Things to Do In and Around Cedar Rapids: Family Friendly Events in April

Things to Do In and Around Cedar Rapids: Family Friendly Events in April

Are you looking for fun family-friendly events in April around Cedar Rapids?

Look no further than our April Roundup of local activities.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Friday April 1 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday April 2 9:00am-1:00pm

Ushers Ferry

Bring your camera and come to Ushers Ferry to take your picture with the Easter Bunny. Get an Easter egg and hear a story while you wait. For questions or comments please contact Ushers Ferry at 286-5763.

https://crgis.cedar-rapids.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&primarycode=313204

Welcome the Butterflies

Saturday April 2 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Drop in and plant seeds that will welcome butterflies this spring and summer. There will be books, butterflies, the opportunity to take a winged picture, and more.

Extraordinary Egg Hunt (ages 3+) at Lowe Park

Sunday, April 3 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lowe Park

This event is always a hit with the kids and parents! Join other fellow egg hunters for a night your child won’t soon forget. Children will first create their own Easter craft(s), then they’re off in search of the mysterious glowing eggs. Who knows, there may even be an Easter Bunny sighting. The egg hunt will be outside, weather permitting, so please dress accordingly. A limited number of spots are available.

https://www.cityofmarion.org/recreation/parks-recreation/recreation-programs

Easter Extravaganza!

Saturday April 9 9:30am- 12pm

Ushers Ferry Historic Village

The Easter Bunny is coming to Cedar Rapids! Come join Cedar Rapids Moms for an Easter Extravaganza!! Get a photo with the Easter Bunny, get creative with spring-inspired coloring pages, enjoy light snacks and beverages, and stick around for an Easter egg hunt!

Easter egg hunts will be outside at 10 am and 11 am. Please bring your own basket! If inclement weather, the egg hunts will be canceled, and instead we will have the eggs inside for kids to take home. $5 for adults and kids 2+, kids 0-1 are free. 

You may take your own camera or phone photos of your kids with the Easter Bunny, or you may purchase an $18 professional Easter Bunny photo, taken by Sarah Fridono Photography. Professional photos will be emailed to you within a week of the event.

www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-extravaganza-tickets-288262640317

Paper Flower Bouquets: Take and Make Program

Saturday April 9 10:00am-11:00am

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Brighten up your April showers with flowers! Kids and adults are welcome to join us or pick up a kit to make a paper bouquet of flowers. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Easter Egg Dash at Fairfax Sports Complex

Saturday April 9 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fairfax Complex

Come and join us at the Fairfax Civic Coalition’s Annual Easter Egg Dash.

We will be on hand with our traveling library and distributing free books to everyone in attendance – both children and adults. Be sure to stop by for free swag & sign up for our several prize giveaways. All visitors must wear a mask and maintain social distance. 

Bunny Bash at Bloomsbury Farm

Saturday, April 9 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bloomsbury Farm

The farm will be springin’ with their attractions and the famous Bloomsbury Bunny will be hoppin’ around for photos with all. Food stands and gift shops will be open, and so much more! 

Hours: April 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, and 17th from 11 AM – 4 PM.

  • Easter Bunny
  • Photo Ops
  • Super Slide
  • Bee Line Mini Zip
  • Corn Palace
  • Giant Tube Slides
  • Barnyard Ballzone
  • Barnyard Buddies
  • Wine Room
  • Western Town
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Lil’ Farmerville
  • Tractor Tire Mountain
  • Gemstone Mining
  • And more!

Fun for the whole family! 3 day Flash Sale starting April 4th where tickets are a discounted $10.95+tax per person 3 and older. After that, tickets go up to $16.95+tax at the gate

https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburyFarm

Easter Egg Extravaganza

Saturday April 9 10:00am-1:00pm

Bass Farms L.L.C.

Come join us for our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on our farm!

We will have 3 age groups: 3 years and under, 4-6 years old, and 7-10 years old. Easter Bunny will be walking around the farm outside. In between the egg hunts enjoy teeter-totters, slingshots (weather permitting), 18 hole mini-golf, giant Jenga, giant tic tac toe, corn hole, spider web, and more! Take your picture with the Easter Bunny and please bring your own camera.

All paid participants will each receive a gift bag once they turn in their eggs. Make it a family event and spend the day with us! PARENT SUPERVISION REQUIRED, no charge for adults.

