Looking for something to do this February? There are plenty of options! Here are the big events happening in Eastern Iowa and beyond over the course of the month:

IGHSAU State Wrestling Tournament

  • Xtream Arena, Coralville
  • February 1st & 2nd
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Kathy Griffin Comedy Show

  • Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines
  • Friday, February 2nd at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

72nd Eastern Iowa Home & Landscaping Show

  • Waterloo Convention Center, Waterloo
  • February 2nd through 4th
  • "Eastern Iowa’s Home Show is your one-stop shop for great ideas for your home, lawn and garden. Great exhibits fill two levels of the Waterloo Convention Center at Sullivan Brothers Plaza including, Homebuilders, Remodelers, Sunrooms, Furniture, Kitchens, Home Theater, Water Treatment, Flooring, Grills, Hot Tubs, Lawn Furniture, Fireplaces, Geothermal, Interior Design, Landscaping, Solar, Heating & Cooling, Garage Doors, Mowers, Bath Repair, Appliances and More!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Bulls, Bands & Barrels

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
  • "We will have some of the rankest bulls and bull riders in the country as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a 3 barrel pattern PLUS freestyle bullfighting!! Following the bulls & barrels we will have a LIVE CONCERT featuring Warren Zeiders and Sam Barber to finish the night off with a bang!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Princess Day

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, February 3rd at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.
  • Includes princess vocal and dance performances, meet & greets, crafts, games, portraits, a princess parade, a coronation, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Pork Tornadoes Concert

  • Five Flags Center, Dubuque
  • Saturday, February 3rd at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Beat the Bitter

Eastern Iowa Wedding Show

  • Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel, Coralville
  • Sunday, February 4th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (VIPs get in at 11 a.m.)
  • General admission is free - purchase VIP tickets HERE

Movies at the Market

  • NewBo City Market, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Movies
    • February 4th - Elemental
    • February 11th - The Super Mario Bros. Movie
    • February 18th - Zootopia
    • February 25th:- Holes
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "Join us for Movies at the Market, our family-friendly weekly screening series! Starting on Sunday, January 7, and continuing through Sunday, February 25, the perfect opportunity to get your family out of the house this winter and enjoy some free entertainment at NewBo City Market. Be sure to bring a cozy blanket to sit on, treat yourself to delicious snacks from Market Shopkeepers, and quench your thirst with refreshing drinks from NewBo Beer & Wine."


  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • February 6th through 11th
  • "It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
    • Wednesday, February 7th at 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • Des Moines Civic Center
    • Tuesday, February 13th at 6 p.m.
    • Purchase tickets HERE
  • "Join Baby Shark and his fincredible fishy friends on an undersea adventure filled with oceans of fun and finship! To save their beloved Party Puddle Theatre, Baby and the squiddos must dive into action to create a flowstopping, splash-hit Broadwave swimsation — and they need <i "="">your family’s help to put on the biggest Broadwave show ever! Jam-packed with catchy music, heartwarming characters and tidal waves of laughter, this interactive live show will make fishies of all ages shake their tail fins with delight."

Iowa Heartlanders Hockey

  • Xtream Arena, Coralville
  • Dates/Times
    • Wednesday, February 7th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Friday, February 9th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 10th at 6:05 p.m.
    • Wednesday, February 14th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Friday, February 16th at 6:35 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17th at 6:05 p.m.
    • Wednesday, February 21st at 6:35 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Girls Night Out The Show 

  • Ideal Theater & Bar, Cedar Rapids
  • Thursday, February 8th at 8 p.m.
  • "This show is an intensely exciting Sex God, Ab Party, that will drive you absolutely WILD...in the best possible way of course! These guys bring down the house with a Man-tastic Night of Fun & Excitement. Get ready for the BEST NIGHT EVER!"
  • Ages 21+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Scotty McCreery Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Friday, February 9th at 6 p.m.
  • With special guests Anne Wilson and Greylan James
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Clay Walker Concert

  • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, Riverside
  • Friday, February 9th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Raptors Soccer

Galentines Day at the Venue

  • Venue by Kingston’s Steakhouse, Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, February 9th at 3 p.m.
  • "It's the perfect opportunity to gather with your best gal pals and celebrate the power of friendship. Get ready for an evening filled with laughter and lots of fun!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

John Waite Concerts

Something Rotten!

  • Theatre Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids
  • Shows from February 9th through March 3rd
  • "Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that overrated Shakespeare guy. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical — and will have you doubled over with laughter during the process!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

3rd Annual Galentine's Day

  • Goldfinch Tap + Eatery, Marion
  • Saturday, February 10th at 11 a.m.
  • Includes a Char-CUTE-erie building class, a bottomless mimosa bar, a photo booth, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Jesus Christ Superstar

Cedar Rapids Comic & Toy Show

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, February 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • "Join us for a day of geeky goodness! This is THE pop culture celebration for Eastern Iowa! Vendors from 5 states selling comics, toys, posters, anime, video games, artists, authors, & special guests. Video game tournaments, cosplay contest, and panel discussions. Come and get your geek on"


