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Ames, Musical Storytime (6/1): Come on in for this FREE interactive storytime at the Pumpkin Patch Toy Store, and don't forget to enter the drawing for a Kindermusik giveaway while you're there!
Ames, Retro Video Game Day (5/26): Relive the classic video games that you grew up playing or check them out for the first time all while enjoying great craft beers.
Audubon, Art in the Park (6/1): "Art in the Park - We welcome all artist (please register by May 15) and visitors. Outdoor art festival.
Audubon, Food Truck Battle at the Square 2019 (6/1): Iowa and Nebraska Food Trucks will Battle at the Square! Winner be chosen by ballot vote! Food Truck vendor registration please contact the Broadway for more information.
Benton, Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show (5/25 - 5/26): Memorial Day weekend. Annual flea market and craft show. Vendors are outside along the riverside park. Food and artist demonstrations.
Bettendorf, Dance Fitness Class (5/31): Dance Fitness class set to popular unedited music. No RSVP necessary. Drop in fee is $5 per person.
Boone, Boone River Valley Festival (5/24 - 5/27): BRVF celebrates Iowa's outdoors! Also named one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Iowa! Full activity schedule on our site and our Facebook page.
Cedar Falls, Cedar Valley Heart Walk (6/1): Home Care Assistance is inviting you to walk by our side in the fight to make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone.
Cedar Falls, FoodTruckFriday (5/31): Stop by our Cedar Falls Office for #FoodTruckFriday and enjoy Filipino American cuisine from the best food truck in the Cedar Valley!!
Cedar Falls, It Starts at HOME (6/1): We are excited for our first fundraiser in Cedar Falls!
Cedar Rapids, 2019 Banquet (5/31): Special Guests, Tom & Terry Brands, Hawkeye Wrestling Alumni, National Champions, Olympic Hopefuls!
Cedar Rapids, ATA Memorial Shoot (6/1): Added prizes to champions, class winners and runners up.
Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market (6/1): The Cedar Rapids Metro 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
Cedar Rapids, Food Truck Fridays in Greene Square (6/7 - 8/23): Stop by Greene Square for lunch with your co-workers or bring the kids along to enjoy the splash pad. All are welcome! Enjoy a number of food trucks from throughout the area.
Cedar Rapids, Gorgeous Graphic 45 Card Class (5/31): GORGEOUS! Graphic 45 always makes the most beautiful paper, and Val has transformed it into the most breathtaking cards!
Cedar Rapids, ICRCs Summer Takeover Ride (6/1): Join us for a great ride! Win raffle prizes, grab a shirt, support your local Riders Club!
Cedar Rapids, Jazzercise Rooftop Glow In The Dark Dance Party (5/31): Dance Party on the roof of the downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library with Jazzercise SW Cedar Rapids. This is not just another work out...it's a Glow In The Dark Dance Party.
Cedar Rapids, Liquidation Rally 2019 (5/26): Public pouring, sampling event, and judging will be May 26th at 3PM! No tickets needed, just show up.
Cedar Rapids, Melanie Devany Live! (5/24): Melanie Devany is an Iowa folk-Americana singer/songwriter.
Cedar Rapids, Silent Auction Fundraiser (6/1): We will be having our only fundraiser for Bash on June 1st in the rotary hall at Newbo market from 12-3pm!
Cedar Rapids, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (5/3 - 5/25): With songs from the beloved Disney movie, Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece comes to life in a visually stunning tale of passion, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.
Charles City, Charles City Farmers Market (5/11 - 10/19): Charles City Farmers Market on Saturday May 11 2019 - Saturday Oct 19 2019 at Downtown Charles City Blunt St.
Cherokee, Cherokee Rodeo Parade (6/1): Rodeo Parade – Begins at Washington High School and travels down Hwy 59, ending at the Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds
Clarinda, 5th Annual Cruzin’ Clarinda (6/1): The Clarinda Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 5th Annual Cruzin’ Clarinda event on Saturday June 1, 2019.
Clear Lake, The NITC Pie Ride (6/1): NITC Pie Ride. Rides of 14 miles around the lake or 39 and 62 miles. Pre-register @ Eventbrite.com or day of ride at the city park. See attachment.
