Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Upcoming Events in Cedar Rapids Iowa
Girls High School Basketball Rivalry Weekend
- Day-long schedule of games between rival Eastern Iowa teams.
Ph: 319-398-5211 (Always call and confirm events)
|11||Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Dinner - Dinner program and fundraiser for the African American Museum.|
|22 - 24||Cedar Rapids Sports, Boat, RV & Vacation Show - Boats, RV's, family vacations, fishing camps, fishing tackle and hunting gear. Seminars and family attractions.|
St. Joseph's Day
- Czech Village celebration and parade.
Ph: 319-362-8500 (Always call and confirm events)
Cooking in Babi's Kitchen
- Cooking demonstrations at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.
Ph: 319-362-8500 (Always call and confirm events)
|20 - 10||The View From Backstairs Tour - An opportunity to understand Brucemore from the perspectives of the many domestic servants who worked and lived there between 1907 and 1937. Saturdays in April|
|26 - 25||Face-To-Face: Portrait Prints from the Collection - Portraits from the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art's extensive print collection.|
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- The Ceramics Center is now accepting submissions for Playdate, a juried show exploring the role of games, toys, and childhood memories as inspiration in the creative process. Artists working primarily in clay, glass, or a combination of both are invited to submit work. Submissions must have been completed in the last two years and reference or be inspired by toys, games, or childhood memories. Mixed media and all traditional or innovative clay and glass forming techniques are welcome, but artwork must be primarily clay and/or glass.
To Apply: Visit www.theceramicscenter.org and follow the “Juried Show” link.
April 4th- 2014 – Deadline to apply.
April 25th – Accepted Work Due at The Ceramics Center
May 2nd - June 5th – Playdate is exhibited in The Ceramics Center Gallery.
July 15th – All work returned to artists.
Address: The Ceramics Center , Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|3||Easter Egg-stravaganza - Children search for treasure-filled eggs on the historic lawn. Egg-cellent activities and a visit from the Easter Bunny.|
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Iowa World Organization of China Painters
- Thousands of pieces of original painted porcelain on display from Iowa artists. Painting demonstrations by professional instructors. At the Marriott Hotel.
Ph: 319-846-3199 (Always call and confirm events)
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- Czech festival and parade in Czech Village.
Ph: 319-362-8500 (Always call and confirm events)
|8||Walk MS: Cedar Rapids Walk - Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other — a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. Join friends, family and your community and walk to create a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSwalk.org.|
Brucemore in Bloom: Special Garden and Landscape Tour
- Ph: 319-362-7375 (Always call and confirm events)
|21 - 15||Cat Chow - Chicago- and New York-based contemporary artist Cat Chow puts a new spin on the intersection of art and fashion with wearable yet sculptural creations exploring social and political issues. At the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.|
Cruisin' the Boulevard
- Bring your classic, street rod, truck, hot rod, muscle car, or sports car and cruise Ellis Boulevard. Voting from 12 to 2pm, trophies will be awarded at 3pm Receive a free t shirt if you register by April 1st. At 4Pm hop in your cars and Cruise The Boulevard till 5pm. Hot wheel races/coloring contest for kids. Live music By The Flaming Camaros. Bring a non-perishable food Item, All processed go to the local Food Bank.
Address: 1411 Ellis Blvd. NW , Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|4 - 5||Taste of Freedom - The African American Museum presents annual soul food dinner and dance.|
|11 - 13||Celebration of Freedom - Celebration of the African American holiday of Juneteenth. Music, talent show, food and fun at the African American Historical Museum Cultural Center.|
|12 - 13||Wild West Weekend - Join Willi's Territorial Rough Riders for a fun-filled weekend of robberies and shoot-outs as Ushers Ferry is invaded by some of the wildest, woolliest outlaws and gunslingers in the history of the Old West. Play a hand of poker with Doc Holliday, belly up to the bar for a sarsaparilla, or join in the Kid's Bounty Hunt to track down a wily outlaw. Receive $1 off admission with a Freedom Festival button. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
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Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
- Celebration of America in the Heartland with nearly 80 entertaining and educational events, concerts, and recreational activities. Parade, barbecue, hot air balloons, top names in concert, symphony pops and more.
