Halloween is just around the corner and the community is gearing up for the little monsters (and cartoon characters!) that will soon invade our communities! Below is a list of the activities in Hiawatha and surrounding communities:
(Scroll down for the Trunk and Treat Events )
Bass Farms- Fall Festival
$7 (2 and under Free), 10 am - 6 pm
The Play Station-Spooky Station
Basic $12/Ultimate $16 (Adults Free), 11 am - 6 pm
Bloomsbury Farm - Fall Festival
Mon-Sat: 9 am-6 pm / Sun 11 am-5 pm
Colony Pumpkin Patch (N Liberty)
Fridays & Saturdays: 7 pm-10 pm, Flashlight Corn Maze - $7
Creepy Kid Zone & Family Costume Contest
3-5:30 p.m. @ NewBo Market
Part of the NewBo Halloween Celebration. Activities include: Face Painting, Haunted House Maze, Carnival Games, Photo Booth, Costume Parade and Freaky Family Costume Contest at 5 pm.
2019 CR New Bo Czech Village Halloween Parade
6:30 – 8 p.m. @ NewBo/Czech Village
The third NewBo/Czech Village parade is themed “Scary Things That Go Bump in the Night”
Fall Fest @ New Covenant Bible Church
2 – 3 p.m.
Fall Fest is a fun-filled family-friendly event! At New Covenant Church, 3090 N Center Point Rd, your family can enjoy games, a hayride, giant inflatables, prizes, a photo booth, costumes, interactive family activities, and of course, candy! Fall Fest is for families and kids – 5th grade and under accompanied by an adult. Kids are invited to wear costumes…. or better yet, get your whole family to dress up! A hot dog lunch is available for $3.50. Open to the public! Free! Invite some neighbors to join you for an event every kid loves!
Fall Festival @ Guthridge Park
10 am. – 1 p.m.
The Fall Festival coincides with the last Farmers Market of the year! Tricks and treats (while supplies last), Trackless train, Costume Contest and more!
11 am – 5 pm
Children’s Museum (Iowa City) - Museum Admission ($9)
Family Fall Fest
2 – 5 pm
St Paul's Lutheran Church - 915 27th St, Marion (off 8th Ave.)
Oakland Church - 3000 42nd St NE
Special Needs Trick or Treat @ Lindale Mall
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Those with special needs (and their families) are invited to attend our Special Needs Trick or Treat. Extra precautions are taken to create an environment more suitable for individuals with sensory concerns. Visit tables/stores throughout the main level of the mall to collect candy and show off your costume!
Trick or Treat @ Marion City Hall
3 – 5 p.m.
Area princesses, superheroes, ghosts and goblins are invited to include a stop at Marion City Hall in their Halloween plans. The City of Marion will host a trick-or-treat event at City Hall (1225 6th Avenue) from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Children can dress up in their Halloween costumes and collect candy and other treats from staff on both floors at Marion City Hall. They can even explore the fire engine and visit with firefighters onsite.
Cedar Rapids Trunk or Treats
Marion Airport (10 am-1 pm) P&N Flight and Charter and LuxAir Aviation are hosting their 5th annual community outreach “Trunk or Treat” event at the Marion Airport. This event allows children to come out to their local airport and experience trick or treating in a safe environment while learning about aviation. The kids go “door-to-door” among different vehicles (airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, etc.) that have been decorated in some kind of Halloween theme. Airplane RIDES: $25 per person ($30 per person with pumpkin drop). Candy drop at 12:30 and there will be plenty of candy and trinkets at the Treat Event.
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, 5400 Council St NE, 1-3 pm; Bring your children to our SPOOKTACULAR Kid’s Client Appreciation Day event! Come in your Halloween costume ready to have some fun! Vote on your favorite decorated trunk! Enjoy free popcorn and candy!