Council Bluffs, 2019 Perennial Plant Sale (6/1): Annual and Perennial Flowers and Trees will be set up for sale on the Historic General Dodge House porch. We can't wait to see you all!
Council Bluffs, Charity Golf Fundraiser (6/1): Please join us for our Annual Charity Golf Fundraiser to support our non-profit group, MVP4Life.
Council Bluffs, Crossfire Live (5/25): Hey Y'all, mark your calendars, Crossfire will be playing at the Whiskey Roadhouse in the Horseshoe Casino May 25th from 9 to 1.
Creston, 8th Annual KSIB Tractor Ride (6/1): "The pre-registration deadline has passed, however-Don’t let that stop you from participating! No one will be turned away! If you didn’t make the pre-registration deadline you will not receive a hat a
Creston, Creston Citywide Garage Sale (6/8): The Creston citywide garage sale attracts people from around the area and region. One person's trash is another's treasure.
Davenport, Heart for the House Day (5/26): Join us May 26th for our annual Heart for the House event which exists to fund important upgrades to our campus.
Davenport, Live music Sunday with BEEs (5/26): These Americana sirens hail from the banks of the Mississippi River and pair supremely-sonic harmonies with crafting songs about the human condition.
Davenport, Magic at the Mansion (5/31): Get ready to experience mind-blowing illusion, hilarious comedy, and tons of audience interaction.
Davenport, Toxic Blonde at 11th St Precinct (6/1): Toxic Blonde is thrilled to make their debut at 11th Street Precinct in the Village of East Davenport! Live rock & roll music starts at 9pm!
Davenport, Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound (5/11 - 9/1): Vanessa German is a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of Love Front Porch and ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the historic African American neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Des Moines, Bobz Bobz Bobz (6/2): This hands-on bobs cutting class is intensive on bobs. We use the pivot point Viola mannequin for this class and depending on time and stylist understanding we go over up to 5 haircuts.
Des Moines, Brews & Muse DSM (5/25): Peace Tree - Des Moines Branch is hosting our first-ever Brews & Muse DSM--a celebration of local beer and local music--on Saturday, May 25th from 4-11pm!
Des Moines, Dyno Competition (5/31): What is a Dyno? It's when a climber must let go of the wall and FLY to the next hold. It's kind of like being a super hero.
Des Moines, Garden Buds: Fantastic Flowers (6/1): This new quarterly Garden Buds series encourages adult/child interaction with hands-on activities; designed for children ages 3-5, although younger and older siblings/youth may enjoy it as well.
Des Moines, Jays War of the Spark Planeswalker Weekend (5/25): Starting at 11 AM we will be having a standard Tournament with a $8 entry fee. Each player that joins adds three packs to the prize pool, and the winner of the tournament gets a champion mat!
Des Moines, Mitchel Bleier: Control Yourself (6/1): This workshop is great to help rehab injuries or prevent new ones, and compliment your yoga practice or other activities.
Des Moines, Plant It, Grow It, Cook It With Stephen Orr (6/1): The New American Herbal author shares some of his favorite ways to cook from the garden with recipes featuring both familiar and unusual herbs—plus the perfect wines to pair with them.
Des Moines, Summer Kickoff Party at Shags (5/26): May 26th is our Summer Kickoff Party! $3 Long Islands, Bahama Mamas, and Sex on the Beaches. Doors opening at 8PM with a limbo contest taking place at 11pm.
Des Moines, Tour Le Brew 2019 (6/1): Join us for the fourth annual Tour Le Brew around Des Moines happening on June 1st!
Dubuque, Corporate & Community Games (6/7): Teams of 8 - 10 players from businesses around the tri-state area come together to compete in several team building, brain-teasing and physical games.
Dubuque, Historic District Coffee House (5/25): Everyone is invited to come and enjoy free coffee, snacks and the show! Freewill donations go to the Dubuque Food Pantry.
Dyersville, Summer Farm Toy Show (6/7 - 6/8): Farm toys and family fun will be on hand in Dyersville, Iowa on the first Friday and Saturday in June.