Ph: 319-365-8313 (Always call and confirm events)
|9 - 11||Iowa Summer Spectacular - American Saddlebreds, Hackney ponies, Morgans and Arabians.|
|11||Fairytale Festival - Calling all knights, princes, princesses, dragons and fairy tale fans! Come to Ushers Ferry for the annual Fairy Tale Festival. Storytellers from around the area will fill the Village with classic tales of of far-off kingdoms, handsome princes, and damsels in distress. There will be fairy tale games and crafts. Wear a fairy tale costume for the Fairy Tale Parade and Costume Contest. Receive $1 off admission if you wear a costume. 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.|
|31||Ushers Ferry Folk Music Festival - August at Ushers Ferry means Folk Music! Join us beneath the shade trees on the beautiful Gazebo Square for the Annual Ushers Ferry Folk Festival. The grounds open at 5 p.m. Get your tickets in advance to avoid lines at the gate!|
|13 - 11||The World Comes Home - Exhibit explores everyday life between 1945 and 1963, a period in which the United States reached new heights of political and cultural power.|
|21||The Eastern Iowa Garden and Landscape Show - Area gardeners and products, keynote presentations, and demonstrations for gardeners and landscapers of all abilities. At Brucemore historic site.|
All Things Scottish: CelticFest
- Ushers Ferry will take on a Scottish flare as the Hawkeye Area Grand Gaelic Isles Society presents All Things Scottish: Celtic Fest from 11:00-6:00. The Village will be filled with vendors, entertainers, and of course great Scottish Food. At the HAGGIS Kitchen there will be Scottish favorites such as Bangers and Mash, Neeps, and of course Haggis!
The sound of bag pipes and drums will resonant through the Valley as some of the Midwest's best pipers and drummers will join together to provide exciting musical entertainment. Scottish songs and dance will also be part of the festivities.
The Grand Parade at 1:00 will highlight the various Clans that will be in attendance as well as the Bag Pipes and Drummers. Clan tents will be available to learn more about the Scottish Heritage.
Throughout the Village Square there will be vendors with bountiful merchandise from the British Isles. "The Perfect Blend" will once again bring delicious short bread to sample and purchase.
Next to the Village Church you'll want to pull up a square of grass and watch the always popular Highland Games for awhile. You'll be amazed at the strength and endurance of these marvelous athletes.
The Knobbly Knees contest and the final sing-along are always crowd favorites. The kids will enjoy the scavenger hunt that will give them the opportunity to talk to many of the participants...and of course to win the yummy bag of candy! The kids will also get to try their hand at the Kid-sized Highland Games!
|18||Brucemore Nooks and Crannies Tour - See the mansion from the inside out, learn about the architecture and technology involved in its construction. Get an insider's glimpse into the daily lives of its residents.|
- BrewNost is a seriously trendy celebration of the fermented grain, held every fall to benefit the NCSML. Held in conjunction with Doug Alberhasky and John's Grocery, guests will lightly imbibe a plethora of premium international beers, expertly matched with savory hors d' oeuvres created by talented Cedar Rapids and Iowa City chefs. Live jazz performances will set the mood. For those who prefer grapes to barley, don't despair! We have a well-rounded wine selection to please the most discriminating sipper. 6:00 PM.
Address: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 3rd Avenue SE , Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|15 - 16||A Night at Ushers Scary: Haunted Village Tour - Join the mysterious denizens of Ushers Ferry for a guided storytelling tour into the shrouded mists of Hallow'een's past... 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., two weekends.|
|18||Brucemore Evening Holiday Tours - Brucemore's holiday evening grandeur adds to the warmth of the season and delights visitors of all ages.|
|30||Sweet Potato Pie Contest - At the African American Museum.|
|5 - 11||Brucemore Holiday Tours - Season's greenery, dried flower arrangements, bright poinsettias, ornaments, and twinkling lights await you at Brucemore's annual holiday event. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.|
|6 - 22||Inspired by Nature: American Landscape Painting 1900-1945 - Exhibit of American landscape paintings from the first half of the 20th century at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Includes local, regional and national artists.|
Holiday Pottery Show and Sale
- Don't miss the first Iowa exhibition of Joel Cherrico's handmade artwork. The show will include over 500 pieces of functional pottery, ranging from small coffee mugs to large floor vases and full dinnerware sets. This is a one day event, from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Address: Gatherings - 905 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 , Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|12 - 13||Thanksgiving Candlelight Tour - Bring your family out to Ushers Ferry as this favorite annual holiday event returns to the Village with music, dancing, historic demonstrations and more. 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
|14 - 16||Santa, Snacks, and Stories - Fond memories await children at this annual Brucemore holiday event. The fun includes storytelling in the nursery, crafts, and an interactive theater performance.|