Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities

Halloween is coming soon!! Looking for Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times or other fun Halloween activities? We’ve got you covered! Read on for all the details!!

*Be sure to click on the event names to go to each event’s website for more info and COVID-19 guidelines!

Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times and Halloween Activities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published safety guidelines for the upcoming holidays. Read along and follow the guidelines as necessary to make this a safe Halloween for all!

General Guidelines:

  • Follow state, local, territorial or tribal health and safety laws
  • Consider community levels, location, duration, attendance, travel, and behaviors of attendees
  • People who have COVID-19, have been exposed or have symptoms, and/or are at increased risk of severe illness, should not attend any in-person festivities.
  • Masks should be two or more layers of breathable fabric that cover the mouth and nose. Costume masks are not a substitute unless they meet these requirements. Avoid wearing costume masks over cloth masks to prevent breathing obstruction.
  • Keep 6-foot separation from other groups or individuals. If screaming will happen, such as in haunted attractions, social distance should be greater. The greater the distance, the lower the risk.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer before prepping or touching items (treat bags, apples, or pumpkins at orchards, etc)
  • Limit contact with shared surfaces
  • Avoid pot-luck style gatherings and instead opt for single-use/individual options.
  • If hosting a gathering, consider keeping an attendee list for contact tracing if necessary.

Cedar Rapids Area Pumpkin Patches

If you haven’t already picked a great pumpkin to decorate or carve, be sure to check out our Guide to Cedar Rapids Area Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards. Many have events going on through October 31st! Also, check out our guide to Family Friendly Events in October for even more fun!

Cedar Rapids Halloween Activities & Events

Frightening Fridays

Fridays in October starting at sunset @ NewBo City Market

There will be a spooky Halloween movie playing every Friday this month! Be sure to bring something to sit on!:

  • Oct. 22nd- Halloweentown
  • Oct 29th- Hocus Pocus


Sundays in October from 11am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm @ Prairie Patch Farm

Come dressed in your costumes to see your favorite Llamas transformed into Wizard of Oz characters and do a self guided spooky trek on Poppy Lane Trail. This is a ticketed family friendly public event with 1.5 hours at the Farm. Photos with Llamas in and around the barn and option to take a self guided spooky trail walk (please note llamas will not be hiking on trails this year)
Tickets go on sale October 6th at Noon!
General Admission $15
Kids 10 and under are $12
Kids 2 and under are Free

Halloween Boo! Camp 

October 22nd, 5pm-9pm @ Lowe Park

Ghosts, goblins, goodies and games! This is a night for the kids as we celebrate all things Halloween. Drop your kids off and let the Marion Recreation staff lead them through a night of spooky games, crafts, snacks and more. Limited number of spots available. For children in grades K-5th. $35 per child, registration required. Being a blanket or towel for the movie (if time allows).

Drive Thru Trunk-OR-Treat

October 23rd, begins at 5pm @ Central Church of Christ

Central Church of Christ will be hosting a trunk or treat in our parking lot. This is a safe environment for families to enjoy and all are welcome to attend. Event will end when the candy is gone.

Good Shepherd Trunk or Treat

October 23rd 3pm-5pm @Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Enjoy a fun way to trick-or-treat with the kids! 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 photos, crafts, games and plenty of fun. Thanks to our large indoor space at our Cedar Rapids campus, Trunk or Treat takes place rain or shine.

3rd Annual Solon Trunk or Treat

October 23rd, 4pm-6pm @ Solon Rec and Nature area parking lot

Calling all ghosts and goblins!! Join us for our 3rd year of trunk or treat fun at Solon Rec and nature area parking lot. All ages welcome.  If you would like to host a trunk please email McKenzie at [email protected]

Safe Halloween for Kids

October 24th, time dependent on one hour slot you register for, @Ushers Ferry Village

*Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, this year’s event will be a drive-through, similar to last year. Advance registration is required.*

Put on a costume, jump in the car, and drive over to Ushers Ferry for this event with safety precautions in place. Line up to trick-or-treat in your car at your assigned time for check in (registration receipt required) at Seminole Valley Park, Fords Crossing Road, then parade (slowly and carefully) through Ushers Ferry Village where the event staff, sponsors, and volunteers will hand out treats. Assigned one-hour time slots are available from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Advance online registration is required. The fee is only $5.00 per car. For questions or comments please contact Ushers Ferry at 319-286-5763.

Sensitive Trick or Treat

October 24th, 6:30-7:30pm @ Lindale Mall

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!


October 28th from 5pm- 7:30pm @ Wanatee Park

This is a fun event for all! Children of all ages are welcome to come trick-or-treat from local vendors while moms and parents shop! Create Halloween inspired crafts and learn from local businesses! Eat, drink, and enjoy some “Spooktacular” surprises. Children are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. There will be an opportunity to get professional pictures of your kiddos in their costumes! $6 per person over the age of 2. The professional costume photos will be $30.

