Presenting Sponsor

2023 is the 12th consecutive year of Presenting Sponsorship by Hy-Vee, Inc.! As presenting sponsor of the Freedom Festival, Hy-Vee is dedicated to their mission of supporting the communities that they work, live, and play! Not only can you purchase a Freedom Festival button exclusively at 16 Cedar Rapids/Marion Hy-Vee locations, you can see them at a number of our events like Balloon Glow, DockDogs, Pancake Breakfast, and the Celebration of Freedom Fireworks in downtown Cedar Rapids! THANK YOU Hy-Vee!!

Safety Sponsor

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival places safety at the top of our list when it comes to community events! We want to be sure that everyone that attends our events–large and small–are safe to enjoy the time creating memories! Once again in 2023, we are thankful for Mid-American Energy and UFG Insurance to step up as Presenting Safety Sponsors! Thank You Mid-American Energy & UFG Insurance!!

Official Sponsors - $5,000 and above

The Freedom Festival is a privately and publicly funded 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is able to provide all of the events leading up to and including the 4th of July at an affordable price thanks to the very generous support of local businesses, organizations, and individual donors. Please take a minute to THANK each of our Official Sponsors (companies that provide financial and/or in-kind support of $5,000 or more annually). Each dollar raised goes towards making sure our events continue to be low or no-cost for the community! THANK YOU!

Festival Partners ($2,000 and above)

Festival Partners are essential and at the heart of the vitality of our Freedom Festival organization. Each one of these businesses have a strong belief in our community and its workforce and families. Because of them, we are able to stand by 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. Please patron these organizations and tell them thanks for being a strong community supporter!

Media Sponsors

Supplying Freedom Festival patrons with information about events and other developments at the Festival is a major necessity. Our Media Sponsors are invaluable in helping get the word out. We sincerely appreciate their support – and hope you’ll join us at every opportunity to say “Thank You” for their community support.

Friends of the Festival (up to $1,000)

As any non-profit knows, events are expensive to produce. And EVERY dollar counts!! We are blessed to have the support of our Friends of the Festival each year! Consider becoming an annual “friend” today! For $1,000 you will receive recognition here, Freedom Festival button(s), mention in the Event Guide, and first look at the 2023 Calendar of Events! For more information, email!

Individual Community Donors (up to $750)

The Freedom Festival started nearly 40 years ago with one event–the Celebration of Freedom Fireworks! That year, we put large buckets by the exit asking for donations to help pay for the fireworks, in hopes that we’d have enough to pay for the fireworks that year and then, put some money away for the next year’s show. The community stepped up then, and continues to support our non-profit to this day. Every dollar helps to make our festival a success! Help say THANK YOU to the following individual donors in 2023 (gifting any amount up to $750)

– Michelle Amigon
– Kala Bontrager
– Vicky Bowers
– Michelle Bruner
– Scott Brunscheen
– Colleen Cassill
– Peggy Cobb
– Sharon Colton
– Kellee Cortez
– Peggy Cross
– Daniel Deal
– Darrin DeReus
– April DeReus
– Debbie Drake
– Tara Dumolien

– Timothy Fontana
– Cheri Frame
– Josh Frank
– Kathy Gourley
– Jean Hahn
– Jennifer Hansen
– Kelly Healy
– Julie Hein
– Jeri Henderson
– Diane Jennings
– Christina Jensen
– Jay Johnson
– Becky Kelsey
– Jolene Koranda
– Laurie Lindeman

– Mary Lukes
– Pam Mann
– Terri Martin
– Eileen McDermott
– Joey Meineke
– Rosemary Michel
– Sherri Oelberg
– Catherine Osborne
– Betty Rover
– Kim Russom
– James Sanders
– David Schick

– Andy Schriner
– Kelly Schriner
– Bambi Slagle
– Gina Snyder
– Libby Taylor
– Jeff Textor
– Bev Timko
– Jeanne Vogt
– Ed Williams
– Stephanie & Dustin Wunder
– Marvin Yorgensen

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