June 17 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids


Crowd by volunteer tents.

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Freedom Festival. Annually, the Freedom Festival is supported through volunteer efforts anywhere from 500-1,000 volunteers! To have such a successful support system, the Freedom Festival is proud to offer the Win-Win-Win Volunteer Program.

What is the Win-Win-Win Volunteer Program you ask? Well, in short, it is a volunteer program that pays money! Yes, that’s right, you can earn money by volunteering. How you ask? Well let us tell you:

  • Sign up to become a volunteer with your team!
  • Select a local charity or nonprofit to donate your $25/person/shift!
  • Receive your FREE volunteer t-shirt.
  • Show up to your assigned shift and have fun!
  • Please contact Karol Shepherd, at karol@freedomfestival.com, if you are interested in being considered for a volunteer shift by Friday, March 20th, 2020.

This community-based program would not be possible without the support of these local sponsors!

Register your team online

Because of the continuation of social distancing and precautions taking place to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and with recommendations by both the Linn County Public Health Department and the City of Cedar Rapids Mayor, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has been CANCELLED.

To encourage the community to help support our non-profit organization, and to ensure the Festival’s longevity and ability to return in 2021, 2020 Commemorative Freedom Festival Buttons are on sale NOW at all Cedar Rapids and Marion Hy-Vee Stores. Buttons are $5 each, and include a Hy-Vee booklet of coupons totaling over $30 in savings!

PLUS Hy-Vee has been generous to offer and honor our yearly Freedom Festival tradition of giving away a $100 Hy-Vee Gift Card to FIVE lucky winners! For “Show Us Your Button” Promotion details CLICK HERE.