Sunday Funday: This Week’s Local Activities

Check out local activities happening in our area!
September 4-9

September 4th

Hiawatha Farmer’s Market
Location: Guthridge Park
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Come shop locally grown produce, baked goods, flowers, handcrafts, desserts, and more!

Family Fun Days
Location: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Is your family looking for a fun (and air-conditioned) activity over Labor Day weekend? Do you love art? Stop by the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art for scavenger hunts in the galleries and see who can find all the hidden objects in the artwork first. Your prize? A goodie bag full of art materials and instructions for art projects that adults and children can do together at home. Limit one take-home kit per child present. Available while supplies last. For more information, contact the CRMA at 319-366-7503 or [email protected]

TCR at Brucemore- Once
Location: Brucemore
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Performed live and outdoors at Brucemore’s Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater. From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award

September 5

Five Seasons Ski Team Show
Location: Ellis Park
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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The Five Seasons Ski Team performs a show every Thursday night at Ellis Park in Cedar Rapids, IA June thru Labor Day. Special shows are performed for various communities and festivals. The team also competes in state, regional, and national show ski tournaments. We strive to provide quality family entertainment for the Cedar Rapids area. We also provide a wholesome, fun, activity for area youth and families.

September 6

Location: Downtown Cedar Rapids Library-Children’s Program Room
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun-filled storytime for young children, featuring stories, songs, and other interactive activities. This program is designed for children ages 2-5.

Food Truck Tuesdays
Location: Newbo City Market
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Market will host Food Truck Tuesday every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning May 3, in the Market’s yard and parking lot. A variety of food truck vendors will set up under the awning.

Free Yoga: Practice in the Prairie
Location: Indian Creek Nature Center
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Take your practice to the prairie as some of Cedar Rapids’ best instructors teach a different style of yoga or Pilates each week to keep you on your toes! Bring a yoga mat and dress for the outdoors. Class is held on the Amazing Space patio, and in case of rain, will need to be canceled.  Arrive a few minutes early to get settled and meet new friends.

September 7

Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
Time: 6:35pm

Come out to watch our very own Cedar Rapids Kernels play the South Bend Cubs!

September 8

Location: Ladd Library – Community Room
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am
Created by Zumba and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-4, the Zumbini program combines music, dance, and educational tools for 30 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!

September 9

Location: Downtown Cedar Rapids Library – Commons
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Getting books to you is what we do. Pop in to the commons of the Downtown Library and select a free young adult or chapter book. Selection varies. No ulterior motives here – we just like books.
Location: Wilson’s Orchard & Farm
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Please join us for our Family Friday Nights! Starting September 2nd every Friday night we will be having family activities all night!
*Tractor rides till dusk ( weather permitting )
*Kids Crafts
*Painting with Brush & Barrel
* Wilson’s Smokehouse & Bakery Specials
* You-pick apples & Flowers
Location: Lowe Park
Time: 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Join us at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center for nights of fun, socializing, and a chance to win some cash! Games of BINGO will be played for $.25 per card, per game. Cash prizes are paid to the winner of each game. There will also be a few bonus games with increased payouts before the night concludes with a winner-take-all game of blackout. Participants are welcome to bring outside food and drinks to enjoy while they play. PARTICIPATION FEE: $0.25 per card, per game NOTES: Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Seats and cards are limited and are first come, first serve. Once room reaches capacity, we, unfortunately, must turn people away

September 10

Location: Bass Farms
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
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Join us for our opening Fall Festival Weekend at Bass Family Farms!
Bring your family to pick out your pumpkins, shop our country store, and have some family fun! Admission is $10 per person, and 2 and under are FREE!! FREE PARKING!!
Location: Downtown Cedar Rapids Library
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Join us for the annual Community Cultural Celebration and Expo! Enjoy live performances, interactive artwork, and meet and connect with organizations and cultural groups from across our community. Help us celebrate and explore the many people who make up our community. A day to celebrate the diversity and culture of our community, hosted by the Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission.


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Alyssa is an Iowa native but fairly new to the Cedar Rapids area. Wife to Carter, and mom to her little man, Ronan as well as two fur babies, Jaxon & Minerva. She has a Psychology & Sociology degree from Loras College and Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. In her free time, Alyssa loves to be outdoors; camping, fishing, sitting around a bonfire, or baking for her family and friends. Alyssa loves iced coffee, no matter how cold it is outside, binging Gilmore Girls or Parks n Rec and spending time with her family. Alyssa is so excited to bring moms together and explore the wonderful Cedar Rapids community!

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