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Thanksgiving in Cedar Rapids

Spending turkey day in Cedar Rapids? Discover how to make this Thanksgiving weekend delicious, fun, and stress-free.

Thanksgiving Events

2022 Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot

  • Run or walk the Cedar Rapids Turkey Trot 5K on November 24th before throwing that turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving morning! Sign up now at IowaRuns.com to be sure you can snag a famous Donutland donut at the finish line! Don't want to fight the crowds? No problem! Sign-up to run virtually on your own course and submit your results online. 

Annual Thanksgiving Day Cousin Eddie Party

  • ​Yeah, we are serious! It's that time of year for the Iowa Brewing Company's Annual Thanksgiving Day Cousin Eddie Party. Doors will open at 7:00AM and stay open until noon. Learn more. 

Dining Out for Thanksgiving 

Need Pie?

  • Order at least five days in advance from Kathy's Pies with convenient pickup hours. Call 319-362-5216. If you're in Marion, try grabing your pie from Frydae! Call 319-200-4550 to order. 

Chrome Horse Saloon

  • Chrome Horse is offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club! Enjoy sliced turkey, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, a variety of pies and more from 10:00am - 2:00pm November 24th. 

Granite City Food & Brewery

350 First 

  • Join us for Thanksgiving at 350 First on Thursday, November 24! We will be open our regular hours and would love to spend the holiday with you. Our full menu will be available along with a special Thanksgiving dinner menu! Reservations are not required but recommended.

16th Avenue Grill

  • Back by popular demand, 16th Avenue Grill will be featuring aTraditional Thanksgiving Buffet. Call for reservations as soon as possible at 319-261-1249.

Take & Bake Meals

Allens Orchard

  • Pre-order your items in time for the holidays, and make sure your table includes something delicious from Allen's! Pies, donuts, turnovers and more availible. 

Bistro 3 Nineteen

  • Bistro 3 Nineteen is offering Thanksgiving take and bake for occasions of all sizes. Breakfast, dinner and dessert options availible. Order online at their website for pick up on the 22nd and 23rd.  

Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery

  • Get your Thanksgiving goodies from Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery! Call them at 319-409-6905 or stop into the shop to place your order. All orders require payment at time of ordering. Order must be received by noon on Saturday November 19th. Order pickups are available on Wednesday November 23rd between 7am - 6pm.

Goldfinch Tap & Eatery

  • Gobble up a delicious meal and enjoy time with your family this year! Call or message Goldfinch Tap + Eatery to preorder your Thanksgiving Fresh Take & Bake Feast!

The Hotel at Kirkwood

  • The holiday season will be here before we know it and we're excited to bring back the popular Thanksgiving Take & Bake meal! Our talented team will provide you with everything you need for your Thanksgiving meal, including the turkey, favorite sides, and pie without the prep or mess.


  • Lightworks Thanksgiving take and bake menu is here! Preordering begins Thursday 11/10 and ends Sunday 11/20 at 2:00pm. Order by phone at 319-449-4046, email at thelightworksia@gmail.com or Facebook/Instagram message.

LP Street Food

  • Thanksgiving is coming! Relax and let LP do most of the work for you. This take-and-bake feast will feed 6-8 people. Take the stress and mess out of the holiday season and give us a call at 319-364-4042. 


  • Sugarfire is ready to serve you this holiday season! Enjoy Thanksgiving take and bake including smoked turkey, sides and dessert. Orders due by November 20th. 

Vivians Soul Food

  • Our annual Thanksgiving Take & Bake is up and rolling. You can preorder your half or full pans of your favorite sides from our website.

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 26, 2022.

  • Uptown Marion: From 10 am – 2 pm, enjoy holiday music as you shop and dine Uptown. 
  • Shop Small & Shop Local in The District.

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

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