June 17 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids


The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival staff works year-round planning and preparing for our signature Celebrating America in the Heartland Freedom Festival each June and July.

Woman and child playing with ballons


Phone: 319-365-8313

Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
*by appointment only

Extended hours during peak season.

  • Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
  • 609 1st Avenue SW
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52405


Carissa Johnson

Carissa Johnson
Executive Director

Karol Shepherd

Karol Shepherd
Events & Marketing Director

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.