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Your guide for fun during Memorial Day weekend

11 fun things to do in Eastern Iowa

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Gazette Staff/SourceMedia  ::   UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 3:19 pm   ::  

There are 181 event listings for Memorial Day weekend and the weather should be beautiful so there is no excuse not to have some fun. We have everything covered from camping to pools opening to live music shows.

Below we showcase some of our best bets.

Friday


Cedar Ridge Summer Fest 2012 - Goes all weekend. Join us for a weekend of live music, BBQ and of course wine among the beautiful rolling hills of Swisher! The band OSG is performing Friday night (no cover), Nikki Lundun on Saturday afternoon and the main attraction Devon Allman's Honeytribe Saturday evening! The Fez will be performing Sunday.

Uptown Friday Nights - Swing Crew - Swing Crew is based out of Wisconsin Dells, Wis. in the summer time and Keystone Ski Resort of Colorado in the winter time, but tour all over the country in our trusty Dodge Sprinter.

Friday Night Concert Series - David Zollo & The Body Electric - Join us on Friday Nights in the Ped Mall for The Friday Night Concert Series, presented by Billion Automotive, starting May 18 - August 31, 2012. Concerts are held outside of the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.

Rockin on the River Music Fest - Cascade. Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Amphitheater. Free Admission. Music by Dean and Sparney and The Mayflies. Bring your own coolers and lawn chairs

Saturday


CRFD Memorial 5K Run/Walk - The 12th Annual CRFD Memorial 5K Run/Walk raises money for the families of firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Events included are a 5K Run/Walk, 5K Wheelchair and a 1/2 mile kids fun-run.

Iowa Renaissance Festival - Named "Iowa's best Family Fest" with a village cast of 200, 6 stages of entertainment and horseback jousting, foods and beverages.

North Liberty Blues & BBQ - North Liberty Blues & BBQ named Attraction of the Year by the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau


Heartless Bastards + These United States + Little Legend - The Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar.



Sunday


Kevin Olish Memorial & Music Celebration - An evening dedicated to celebrating the life of New Pi Co-op legend and local music scene fixture, Kevin Olish. Music presented by: Eli Lueders, Phil Ochs. Brandon Ross, Doug Nye, The Mayflies, Snow Demon- plus Special Guests. Come share with friends in the memories and the favorite music of this well-loved local fixture.

MOvMNT Dance Company Auditions - MOvMNT Dance Company is seeking additional dancers ages 6-12, and 13 & Up for their 2012-2013 season. MDC is seeking individuals with both technical and emotional capacity, who are interested in pushing boundaries and investing in their own personal growth as artists!

Monday


Manchester Garage Sale for Camp Courageous - Over 50 volunteers run the Manchester Garage Sale, Camp Courageous’ largest fundraiser. The garage sale is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday.

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