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Annual Events

Spend an evening wandering the district to see local art exhibits, meet the artists & fellow art lovers. Art Walk First Thursdays is a free ongoing monthly art event created to showcase new gallery exhibits in the district by local, regional and national artists– in various visual arts and mediums. This monthly event will take place from 5:30pm -7:30pm every first Thursday in galleries located just blocks away from each other, within the district of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Art enthusiasts attending this event may walk to each gallery to see new art exhibits in these spaces. In additional to gallery openings, participating galleries may also have artist’s lectures and demos and receptions for the artists. This event strives to expose participants to various mediums of art as well as the artists who created them. These events are open to the public and free of charge. For art collectors, participating galleries will also have items available for sale. In addition, information will be made available for upcoming shows, musical events and classes/workshops in the NewBo area.

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Take the 2021 Mount Trashmore Challenge: Get in shape, have fun and check out one of Cedar Rapids’ newest destinations!

Celebrate the beauty of the view from the top with friends, while supporting a local community-building non-profit. Experience the variety of trails by walking, running or biking. Registration for the Mt. Trashmore Challenge  $35. T-shirt available after registration.

Take the 2021 Mount Trashmore Challenge: Get in shape, have fun and check out one of Cedar Rapids’ newest destinations! The Mt. Trashmore Challenge will be the goal of climbing our local treasure Mt. Trashmore 140 times—a distance equal to ascending Mount Everest! The distance will be recorded via Mt. Trashmore Challenge phone app. (more details coming soon) For each milestone you make, celebrate by enjoying the breathtaking view from the top as well as perks from local businesses.

Several routes available – walk, run or bike.

Mt. Trashmore sits at the edge of the Czech Village and New Bohemia neighborhoods. Stop by after your fitness goals for refreshing drinks, tasty dishes and local shopping – all while supporting local community development through The District Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street Program.

Thank you to our District Partners:

Linn County Solid Waste Agency

McNary Marketing and Design

US Bank

UFG Insurance

Collins Aerospace 


Deck the District

Holiday Fun in the DISTRICT Czech Village – New Bohemia

Watch for more information closer to this event on social media.