On March 17, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a statewide public health disaster emergency in response to the state's coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation includes the restriction of in-person gatherings of 10 or more people along with the temporary closing of several businesses in the arts, culture and entertainment sector.

Most of the public gatherings listed on the Hoopla calendar are canceled or postponed through the end of April. Please check with event organizers to confirm the status of events you see listed.

A virtual option has been created to post and search for those events and programs that are offering an online gathering opportunity for our Hoopla readers. Enjoy!

Shores Event Center

Shores Event Center

Shores Event Center Description

Housed in the 100 year old Shores-Mueller building, Shores Event Center opened in September 2011. This fabulously restored building provides modern amenities and historic charm, truly making it a one-of-a-kind venue in Eastern Iowa.

Timeless beauty and charm will impress and inspire your guests while modern amenities make life easier. Shores Event Center is an empty canvas for you to create an event–the way you want it. Centrally located in Cedar Rapids, just off of I-380, we offer flexible and affordable event options that can work with almost every budget.

We host weddings, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties, showers, one-of-a-kind classes/special events, and more!