Community Events

India Republic Day Celebration - 2020

Dear Friends,

FOICR Executive Committee is pleased to invite you to attend our Annual Republic Day of India celebrations on Sunday, the 26th from 4:00 PM. 

Program details are as follows:

Social Hour & Snacks : 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Cultural Programs : 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Dinner: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Please utilize this occasion as an opportunity to renew your membership or become new members and support FOICR organization grow bigger and to serve the community better. Membership details can be found at

We highly encourage you to become Gold member this year. If for some reason you choose not to become a member or renew your membership on that day then we kindly request you to pay $10/person to defray the facility rent and other expenses. Please remember to bring your check books or cash.

Note: There is a no increase in either the membership or the Bal Vikas fee for 2020

Please join us and make the event a grand success. We look forward to seeing you all there.

FOICR Executive Committee

Friends of India Association, Cedar Rapids, IA


Past Events


We welcome you and your family to the Fall Festival 2019, a colorful and bright evening with Fun & Celebration.

Join us for sumptuous dinner of Indian Cuisine and enjoy variety of programs including dance, music, skit and much more!!   

  • 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM – Social & Snacks
  • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Programs
  • 7:30 PM – Dinner


Wilson Middle School

2301 J St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Ticket prices:

Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :  Until 10/30/19 (Wednesday):

  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Adults  $12
  • Family/Individual/Life Members - Kids ages 5 - 15: $8
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $15

Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members : From 10/31/2019:

  • Family/Individual/Life Members (Adults & kids): $15
  • Non-FOICR-Members (adults & kids): $20

There is no fee for Kids under 5 years of age.

Please RSVP and purchase the tickets by 10/30/2019 to help us plan the event better. 


Dear Friends,

       FOICR is pleased to invite you all to attend India's Independence Day Celebrations.

Please join us in our FUNtastic picnic outdoor gathering and take part in the fun activities for all ages. 

When: Saturday, Aug 17th, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:  Valley View pavillion, Seminole Valley Road, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

Flag Hoisting: 12:00 PM

Followed by Lunch from 12:30 PM

If you or your kids want to say few words about Independence day and its history, please send your name in an email to

Ticket prices:

 Admission is free for Gold members (RSVP is required).

 Ticket Prices for non-Gold Members :   

 Family/Individual/Life Members   - $5 each
 Non-FOICR-Members : $10 each

There is no fee for Kids under 10 years of age.

See you all at Seminole Valley Park for India's Independence Day Celebrations!!!

Evite Link:


FOICR along with Corridor Cricket League invites you to attend our :- 

11th Annual FOICR Cricket Tournament 2019


Women Cricket Tournament 2019

What: Hard Tennis ball Cricket Tournament

When: June 22nd Sat, June 23rd Sun,  June 29th Sat, June 30th Sun


What: Women Cricket Tournament

When: June 29th Sat. 11:00 AM

Where: Seminole Valley Park, Cedar Rapids

Fees : 10$ per player entry. (Register by sending email to Parvath Reddy at: 

Deadline to Register : June 15th 2019.

Schedule will be published on June 17th.

If you are an individual and do not have a team but you are interested in playing then email we will try to put you into a team. 


  • Hard Tennis Ball will be used for the tournament.
  • 10$ per individual player need to be paid before playing this tournament.
  • FOICR Gold members do not have an entry fees.
  • No LBWs. No Free hits.
  • 12 overs per innings. 3 overs maximum per bowler.
  • All the teams are expected to be at the ground 20 minutes prior to the match time. There is every chance that the previous match will end early in such case the next match may starts early.
  • As a penalty, team arriving late may have overs reduced from their batting innings.
  • Balls will be provided. Ground will be set up with Boundaries and Stumps. Kindly arrange bats for your team.
  • The trophies in the picture are rolling trophies and will need to be handed back to the organizers by 1st June 2020.
  • Man of the match, Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Best Fielder & Man of the Series will be awarded with individual trophies. 
  • Finals team members will be presented with individual medals.
  • In case of any dispute the decision of the FOICR EC will be final.
Lets roll the Cricket season :)



2016 Eastern Iowa Kannada Koota Ugadi Celebrations:
Please join us to celebrate "Ugadi Habba" this year on April 23rd from 11:30 AM to 4PM at Community Of Christ on Blairsferry Road in Cedar Rapids for a fun filled day with entertaining cultural programs and sumptuous homemade Karnataka food.

Please send an e-mail to for receiving evite for kannada/karnataka related events, Perform in the events, or  volunteer / coordinate events - Eastern Iowa Kannada Koota

Iowa Hindu Temple Events
Temple Address:
1700 Naoma Drive SW, Cedar Rapids , IA, 52404 
P.O.BOX 10573 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52410
Email: econtact@iowahindutemple dot org
Phone: (319)-396-3196
For Temple Hours and Events, please visit temple website at: Iowa Hindu Temple

Tamil New Year:
Come and join us every year for " Tamizh Puthandu" Celebration in April and enjoy the cultural programs by kids and Adults, games with a traditional south Indian food served in banana leaf .

Please do send email to or for receiving Evite for next event, Perform in the event, and volunteer / coordinate event - CR Tamizh Kuzhu

Telugu Ugadi:
Please join us to celebrate "Ugadi Sambaralu" every year during March timeframe for a fun filled evening with entertaining cultural programs, games and sumptuous homemade Andhra food.

Please send an e-mail to for: Receiving Evite for next event, Perform in the event, and volunteer / coordinate event - Cedar Rapids Teluguvaru

Indian Christmas Celebration:
Please join us every year in December to participate in "Indian Christmas Celebration". The activities include Ice-breaker games, Songs, Skit, Christ-Centered Christmas Message followed by Dinner.

For more details, please send an email to: or

Please send FOICR if you want to add your event information.