Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup
Today to Sunday, June 22 to 25

Finger-lickin’ fun is on tap all weekend, as the BBQ Roundup returns to the riverbank. From heaping plates of barbecued deliciousness to live music, this year’s event also has a paint-in-the-park event during Sunday’s Family Fun Day. Other themes include Country Night today, Buffett Night on Friday and Classic Rock Night on Saturday. Among the musicians cookin’ up their hot fare are Kevin “B.F.” Burt, Surf Zombies, Wooden Nickel Lottery and JC Project. This year’s barbecue masters come from South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida and Bricks Bar & Grill in Cedar Rapids. Free admission coupons are available at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee stores, gas stations and drugstores. Free downtown trolleys will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and Friday.
Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup
11 a.m. daily, today (6/22) to Sunday (6/25), McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids; $3, free ages 12 and under; Crbbqroundup.com

TrekFest XXXIII
Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24

Klingons and Romulans wander peacefully among the humans and Vulcans landing in Riverside for TrekFest. The Future Birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk rolls out the red carpet for Trekkie fans with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, demolition derby 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, talent competitions, star gazing, a 5K at 7 a.m. Saturday, music, kids’ games, food and fireworks Saturday night. Activities include a “Star Trek” movie marathon, costume contest, trivia and robotics contests. Band Cheese Pizza will wrap it all up.
TrekFest XXXIII
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday (6/23) and 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday (6/24), Hall Park, Riverside; free admission; Trekfest.org

Sidewinders
Sunday, June 25

The Sidewinders from the Iowa Army National Guard in Fairfield will rock Lowe Park, rolling out today’s pop hits as well as classics. This band is culled from the larger 34th Army Band, and makes listeners snap to attention. Dressed in fatigues, they jump, march, exercise with the audience and rock their top brass section. The ensemble is in high demand. So pack a picnic, blankets, chairs and kids and head to Marion for a Freedom Festival free concert under the stars.
Sidewinders
7 to 10 p.m. Sunday (6/25), Lowe Park’s Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts, 4500 N. 10th St., Marion; free;
Freedomfestival.com