Upcoming Events

Apr 29 – Oct 1 all-day
‘Chihuly Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection’ Exhibit @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
12:00 am
In 1988, twenty years after Dale Chihuly was a Fulbright Fellow at the Venini glass factory, the artist returned to Venice. During this trip, he visited a palazzo that houses an extraordinary private collection of[...]
‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’ Exhibit Opens @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Jun 3 – Dec 31 all-day
‘Twists and Turns: The Story of Sokol’ Exhibit Opens @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
12:00 am
In honor of the 2017 National Sokol Slet, the NCSML presents a nimble and invigorating journey into the story of Sokol. Named for the falcon, Sokol was founded in 1862 by Miroslav Tyrs and Jindrich[...]
Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 1 @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 1 @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
5:30 pm
Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 1 June 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free Join us for the first Pecha Kucha Night Cedar Rapids, an informal and fun gathering where people get together[...]
Tinsley Ellis @ CSPS Hall
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tinsley Ellis @ CSPS Hall | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
7:00 pm
They say that Tinsley Ellis has travelled a million miles. Whether literally true or not, there’s no doubt the bluesman has performed in all 50 states, and across Canada, Europe, South America and Australia, while[...]
Czech/Bo Drinking Invasion Pub Crawl 2017 @ Various Bars in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District
Jun 29 all-day
Czech/Bo Drinking Invasion Pub Crawl 2017 @ Various Bars in the Czech Village/New Bohemia District | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
12:00 am
This is a 9 week Pub Crawl Bars include: Chappy Safari Frog Pub Lucky’s on 16th Ernie’s Aces & Eight’s CJ’s Sports Bar Kickstand Tornadoes Parlor City Every Thursday starting May 4th – June 29th[...]
CSA Market @ NewBo City Market
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CSA Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
4:00 pm
In May through September, come down to the Market on Thursday nights from 4 to 8pm to learn about and shop from CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allow city residents to have direct access to[...]
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
5:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market is a signature event in New Bohemia as hundreds gather every Thursday night, May through September, to walk, run, and cycle, or attend free cardio dance and yoga classes in the Market[...]
Dock Dogs @ NewBo Ale House Parking Lot
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm
Dock Dogs @ NewBo Ale House Parking Lot | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is excited to announce “Jump for Freedom,” a Dock Dogs® national canine aquatics competition on Friday, June 30, 2017 through Sunday, July 2, 2017 at A NEW LOCATION… the Newbo[...]
CORK & COLLAGE AT THE MARKET @ NewBo City Market
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CORK & COLLAGE AT THE MARKET @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
6:00 pm
Join us for a special night of artmaking at the Market! We will use a vareity of papers, paints, rubber stamps and other items to create your own custom collage. Our sample is a patriotic[...]
The Giving Tree Band w/ guest artist The Cerny Brothers @ CSPS Hall | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
8:00 pm
For over a decade, the Giving Tree Band has been connecting with music lovers left and right, frequently converting them into Giving Tree-huggers. Formed in 2004 by enigmatic brothers E and Todd Fink, the Illinois[...]
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Farmers & Artisans Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
8:00 am
Join us every Saturday morning from May through September for our outdoor farmers and artisans markets! Iowa farmers sell their locally grown produce and specialty farm products. Several local artisans are also on hand offering[...]
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am
First Saturday for Students @ NCSML | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
9:00 am
Students of all ages (preschool through college) are invited to visit the NCSML’s exhibits for free on the first Saturday of each month during regular museum hours. College students must bring a current school ID[...]
IMAGINATION! SQUARE @ NewBo City Market
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
IMAGINATION! SQUARE @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
9:00 am
The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival brings you IMAGINATION! Square each year to provide family-friendly and educational interactive booths, FREE family activities, and fun for all ages! This event takes place during and after the parade.[...]
BUILDING BLOCK EXTRAVAGANZA @ NewBo City Market
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
BUILDING BLOCK EXTRAVAGANZA @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
The Freedom Festival is excited to bring back the new, improved and renamed building event, the Building Block Extravaganza at the Newbo Market. The event consists of several play stations and building block activities! This[...]
