The Freedom Festival offers a patriotic and nostalgic way to celebrate community on 4th of July weekend with their annual parade! This year the theme for the Parade will be "Happy Birthday, Freedom Festival!" in honor of the Festival's 35th anniversary!
To keep the birthday party going, join us on Newbo City Markets's lawn for FREE cake after the Parade!! Cake is courtesy of Hy-Vee.
As always, entries may also continue the tradition of red, white, and blue floats, vehicles, music, dancing groups, businesses and other local organizations. Also, featuring the "Freedom Festival Express" track-less train!
Don't miss this fun, unique parade with over 100 entries each year!
The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is proud to continue to highlight our newly renovated and continually growing Czech Village/Newbo District.
The good seats go fast, so make sure to get there in plenty of time.
What's better than candy, friends and music? Nothing - so you don't want miss the 2018 Freedom Festival parade!
If you are interested in participating in our parade, please click HERE. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!
Parade winners will be announced at Newbo Market lawn immediately following the Parade.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Downtown Cedar Rapids 3rd Avenue Bridge Cedar Rapids , IA
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library 1400 Inspiration Place SW Cedar Rapids , IA
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Brucemore 2160 Linden Dr SE Cedar Rapids , IA
Time: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Location: McGrath Amphitheatre 475 First Street SW Cedar Rapids , IA
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Ellis Park 2021 Ellis Blvd NW Cedar Rapids , IA