Whats to do in Iowa?

Places to see things to do...

ImpactCR connects, engages, and empowers young talent in the Cedar Rapids area to ensure the long term advancement of the community. I have gone to this a few times and its been good. Website

Theatre Cedar Rapids (TCR) is a community theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The theatre performs several stage shows every year, and offers acting classes. Website 

Open Mic Nights

some a few places offer an Open Mic for anyone who wants to performance music or a few other things like comedy 

Penguins Comedy Club
Open Mic - Comedy is Every Wednesday of the Month @8pm and its Free to go to or performance.
Website http://penguinscomedyclub.com/Open-Mic-Night

General Store
Every Sunday evening at
4pm for Open Mic Night
No cost to performance but expected that you buy food and drink to sit there.  

 nonprofit on the West side that helps young adults performances music free and let anyone in free for Open Mic 1st Friday of the month http://www.hub25.org/programs/youth-empowerment/groundswell-youth-arts/open-mic-night/

Mindbridge Foundation 
sponsored conventions 
these are annual also 

ICON IOWA is Iowa's oldest science fiction convention held in Iowa. Website 
ICON was the 1st con  fall 2010

Anime Iowa is a great convention  here is a link to the Official website 1st AI 2012

Gamicon is an interesting convention in Iowa City thats about non-video gaming for the most part
1st Gamicon 2012  Website 

Iowa conventions

Most of these are annual conventions held in Iowa

Innovation EXPO events are designed for entrepreneurs, creatives, investors and business leaders in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area to connect, 1st time I attend fall 2011 website  

Marion Arts Festival is a free, come-as-you-are, open-to-all visual arts experience. I have been going since 2010 & enjoy it each year. Website

Grand Lodge of Iowa Annual Communication
its like a big conventions for Iowan Freemasons its has been going on for over 160+ years I went to it in CR in 2014. Website  

DemiCon is an annual science fiction convention held in early spring in Des Moines, Iowa, 
I have  gone to it is fun they have an open bar & you can get in for a weekend of fun for $50. A lot of the same people who go to ICON Iowa go to Demicon. 1st time I went was 2014 Website 

EcoFest in Cedar Rapids Iowa is based out of the NewBo City Market, EcoFest happens each year around Earth Day Website 

Hog Wild Days in Hiawatha is an event each June, the members of the Lions Club, organize and facilitate the transformation of Guthridge Park into the fun filled events of Hog Wild Days. I was in the parade for the last year that they had it 2014

Cedar Rapids Comic Con  In 2016, more than 10,000 people came from all over the Midwest to Website