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


Mindbridge Foundation 

sponsored conventions 

these are annual also 

ICON IOWA is Iowa's oldest science fiction convention held in Iowa. Website https://iowa-icon.com/ 

ICON was the 1st con  fall 2010 I have gone every year since and plan to go each year going forward :) 

Anime Iowa is a  convention I went for the 1st time in 2012 and have gone off and on since last time was 2017. I went in 2023  I am not in rush to go back again but was able to get a Black Friday deal for $35.   Website https://animeiowa.com/ 

Gamicon is a convention that's about non-video gaming for the most part

1st Gamicon I went to was in 2012 and I  have gone off and on since.    Website 

Iowa conventions

Most of these are annual conventions and events  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 I don't drink anymore and haven't gone since before COVID. 

Iowa State Fair annual state fair held in Augest of each year I have gone since 2018  Site https://www.iowastatefair.org/ 

Old Threshers Reunion like a small version of the state fair with less people and stuff I have gone since 2022  Site https://www.oldthreshers.org/