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Freedom Festival Announces New Location for Balloon Glow


Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival

609 1st Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

Contact: Robyn Rieckhoff – Executive Director

Phone: 319-365-8313

Email: robyn@freedomfestival.com





Freedom Festival Announces New Location for Balloon Glow   


(Cedar Rapids, IA – November 15, 2018) The Freedom Festival, presented by the Corridor Hy-Vee Stores, has announced a new location for Balloon Glow 2019.


This event, co-sponsored by Linn Area Credit Union and UFG Insurance, will be held at The Cedar Rapids Country Club on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The new venue will accommodate the historic high attendance numbers with an ability for future growth.


“We collect feedback each year, and we regularly hear that our community greatly enjoys the Festival’s family-friendly events at the very affordable price of a button,” said Robyn Rieckhoff, Freedom Festival Executive Director. “In reviewing location options for Balloon Glow, The Cedar Rapids Country Club exceeded our venue criteria. We’re very pleased to launch this new partnership.”


“Brucemore has been a fantastic venue for this event, and we appreciate their partnership over the years,” said Jonathan Lam, Freedom Festival Board President. “The new venue provides us additional space for guests to spread out and increase the number of hot air balloons.”


Transitioning to a new location allows the Freedom Festival to bring an incredibly popular event to even more community members interested in attending. People who are familiar with the Balloon Glow will experience many of the same features in 2019, and with the new venue – the Festival’s planning committee is exploring additional ways to enhance the event.


"We are so excited to host the Freedom Festival on our beautiful grounds, and we invite all friends of our community to Balloon Glow 2019," said Travis Hall, The Cedar Rapids Country Club General Manager. "All are welcome to join in the fun!”


Shuttle stops will be available at the same location as previous years – the Washington High School parking lot and 35th Street NE Rockwell Lot. Admission will remain the price of a button for $5, available at all Corridor Hy-Vee Food Stores and Drugstores locations and Casey’s convenience stores. Buttons will go on sale Memorial Day weekend. The rain date for Balloon Glow is Thursday, June 27, 2019.


For more information about the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Balloon Glow, please visit www.freedomfestival.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CRFreedomFestival.



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.