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St. Patrick’s Day, Sports, & Concerts – March Events in Iowa

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Spring is right around the corner! Here are some of the big events happening in Eastern and Central Iowa in the month of March:

Cabaret

  • Dates/Times
    • Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids
  • “Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Combine the story with a red hot score and it’s easy to understand why Cabaret has remained prolific for over 50 years.”
  • Recommended for ages 17+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships

  • Friday, March 3rd & Saturday, March 4th
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Deer Classic

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, March 3rd from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 4th from  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Iowa Events Center in Des Moines
  • “Try out the latest in archery equipment. Shop hunting gear, accessories, clothing, blinds, tree stands and lots more. Talk to land management folks and hunting and fishing outfitters from throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa. Bring your antlers for official measuring, bring your bow for our 300 and 3D shoots, and attend world-class seminars plus activities for kids. “
  • Purchase tickets HERE

RoughRiders Hockey

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, March 3rd at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 4th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 18th at 7:05 p.m.
    • Friday, March 31st at 7:05 p.m.
  • ImOn Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Community Music Day

  • Saturday, March 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • “This full-day event includes performances from local musicians of all ages, an instrument petting zoo, a music production workshop, musical story time, arts and crafts, and more. In the afternoon, Harmony School students and teaching artists will invite all community members to join in a massive play and sing along. The day will end with a mainstage performance.”

SaPaDaPaSo Irish Hooley Fundraiser

  • Sunday, March 5th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids
  • “The Hooley features, LIVE IRISH Music by Iowa’s favorite Celtic Party Band WYLDE NEPT, silent auction, raffles, face painting and plenty of Shenanigans!! Food and beverages available for purchase.”
  • Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children

IHSAA State Basketball Tournament

  • Monday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th
  • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
  • Ticket on-sale TBA

All Iowa Auto Show

  • Dates/Times
    • Friday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 11th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 12th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Iowa Events Center in Des Moines
  • “From compacts and family sedans to the latest in SUVs and luxury cars, you will see new models in every category. You’ll see trucks that offer better mileage, greater utility, and convenience and get up close to luxury vehicles like never before. You’ll get information about financing options. You will learn about on-board navigation and communication technology and see the growing variety of electric and hybrid vehicles. And of course, instead of just dreaming about it, the All Iowa Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel of one of those sleek, shiny new cars.”

SaPaDaPaSo St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m.
  • Downtown Cedar Rapids

The Guess Who Concert

  • Saturday, March 11th at 8 p.m.
  • Riverside Casino
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Bar 2 Bar 2023

  • Sunday, March 12th at 11 a.m.
  • Stops include:
    • The 909
    • Moco
    • Old Neighborhood Pub
    • J.M. O’Malleys
    • Green Gable
    • Sag Wagon
    • Just Jule’s
    • North Point
    • HP- Pub & Grub
  • “Gathering at The 909 for a visit with Saint Patrick. St. Pat will lead us through the Irish District starting at 11am!”

Iowa Raptors Soccer

  • Dates/Times
    • Sunday, March 12th at 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Concert

  • Thursday, March 16th – doors at 8 p.m.
  • Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake
  • Purchase tickets HERE

NCAA ® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – First & Second Rounds

  • Thursday, March 16th & Saturday, March 18th
  • Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
  • Public All-Session tickets are sold-out – ticket packages can be purchased HERE

Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl

  • Friday, March 17th & Saturday, March 18th
  • Stops include:
    • Bricks Bar & Grill
    • Hazzard County
    • Pub 217

    • SKO Tavern & Tacos

  • Purchase tickets HERE

David Cross Comedy Show

  • Friday, March 17th at 8 p.m.
  • Englert Theatre in Iowa City
  • Recommended for ages 18+
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Reba McEntire Tickets

  • Saturday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Vibrant Arena in Moline
  • With special guests Terry Clark & The Isaacs
  • Purchase tickets HERE

T.I. Concert

  • Saturday, March 18th at 8 p.m.
  • Rhythm City Casino in Davenport
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Iowa Demon Hawks Soccer

  • Sunday, March 19th at 1 p.m.
  • Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Amy Grant Concert

  • Monday, March 20th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Journey Concerts

  • Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28th at 7:30 p.m.
  • With special guest Toto

Tanya Tucker Concert

  • Friday, March 24th at 8 p.m.
  • Rhythm City Casino in Davenport
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Creed Bratton: An Evening of Music & Comedy

  • Friday, March 24th at 8 p.m.
  • Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Chapel Hart Concert

  • Saturday, March 25th at 8 p.m.
  • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
  • With special guests Lucas Hoge & Rosevelt
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Maple Syrup Festival

  • Saturday & Sunday, March 25th & 26th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids
  • “Enjoy a taste of real, handcrafted maple syrup fresh from the tap, and stay for a weekend of family fun. The Maple Syrup Festival features syrup making demonstrations, a look at the action inside the Maple Sugar House, and a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast with real maple syrup handcrafted at the Nature Center.”
  • Purchase tickets HERE

PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite

  • Dates/Times
    • Tuesday, March 28th at 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 29th at 10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, March 29th at 6 p.m.
  • Vibrant Arena in Moline
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Hailey Whitters Concert

  • Thursday, March 30th at 7 p.m.
  • Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon in Iowa City
  • Purchase tickets HERE

Brian Regan Comedy Show

  • Thursday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
  • Purchase tickets HERE

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