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

Are you looking for fun activities to do with your kids in June around Cedar Rapids?

Look no further than our June Roundup of local activities!

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

Bloomsbury Baby Animal Days- May 20-June 6th

Baby Animals (Baby Goats, Lambs, Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Cattle, Chicks, Ducklings, Bunnies, Kittens, Llamas, Ponies and More!), Super Slide, Bee Line Mini Zip, Corn Palace, Barnyard Buddies, Western Town, Jumping Pillow, Tire Mountain, Ducky Downs Duck Races, Giant Chairs, Straw Mountain, Game Time, Barnyard Ball Zone, Barrel Train Rides, Lil’ Farmerville, Farmer’s Wife Chicken Show, Lil’ Tikes Track, Challenge Area, and access to the Farm Market, Wine Room, Coffee Bar, Rock Shop, and Glass Alley Beer Garden   https://www.bloomsburyfarm.com/tickets

Dinosaur Adventure Drive Through- June 3rd- June 13th 

Bring the whole family and travel back 60 million years to experience the prehistoric age and all of its dinosaurs through our Dinosaur Adventure Drive-Thru Event. Encounter a massive T-rex, confront a pack of wild Velociraptors, and much more! All from the safety of your own vehicle! Located in Altoona Iowa at Adventureland http://www.dinosauradventure.com/desmoines/ for more info and tickets

St Joseph’s Fun Days June 4, 5, 6

Enjoy a family-friendly carnival, live music, yummy food, games and more, all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. This event is open to the public and general entry is free. We encourage you to learn more about the planned activities on our website, and check back often as we update it with more opportunities! http://stjosephfundays.org/activities/

St. Joseph’s Fun Days Neon Fun Run/ 5K June 4

Celebrate St. Joseph Fun Days by participating in the Neon Run 5K or Kids Fun Run on the evening of June 4!  Runners and walkers, come decked out in your brightest neon attire and accessories to “Let your light shine!” This year’s event will kick off with a Kids Fun Run for children 12 and under at 7 pm, followed by the Neon Run 5K at 7:30 pm.

Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers and best dressed runners in the Neon Run 5K.Following the race, participants are invited to enjoy all that St. Joseph Fun Days has to offer, such as food, beverage tent, live music, carnival rides, bingo, and more!  Your race bib will serve as a $3 coupon. https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/Marion/StJosephFunDaysNeonRun5K

Movie in The Park- Ely City Park June 4th- 8pm

Head over to Ely City Park to celebrate the last day of school and kick off summer with a good old fashioned Movie in the Park! The baseball classic, The Sandlot, will be projected on a screen in the outfield once the sun goes down. This is a free event & open to the public. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. The concession stand will be open for snacks and drinks throughout the movie.


Ely Public Library Color Run June 5th- 9am-11:30am

Kick-off your Summer Reading adventures with our fun family event! This FREE color run allows you to run, walk or skip your way through our course. Wear white and see how colorful you can get! https://www.facebook.com/events/490306955574981/?ref=newsfeed

The 10th Annual Marion ROCKIN Rendezvous is June 5th, 2021

Join us at Lowe Park for this day of music and fun supporting the Kiwanis Miracle League at Prospect Meadows.Your Marion Kiwanis Club will selling soft drinks and libations. Our vendors include Cedar Rapids’ own Willie Ray’s Q Shack and Americana Carnival Concessions. You can always bring your own! Your Entertainment this year includes The Retro Rockits at 11:00am, The Past Master’s at 2:30pm and The Janey’s at 6:00pm


Theater Cedar Rapids Summer Theatre Camps 

TCR Summer Theatre Camps are back… and we’ve moved them outdoors at beautiful BrucemoreMission: To create memorable theatre education experiences that build life and performance skills like confidence, connection, and empathy in a safe and inclusive environment.

Jurassic Park Improv- June 7-11  9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Grades 4-6

Just like creatures in the wild, improv is all about following your instincts! Perfect for all levels of experience, this class will use the fantastic world of the Jurassic Park franchise to help students to explore the Jurassic Park world, develop the fundamentals of improv, and unleash their wild side! $75.00 REGISTER NOW HERE

Into the Unknown June 7-11, 2021  11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Grades 3-5

Sing and dance with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and your other favorite friends from Frozen! Students will focus on interpreting the lyrics of a song and embodying a character while remaining true to themselves. “Some things never change…..” like how much fun it is to be on stage! $75.00 REGISTER NOW HERE

Actor Detectives June 21-25 9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Grades 5-8

In this one-week camp, kids will hone their powers of observation and develop key acting skills in order to create unique characters and understand a play. Students will gain confidence and build key life skills through collaborative games and explorations. The secret to acting is…elementary! $75.00 REGISTER NOW HERE

Descendants Camp June 21-25 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Grades 3-5

Calling all the kids from the Isle of the Lost! Sing and dance with your favorite villains while developing acting technique, stage presence, and confidence to be your best, baddest self.  $75.00 REGISTER NOW HERE

Baby Shark Live! June 7th 6 pm- Alliant Energy Powerhouse

Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark as he joins up with his friend Pinkfong to sing and dance through some of your favorite new and classic songs! Baby Shark Live! is a state-of-the-art enchanting kids spectacular. In this one-of-a-kind concert experience, young fans will be dancing in the aisles as Baby Shark and friends, go on fun adventures to learn and meet new friends! Some of the hit songs include Baby Shark, Five Little Monkeys, Wheels On The Bus, Jungle Boogie, and Monkey Banana Dance!


