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{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids March 16th-18th

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 Rapids

Friday, March 16th

Walking in Mindfulness Silent Meditative Walk |  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Indian Creek Nature Center

Begin your weekend in communal solitude during a silent meditative walk with Audree from Walking in Mindfulness. Being in the silent presence of another person can shift your relationship to a more conscious and present moment, especially when drawing upon the serenity of nature. Participants will have the option to quietly greet others at arrival and after a brief introduction Audree will lead a silent meditative walk. While the walk itself is silent, participants are welcome to stay after to socialize. Because of the nature of this walk, music in earbuds, cell phones, and dogs are not allowed. Children are welcome so long as they abide by the concept of walking in silence. Pre-registration required. Members $4; Non-Members $6; children under 12 are free. Register here. Registration ends Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland Ballet |  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. @ Paramount Theatre

Orchestra Iowa teams up with Ballet Quad Cities to present Alice in Wonderland! Come escape to Wonderland with the Alice to the music of Tchaikovsky. One night only! Tickets start at just $18 with youth and student tickets just $10! Purchase tickets here or call 319-366-8203.


Saturday, March 17th

2018 Arc March |  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. @ Lindale Mall

Start your St. Patrick’s Day off with us! Join us March 17, 2018 for the 21st Annual Arc March inside the Lindale Mall Food Court. Join us as walk to raise awareness about intellectual and related disabilities. Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to walk with you. A light breakfast and entertainment begin at 8:00 am… walk begins at 9:30 am. Everything will be wrapped up by 10am so you can still get to the parade!  Together we can celebrate the abilities in all of us! Go to www.arceci.org for more information or to register. Set up a fundraising page and email it to your family, friends, and coworkers to help raise money and compete for prizes.

Leprechaun Fun |  10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. @ Downtown Library

Make a Leprechaun Mask and be a leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day! Go on a leprechaun hunt through the Children’s Department to find leprechauns hiding with story book friends in the shelves. Free & open to the public.

Cedar Rapids Saint Patrick’s Day Parade – SaPaDaPaSo |  1:00 p.m. @ Downtown Cedar Rapids

43rd Annual SaPaDaPaSo St.Patrick’s Day Parade celebration in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Parade starts at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 17th following the city’s standard parade route. Maps available at https://www.sapadapaso.org. Awards ceremony & post parade celebration immediately following at the Flamingo on Ellis Blvd. Free & open to the public.


Sunday, March 18th

Family Skate |  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Bring your family ice skating! $25 per family, includes admission and skate rental.


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