The sun is shining later in the evenings and the weather is warming up. That can mean only one thing, Spring is nearly here. In fact, it arrives officially this Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.Iowa time! What are some other signs that the best season of the year is arriving in Cedar Rapids?

  • 1

    The Freeze is Opening

    Our favorite ice cream shops will soon be opening, if they haven't already, so get ready to pull in and grab a dilly bar, blizzard or soft-serve cone at "The Freeze" or "The Kool Moo" on a warm sunny day

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  • 2

    Robins Arriving at Brucemore

    The sights and sounds of nature's beautiful creatures of Spring can put a smile on everyone's face, and they will be back soon!

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  • 3

    Kernels Baseball

    Another surefire sign of spring in Cedar Rapids is finally hearing the crack of the bat return at Veteran's Memorial Stadium. The Kernels home opener is April 7, stay with us for chances to win tickets.

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    Tornado Drill Is Scheduled

    It's not one of the happiest signs of Spring, but it's definitely an important one. The statewide tornado drill in Iowa will be administered by the National Weather Service on March 28. Find out more here.

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    Cedar Rapids Follies Returns

    The singing and dancing troupe is planning a fantastic show this season, under the direction of Alisabeth Von Presley. Come out of hibernation this Saturday night, March 24 at the Paramount Theatre.

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