June 14 - July 4, 2022
Cedar Rapids


2020 Commemorative Buttons ON SALE NOW!


Cedar Rapids, IA (5/1/20) The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival announced just last week that this year’s 2020 Festival will be canceled in light of COVID-19 safety recommendations, but you can still show your support for the Freedom Festival by purchasing a Commemorative Button for a chance to win one of FIVE $100 Hy-Vee Gift Cards.

Beginning today (Friday, May 1st) Commemorative 2020 Freedom Festival buttons are available for purchase at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Food & Drug Store locations. Cost is $5 per button and will once again include a Hy-Vee booklet of coupons totaling over $30 in savings—including one $5 off a $75 grocery purchase offer.

To encourage the community to support the Freedom Festival through a button purchase, today also kicks off a “Show Us Your Button” promotion. This will replace the Gold Button promotion for THIS year only. While no gold buttons will be in circulation in 2020, the Festival is excited to still honor the tradition of a cash giveaway, but only if you “Show Us Your Button”!

To enter to win the Hy-Vee Gift Card(s), simply share a picture wearing your 2020 Freedom Festival button to the Festival’s Facebook social media account using #freedomfestconnects. Contest ends at the conclusion of the Memorial Day weekend (Monday, May 25th, 2020 at Midnight) Five winners from all submissions will be selected to each receive a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card.

Each 2020 Button purchase will help to ensure the Festival’s longevity and ability to return in 2021—helping to offset the costs of pre-paid Festival event preparations and to cover button packet expenses. Donations can also be made directly to the Festival at https://www.freedomfestival.com/donations/ or Venmo @CRFreedomFestival. Those that donate $10 or more to the website or Venmo account will also receive a button for entry into the drawing for the Hy-Vee gift cards.

Buy a 2020 Button – Support the Freedom Festival! For more information and to receive the most up to date information on the Show Us Your Button promotion, 2020 Festival virtual celebration plans, and additional ways to support the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, please follow us on Facebook or at www.FreedomFestival.com.




The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving Cedar Rapids and a significant portion of eastern Iowa. Our mission is 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.