The official countdown to 4th of July festivities is underway with TONS of specialty events and family-friendly activities around the corridor!
Head to freedomfestival.com for all the details to over 40 events during this year’s Freedom Festival all leading up to the grand finale on the 4th of July — the largest fireworks show in Iowa in downtown Cedar Rapids!
Celebrate with Z102.9 at these Freedom Festival Events:
o The Freedom Festival Parade on Saturday, June 26th – The parade steps off at 10 AM in downtown Cedar Rapids — look for Z102.9 and our brother stations KGYM and Smart FM!
o Jump For Freedom – Dueling Dogs runs Thursday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 27th – Held on the lawn of the National Czech and Slovak Museum enjoy MULTIPLE days of Dock Dogs and Dueling Dogs (a series of competitive dog jumping events held around the world each year). Dock Dogs and Dueling Dogs consists of three main aquatic events: big air, extreme vertical, and speed retrieval. Find the complete schedule at freedomfestival.com.
o Movie Night ft. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/Silent Disco on Thursday, July 1st – Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day off with an outdoor movie and silent disco at NewBo City Market! Doors open 6 PM and movie starts at dusk. While you wait for the movie to start grab a pair of headphones and listen to Lady J mix the beats at the Silent Disco. FREE w/ Button (kids 8 and under do not need a button)
o Celebration of Freedom Fireworks on Sunday, July 4th – The 2nd Avenue Bridge will open for entry beginning at 7 PM where you can relax and listen to Z102.9. Food and drink vendors will be on-site. The first 500 kids will receive a bag with a kids activity book courtesy of Z102.9 and The Gazette. FREE w/ Button (kids 8 and under do not need a button)