How Hoopla Works

The Gazette's features team and community partners bring you great things to do throughout the corridor.

From theater to Thoreau, concerts to cabaret, coffee to cupcakes, bikes to books, beer to barbecue, you can’t beat what Eastern Iowa has to offer. is your place to go to find things to do and places to go in the Corridor. We hope our site will help you find things that you enjoy doing!

Looking for events and things to do in Cedar Rapids? We've got you. Looking for events and things to do in Iowa City? We're on it! 

Have an event you want other people to know about? Post your event today  it's free!

We are focused on highlighting previews of things to do, while giving you the most complete calendar of things to do. 

Let us know what you think!

About the Hoopla calendar

The Hoopla calendar is an opportunity to raise awareness about upcoming community events happening in Eastern Iowa.

Every week, The Gazette will select a few upcoming events (as space allows) to be featured in other publications such as the PennySaver and The Gazette's things to do. Selection of featured events varies throughout the year based on seasonal interest, and listings available as space allows and is at our features editorial discretion. In addition, your event may be showcased on the homepage of in our local events feature.

Want to send a press release to the newsroom? Please see our Press Release Guidelines.

For information on additional ways to advertise your upcoming community event through The Gazette, please contact Sales Manager Amy McKelvy.