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Halloween Events Around Marion

Want to celebrate the holiday with the community? We've got a list of events you or you and your family can attend.


The Halloween celebration is one of my favorite childhood activities that I have refused to outgrow.

Maybe it's the ability to escape my shy tendencies that makes dressing up like someone — or something — else so darn fun.

If you share my propensity for the Oct. 31 celebration, I suggest you check out one of these community events planned for the day.

Oct. 27

Cedar Rapids Premiere Halloween Party

Best Western Plus Longbranch

Join Us for a Premiere Halloween Party. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. No Cover. DJ Bryan Lee Generation X Productions. Drink & Shot Specials all night. Join in on the Costume Contest and WIN BIG! 

2012 Cedar Rapids Halloween Bash with the Little River Band

Eastern Iowa Sports Complex 

Saturday, October 27th at the Eastern Iowa Sports Complex. Free Activities & Fun 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Concert Starts at 6:00 PM! Costume Contest at 1:00 PM! Pumpkin Patch, Bouncy House, Haunted Mini Golf, Bobbing for Apples, Face Painting, Bobbing for Apples, Prizes and Free Giveaways!

Spooktacular Kids Halloween Celebration

The Carl & Mary Koehler History Center

Graveyard Games! Crazy Crafts! Spooky Scavenger Hunt! Tantalizing Treats! Appropriate for children of all ages…non-scary costumes encouraged! (Please don't scare the little ones) Recommended donation is $3 per child. Questions? Call (319)362-1501 x 16. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 28

Annual Halloween Soup Supper Fundraiser

Marion Heritage Center

Come to our annual fundraiser for delicious homemade soups, desserts, silent auction and more! Cost is $5.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Call the Heritage Center at 447-6376 for more information or to make reservations. Runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 30

John Carpenter's "Halloween" 1978

Wehrenberg Theatre, Cedar Rapids

This fall, Compass International Pictures, Trancas International Films, and Screenvision turn back the clock to October 1978 in the sleepy town of Haddonfield, Illinois for John Carpenter’s immortal classic, Halloween. This nationwide release is the widest the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in ’78, and will be presented in a striking new HD transfer and 5.1 audio. Starts 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

Halloween Blood Drive 

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in conjunction with the Department of Correctional Services provides a mobile blood drive at the William G. Faches Center. To donate, please contact Johnette Petersen at (319) 730-1154.

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