{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids March 2nd-4th

Happy Wednesday!! Are you wondering what to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here are our Top Picks of this weekend’s family friendly activities in the Cedar Rapids area! 

Weekend Wednesday: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar RapidsFriday, March 2nd

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration |  6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Barnes & Noble on Collins Road

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author’s birthday. Free & open to the public.


Saturday, March 3rd

Super Seuss-tastic Saturday Soiree |  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Ely Public Library

Join us on March 3 to celebrate the amazing Dr. Seuss and Read Across America! Dr. Seuss would have turned 114 on March 2. We will read a Dr. Seuss story, then have Dr. Seuss party games to play and a Dr. Seuss treat. You don’t want to miss the fun!

Community Cultural Celebration and Expo |  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Public Library

The Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission team up to present the second annual Community Cultural Celebration and Expo on Saturday, March 3. Join us as we bring together organizations and groups from across the area to celebrate the diversity and culture of our community. 

Try Hockey for Free Day |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. @ Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Join us for Try Hockey For Free Day! They are offering two sessions from 12:00-1:00 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm. No hockey equipment necessary. Please bring a bike helmet and winter gloves. Please register for a session at www.tryhockeyforfree.com. For ages 4-9, free, registration required.


Sunday, March 4th

Stay Home & Read A Book Ball |  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. @ Wherever you are!

You are cordially invited to support the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual Non-event Fundraiser! Avoid the fancy gala and don your most comfy clothes. This year, we’re inviting you to curl up with a book in the comfort of your own home. Will you enjoy tea & scones, milk & cookies, wine & cheese, or beer & pizza? Pick a book and find your favorite spot: on the couch, by the fireplace, in a blanket fort, or in bed. Make donations here.

Books for Ghana Meet-Up |  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ The Donut Experiment

Kid-Powered Kindness believes kids can make the world a better place. They also believe in the power of books. AND, they believe donuts are delicious.  They’d love to invite you to join them to combine these three beliefs at a Books for Ghana Meet-Up at the new Donut Experiment in Cedar Rapids.  The Donut Experiment typically closes at 3 p.m. and is staying open two extra hours because they love kids, kindness, and books. 🙂 There will be design-your own fresh donuts for purchase–peanuts, bananas, coconut and cinnamon are all typical Ghanaian dessert flavors! They will also have their friendly Usborne consultant to help you select some books to send to the International Book Project and help fill the shelves at a rebuilt elementary and middle school library! Usborne will match 50% of sales and ship directly to the organization. Open to the public.


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Jessica is a newcomer to Cedar Rapids, and the Midwest in general. Before moving to Iowa with her husband and daughter, she lived in Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education. She left the classroom behind when her daughter was born and since transitioned into a full-time stay at home mom and hasn’t looked back since! In her spare time, you’ll find her cooking, cleaning, baking, or lazing around watching Netflix in her sweats.