Trick-or-Treat Times & Halloween Activities | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Boo, Cedar Rapids parents! 🎃 Halloween is creeping up, and we know what’s scarier than a toddler without a nap – missing out on Trick or Treat times! Fear not, we’ve chased down all the ghoulishly fun activities and timings, so you don’t have to. Forget ghost hunting; it’s all about candy hunting now. Dive in and let the spooky shenanigans begin! 👻🍬

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Cedar Rapids Halloween Activities & Events

Frightening Fridays

Fridays in October starting at sunset @ NewBo City Market, 7pm to 9 pm

There will be a spooky Halloween movie playing every Friday this month! Be sure to bring something to sit on!

  • October 13 – Goosebumps 2
  • October 20 (Friday) and October 21 – Rocky Horror Picture Show *8-9:30p.m.

Halloween Boo! Camp 

October 22nd, 5pm-9pm @ Lowe Park

Ghosts, goblins, goodies and games! This is a night for the kids as we celebrate all things Halloween. Drop your kids off and let the Marion Recreation staff lead them through a night of spooky games, crafts, snacks, and more. A limited number of spots are available. For children in grades K-5. $28 per child, registration required. Being a blanket or towel for the movie (if time allows).

Good Shepherd Trunk or Treat

October 28th 3pm-5pm @Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Enjoy a fun way to trick-or-treat with the kids! Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy a free afternoon of Halloween fun. No costume? No Problem! Come as you are. At Good Shepherd, we go beyond trick-or-treat candy with photos, crafts, games, and plenty of fun. Thanks to our large indoor space at our Cedar Rapids campus, Trunk or Treat occurs rain or shine.

​Monster Mash Bash

October 28th, 3 – 7pm @ Solon Rec and Nature Area

Join us for a spooktacular Trunk-or-treat event at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area! This free family event invites children of all ages to enjoy decorated vehicles and trick-or-treat for tasty sweets!

Safe Halloween for Kids

October 22nd, 1-4 p.m.Ushers Ferry Village

Bring out the kids for an old-fashioned Halloween filled with trick-or-treating, games, and costume contests. The fee is only $5.00. For questions or comments please contact Ushers Ferry at 319-286-5763.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating for Tweens

Thursday, October 26th, 4pm-4:30pm @ Hiawatha Public Library

Tweens, here is the challenge. Prove that something can be both spooky and delicious! Youth 9-12 are invited to decorate cupcakes with a Halloween theme.

Pumpkin Float

October 20th, 6pm-8pm @ Ely City Park

The City Park pond will come aglow with floating pumpkins! There will also be fire pits to roast marshmallows, along with spooky music. Ely Parks and Recreation will be selling $1 s’more kits, hot chocolate, hot dogs, and other beverages during the event. Bring snacks and something to sit on!

Trunk or Treat

October 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. @ El Kahir Shrine

The El Kahir Shrine Auxiliary hosts Trunk or Treat at the El Kahir Shrine Center on Friday, Oct 27th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

LEGO Monster Challenge

Saturday, October 28, 10-10:40am @ Ladd Library (Opportunity Center Classroom)

Join us for some scary LEGO fun as we build our monsters, complete LEGO challenges, and answer monster trivia!

Fall Festival at Bass Family Farms

October, 10 am-6pm @ Bass Family Farms

Join us for our Fall Festival in September and October! Bring the family to enjoy a hay rack ride, pick out your pumpkins, or shop our specialty food store for the best-tasting apple butter or a scoop of Snap O’ Lantern ice cream on a crunchy waffle cone!

An admission entry fee is required to play in our activity area and enjoy a hay rack ride and navigate the corn maze!

October 28th and 29th (Halloween on the Farm)

*Hayride DOES NOT RUN during the week for Fall Festival.

Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times

All hours are for Tuesday, October 31st. Some local cities don’t have set times for trick-or-treating. Tips: head out at dusk and only go to houses with a porch light on! *Has not been confirmed by the city.

  • Alburnett: 5 to 7 p.m.
  • *Bertram: Dusk. No set hours
  • Cedar Rapids: Dusk
  • Center Point: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Central City: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Coggon: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • *Fairfax: Dusk
  • *Hiawatha: Dusk
  • Marion: No set time, but should conclude by 8:00 pm
  • Lisbon: Dusk
  • *Mt. Vernon: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • *Shueyville: Dusk
  • Solon: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Springville: No set hours, but usually 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Swisher: Dusk
  • Urbana: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Walford: Dusk

Do you know of more Cedar Rapids area trick-or-treat times or Halloween events we should know about? Comment and let us know!

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