or invited guests. Gates open at noon. Concessions are available at family prices. No Coolers Please. We have seating for 600 people but encourage people to bring their own chairs as seating fills up quickly.


August 20

Hearth Fest 2017

Gateway Park in Cedar Falls

1-7 pm

Hearth Fest is a music and arts festival that benefits the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. This is the 13th year that we have hosted this fun, family event. Monetary or non-perishable food donations are admission. Every dollar donated helps to provide 4 meals to those in need. Last year about $5000 was raised through all of our efforts. Local visual and musical artists donate their talents and artwork. There’s a silent art auction, craft sale, and poetry contests. Homemade pies and coffee will be served for a freewill donation. The Cedar Valley Acoustic Guitar Association musicians and others, will play from 1-5 pm and again at 6-7 pm. The headliner, Raldo and Friends, plays from 5-6:15 pm. More CVAGA players will play until 7 pm The James & Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts will offer interactive and educational art activities from 1:30– 4:00 pm.


August 20

St. Peter Pork Day Festival

St. Peter Church, 4022 Cosgrove Road SW, 52322

11am - 5pm

St. Peter's Church - 39th annual Pork Day Festival. Begins with a Polka Mass at 11am followed by family games on the church grounds; youth tractor pull; pork & chicken dinners sold in the parish Hall - adults $10, ages 5-12 $6.00, under age 5 no charge (take-outs available); bingo; music; huge raffle; and giant annual auction beginning around 2pm.


September 1

FRYFest

Iowa River Landing

CBS2 & FOX28 are proud to be media sponsors of FRYFest. At this one-day event, you live, eat and breathe our beloved Hawkeyes. With activities ranging from the ‘World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow’ to our signature Hawkeye Pep Rally…there is no shortage of activities to experience in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing. More information here.

Signature FRYfest activities include:

Hawkeye Collectors Showcase

Small FRY Zone

Tailgate Row

Hawkeye Fashion Show

Outdoor Concert

Former Player Panel Discussions

Autograph Sessions

Pep Rally


September 2

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

7:30 am - Noon

CBS2 & FOX 28 are proud to be media sponsors of the CR Downtown Farmers' Market. The first 500 people get a free tote bag at the CBS2/FOX 28 booth! 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.


September 9

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts 4th Annual Art in the Park

Celebration Park, West 2nd Street, Vinton IA 52349

10am-4pm

The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that our 4th annual Art in the Park will be held on the beautiful banks of the Cedar River in downtown Vinton.

This year we are collaborating with Idiot Jam, the popular annual music event that brings in musicians from around the country.

In addition to the fine art and music, there will be a children's tent, competitive art games, food, and Chalking the Walk.


September 9

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts 4th Annual Art in the Park

Celebration Park, West 2nd Street, Vinton IA 52349

The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts is pleased to announce that our 4th annual Art in the Park will be held on the beautiful banks of the Cedar River in downtown Vinton.

This year we are collaborating with Idiot Jam, the popular annual music event that brings in musicians from around the country.

In addition to the fine art and music, there will be a children's tent, competitive art games, food, and Chalking the Walk. You can make a day of it!


September 10

Cedar Rapids Heart Walk

McGrath Amphitheatre

8:00am gates open, 9:30am walk kicks-off

CBS2/FOX 28 are proud sponsors of The Cedar Rapids Heart Walk. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from America’s No. 1 killer – cardiovascular diseases, including stroke. The idea is to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, and the event creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. This year’s Heart Walk in Cedar Rapids will feature a family-friendly health festival that includes a kid zone, food, games, giveaways and some fun entertainment. Our goal this year is to raise $140,000, and those funds will get invested back into our region to make sure we have a community of healthy hearts. Find out more information, register to walk and donate at www.LinnCountyHeartWalk.org.


September 16

Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers' Market

7:30 am - Noon

CBS2 & FOX 28 are proud to be media sponsors of the CR Downtown Farmers' Market. The first 500 people get a free tote bag at the CBS2/FOX 28 booth! 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.


September 30

Walk to End Alzheimer's

McGrath Amphitheater

9:30 AM

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. Click here to get registered. CBS2 & FOX 28 are proud to be media sponsors of the Walk to End Alzheimer's.








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