Halloween is right around the corner, which means lots of fun, Halloween-related events are happening here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of those, plus other fun activities going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • October 18th at 7:05 p.m.
    • vs. Omaha
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • Pianopalooza Dueling Pianos
    • Bud Light Lounge at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 18th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "Come early - this event sells out every time!"
    • Cost is $6 at the door
  • Dracula
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • October 18th at 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • October 19th at 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • October 20th at 2:30 p.m.
    • "This recent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary horror story finds the immortal count and his spirited human prey in a frightful and bloody entanglement that’s full of surprises and thrills."
    • Tickets range from $12 to $27 - get yours HERE
  • Charley Pride
    • Five Flags Center in Dubuque
    • October 18th at 7 p.m.
    • Tickets range from $46 to $86 - get yours HERE
  • Reflections: Orchestra Iowa Masterworks
    • Dates/Times
      • October 18th at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts - 7:30 p.m.
      • October 19 at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids - 7:30 p.m.
    • "Featuring Cedar Rapids native and Grammy-Award Winning composer, Michael Daugherty’s Reflections on the Mississippi, a delightful tuba concerto that will showcase Orchestra Iowa’s very own Principal Tuba Blaine Cunningham."
    • Tickets start at $16 - get yours HERE
  • Cider Sip & Shop
    • Main Street District in Cedar Rapids
    • October 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • 21+ event
    • "Enjoy FREE Cider & Apple Themed samples as you tour through the retail shops of the Main Street District. Samples will be a variety of apple-themed drinks and treats - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic in retail locations. Apple themed specials will be featured at local restaurants."
    • See the list of participating businesses HERE
    • Event is free
  • Bohemian Betty Fall Market
    • National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • October 18th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • October 19th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Admission is $3 for both days, or wear your Bohemian Betty T-shirt and get in for free - 10 and under are free
  • Monster Mash Family Night
    • Stoney Point YMCA in Cedar Rapids
    • October 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • "Come dressed as your favorite character, ghost or goblin! Activities include a Monster Dash, Costume Contest, crafts, swimming, a cakewalk and more!"
    • Event is free for YMCA members or $5 for non-members
  • Homecoming Parade
    • Downtown Iowa City
    • October 18th at 5:45 p.m.
    • "The Homecoming Parade is a time to celebrate being a Hawkeye! With fancy floats, and guests of honor riding in corvettes, to student & community organizations & University of Iowa Departments flaunting their school spirit— The Homecoming Parade is an event NO Hawkeye will want to miss!"
    • View the parade route HERE
  • 2019 Homecoming Concert: Bad Suns
    • Pentacrest in Iowa City
    • October 18th at 8 p.m.
    • "Los Angeles based Alternative Rock band, Bad Suns will be coming to the Pentacrest on Friday, October 18th for a FREE University of Iowa homecoming concert following the Homecoming parade!"
    • Concert is free and open to the public
  • Hawkeye Football
    • Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City
    • October 19th at 11 a.m.
    • vs. Purdue
    • Homecoming Game - wear throwback gear
    • Broadcast on ESPN 2
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT
  • 3rd Annual Fireside Winery Fall Craft/Vendor Show
    • Fireside Winery in Marengo
    • October 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • "Over 20 vendors to help you with all your shopping needs"
    • Admission is free
  • 8th Annual Wickiup Fall Fest
    • Wikiup Hill Outdoor Learning Area in Toddville
    • October 19th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • "Come out and experience our friendly trick or treat hike through the woods, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, creepy critters, and more! Aimed at ages 3-8, but younger and older siblings welcome. Costumes encouraged!"
    • Cost is $3 per child, registration deadline is October 17th - get registered HERE
  • Good Shepherd Trunk or Treat
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids
    • October 19th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • "Trunk-or-Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy a free afternoon of Halloween fun. No costume? No Problem! Come as you are. At Good Shepherd, we go beyond trick-or-treat candy with crafts, games and plenty of fun. Thanks to our large indoor space, Trunk-or-Treat is rain or shine."
    • Event is free
  • Safe Halloween for Kids
    • Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids
    • October 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Enjoy an old-fashioned Halloween at the village with trick-or-treating, games and costume contests. Bring your best-decorated pumpkin for the jack-o'-lantern contest."
    • Cost is $7 per trick-or-treater - register in advance HERE
  • Wag-O-Ween
    • Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City
    • October 20th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Join us for family fun! Costume contest, pumpkin decorating, balloon animals, bounce house, and adoptable cats and dogs!"
    • Tickets are $15 for adults, ages 12 and under are free - get yours HERE

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