*PLEASE NOTE TO MAKE IT FAIR FOR EVERY CHILD THE EGGS WILL BE EMPTY AND CHILDREN CAN GATHER WHAT THEY CAN AND WILL GET A GIFT BAG AT THE END OF THE EGG HUNT.

Egg Hunt Schedule:

3 years and under: Start time 10:00

4-6 years old: Start time 11:00

7-10 years old: Start time 12:00

*****RAIN DATE APRIL 16th SAME TIMES, NO REFUNDS

bassfarmsllc.ticketspice.com/easter-egg-extravaganza

Tour de Fur: Easter Bunny Tour – Cedar Rapids

Saturday April 9 10:00am-5:00pm

This event is simply ear-resistible. The Easter Bunny will come out of hibernation and hit the road.

The Easter Bunny will be at 4 (four) different parks. Decide which park you’d like to go to and purchase 1 (one) ticket per child per park.

Included with each ticket are 5 (five) eggs filled with candy*, a chance to take selfies and pictures with the bunny, and a short ride with the bunny.

There are 4 parks and 4 times to choose from: Noelridge Park 10-11 am, Bever Park 12-1 pm, NewBo Market 2-3 pm, and Ellis Park 4-5 pm. The bunny’s rain date is April 16th.

*If there is a food allergy, feel free to drop the Easter Bunny a message on Eventbrite and he can have special eggs ready for your child

Pre-Game Candy Hunt

Saturday, April 9 1:15 pm

Veterans Memorial Stadium

Kids ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to hunt for candy on the field at 1:15 PM.

Bring a bag/tote for your candy!

Paws to Read

Monday, April 11 6:30 pm

Hiawatha Public Library

Who let the dogs in? Join us for this popular reading program that pairs emerging readers with certified Therapy International dogs. Pull up a book and a dog and let the magic begin.

Easter Egg Hunt at Guthridge Park

Saturday, April 16 9:00 am

Guthridge Park

The Annual Hiawatha Easter Egg Hunt is a free event filled with surprises! Eggs will be spread in the grass at Guthridge Park for kids ten and under to search for and collect. Hiawatha Easter Bunny will be on-site for pictures too! The event is held rain or shine.

We always recommend confirming details before attending.

For ages 10 and under FREE

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Saturday April 16 9:30am

East Knoll Park, Robins

Robins Civic Club & the City of Robins Annual Easter Egg Hunt! A special section will be provided for our younger egg hunters! Parking: Please park on the streets that surround East Knoll Park: Chestnut Dr, Vogt St, Evergreen, Maple St. Thank you!

Annual Nature Egg Hunt for Ages 3+ 

Saturday April 16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wickiup Hill Learning Center

10th Annual Nature Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get ready for our annual outdoor egg hunt adventure! Challenge your youngsters to find 10 different colored eggs and turn them in for prizes. Be ready to look high and low for eggs hidden in the tallgrass prairie, playscape, woodland, and along the savanna hiking trail. 

You can start this easygoing egg hunt as soon as you arrive. Aimed for ages 3 and up. Cost $3.

 Pre-registration required: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Linn/Park/Wickiup-Hill-Learning-Center/Events/19446/

Easter Egg Dash in Mount Vernon

Saturday April 16 10:00 am – 11:00 am

High School Track

525 Palisades Road

Mount Vernon IA

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Annual Easter Egg Dash will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Area families are invited to take part in the annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Easter Egg Dash. Initially, volunteers divide participants into four categories based on age.  Then children race for more than 5,000 individual plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes.  Games are available for children ages 8 and up to play for prizes.  The Easter Egg Dash is free to all attendees.

The Easter Egg Dash event is expected to be held outside on the High School Track. However, in case of rain, the event will be moved to the Middle School gymnasium.

We always recommend confirming details before attending.

Egg Hunt: Kindergarten + Younger

Saturday April 16 10:00am

1570 Rowley St, Ely, IA 

The 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt is brought to you by the City of Ely and the Ely Public Library. Due to the immense turnout in 2021, staff will be hosting two egg hunts separated based on age – in an effort to make the event more enjoyable for all attendees. The Egg Hunt for children in kindergarten and younger will be held behind the Community Center and will begin at 10:00 am on April 16. The Easter Bunny, sponsored by the Ely Public Library, will be in attendance for photo opportunities. Attendees are asked to bring a bag or bucket to collect their eggs. This event is free to attend. 

