Almost Friday Fest

July 25th, August 22nd, & September 26th, 2019


Taking place the fourth Thursday of each month, June through September, Almost Friday Fest (AFF) offers activities for all ages. This family-friendly community event offers bounce houses and lawn games for the kiddos. Adults will enjoy a variety of live music and beverages in the beer and wine tents. Food trucks from Butcher’s Vegetables, Boonies, Chicharo’s, Hy-Vee, and the Missipi Brewing Company satisfy the whole family!

This free live event is located right on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Muscatine, Iowa, just steps away from The Merrill Hotel! Make it a long weekend in Muscatine when you check into the luxurious, four-diamond hotel for the Almost Friday Fest this summer.

  • July 25th: Crazy Delicious - With an arsenal full of the finest high-energy music of every genre and decade, Crazy Delicious will take you on a musical journey through time!
  • August 22nd: After Shock - Combining experienced entertainers who have a passion for performing , and a love of 80’s “hairband” rock – You’ll get a blast from the past.
  • September 26th: Joey Peate - Muscatine’s Own! You’ve heard him all over Muscatine, now he’ll rock the riverfront to wrap up Almost Friday Fest’s summer run!


Head to Maxwell's afterwards for food and drink specials. Hey... it's almost Friday!

  • ½ Price Appetizers
  • $3 Draft Beer
  • $4 House Glass Wine
  • $4 Well Drinks



Stay With Us At The Merrill for Almost Friday Fest!