Mini Pines Miniature Golf Course Friday, June 11 

Grand opening, located next to Twin Pines Golf Course

The Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to bring Mini Pines – an 18-hole, fully inclusive miniature golf course – to Cedar Rapids. Visit this new entertainment venue conveniently located next to Twin Pines Golf Course, 3800 42nd St NE, and experience multiple forms of fun in one easily accessed location. Miniature golf at Mini Pines is a socially distanced, outdoor activity for all ages that is enjoyable for every skill level.


Robins Round-Up Twilight 5k Run/Walk AND Free Kids Color Run Friday, June 11th

Kids Color Run starts at 7 pm- no registration required

5K Run/Walk at 8 pm getmeregistered.com/RobinsTwilight5K


Robins RoundUp Bike Up!  Saturday, June 12th 10 am

Family Bike Ride beginning at Dry Creek Brew


Youth Fishing Clinic- Saturday, June 12th- 9 am-12 pm

The North Linn Fish and Game Club and Linn County Conservation will cosponsor a youth fishing clinic near the boat rental area in Pinicon Ridge Park near Central City. All youth participants will receive prizes for participating. No pre-registration is required. Licenses are needed for those 16 and up who will fish. Cost is free.


Robins Round-Up Main Event- Saturday, June 12- 5 pm

Afternoon Celebration of Family, Friends, and Community! Kids events, Food, Live Music, and Fireworks. https://www.robinscivicclub.com/round-up-afternoon–night.html

Mindful Rock Painting- Friday, June 18, 5-7 pm- Wikiup Nature Center

This is your opportunity to tap into your creative side and to be in nature while mindfully painting rocks!  Come enjoy this rocking painting event with Jodi from Big Heart Meditation and Mindfulness.  You will leave with a beautiful creation and feel better doing so!  This is a family event tailored for younger children (ages 3-6).  We provide all the materials.  Absolutely no painting experience necessary! Register online by June 14. Cost $5/person.


Bubble Walk…Powered by Deetz- Saturday, June 19-10 am-2 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois is excited to bring to you our first-ever Bubble Walk powered by Deetz! This FREE one-mile walk will start and end at the Helen G. Nassif Center for Women’s & Children’s Health of UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital and stroll through the picturesque campus of Coe College. All at will donations and proceeds will benefit children and families who stay in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital to keep families close when they need it the most. It will be an open start – so come anytime between 10 am and 1 pm to make the walk. There will be stations throughout to entertain and motivate. Participants will receive a goodie bag upon completion as a treat for a job well done  


Kids Day with the Cedar Rapids Kernels  June 20 & 27 2:05 pm

Enjoy some baseball and cheer on the Kernels! Every Sunday kids 12 and will receive a FREE meal including a hot dog, small popcorn, 12 oz. soda or bottled water! 

Veterans Memorial Stadium 1100 Rockford Rd. SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404

Gates open an hour before the game starts

$8-$12 You can order your tickets in person at the box office, by phone or online.

Linn County Fair- June 23-27

The Linn County Fair– where our mission is to provide 4-Her’s, FFA members, and the youth of Linn County opportunities to showcase their accomplishments and talents in a safe family atmosphere! The Linn County Fair also provides cost-effective entertainment & educational activities for the guests of Linn County.


Full Moon Night Hike- June 24th, 8-9 pm- Indian Creek Nature Center

Lace up your hiking shoes and venture out at dusk to join a small group of adventurers for a guided night hike. The ICNC prairie and woodland trails will be lit by the light of the full moon, but you’ll also want to bring a flashlight or headlamp, just in case of cloud cover. Led by Director of Education Kelli Kennon-Lane, night hikers will learn a bit about the history of ICNC, get a look at some of the new trails opened in 2021, and explore some of our favorite spots on the property. Encounters with wildlife are sure to occur! Hikers should dress for the weather and wear bug spray. Children are welcome, including babies in carriers. (Strollers not recommended.) Friendly dogs on leashes are also welcome. $5/members $7/non members


The Library’s Tech to Go Van!

Find us at parks around the city all summer long – we’ll see you there!

The library is partnering with Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreations Rollin’ Recmobile to bring activities for all ages to the community this summer! Join us for books, games, food, fun, and a few surprises, too. We can’t wait to see you again!

Monday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Jacolyn Park, 198 Jacolyn Dr. NW

Tuesday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Hayes Park, 1924 D St SW

Wednesday: 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Cleveland Park, 1600 8th Ave SW

Thursday: 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Greene Square, 400 4th Ave SE

Tech to Go programs are generously sponsored by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the Giacoletto Foundation.  www.CityofCR.com/CRRecmobile

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