Family Fun Fossil Dig Day

Saturday April 16 10:00am- 11:30am

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Join us to learn all about fossils and do some digging of your own

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 16 10:00am

Center Point United Methodist Church

CPUMC will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on our Green St church property! This event is open to the community and participation for this event is for children aged 11 and under. There will be an egg limit per child depending on the number of participants

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturday April 16 9:00am-11:00am

Hyatt Regency Coralville

The Easter Bunny is coming a day early! Hop on over to Hyatt Regency Coralville for a special Breakfast with the Bunny on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00-11:00 AM.

This eggciting morning will feature an expansive breakfast buffet including a Belgian waffle bar as well as eggs, bacon, hash browns, and a cereal bar. Fill your tummies, then fill your basket (BYOBasket). At 10:00 AM the Easter egg hunt will kick off in waves based on age alongside crafts and activities, a bounce house, and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Parents will get to enjoy hoppy drinks with our signature radler and other breakfast favorites. Adult admission includes one drink ticket with a cash bar on-site for additional drinks.

Tickets: Adults $25 | Kids 4-12 $12 | Children 3 and under are free

We would love to accommodate your large group. In order to ensure your group gets seated together, it is recommended your group book together under one registration.

Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 16 1:00pm

Fross Park Center Point, Iowa

Join us at Fross Park for our first Easter Egg Hunt. All ages welcomed!

2nd Eggstravaganza

Sunday April 17 1:00pm-3:00pm

Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center

Bring the kids and grandkids and get ready to hunt for thousands of eggs spread out across the track! Come for fun, music, food, and more! Come and hunt for the plastic candy-filled eggs and a few surprise eggs also…Please bring something to collect the eggs. Pre-registration is NOT required

Playtime Poppy Presents: Pinocchio 

April 21- 23

Cedar Rapids Washington High School

Auditorium doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Playtime Poppy performances are 

Enjoy Pinocchio by Greg Banks from the story by Carlo Collodi with Playtime Poppy at Washington High School. The production was created for children. A one-hour show filled with audience participation and an opportunity to meet the characters. Tickets are available 45 minutes prior to performances

  • April 21st at 5 PM
  • April 22nd at 5 PM and 7:30 PM
  • April 23rd at 11 AM and 2 PM

$5 For more information: www.playtimepoppy.org 

Parent-Child Weekend at Wapsie

April 22- April 24

Parents and children can enjoy a weekend at camp, reconnect and make memories with their children at Wapsie. Spend a weekend with us and let camp organize a schedule and make the meals! Activities to include canoeing, archery, games, climbing tower, a campfire, and more!

https://crmetroymca.org/locations/camp-wapsie/family-seasonal-programs/

April Makers Market

Sunday April 24 1:00pm-4:00pm

Dan & Debbie’s Creamery

Join us for our April Makers Market at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery! Shop handmade artisan goods, score some amazing local goods, and sample products from our featured vendors. Support local. Vendors to be announced!

Make a Bee House

Saturday April 30 10:00am-11:00am

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Attend a presentation on pollinators by the Monarch Research Project on the Downtown Library’s Living Learning Roof and make a bee house for your own home.

The Sound of Music 

Friday April 29- May 29 Various Times

Theater Cedar Rapids

The refreshing, spirited Maria brings light, laughter, and love to the Von Trapp family in this enduring classic. From “My Favorite Things” to “Edelweiss” to “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” the entire family will leave humming with full hearts. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Suggested by Maria Augusta Trapp. TCR strives to make your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. View up-to-date visitor information at theatrecr.org/visit

Are we missing any family-friendly events in April? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!

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A good balance of part time fitness training at the Collins Aerospace Rec Center and stay at home mom life is what keeps Robin active. She is the mother of daughter, Bennett (4) and son, Brooks (9months). She met her husband, Robert, of 7 years on a blind date and it was movie like love at first sight but managed a long distance relationship until they became engaged and settled in Marion together after the wedding. You can usually find Robin and her family outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, and exploring. When they aren't outdoors they love musicals, sports, fun events in the area, and all things that include time with family and friends!