Freedom Festival Parade @ Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Freedom Festival Parade @ Czech Village/New Bohemia Main Street District | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
The Freedom Festival offers a patriotic and nostalgic way to celebrate community on 4th of July weekend with their annual parade! What’s better than candy, friends and music? Nothing – so you don’t want miss[...]
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
THE NEWBO GALLERY WALK & STUDIO TOUR @ New Bohemia | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
The New Bo Gallery Walk & Studio Tour is in the heart of the New Bo Arts and Entertainment District of Cedar Rapids. You will be able to tour 10 working artist studios throughout the[...]
Wheel Try It July @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wheel Try It July @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
Try It Saturday Workshops! 3 hour Wheel Class Ceramics Center is proud to present our “Try-It “ 3 hour Workshops. This class is all about developing skill with the wheel, and being creative! This is[...]
Wheel Try It, 3 Hour Workshop @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wheel Try It, 3 Hour Workshop @ iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
10:00 am
Try It Saturday Workshops! 3 hour Wheel Class Ceramics Center is proud to present our “Try-It “ 3 hour Workshops. This class is all about developing skill with the wheel, and being creative! This is[...]
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
PROJECT STORMDRAIN: AWARENESS AND FUNDRAISING TOUR @ Wedding Garden | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
11:00 am
This event will provide you will knowledge and fun! It consists of an informational awareness session outlining of the dangers of storm drains, project and mission explanation. We will also be providing musical entertainment.
TASTE OF FREEDOM @ NewBo City Market
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
TASTE OF FREEDOM @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
11:00 am
Come join Hy-Vee as their chef’s compete for your taste buds! All Cedar Rapids/Marion Hy-Vee store chefs will come together to create sliders for your judging pleasure. Each station will offer a different choice –[...]
Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Silly Straw Sculptures @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Silly Straw Sculptures @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
1:00 pm
Chihuly Family Art Workshop: Silly Straw Sculptures July 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm $5 Use colorful silly straws to create a masterpiece, inspired by the glass art of Dale Chihuly! Chihuly is known[...]
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREEDOM FESTIVAL CONCERT AT NEWBO: FUNK DADDIES @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
6:00 pm
Check out Freedom Funk, featuring the Funk Daddies, with their Horn-driven soul, R&B, and dance music inspired by Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire and all the great Motown artists.
Carsie Blanton @ CSPS Hall
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
Carsie Blanton @ CSPS Hall | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
8:00 pm
Tickets for this event will go on sale starting at 10:00am on 3/29/2017. Carsie Blanton is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player based in New Orleans, whose most recent album, So Ferocious, has been[...]
NEWBO CAFE: OPEN MIC @ NewBo City Market
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NEWBO CAFE: OPEN MIC @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
1:00 pm
NewBo Cafe is a free, family friendly, concert series occuring at NewBo City Market on our outdoor patio, on select Sundays, from 1-3pm. Calling all young and budding musicians! In partnership with Groundswell, NewBo City[...]
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music @ the Museum: The Nadas (An Official Freedom Festival Event) @ National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
6:00 pm
Save the date! The Nadas are coming to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library as part of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival!
Food Truck Wednesdays @ NewBo City Market
Jul 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Food Truck Wednesdays @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
11:00 am
Join us for Food Truck Wednesdays at NewBo City Market every Wednesday beginning July 5 through September 27. Food trucks from throughout Eastern Iowa, plus several of your favorite NewBo Shopkeepers, will be serving all[...]
CSA Market @ NewBo City Market
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CSA Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
4:00 pm
In May through September, come down to the Market on Thursday nights from 4 to 8pm to learn about and shop from CSAs. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allow city residents to have direct access to[...]
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market @ NewBo City Market | Cedar Rapids | Iowa | United States
5:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market is a signature event in New Bohemia as hundreds gather every Thursday night, May through September, to walk, run, and cycle, or attend free cardio dance and yoga classes in the Market[...]