The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is excited to announce “Jump for Freedom,” a canine competition that thrills ALL audiences.
Jump for Freedom is a combination of Dueling Dogs and dockdogs; canine sports that build and solidify the human, animal bond.
Dockdogs is a series of competitive dog jumping events held around the world each year. Comprised of three aquatic events; big air, extreme vertical and speed retrieval, the competition provides entertainment for both human and canine.
As seen on ESPN, ABC and Outdoor Channel, Dock Dogs® has become the fastest growing sport on four legs and dockdogs is the world’s premier canine aquatic competition.
Dueling Dogs, born from dockdogs Speed Retrieve, is head to head doggie drag racing. It amps up the energy on the dock to an unprecedented level!! The winner of each heat moves on, the loser walks (kinda). It has to be seen to be believed!!
The 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival brings two days of each event to the front lawn of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library for a total of FOUR FUN FILLED DAYS!!
Your pets are invited to watch the show too!! Please make sure you keep your dog on a short leash and under your control at all times. We have water on site if needed and please be courteous: clean up after your pet. If you forget bags, just ask. At a dockdogs/Dueling Dogs event there are bags ALL around!!
NOTE: The 16th Avenue bridge will be closed during this time for construction.
On tap for today – Dueling Dogs!!
Time: First Duel Starts at 12:00 pm
Location: National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library
For Spectators: First Duel Starts at 12:00 pm, with a new duel starting every hour on the hour. The last duel will start at 6:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.
NEW THIS YEAR: Large misting fans for the spectators in the stands to help keep you cool!!
Onsite registration and practice start at 11:00 am
This event is open for all canines 6 months or older to compete, either by pre-registering through the Dock Dogs® website, www.dockdogs.com or registering onsite on a first come first serve basis.
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