June 14 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids

Building Block Extravaganza

Date: 06/26/2021
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Newbo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids , IA
104.5 KDAT
Collins Aerospace

 ***2021 UPDATE***

Events are the lifeline of the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival! We are optimistically planning programming for our 2021 Festival, but are not ready to announce the full calendar just yet.

Festival staff and Board of Directors are actively monitoring the current events climate and will have the utmost focus on safety and how we can safely provide programming that will be in line with our mission: 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.

Thank YOU for your continued support and loyalty to the Freedom Festival! While our 2021 Festival might look and feel a bit differently than what you’re used to, we can’t wait to celebrate with you in June & July! 

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The Freedom Festival is excited to bring back the new, improved and renamed building event, the Building Block Extravaganza at the Newbo Market. The event consists of several play stations and building block activities! This event is FREE !

*All building blocks are to be used on site ONLY and not removed from the event. 

This event coincides with the Freedom Festival's Parade (through Newbo/Czech Village), and IMAGINATION Square (outside on Newbo Market lawn). SO much to do in Cedar Rapids on the 4th of July weekend and all you need is a button*, thanks to the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival and their community sponsors! Thank you for supporting all these amazing events! 

Travel through the stations to build a car and race it,


build a bridge and test its strength,


show off your artistic side with building blocks to hang for display,




coloring stations, free play stations, and SO MUCH MORE!

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