June 17 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids

Board of Directors Executive Committee

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is fortunate to have the insight and guidance of an excellent Board of Directors. Board officers and members include:

Board Officers


Jill Costigan

Toyota Financial Services

Vice President

Jeff Brunscheen

Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company


Jessica Mackey

UnityPoint Health


Emily Upah

Alliant Energy

Past President

Jonathan Lam

TE Connectivity

Board Members

Cindy Berntsen

Hy-Vee (retired)

Casey Rigdon

Howes Law Firm, P.C.

Dan Mussell

Collins Aerospace

Carrie Severson

Veridian Credit Union

Katie Jensen

United Fire Group

Jamie Schulte

Community Volunteer

Zach Loeffler

Greg's Lawn & Landscaping

Pete Durin

Terry-Durin Company

Jason Pasker

Farmers State Bank

Lia Pontarelli

Community Volunteer

Wes Carpenter

Ruan Transportation

Amanda Davis

GreenState Credit Union

Maurice Davis

Jane Boyd

Darcy Staab


Joe Winters


Steve Shriver

Eco Lips, Inc.

Sonia Bradley

Last Hope Animal Rescue


Peter Teahen

Teahen Funeral Home


Because of the continuation of social distancing and precautions taking place to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and with recommendations by both the Linn County Public Health Department and the City of Cedar Rapids Mayor, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has been CANCELLED.

To encourage the community to help support our non-profit organization, and to ensure the Festival’s longevity and ability to return in 2021, 2020 Commemorative Freedom Festival Buttons are on sale NOW at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Stores. Buttons are $5 each, and include a Hy-Vee booklet of coupons totaling over $30 in savings!

PLUS Hy-Vee has been generous to offer and honor our yearly Freedom Festival tradition of giving away a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card to FIVE lucky winners! For “Show Us Your Button” Promotion details CLICK HERE.