Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival Parade

Location: 16th Avenue and 3rd Street SE
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
16th Avenue and 3rd Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Date: Saturday, June 30 2018

The Freedom Festival offers a patriotic and nostalgic way to celebrate community on 4th of July weekend with their annual parade! This year the theme for the Parade will be “Happy Birthday, Freedom Festival!” in honor of the Festival’s 35th anniversary!
To keep the birthday party going, join us on Newbo City Markets’s lawn for FREE cake after the Parade!! Cake is courtesy of Hy-Vee.

Enjoy the diverse entries of floats, vehicles, music, dancing groups, businesses and other local organizations. Also, featuring the "Freedom Festival Express" track-less train! 
Don't miss this fun, unique parade with over 100 entries each year! 

NEW this year, join us after the Parade at Newbo City Market for FREE cake! We will keep the birthday party going after the Parade and enjoy some cake, courtesy of Hy-Vee!!

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is proud to continue to highlight our newly renovated and continually growing Czech Village/Newbo District. To view the route map, visit www.freedomfestival.com. 

The good seats go fast, so make sure to get there in plenty of time.
There is nothing better than a day filled with candy, fun, and family! Don't miss the 2018 Freedom Festival Parade!

If you are interested in participating in our parade, please visit, freedomfestival.com/events/freedom-festival-parade/entry

Parade winners will be announced at Newbo Market lawn, immediately following the conclusion of the Parade.

PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

Thank You to our Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Iowa Northern Railway Company, 98.1 KHAK, Z102.9, Hy-Vee, and KCRG-TV9.See Less