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Halloween Haunts & Happenings in Cedar Rapids

Halloween will soon be upon us, so get in the spirit at these spooky Cedar Rapids events and activities!

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Adult Halloween Events

Wine with a Witch

Bloomsbury Farms, October 2, 2021

Are you ready for a spooky evening out on a hazy October night? You will enjoy an evening full of deliciously frightful food, wine, entertainment by Wheezy the Witch & friends, as well as VIP access to our four haunted attractions with Scream Acres - The Slaughterhouse, Haunted Cornfield, Sinister Silo 3D, & Cell Block Z! Enjoy live entertainment, a private bar, and concessions available for purchase! Find your tickets here.

Let the Right One In

Theatre Cedar Rapids, October 15-31, 2021

Enjoy a date night or a show out with friends this Halloween season in the TCR Grandon Studio! Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story adapted from the bestselling novel and award-winning film. Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenager living on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the mysterious new neighbor who has just moved in next door. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very, very long time. Purchase your tickets now. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show 

NewBo City Market, October 30, 2021

Rocky Horror comes to life once again at NewBo City Market! Join us for the singing, dancing, screaming, and an occasional thrown object. This year they are splitting up the event into two screenings– 6:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.– and offering two seating options: general admission and reserved table packages. Purchase tickets here, or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Iowa Pop Series: Ghostbusters in Concert 

Paramount Theatre, October 30, 2021

Kick off your Halloween weekend festivities with everyone’s favorite ghost movie Ghostbusters! starring Bill Murray, Harold Raims, Dan Aykroyd, Winston Zeddemore and Sigourney Weaver, this spooky comedy about three parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City is a cultural phenomenon. Accompanied by a full live orchestra, audiences will leave knowing exactly who to call! Learn more here.

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Haunted Attractions

Scream Acres

Bloomsbury Farm, Fridays & Saturdays in October 2021

With over 75 creepers, clowns, and zombies - and FOUR haunted attractions, Scream Acres Scream Park offers an all-inclusive haunted house experience for all ages. The question is, can you make it through?

Circle of Ash Haunted House

Linn County Fairgrounds, Weekends in October 2021

Circle of Ash rises again! Mixing elements of indoor & outdoor style haunted attractions, Circle of Ash delivers the best of both worlds. All new areas of total darkness await and beautiful, scary sets for monsters to hitde. Are you brave enough to go first?

Haunted Garage

Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, 2021

A frightening haunted house put on in the Stoney Point area of Cedar Rapids. The Haunted Garage uses creepy visuals and sounds, creating a foreboding and tense atmosphere, and rattles your nerves with genuine scares. Admission is free, but canned food donations are encouraged! 

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Family-Friendly Fall & Halloween Events

Frightening Fridays

NewBo City Market, Fridays October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2021

Join us in the Market Yard every Friday night in October for a spooky Halloween movie! Enjoy the brisk fall air at these free and family-friendly events. Movies begin at sunset, remember to bring something to sit on! Watch Scooby-Doo (Oct. 1), Goosbumps (Oct. 8), The Addams Family (Oct. 15), Halloweentown (Oct. 22) and Hocus Pocus (Oct. 29). View the rules and regulations, as well as costume contest guielies, here.  

Wickiup Fall Fest

Wickiup Hill - Saturday, October 16, 2021

Join us for the 10th Annual Wickiup Fall Fest. Kick off the fall season and enjoy a morning of family fun. Come out and experience our friendly trick or treat hike through the woods, pumpkin bowling, straw scramble, creepy critters, and more! Aimed at ages 3-10, but younger and older siblings welcome. Costumes encouraged! Cost $3/child. Also check out Owl-O-Ween - October 19, 2021. Scary? Not really! Owls are amazing and interesting. Enter the night time world of the trails at Wickiup. Participants will learn a bit more about these nocturnal creatures before we wander down the trails to attempt to call one in to visit with us. Costumes encouraged!

Safe Halloween for Kids

Ushers Ferry Historic Village - Sunday, October 24, 2021

Enjoy the annual Halloween event back at the village with COVID-safe "drive-through" trick-or-treating! Cost: $5/car. Advance Registration is required. To register, visit www.crrec.org or call 319-286-5566. Event Entrance & Vehicle line up will be at Seminole Valley Park. Vehicle Exit route through the Ushers Ferry main gate.


NewBo City Market - Thursday, October 28, 2021

An event for families to dress up their pets and bring to a trick or treat style hangout with a ton of local dog vendors from the Cedar Rapids Area. We can't wait to see you and your favorite pup at our Dog-O-Ween, presented by the free deetz app (deetzapp.com) at Newbo City Market in the Market Yard! Join us to Trick Or Treat with your furry friend and enjoy a free beer, awesome vendors, costume competition, activities, & more! Proceeds will go to a local animal organization.

Boo 'n Brew 

Lindale Mall - Friday, October 29, 2021

Join us for some skele-fun at our annual Boo 'n Brew event! Visit us on Friday, October 29th from 5-8pm at Lindale Mall for some fangtastic entertainment, food, boos and so much more! Learn more about the event on their website

Halloween Fashion Show

Uptown Marion - Friday, October 29, 2021

The City of Marion will host its first-ever Halloween Fashion Show at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in the Uptown Artway. Children of all ages are invited to show off their Halloween costumes two days early and collect candy and treats. Each look will be announced as kids walk across the stage, and families can show off a group costume if their look includes more than one person. Registration is required to participate, but all princesses, superheroes, ghosts and goblins are welcome to stop by the free event to grab some candy and enjoy the show.

Halloween on the Farm

Bass Farms - Saturday, October 30, 2021 

Join us for our last Fall Festival Weekend at Bass Family Farms. It's Halloween on Sunday so let's go all out - Wear your costumes and have some fun! Open 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Bring your family to pick out your pumpkins, shop our country store, and have some family fun!

AirFX Halloween Costume Party

AirFX - Saturday, October 30, 2021

Get ready for the ultimate Halloween Costume Party at AirFX! Come dressed to kill and win prizes in the costume contest. Bounce to spooky Halloween tunes played by our own DJ. There will be games, prizes, and contests throughout the 3 hour event. The Basic Pass includes access to the trampolines and ninja warrior courses. The All Access pass includes all of this plus 30 minutes in the Climber Zone. Basic Pass: $14.99 All Access Pass: $19.99 member discounts apply to this event Space is limited. Preorder tickets today to reserve your spot!

Halloween Spooktacular at The Play Station

The Play Station - Saturday, October 30, 2021

Join us for a family friendly Halloween event at The Play Station Cedar Rapids. Halloween fun includes balloon twisting (1pm to 4pm), Halloween movies, cookie decorating, Halloween arts & crafts, candy and more! Kids - wear your Halloween Costume and get a FREE plau maze ticket for a future visit! Activities included in the price of regular admission. Free for all active memberships! Grip Socks are required and not included in the admission price. Grip Socks are $2.99

Cedar Rapids has lots of local farms, orchards and outdoor spaces that make it perfect for haunting Halloween evenings or fall family fun. For a full listing of fall events in the area, visit our event calendar!

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