Schwenn Family Chiropractic, 5475 Dyer Ave, 2-3:30 pm; Bring your ghosts and goblins, princesses and dinosaurs to our 3rd annual Trunk-or-Treat! Join us Saturday, October 26, 2-3 pm in our parking lot for some fun! Local businesses will be handing out candy and treats, the Marion Fire Department will have a fire truck for the kids to see, and we’ll have a photo opportunity with prizes! Put on your best costume, bring your bucket and some friends, and come see us!
West Ridge Care Center, 3131 F Ave NW, 2-4 pm; West Ridge is inviting you and your family to come out and trick or treat with our residents. It is an open house setting, you are welcome to come anytime between 2 and 4 pm. We ask that trick or treaters are limited to children 10 and under. Candy donations are welcome! Please see Mell with any questions.
Salem United Methodist Church, 3715 33rd Ave SW, 4-5:30 pm; It’s our annual Trunk or Treat! Join us in our parking lot and in Fellowship Hall for a free, safe and family-friendly time of trick-or-treating, crafts, games, activities, face painting, and a balloon artist! Children will experience the fun of trick-or-treating from parked car to parked car whose trunks are opened and decorated. A fun evening for all!
Linn County Fairgrounds, 1-2:30 pm; Join us for the 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat event. For further information or to register you trunk, please visit our website.
The Jaycees Center, 225 5th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, 2-4 pm; Your Cedar Rapids Jaycees are beyond excited to host the 1st Annual Trunk-or-Treat Fundraiser on Sunday, October 27 at our Jaycees’ Center. In lieu of charging to participate in this special Halloween event, we are asking those who attend to bring a cash donation or a donation to benefit not one, but TWO local animal rescues: Fur Fun Rescue and S.A.I.N.T. Rescue (Saving Animals in Need Today)! Along with the trunk-or-treat offering candy and allergy-friendly treats for the kids, our Jaycees’ are excited to offer a FREE photo booth, FREE temporary tattoos, and music from Sounds by Novak. We will also host a Cookie Walk that will cost $1 to participate and everyone who participates will win a cookie, thanks to Iced Bakery. All proceeds from the Cookie Walk will benefit our two animal rescues.
Palo Community Center, 2-4 pm; Trunk or Treat Halloween is an event where families gather and park their cars in the parking lot of the Palo Community Center, open their trunks or back of their vehicles, decorate them and pass out candy from their trunks. This is not an event to replace trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Contest for best costume & best decorated trunk. Join us for a hayrack ride & be ready for ghoulish games and freaky fun!!!
St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1340 3rd Ave SE, 3-4 pm; We look forward to hosting our neighbors at our annual Trunk or Treat event for an afternoon of fun, food, and of course CANDY! No TRICKS here…only TREATS! You and your children can walk through our parking lot, stopping at each parked car to get candy. Join us at the 2nd Ave. parking lot on Oct. 27 from 3-4 pm for this family friendly event.
Community Savings Bank, 3414 Mt Vernon Rd SE, 3-4:30 pm; Costumes required! Children are invited to Trick-or-Treat while viewing decorated trunks in the bank parking lot.
Farmers State Bank, 8th Ave., Marion, 3:30-4:30 pm; Farmers State Bank is excited to announce their Trunk or Treat event! The staff of FSB will be joining in on the fun by decorating cars, dressing up and handing out candy. We will also be adding a small petting zoo this year! This event allows children to come out to their local bank and experience trick or treating in a safe and fun environment. All are welcome, so bring out your whole family and even the neighborhood kids! This will be held in the front parking lot of the main branch in Marion.
Western Fraternal Life; 1900 1st Ave NE; 5:15-6:30 pm. Come to our annual Trunk-or-Treat event 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.! Safe trick-or-treat experience all in one location as car trunks are decorated to delight, and goodies are given to children. In case of bad weather, the event is moved indoors to the Annex Building near the parking lot.
Wolfe Eye Clinic, 1195 Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, 5:30-7:30 pm; Join us for our 2nd Annual Trick or Treat event at Wolfe Eye Clinic in Hiawatha! This is a free fun event for all ages filled with games, prizes and trick or treating through our spooky trail! Can’t wait to see you all there!
Good News Baptist Church: 1203 3rd Ave SW, 6 pm