Known as the City of Five Seasons, Cedar Rapids celebrates winter, spring, summer, fall, and a fifth season meant to enjoy life and all the other seasons. As the second largest city in the state of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is a vibrant city offering a dynamic arts and culture scene, a thriving downtown area with a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife and a growing urban living community. After experiencing a devasting flood in 2008, the Cedar Rapids community has flourished.
With more than 1.5 billon spent for revitalization the community is booming with new and renovated entertainment venues and historic neighborhoods have been renewed. The Newbohemia district is a fast growing community offering a year round farmers marketing, local shops such as Raygun - famous for t-shirts - and aplethora of local bars and restaurants.
Visit the Newbo District on any given day and you are sure to stumble upon Yoga in the court yard, outdoor concerts or a meet up of hundreds of people gathering to run, jog or cycle for some free cardio.
One of few cities to have governemnt offices located on an island! Second largest city in Iowa. Cedar Rapids is home to Mother Mosque of America which is the oldest mosque in North America.
Main Event or Festival
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, Irish District Music & Arts Festival
Paramount Theater, Green Square Park, Brucemore Mansion