Edible Halloween Treats

October 29th, 3:15pm-4pm @ Hiawatha Public Library

What is better than a spooky craft? A spooky craft that you can eat! Join Alicia to make Graveyard Pudding Cups, Ghost Lollipops, and a Witch Hat Treat. This program is for kids ages 3 – 12.

Boo ‘N’ Brew

October 29th, 5pm-8pm @ Lindale Mall

There will be a fun Trunk-or-Treat event that will be full of lots of candy for those attending.  Other activities include hayrack rides, face painting, a stilt walker, selfie stations, yard games, and live music. There will also be drink specials running with Boulder Tap House. Registration is recommended.

Teal Trunk-Or-Treat

October 29th, 4:30pm-5:30 pm @ Hiawatha City Hall

Strictly TEAL Trunk or Treat is an event for children with food allergies or special diets to trick or treat in a safe environment! Only trinkets will be handed out – no candy allowed!

Pumpkin Float

October 29th, 6pm-8pm @ Ely City Park

The City Park pond will come aglow with floating pumpkins! There will also be fire pits to roast marshmallows, along with spooky music. Ely Parks and Recreation will be selling $1 s’more kits, hot chocolate, hot dogs, and other beverages during the event. Bring snacks and something to sit on!

Trunk or Treat

October 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. @ El Kahir Shrine

The El Kahir Shrine Auxiliary is hosting Trunk or Treat at the El Kahir Shrine Center on Friday, Oct 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Halloween Storytime

October 30th, 10:30am-11:15am @ Hiawatha Public Library

Let’s start a Halloween celebration a day early with stories, songs, and in-house trick-or-treating! Wear your costume! Young kids and their caregivers are welcome to attend.

Halloween Party Kit

October 30, pick up between 9am-5pm @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

Family fun for everyone! Have fun making the box into a monster with your family, play Halloween Bingo and enjoy all the treats inside. Tag the library on social media and share a picture of your monster creation. Pick up your Halloween kit at the Downtown or Ladd Library. One kit per family, please.

Halloween on the Farm

October 30th and 31st, 10 am-6pm @ Bass Family Farms

Join us for our last Fall Festival Weekend at Bass Farms! It’s Halloween so let’s go all out, wear your costumes and celebrate!!! Open 10-6 Saturday and Sunday!! Bring your family to pick out your pumpkins, shop our country store, and have some family fun! Activities include slingshots, newly redone 18 hole mini-golf, GIANT tic tac toe and checkerboard tables, photo ops, teeter-totters, LIFE size connect four, GIANT Jenga, music wall, candy corn bag toss, pumpkin slide, pumpkin bowling, and much much more! * Please note we are taking extra precautions due to COVID-19. All guests are highly encouraged to wear face masks per the CDC guidelines. By visiting Bass Farms, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Admission $8 per person (2 and under are free).

Trick or Treat Toddler Time

October 31st from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. @ SkyZone

Join us for Trick or Treat Toddler Time! Costume Contest with your Favorite Characters! This Toddler Time Event is for Ages 6 & Under. We’re excited to see you! Cost: $14.99 for One Parent & One Child; $4.99 for each additional parent; $3.49 Sky Socks are required.

Cedar Rapids Area Trick or Treat Times

*All hours are for Sunday, October 31st. Many local cities don’t have set times for trick-or-treating. Tips: head out at dusk and make sure to only go to houses with a porch light on!! Additional COVID-19 guidelines: wear masks, keep social distance, wash hands or use hand sanitizer often, stay home if sick. *Has not been confirmed by city

*Alburnett: 5 to 7 p.m.

*Bertram: Dusk. No set hours

Cedar Rapids: Dusk

*Center Point: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

*Central City: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

*Coggon: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

*Fairfax: Dusk

*Hiawatha: Dusk

Marion: No set time, but should conclude by 8:00 pm

*Lisbon: Dusk

*Mt. Vernon: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

*Shueyville: Dusk

Solon: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Springville: No set hours, but usually 5:00-8:00pm

Swisher: Dusk, up to residents’ discretion

Urbana: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Walford: Dusk

Do you know of more Cedar Rapids area trick or treat times or Halloween events we should know about? Comment and let us know!

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Courtney likes to describe herself as a lover of lists and post-its, all things nerdy, and as an all-around pretty awesome person. She lives in Marion with her husband, Jon, their two sons, and their two crazy cats. Both of her boys are rainbow babies, with Everett arriving in December 2013, and Hendrix in March 2016. Courtney is a Penn State graduate, and currently works as a team lead for a state agency. Aside from attempting to be successful at this parenting thing, she likes to go on adventures with her family that includes trying out all the local parks and ice cream stops. Courtney also likes to binge watch Netflix, attempt all things from Pinterest, and can be occasionally be found on her couch doing both


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