{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids April 6th-8th

Happy Wednesday!! Are you wondering what to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here are our Top Picks of this weekend’s family friendly activities in the Cedar Rapids area! 

Weekend Wednesday: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar RapidsFriday, April 6th

Fridays@NewBo: Bingo |  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ NewBo City Market

On Friday, April 6th, grab your family and friends for a Bingo night at the Market. They will have the cards and will be calling numbers from 6 to 7:30 pm. So come grab dinner from Market Shopkeepers, a drink from NewBo Beer & Wine, and get ready to win prizes! This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 7th

Pippi Longstocking, Playtime Poppy & Friends! |  10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

Want a chance to meet Pippi Longstocking and her friends? Join Playtime Poppy and the Washington High School cast of Pippi Longstocking in the Children’s Programming Room for a chance to meet the characters, play theatre games and engage in some literary fun! This is a meet & greet before the play opens April 19th.

Open Studio |  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ The Music and Arts Studios at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Kids K-12 join in the studios to try your hand at different types of music and various art mediums with guidance from professional artists and musicians. Bring a friend! Free for Members, $5 non members.

Bunny Talk & Walk |  12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Nature Center

Bring the family to learn about rabbits and other furry critters in the wild! This family-friendly program will start indoors with a short talk on rabbits in the wild, touching on their diets, lifestyle, habitats, and more. The program will end with a hike outdoors to look for evidence of bunnies! Registration required. Members $6; Non-Members $8; children under 12 are free.

One 2 Read Story Time with Mayor Hart |  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

Join Mayor Hart for a reading of this year’s One 2 Read book, Last Stop on Market Street. Activities related to the story will begin at 1:00, hosted by area AmeriCorps members; story time will begin at approximately 1:20 with additional activity time following. This will be a great chance to get a #SelfiewithCJ

Sunday, April 8th

Back to the Future |  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Marcus Wehrenberg Cedar Rapids Cinema

With the help of a wacky scientist, a young teen travels back to 1955 in a Delorean turned time-machine. Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out-of-whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he’ll never come to exist. Purchase tickets here.

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  1. Wow! There’s a lot to do in Cedar Rapids. My wife and I have been planning on visiting for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it. I wish I was around on April 8th to go see Back to the Future in theaters. That would be such a blast to the past.

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