{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids January 19th-21st

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, January 19th

Friday Flicks: My Little Pony the Movie |  3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. @ Hiawatha Public Library

Come join Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity as they embark an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. Rated PG. Movie is 99 minutes long. Free & open to the public.

The Pointe Dance Company Preview Show |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Linn-Mar High School

The Pointe is thrilled to debut their 2018 competitive season! This informal preview show will help continue to prepare for their competition season that begins in March. All competition routines will perform at the preview show. Tickets are on sale online now – available for $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Purchase tickets here.


Saturday, January 20th

Mid Winter Renaissance Faire |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Downtown Library

Everyone is welcome to attend the only indoor Renaissance Faire in Iowa. Watch live sword fights, have an audience with the king and queen, interact with tradespeople as they demonstrate their talents. Marvel at the majesty of it all! We’ll have live Renaissance music, jugglers, Shakespearean performances, children’s crafts, and pirates! Tradesmen and women will weave, spin, and create Renaissance arts throughout the library. Visit the Ren Faire selfie station, visit the visual timeline display, and try your hand at arts and crafts. Experience the merriment and mischief that is the Mid Winter Faire. Free & open to the public. More information on specific events during the Mid Winter Renaissance Faire on the event Facebook page.

Pop-Up Market |  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ NewBo City Market

You never know what you’ll find at our Saturday Pop-Up Markets! Farmers, artisans, specialty food products, and home-based businesses set up at the Market to provide fresh food, unique products, and a great experience! Free & open to the public.


Sunday, January 21st

Scout Day at The Play Station |  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. @ The Play Station

Take your Boy and Girl Scouts (and siblings!) to the Play Station this weekend to get some energy out while it’s cold out. Admission for Scout and family members is only $4.00! Scout must show proof at admissions counter, (photo, scout badge….etc.)


Looking Ahead… Sunday, January 28th

Butterfly Kisses 2018 |  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex

Have an adventure in Candyland at Butterfly Kisses 2018! This annual daughter-date dance will be an afternoon of fun! Included in your ticket is a light lunch, professional photos and plenty of dancing. Proceeds from this event fund all Junior League of Cedar Rapids programs, from Bridging the G.A.P. to our scholarship fund and training programs. Learn more about Junior League of Cedar Rapids here: https://www.juniorleaguecr.org. Tickets are $85 per couple until Monday, January 22nd. After, the price will be $100 per couple. Purchase tickets here. Tickets are available at the door as well.


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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.