Dysart, Back Roads Vintage Market (6/1): Dysart’s 7th annual vintage, antique, hand-made, re-purposed and vintage-inspired market is filled with one of a kind finds and unique vintage treasures!
Elk Horn, Tivoli Fest (5/24 - 5/26): This 40th annual fest is packed with an assortment of activities sure to please visitors of all ages.
Elkader, The Geology of Motor Mill (6/1): Dr. Katherine McCarville, Associate Professor of Geosciences, will speak at Motor Mill on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 PM. Join this local geologist for an engaging presentation on the geology of the be
Forest City, Steam Threshing Festival (6/7 - 6/9): From Friday through Sunday Heritage Park of North Iowa will be hosting Sheppard Diesels Annual Event as well as classic cars which will held in conjunction with its Annual Steam Threshing Festival.
Harlan, Log Cabin Day 2019 (6/2): Back for the 47th year, Log Cabin Day will take place on Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Ida Grove, Fishing Clinic - Ida Grove (6/7): Learn fishing basics. Pre-register to the Ida County Conservation Center at 712-364-3300 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Iowa City, Big Grove Field Day (6/1): Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Also, one prize for the group with the most team spirit - so find your team theme and get weird!
Iowa City, Burgers & Brats Benefit for Brad (5/24): PLEASE come show your support as he has been a part of this community for decades and is in need of some helping hands!
Iowa City, Iowa Arts Festival (5/31 - 6/2): A community celebration featuring over 110 visual artists and an Emerging Artist Pavilion, with music, food and entertainment for children.
Iowa City, Iowa Mennonite Relief Sale (5/31 - 6/1): Auctions, food, farmer's market, live music, 5K run and kids' activities. All funds directly benefit relief, development and peace throughout the world.
Iowa City, Janu Gems Trunk Show (5/24): Wholesale beads, gemstones, and fresh water pearls. These items are higher end quality supplies for the avid beader.
Iowa City, Paws for a Cause (6/8): Largest fundraiser of the year, and the proceeds are used to expand the animal care services at the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center. we will have activities for the kids, all kinds of various
Iowa City, The WOB MTB Clinics (5/25): Come join us for a full day of skills clinics with the good people of World of Bikes Iowa City!
Iowa City, UEFA Champions League Final! (6/1): Come cheer for your favorite team as Tottenham and Liverpool play for the UEFA Champion's League Final!
Iowa City, WCCF Memorial Day Workout (5/25): Scaling and modifications for the workout can be made for all ability levels. Don't be intimidated!!
Keosauqua, Chair Caning: 7-Step Process (6/1): "This full day class is taught by Vern Ramsey.
The chair caning class consists of the basic 7 step method of caning a chair. "
Manchester, Rhubarb on the River (6/1): Make plans to join us for the 3rd Annual Rhubarb on the River Festival in Downtown Manchester.
Marengo, Live Music by Justin Goodchild (6/2): Join us for an afternoon of wine, music and friendship. Along with our delicious wine, we encourage you to try an appetizer or two.
Marion, Deep Peace Concert - Marion, IA (6/1): Tibetan Healing bowls are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world.
Marion, Patio Party in Marion (5/24): Hopefully, the weather will cooperate again this year! Last year we had such a great time with everyone, and this year will be just as fun!
Mason City, North Iowa Farmer’s Market (6/7): Tuesday and Friday 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Offering the very best of local produce, baked goods, meats, artisan products, gluten-free, goods, flowers, honey & much more.
Mason City, Pride Prom (6/1): MC Pride announces our first-ever Pride Prom! Now you can have the prom you always wanted.
Mason City, River City Street Rods Custom Car Show (6/1): The River City Street Rodders will be holding their 2019 Custom Car Show on June 1st, 2019 at the North Iowa Events Center at the North Iowa Fairgrounds.
Monmouth, Pine Valley Hike (6/1): Take in the natural beauty of limestone bluffs and streams as you enjoy a hike through the woodlands and prairies.
Mount Vernon, Chocolate Stroll 2019 (6/1): "The 10th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place Saturday, June 1, 2019.
RSVP for the Chocolate Stroll on Facebook."
Neola, Kids Fishing Derby (6/1): Arrowhead Park- Bring the entire family to Arrowhead Park for an afternoon of outdoor fun on Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m.
