There are more than 175 fun things to do this Labor Day weekend in Eastern Iowa, including 52 live music shows. Below we highlight some of our favorite things going on this weekend. What will you be doing?
Besides the events happening this weekend, check out our profiles up these upcoming events and fun places to be:
- Boston, Night Ranger will perform on Labor Day at Meskwaki
- Zins Restaurant continues to redefine menu with signature dishes
- This week’s hidden gems from the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance
- Eight things to do this week for under $10
Midnight Ninja 5k Race - Ninja Themed 5k Run at Midnight. Events including Obstacle Course, Fitness Challenges and Costume Contest.
Harvest Festival - Come celebrate with us for our 3rd annual Harvest Festival at Cedar Ridge! We will be featuring 5 different bands all weekend long performing on our festival’s stage with professional lighting & sound to celebrate the harvest of our grapes. We will have a special Harvest Festival menu available all weekend.
Downtown Farmers Market - Market vendors and entertainment will be placed along Third and Fourth Avenues, Second, Third and Fifth Streets SE as well as Greene Square Park.
Iowa Women’s Music Festival - 19th Annual Iowa Women’s Music Festival, September 1, noon to 6 p.m.; followed by A Celebration of the Roots of Women’s Music at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City at 8 p.m.
Working Group Theatre: Rust – In 2008, General Motors announced it was shuttering a 75-year-old metal-stamping plant in Wyoming, Mich. Over 1,500 people lost their jobs and the factory was razed to the ground. Playwright/ethnographer Austin Bunn, in collaboration with Iowa City’s Working Group Theatre, spent two years piecing together what happened.
G. Love & Special Sauce + Chasing Shade -Like a classic novel it all starts at a chance meeting one rainy, fall night in Boston, when fellow torchbearers of new roots Americana, Seth and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers invite Garret Dutton aka G.
Festival of Iowa Beers - Sample Iowa’s best brews and talk to the brewmasters. Iowa’s craft breweries will be assembled together for the extrodinary event.
NewBoFest - Come to New Bohemia on Labor Day Weekend and you’ll experience feats of athleticism, the beauty of art, and sounds for your soul!
Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball Game - Hurry out to the ballpark as the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a FREE Mike Trout Wobblehead from the Kernels! Play Travel Advisors Baseball Vacation Bingo each Sunday home game for a chance to win a trip to Anaheim and see the Angels in 2013.
Mayors Bike Ride - The annual Linn County Mayors’ Bike Ride is a free, educational bicycle ride organized as an opportunity to showcase the continued need and development for multi-modal transportation networks in Linn County.
Labor Day Disc Golf Tournament - The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a 18-Hole Labor Day Disc Golf Tournament at the Riverside Disc Golf Course in Vinton. The cost per person is $5 and tournament registration will be from 9:30 AM to 9:55 AM by the tee box for the first hole.
Boston + Night Ranger - Laborpalooza will feature opening act, Night Ranger and headliner Boston in the Outdoor Arena. Gates open at noon event will kickoff at 2pm.