2015 LiveHealthyIowa 5k and 1k Kids Run

The City of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation partnered with Live Healthy Iowa to host 1 of 14 5K races around the state of Iowa in conjunction with the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge. This partnership is a collaborative effort in a way to combat Iowa's growing obesity problem and to make strides toward the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation!

The Hiawatha Live Healthy 5K race was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. with a kids 1K following at 9:00 a.m.

Results of the race can be found using the link below:

Hiawatha Live Healthy 5K Race Results

UICCU Kids Movie Night

Held in January, March, September and November

The Hiawatha Park and Recreation Commission gives children the opportunity to see a movie for FREE! Families bring your blankets to watch the movies on the big screen in the Hiawatha Community Center. Juice and popcorn are provided. Watch Virtual Backpack and Facebook for online flyers at the elementary schools for movie titles. Scheduled for Fridays, movies begin at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by University of Iowa Community Credit Union.

Farmers Market

The Hiawatha Farmers Market season will run from April 24th through October 23rd, 2016. The operating hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information call Dave Saari at 319-393-1515 ext. 570 or visit the Farmers Market Link on the main page. It is the goal of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation to help you to expand your business. We look forward to working with you to make the Hiawatha Market our neighborhoods get together.

Shopping at a farmers market is not quite the same as shopping at a supermarket. You'll enjoy the experience more and get a lot more out of it – more than you're expecting, perhaps, – if you keep a few things in mind. You'll find the summer's best fresh fruits and vegetables, just-picket flowers, fresh from the oven breads and pastries, jams, honey and one of-a-kind arts and crafts by local artisans.

Here's your guide to the market:

Knowing how your food was grown and buying fresher, tastier, sustainably-raised food that supports your local farmers is balanced with some things you might at first see as disadvantages: it takes longer, some items might be more expensive (especially at certain times of year), and you can't always find exactly what you're looking for. But after a while you'll see that these are actually advantages, too. When you spend more time shopping, you start to know the farmers and the food better. When you pay a fair price for food, you tend to start eating in a way that is sustainable (and healthier). When you don't find what you were looking for, you may broaden your food choices and discover new food items you may not have used before. Shopping the farmers market is part of an entirely different way of looking at your food, one that allows you to become part of the process rather than simply being the end-consumer.

And another idea – develop relationships: If you visit a market regularly, you'll see the same farmers over and over. Some farmers change their planting plans in response to requests from regular customers. If you'd love to be able to find a certain item at the farmers' market, tell a farmer! You'll be much more likely to see it in his stall next year if you've developed a relationship with him this year.

Hiawatha's Farmers Market is offered on Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the 10th Avenue Parking lot of Guthridge Park. for more information call Dave Saari at 319-393-1515 ext. 570.

Download Farmer’s Market forms here.

Movies Under the Moon

Held in July and August

Location: Guthridge Park (Brown Pavillion)

Hiawatha Parks and Recreation along with the Friends of Hiawatha Parks and Recreation foundation are featuring 2 outdoor movies located in Guthridge Park. Relax and enjoy a night with family and friends. Bring your blankets, chairs, and coolers and enjoy a movie under the moon! Movies shown at dusk (8:30pm). Free Popcorn available from the Hiawatha Friends Foundation.

Hiawatha Fun Fest

Held annually in August

This family-friendly annual festival takes place on a Friday and Saturday in August and features a wide range of fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Activities include: live music, Movie Under the Moon, pancake breakfast, 5K Run, parade, inflatable's, food, fireworks, and much more! For an event schedule visit or follow us on Facebook.

Fall Festival

Held in October

Located in the Guthridge Park 10th Avenue parking lot. Join us for the last Hiawatha Farmers Market plus enjoy Trick or Treating, apple bobbing, and pumpkin decorating. Purchase your last Farmers Market goodies before they are gone! Kids costume contest to follow, sponsored by HiCREW Kiwanis.