June 14 - July 4, 2022
Cedar Rapids


Patriotic Porch Contest!



Freedom Festival: Patriotic Porch Contest Announced!

Cedar Rapids, IA (6/7/21) Another first for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, organizers announce details on the first-ever Patriotic Porch Contest! In partnership with Skogman Realty, the community is invited to decorate their porch, yard, or business storefront for a chance at cash prizes!

“This last year during the pandemic we noticed how many more families were decorating their homes for the different holidays with inflatables and lights! So, it’s a no brainer for us to offer an opportunity to decorate once again in celebration of community and a sense of patriotism this 4th of July!”, says Executive Director, Karol Shepherd.

It’s free to register, but you only have until June 27th to get in on the cash prizes, which includes a $500 grand prize, $250 for best use of the “Red, White, & Blue” Theme, and $250 judge’s choice award. Submit your name, address, and photo of your decorated location to info@freedomfestival.com. Participants will be provided a yard sign to display, courtesy of Skogman Realty.

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival returns June 14th – July 4th, 2021! Our small but mighty non-profit organization continues to follow safety guidelines and recommendations of Linn County Public Health and the City of Cedar Rapids. We appreciate your continued patience and support in this unique year.

For the most up-to-date information and a first look at our 2021 Festival head to our website: 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.