Sun., Sept.1st, Festival of Iowa Beers, 120+ beers from 40+ Iowa breweries. Meet the brewers and enjoy live music from Dogs on Skis. $30 in advance/ $35 at the door. 10 am – 5 pm, Millstream Brewing Company, 6835 48th Ave, Amana. Thinkiowacity.com.

Fri.-Sat., Aug. 30-31st, NewBo Women’s Music Festival. Live music by local female artists, including an expanded Rock the Block. FREE, Starts 5 pm Friday and 10 am Saturday. NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids.  Find it on FB

Through Sept. 1st: FREE admission to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,  Come in as often as you would like and view all of our 16 galleries, relax in the Carnegie Library, and browse in the Museum Store. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,  410 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids,crma.org.


Sun., Sept., 4th Annual Cornhole for a Cure. ADULT ONLY tournament that supports Relay for Life of O’Brien County and American Cancer Society. $20, noon – 6 pm, Crossroads Pavilion Event Center, 301 34th Ave, Sheldon.

Sat, Aug. 31st – Sun., Sep 1st, Art Center’s ArtSplash. Art mingles with lively entertainment, imaginative activities for children & adults, culinary delights and unparalleled shopping.  $5 Admission, 1301 Riverside Park, Sioux City, IA. https://festivalnet.com/12423/Sioux-City-Iowa/Festivals/Art-Center-s-ArtSplash


Sat., Aug. 31st, Des Moines Water Lantern Festival. Join Rapunzel for a magical evening of music, lanterns, and more. $25-$40, 5:30-10 pm, 2201, George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, www.WaterLanternFestival.com!  

Sun., Sept. 1st, Music on the Rooftop featuring Richard Arndt. live local bands perform on our beautiful rooftop patio.  FREE, 1 pm, Whiskey River Ankeny, 1350 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny. Find it on FB

Sat., Aug. 31st- Mon. Sept. 2nd, Des Moines Renaissance Faire: Fantasy, magic, lively entertainment, unusual foods, unique crafts and family fun, all with a 16th-century spirit. (This event repeats each weekend until Sept. 15th.) $12 adults, children free. Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, 4051 Dean Avenue, Des Moines.  Find it on Facebook or eventcrazy.com. 


Sat., Aug. 31st, Rockin At the Campground: 3 day weekend band, 7-11 pm, Camp Woods, 2209 Fallspark Dr, Mason City. Find it on FB

Sat., Aug. 31st, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Includes craziest hat contest.  $7, 9-11:30 pm, Spicolis Reverb – Live Music Venue and Bar Arcade, 3555 University Ave, Waterloo. Find on Facebook!


Wed., Sept. 4th, How to help animals in Burlington and beyond: Learn how to advocate for animals, work with state and local officials, why some organizations oppose stronger anti-cruelty laws, and what communities across the state are doing to protect pets.  Free, 5:30-7:30 pm, Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., Burlington. Find it on FB.

Sat., Sept. 7th, Festival Latino 2019: Outdoor family fun festival featuring community resources, games, food, music, crafts, clowns, etc. Noon – 8 pm, Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl St. Council Bluffs. Find on Facebook!