Northwood, Relay for Life of Worth (6/1): Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path.
Osage, Summer Treasures Fest (6/8): Treasures Fest will feature creations made from refurbished relics, antiques, garden and yard art, fresh flowers, food vendors and live music.
Oskaloosa, Friday After Five (6/7): Begins in Downtown Oskaloosa, 5 - 10 p.m. Enjoy live music.
Oskaloosa, Knots, Loops, and Other Twisted Crafts (6/8): Meet artisans and demonstrators of historic and modern fiber crafts - including rope making, chair caning, crocheting and knitting, quilting, and spinning. Take and make crafts available for small fee
Oskaloosa, Masterworks Recital (6/1): Tonight's the night to make an event out of it. Get dressed up, go out for a nice dinner, and then come hear some of the finest music ever written.
Ottumwa, World Champion Canteen Eating Contest (5/31 - 6/1): Second annual World Championship Canteen Contest will be help June 1 at 1:00 P.M. in Canteen Alley in downtown Ottumwa. Kickoff with live music Friday night.
Panora, Art in the Village (6/1): Our annual arts festival at the Guthrie County Historical Museum in Panora, IA:
Prairie City, Concert on the Prairie (6/7): A celebration of music, art & nature! A concert by The Host Country, locally catered meal, silent auction & wines from The Cellar at White Oak Winery.
Red Oak, Red Oak Farmers Saturday Market (6/1 - 9/28): Local vendors offer veggies, fruit, herbs, home baked goods. Activities include celebrity chefs, free samples, music, giveaways. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sioux City, 3rd Annual Golf Tournament (5/24): Miracle League of Sioux City 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. Friday May 24 at Sun Valley Golf Course. 4-Person Best Ball.
Sioux City, CDS Celebration 2019 (6/1): Celebrating a DECADE of dance on June 1, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Oprheum Theater.
Sioux City, Petsmart Offsite Adoption Event (5/26): Looking to adopt a new best friend? We always have a great selection of dogs and cats to choose from at Petsmart!
Sioux City, Sioux City Art Center Selects (3/23 - 6/23): Sioux City Art Center Selects is a regional juried exhibition, open to all artists in Iowa, as well artists living within 300 miles of Sioux City.
Urbandale, Blast Off Urbandale (6/1): Join us for a celebratory event to kick off the Urbandale Public Library's summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults.
Van Horne, Relay for Life of Benton County (6/7): Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path.
Van Meter, Ribbon Cutting Event (6/1): Please Join me the morning of June 1st for Ribbon Cutting! I have found my Home here in Van Meter Iowa. I would love to celebrate with you! Mimosa for EVERYBODY! (over 21)
Waterloo, Free Baking Class (6/1): We are going to make this delicious lemon cake from la cuisine de Bernard. We will study the recipe together beforehand.
Waterloo, Gals Night Out (5/31): A night just for you! Enjoy some pre event shopping with our amazing vendors with reasonably priced items., Food, Fellowship, Laughs, & Time with Jesus!!!
Waterloo, The Understudy Production (5/24 - 6/2): A new understudy arrives for a role currently being played by an action movie star seeking some stage cred.
Waterloo, Womens Arise and Shine Conference (6/1): Please join us for the Arise and Shine women's conference! MB Busch, Author of "Summoned out of darkness" will be the featured speaker.
West Des Moines, Adoptables at Iowa Pet! (6/1): Our adoptables looking for furever will be at Iowa Pet from 11-2 on Saturday, June 1st! Stop in to meet these cuties.
West Des Moines, Annual Tent Sale (6/1): It’s that time again where we put up our HUGE tent in the parking lot at Boxwoods and fill it with bargains galore at rock bottom prices.
West Des Moines, Bings 2nd Anniversary Party! (6/1): Come see us for our second anniversary party! We will have in store specials, giveaways, local artist Peri doing screen art signings from 1-3, drinks, and snacks!
Winterset, Women’s Weekend in Winterset! (6/7 - 6/9): The Women’s Weekend is a special weekend full of classes, workshops, demos, entertainment, pampering, dining, shopping and more!