The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is proud to continue the tradition of this iconic event! Watch the sun go down on Brucemore's historic lawn, listening to the tunes and enjoying time with friends and family. The balloons will enter just before dusk on trailers, the balloonists will then raise them up to glow - balloons do not take off at this event. The purpose is to enjoy the "glow" and, once it is safe, the caution tape is removed and patrons are able to get up close and personal with these amazing balloons and the balloonists as well!
Things to know:
Softsided coolers ONLY - No pets and no fireworks (including sparklers)
Brucemore is a historic site - please treat the property with respect at all times.
Brucemore is a hilly property, shuttles will take you to the entrances, but there is a lot of walking in hilly terrain - please be prepared to walk as we are not able to safely transport people on golf carts due to the influx of patrons. Also due to this, we are unable to make the space condusive to those who require additional accomodations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Food is available for purchase by several local food vendors. Plus, back by popular demand... Cedar Ridge Winery will be on site, with their signature local Iowa wine.
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