CREvents Live! Events | 2023

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Family Friendly Events
Check out these family friendly opportunities: 

ImOn Ice —
January is U.S. National Ice Skating Month and we’d love to encourage all invidivuals to try ice skating! There is a FREE public skate on January 8th from 1-4:00pm (first come, first serve!). 

Paramount Theatre —

An enchanting story for all ages with a wonderful dose of humor, majesty of classical ballet and the promise of “happily ever after”.

A part of the World Ballet Series, Cinderella is performed live by a multinational cast of 40 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most celebrated fairy tale to life.

Get ready to move it, move it – join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they escape New York Central Park Zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. Based on the Dreamworks® movie, Madagascar The Musical Live! will have audiences of all-ages cheering and dancing as the crack-a-lackin’ friends find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

Alliant Energy PowerHouse —

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! America’s Wildest Monster Truck Show is coming to Cedar Rapids, IA! We’re excited to be bringing you a GREAT SUPERSTAR lineup of Monster Trucks and Thrill Show. For this event on January 14, 2023 there will be ONE GIANT SHOW.
This is the only appearance in the region to see our giant superstars compete in non-stop action. Avoid the lines & purchase your discounted tickets early online & save. Enjoy all the fun and high energy excitement of this perfect family-friendly event.

LET’S RODEO CEDAR RAPIDS, IA! Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo returns to Alliant Energy Powerhouse, Cedar Rapids, IA April 21 and 22, 2023. Rodeo fans can expect a trifecta of fun with action, entertainment and intense competition on the menu. Plan to witness a BATTLE TO THE FINISH as the world’s toughest cowboys are “in it to win it” in their mission to be crowned Pro Rodeo’s World Champion.

Blippi is coming to your city for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour!

So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party!

Fun for Parents

Here are some great opportunities for parents, friends, and couple: 

Paramount Theatre —

MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) is coming back to the Paramount!

MANIA formed in 1999 and the show has been selling out theatres and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the Swedish ‘Supergroup’ to their millions of fans, old and new!

The Pork Tornadoes return to the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, February 25th! The Pork Tornadoes are one of the most popular cover bands in the Midwest, known for putting a unique spin on all of your favorite songs, spanning 5 decades and 4 different genres. Led by singer Mason Greve, who is known as “The Justin Timberlake of the Midwest” and was a finalist on a Not-To-Be-Mentioned National TV singing show in 2014.

Alliant Energy PowerHouse —

Old Dominion is bringing the No Bad Vibes Tour to Cedar Rapids with Whiskey Jam favorites to open the show! It’s bound to be a night of nothing but good times.

Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sold-out crowds across the country. His brand-new stand up special “Hey Big Boy”, as well as “Secret Time” and “The Machine” are currently streaming globally on NETFLIX.Bert recently debuted his new Netflix docu-series “The Cabin,” which shot straight to the top 10 within 24 hours and was the most-watched unscripted series on the platform the week it premiered.

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Owner of Cedar Rapids Moms, Alyssa, grew up near Backbone State Park, and moved to Cedar Rapids over 10 years ago. Married to her best friend, Kevin;  mama to Jack, Liv, and Theo; and dog mama to Stella and Milo, life is full of chaos, busy schedules, and lots of traveling. Her Type A personality is evident through her color-coded Google Calendar and her never-ending lists. When she's not stepping on Legos, hair barrettes, or chasing the kids, you can find her cheering on the Steelers or Hawkeyes, hosting friends and family, spending time in the kitchen, or planning her next vacation. 

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