Family Fun


Spring Break 2017 is March 13-17 in Cedar Falls!

The kids can’t get bored over Spring Break. There’s too much to do!

Spring Break in the Cedar Valley is March 18-22, 2019 and area attractions are ready with creative activities and entertainment for young adults and the little ones. They’ll have a spring break adventure!


Mystery X: A Prom to Die For | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, IowaMystery X: A Prom to Die For

March 15
Cedar Falls Community Center

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner theater returns! Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and the UNI Student Theatre Association’s performance of “A Prom to Die For!” will begin at 6:30 pm.

The entire event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.  

Craft camps will be available at the Hearst Center for the Arts over spring break | Cedar Falls, IowaSpring Break Camps

March 18-22
Hearst Center for the Arts

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids ages 5-8 (Rownd Classroom) and ages 9-12 (McElroy Classroom) will try new mediums and make projects to take home! Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon (students will need to bring a sack lunch).

$30/child for a day or $140/child for the week. Registration is required.

UNI's WRC will hold Panther Camp over spring break | Cedar Falls, IowaWRC Panther Camp

March 18-22
UNI’s Wellness/Recreation Center

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids ages 6-12 will participate in swimming, rock climbing, a variety of sports/activities, crafts, and organized games.

$165/child for the week. Space is limited and registration is required. Kids can also attend a single day for $33/child.


Explore the new exhibit at the Cedar Falls Victorian Home  | Cedar Falls, IowaParks and Recreation

March 18-22
Cedar Falls Historical Society
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Visit the new exhibit, “Parks and Recreation: Cedar Falls at Play” and read books in the reading loft of the Kids' Corner. Kids can complete a scavenger hunt as they explore the Victorian Home, and see the William Lenoir 0 Scale train layout.

Admission is free for all ages! 

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, Iowa3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

March 18
Cedar Falls Recreation Center

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Youth basketball tournaments return for spring break! Available divisions are 2nd grade and under through 8th grade. All teams are coed with a four person maximum on teams.

$30/team. Registration is required by March 16.

Fun in the Sun Activities | Spring Break 2019  | Cedar Falls, IowaFun in the Sun

March 19
Cedar Falls Public Library
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Got a case of cabin fever? Drop in at the youth department of the Cedar Falls Public Library  between 1:00 and 3:00 pm for summer themed activities!

Activities are free and reservations are not required. 

Matinee Magic |  Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, IowaMatinee Magic

March 20
Cedar Falls Public Library

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

It’s movie time at the library!

How to Train Your Dragon and How To Train Your Dragon 2 will be shown back to back. Popcorn and beverages provided.

Movies are free to attend and registration is not required. 

FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, IowaFIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional

March 21-23
McLeod Center and UNI-Dome

High school teams design, build and program robots to play and compete in a themed game. This year’s them is Deep Space.

During each match, you’ll see two alliances of three robots face off against each other.

Saturday, March 23, is the perfect day for families to attend with concessions available in the afternoon, pit tours available, and final matches starting at 1:30 pm. 

Free and open to the public.

Storytime at the Library | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, IowaStorytime at the Library

Cedar Falls Public Library

Monday at 10:30 am
Baby Storytime for newborns to 23-month-olds

Tuesday & Saturday at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime for 3 to 5-year-olds

Wednesday & Friday at 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime for 2 to 3-year-olds

Crafting and Scavenger Hunt |  Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, IowaCrafting and Scavenger Hunt

Cedar Falls Public Library

Throughout spring break, the kids can enjoy crafts and a scavenger hunt in the youth department.

FIRST Robotics Competition Iowa Regional | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, Iowa

Storytime at the Library | Spring Break 2019 | Cedar Falls, Iowa

STAY TUNED! More Spring Break events will be released to this page as soon as they become available! 

PLEASE NOTE: When attending an event at the Cedar Falls Public Library, children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Parents, the kids aren’t the only ones who can enjoy Spring Break! Explore the trails, discover your creative side or enjoy a quiet morning with a friend at a local coffee shop. To discover spring break activities taking place in Waterloo, please visit the World’s Greatest Spring Break. There’s a lot going on in the Cedar Valley! 

Need more ideas? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road and visit with staff and pick up a few brochures or contact us at 800-845-1955 (319-268-4266).