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Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids

SPEND TURKEY DAY IN CEDAR RAPIDS! WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS THANKSGIVING DELICIOUS, FUN AND STRESS-FREE.

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES

Nov. 18, 10am
Culinary Class: Thanksgiving Show Stoppers, NewBo City Market
Get ready to tie on your apron and impress your guests with these Thanksgiving show-stopping recipes. In this hands-on class student will prepare each recipe.


November 18,
Pre-Thanksgiving Comedy Show, DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Center
Be thankful for life through laughter at this comedy show.


November 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Steve Shriver’s Thanksgiving Eve Dueling Piano Party, The Olympic South side Theater
Get your tickets for the first annual Thanksgiving Event Dueling Piano Party! Snack and drinks available! Tickets available in groups, individual or standing room only.

November 22th, 6-9 p.m.
D-LEW Thanksgiving Eve Acoustic Show, Ideal Theater & Bar
Take an acoustic journey through the decades with D-LEW. From the classics of the 60's /70's to the rock and pop hits of the 80's, 90's & beyond. Stick around for Karaoke starting at 9pm.


November 23rd, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Annual Thanksgiving Day Cousin Eddie Party, Iowa Brewing Company
“Are you serious, Clark?” Yes, of course they are! Come dressed as Cousin Eddie and enjoy Eddie Breakfast Ale, an open patio (with space heaters), expanded taproom and special edition Cousin Eddie t-shirts!


November 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot 5K, Green Square Park
Join the annual tradition! Make room for your Thanksgiving feast with this 5K run through downtown Cedar Rapids. The finish line will greet you with a donut. Want make it even more fun? Find or make a Thanksgiving costume!
Link for title: https://www.tourismcedarrapids.com/events-calendar/cedar-rapids-turkey-trot-5k-2023/


November 24th, 8 – 11 p.m.
The Thankful Dead, Ideal Theater & Bar
Winterland is BACK at The Ideal Theater & Bar for The Thankful Dead: A Thanksgiving Celebration. Get your tickets for this all-ages family friendly show!
Link for title: https://www.facebook.com/events/6632433386847609

 

THANKSGIVING DAY MEALS:

Nov. 23rd, 10am-2pm
Thanksgiving Buffet for a Cause, Chrome Horse Saloon
Enjoy a down-home classic Thanksgiving Day feast with live music from JulieJules & Guitar Dave. A portion of proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Corridor.
Link for title: https://www.facebook.com/events/705984581433190

Nov. 23rd, 10 am
Thanksgiving Buffet, 16th Avenue Grill
The annual 16th Avenue Grill Thanksgiving Buffet is back. Make your reservations for this local tradition.
Link for title: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926727731035160

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For even more fun things to do on Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids, check out our fall activities blog.

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