  • Price Creek Event Center, Amana
  • Saturday, February 10th from
  • Includes live music from the Barry Boyce Band and Slap ‘N Tickle, dancing, games, raffles, German food, and more
  • Purchase tickets HERE

3rd Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash

  • The Olympic South Side Theater, Cedar Rapids
  • Saturday, February 10th at 6 p.m.
  • "Join us at one of Iowa's most legendary venues and experience the positive vibrations of Bob Marley's most iconic music. This jam-packed night will feature electrifying live performances from Reggae Rapids, Craig Erickson's Cosmic Station, and Casey Klein. Plus, Allegro Audio will be spinning classic vinyl selections, adding an extra layer of nostalgia to the evening."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Marion Winter Market

  • Marion American Legion Hall
  • February 10th & 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • "Discover a treasure trove of offers, including specialty foods, handcrafted and homemade goods and small business wares. Plus, a fun, surprise, themed selfie photo booth will be set up for picture taking."

RoughRiders Hockey

  • ImOn Ice Arena, Cedar Rapids
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, February 10th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, February 17th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 25th at 4:05 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Dinosaur World Live

  • Five Flags Center, Dubuque
  • Monday, February 12th at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • "Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures including every child's favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, along with a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus and Triceratops."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament

  • Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
  • February 14th through 17th
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Fool House - The Ultimate 90's Dance Party

  • Olympic South Side Theater, Cedar Rapids
  • Friday, February 16th at 7 p.m.
  • "Fool House is THE ULTIMATE 90's DANCE PARTY! A LIVE musical event paying homage to the golden era of boy bands, pop stars, hip hop, and pop punk. With a larger than life production, this show recreates the sights, sounds, and energy of the biggest stars of the 90's. Nonstop sing alongs, party throwbacks and choreographed dance moves is what this show is all about! Come prepared to sing your heart out and dance all night long!"
  • Ages 21+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Bull Riding Classic

  • National Cattle Congress, Waterloo
  • Friday, February 16th from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Battle for the Bluff Rodeo

  • Five Flags Center, Dubuque
  • February 16th & 17th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "This will be a fun family show and will be action packed from start to finish with Bare back bronc riding, Saddle bronc riding and Bull Riding! We will also have mutton busting and junior riding events to showcase the future of Rodeo on the big stage, even a kids boot race!"
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Ari Shaffir Comedy Show

  • Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines
  • Saturday, February 17th at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Lee Greenwood Concert

  • Five Flags Center, Dubuque
  • Thursday, February 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Professional Championship Bull Riders & Barrel Racers

  • Vibrant Arena, Moline
  • Dates/Times
    • Saturday, February 17th at 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, February 18th at 2 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Russell Dickerson Concert

  • Vibrant Music Hall, Waukee
  • Friday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • With special guest Maddie & Tae
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Cedar Rapids Home Show

  • Hawkeye Downs, Cedar Rapids
  • February 23rd through 25th
  • "A one-stop shop to get inspired and connect with local housing experts to help make your dreams a reality."

Cedar Rapids Sports Show

  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Convention Center, Cedar Rapids
  • February 23rd through 25th
  • "The show offers a wide range of attractions, including a great selection of fishing boats, pontoons, and campers at excellent pre-spring prices. Additionally, there are exhibits related to fishing, hunting, and travel, featuring outposts, family resorts, canoe outfitters, tourism associations, campgrounds, hunting outfitters, fishing tackle, hunting gear, golf cars, all-terrain vehicles, and much more."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Sawyer Brown Concert

  • Rhythm City Casino & Resort, Davenport
  • Saturday, February 24th at 8 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Letterkenny Presents: A Night of Stand Up

  • Englert Theatre, Iowa City
  • Saturday, February 24th at 8 p.m.
  • Featuring Mark Forward (Coach) and Jeff McEnery (Alexander)

Rod & Custom Car Show

  • Berndes Center, Monticello
  • February 24th & 25th
  • Includes exhibitors, contests, a caricature artist, a balloon artist, a DJ, and special guest John Schneider (Bo Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for ages 12 & under - children 12 & under are free with a paid adult (get $1 off admission with a canned food donation)

IGHSAU State Basketball Tournament

Les Misérables

  • Des Moines Civic Center
  • February 27th through March 3rd
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue

  • Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids
  • Wednesday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.
  • "Miami’s sassiest seniors have returned for one more hurrah. It’s 2023, and we find Sophia out on bail, after being busted by the DEA for running a drug ring for retirees. Blanche and Rose have founded CreakN, a thriving sex app for seniors. And Dorothy is trying to hold it all together, with help from a new (much) younger sex-crazed lover. Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue allows audiences to relive the heartfelt hilarity of the four ladies who never stopped being best friends."
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Romantic Restaurants in the Corridor

With the help of GoogleYelp, and Trip Advisor, we put together a list of restaurants in the Corridor with menus that are considered to be a little more trendy or "upscale." Perfect for Valentine's Day or just a date night! Here are 25 in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas:

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

11 Awesome Iowa Cabins to Check Out This Fall & Winter

Looking to take a little staycation this fall or winter? There are some really cool cabins you can visit here in Iowa! Here are 11 of the highest-rated in the state on Airbnb:

Gallery Credit: Courtlin

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