It's the weekend before Halloween, which means TONS of spooky events are happening here in Eastern Iowa! Here are some of the fun ones going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

  • Hocus Pocus
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • October 25th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Event is free
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • October 25th from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • "There will be a costume contest and drink specials from NewBo Beer and Wine. We’ll also provide the props (included with your ticket purchase), so pull on those fishnets and bring your best voice for this great Halloween classic!"
    • 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Tickets are $20 - get yours HERE
  • Dracula
    • Theatre Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • October 25th at 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • October 26th at 7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
      • October 27th at 2:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
    • "This recent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s legendary horror story finds the immortal count and his spirited human prey in a frightful and bloody entanglement that’s full of surprises and thrills."
    • Tickets range from $12 to $27 (only two dates with tickets left) - get yours HERE
  • Fiends of Coralville Lake - Haunted Trails
    • Sugar Bottom Recreational Day Use Area in Solon/North Liberty
    • Dates/Times
      • October 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
      • October 26th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • "The WICKED WALK is designed for all ages with a kids' area. However, for the more adventuresome, walk the HAUNTED TRAIL and see if you can make it."
    • Featuring free hayrides around the grounds
    • Event is free
  • Swisher Spookfest & Scarecrow Walk
    • Downtown Swisher
    • October 25th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • "Stop by the downtown businesses for ghoulish games & candy. Vote for your favorite scarecrow on the Scarecrow Walk."
    • See a full list of events HERE
  • Spooky Family Fun & Halloween Teen Night
    • DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher
    • October 25th
      • Family Fun from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
        • "The ALA SwisherJuniors will be here @ DanceMor hosting some spooky-fun cookie decorating & activities, walking tacos, hotdogs, and refreshments!"
      • Teen Night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ages 13 to 18)
        • "It’s our FIRST Halloween TEEN NIGHT!!! DJ Big Tone will be in the house with some terrific tunes to dance and party to! Rock your most terrifying costume for our contest — winners and prizes will be chosen at 10:30 p.m.!"
  • Haunted Happenings
    • North Liberty Community Center
    • October 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • "Tunnel, mazes, carnival games and fun. Come in costume and have a fun, frightful time. Activities, snacks, drinks and candy supplied by the North Liberty Optimists and Recreation Staff. Don’t worry about a camera; photos will be taken free of charge."
    • Admission is $2
  • Wizard of Oz - Film with Orchestra Iowa
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • Dates/Times
      • October 25th at 7:30 p.m.
      • October 26th at 7:30 p.m.
    • "One of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, can now be experienced in a newly enhanced production. The timeless classic is accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. Hearing Judy Garland’s original 1939 studio recordings, backed by lush, live orchestration, will transport children and adults alike."
    • Tickets range from $18 to $59 - get yours HERE
  • Jay and Silent Bob Get Old
    • Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Event Center
    • October 25th at 8 p.m.
    • "Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob. Now you can see them live in their show, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.  This is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze and they’ll do what they do best – tell stories."
    • There will be a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot for all guests who’d like to stay after the show
    • Tickets are SOLD OUT
  • RoughRiders Hockey
    • Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
    • October 26th at 7:05 p.m.
    • KHAK Country Night - Adam Keith performs
    • vs. Green Bay
    • Tickets range from $12.75 to $25 - get yours HERE
  • Haunted Halloween Ball 5 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids
    • October 26th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Featuring live music from the Pork Tornadoes, costume contests, scary decorations, photo booths, drinks, more
    • Tickets are $25 - get yours HERE
  • 2019 Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade
    • NewBo/Czech Village District
    • October 26th at 6:30 p.m.
    • Theme is "Scary Things That Go Bump in the Night"
    • View the parade route HERE
  • Halloween Parade
    • Bettendorf, Iowa
    • October 26th at 7 p.m.
    • Theme is "Space Monsters"
    • View the parade route HERE
  • Tracy Byrd
    • First Avenue Club in Iowa City
    • October 26th at 8 p.m.
    • With special guest Boot Jack Band
    • Tickets range from $30 to $200 - get yours HERE
  • 2nd Annual Boo 'n Brew
    • Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids
    • October 26th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Featuring entertainment, food, trunk-or-treat, hayrack rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon creations, a bouncy castle, games, and more
    • Event is free
  • Halloween Hoedown
    • DanceMor Ballroom in Swisher
    • October 26th from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Live music from Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys and Lonesome Road
    • Featuring a costume contest, prizes, drink specials, and dancing
    • Tickets are $8 in advance/$10 at the door - get yours HERE
  • 5th Annual Trunk Or Treat
    • The Marion Airport
    • October 26th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Candy drop at 12:30 p.m.
    • "The kids go 'door-to-door' among different vehicles (airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire engines, etc.) that have been decorated in some kind of Halloween theme"
    • Airplane rides are $25 per person and airplane rides with a pumpkin drop are $30 per person
  • Riverside Fall Derby
    • Hall Park in Riverside
    • October 26th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • "Powerwheels for the kiddos - remember to decorate your rides and wear your Halloween costumes!"
    • Admission is $10, pit passes are $25, and 12 and under are free
  • Halloween Party
    • Cedar Rapids Public Library
    • October 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • "Tour the Mad Scientist's lab, search for treats and watch out for crafty tricks along the way. Kids and grownups alike are encouraged to come in costume for the afternoon."
  • Champions of Magic
    • Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
    • October 27th at 6 p.m.
    • "This cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic, and daring large-scale illusions."
    • Tickets range from $34 to $74 - get yours HERE
  • Jaycees' Trunk-or-Treat Fundraiser
    • Jaycee's Center in Cedar Rapids
    • October 27th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • "Along with the trunk-or-treat offering candy and allergy-friendly treats for the kids (thanks, Hy-Vee, Dot + Dash Boutique, and GreenState Credit Union!!), our Jaycees' are excited to offer a FREE photo booth, FREE temporary tattoos, and music from Sounds by Novak. We will also host a Cookie Walk that will cost $1 to participate and everyone who participates will win a cookie, thanks to Iced Bakery."
    • Benefiting Fur Fun Rescue and S.A.I.N.T. Rescue
    • Event is free, but donations are welcome - see a list of needed pet items HERE
  • Fall Festival
    • Guthridge Park in Hiawatha
    • October 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Costume contest at 11:30 a.m.
    • Featuring treats, a trackless train, a costume contest, and more
  • Cedar Rapids Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon & 5K
    • NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
    • October 27th at 8:30 a.m.
    • Everyone receives a mug and a caramel apple/hot cider at the finish line
    • Benefiting Families Helping Families of Iowa
    • 5K is $39.99 and half marathon is $69.99
    • Registration closes on 10/24 - get signed up HERE
  • Dog-O-Ween
    • Locations
      • Theisen's at 1800 51st St NE in Cedar Rapids
      • Theisen's at 3111 16th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids
      • Theisen's at 100 Westcor Dr. in Coralville
    • October 27th at 3 p.m. - registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
    • Two categories - Dog Only and Combo (dog and a person)
    • Benefiting the Cedar Valley Humane Society and the Johnson County Humane Society
    • Entry fee is $10 per dog

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