The Freedom Festival is all about celebrating the 4th of July with fun, affordable, family-friendly events!

For 40 years now, the Freedom Festival has helped to create memories for those that work, live, play, and visit Cedar Rapids and the corridor! The Freedom Festival begins each year on Flag Day, the 14th of June, and continues the three weeks leading up to and including Independence Day, the 4th of July.

Utilizing many local venues, parks, vendors, businesses, and city services, the Festival adopts a “support local” approach. While the Freedom Festival receives much support from the City of Cedar Rapids, it’s a completely separate 501(c)3 non-profit entity.

In keeping with the Freedom Festival’s mission, we make it a priority that all of our programming is either low or no cost, to make sure that the entire community is able to celebrate a sense of patriotism and community, without cost being a barrier to enjoyment.

Our mission is to celebrate the quality of life in Eastern Iowa by providing safe, affordable and fun annual events that embody the spirit of patriotism and a sense of community and family.

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