Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
Are You Not Entertained?
Hiawatha and the surrounding area burst with entertainment opportunities for everyone to enjoy! For starters, the City of Hiawatha offers a number of summer activities for young and old, including the popular Hiawatha Farmers’ Market (April through October) and Concerts in the Park on Fridays in August.
When your kids have energy to burn, there’s a place for them right here in Hiawatha! AirFX Trampoline Park—Iowa’s largest indoor trampoline park—and C.R.A.G. Gymnastics allow you to jump and tumble to your heart’s content. Plus, local Parks and Recreation activities can keep the whole family busy, including your four-legged friends!
Sports lovers can embrace the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball team in the summer or the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders hockey team in the winter. Mount Mercy University, Coe College, and Kirkwood Community College offer competitive sports teams, plus, the nearby Iowa Hawkeyes bring the excitement to college football, women’s and men’s basketball, wrestling, and other sports.
The Cedar Rapids metro area boasts three movie theaters, Lindale Mall, numerous retail shopping centers, and many top-rated dining options.
The region surrounding Hiawatha teems with opportunities to take in fine art or live music, theater, and dance performances. Start at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, where you can feast your eyes on Grant Wood’s workshop as well as fascinating curated exhibits.
You’ll wonder at the live and lively offerings of our area’s own Theatre Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Giving Tree Theater, Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, and Orchestra Iowa. It’s amazing to see the breadth of national acts who perform at the historic Paramount Theatre and Alliant Energy Powerhouse! Plus, many smaller venues offer live entertainment for people to enjoy as they dine or sip a beverage, such as Stillwater Coffee in Hiawatha.
A wonderful variety of attractions focus on history and culture, including the world-class National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, the African American Museum of Iowa, The History Center, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, and Brucemore Estate, a National Heritage Site. A short drive away, you can visit the Iowa Children’s Museum, the Amana Colonies, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Closer to home, the Hiawatha Library hosts educational events covering a wide array of topics.
You and your employees will love Hiawatha’s entertainment, arts, and cultural attractions.