The bane of outdoor events didn’t halt the comeback of the Freedom Festival Parade. Rain kept crowds at bay, but the parade returned to downtown Cedar Rapids after last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior years were staged through New Bohemia and Czech Village as construction was underway in downtown’s Greene Square. See […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Organizers of the Freedom Festival announced April 21 that the 2020 festival will be canceled, due to coronavirus concerns. “In the 37 years of our Festival, we’ve not ever had to have the heavy conversations that we have had over the last few weeks; taking into consideration the latest news of […]
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Sultry weather didn’t appear to diminish the crowds or spirits of the participants in Saturday’s Freedom Festival Parade. Temperatures that reached the 90s, teamed with high humidity, led some families to stake out shade along the route through New Bohemia and Czech Village as early as two hours before the parade’s […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Perfect parade weather greeted spectators and entries this morning for the 2017 Freedom Festival Parade. With 80 floats, musical units and other entries, the parade lasted more than an hour, making its way through New Bohemia and Czech Village, as parade-goers stood shoulder-to-shoulder lining Third Street SE and 16th Avenue SW. The […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Watch for even more people than usual rocketing to downtown Cedar Rapids over the Fourth of July. In addition to the Downtown Farmers Market, from 7:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the Fifth Season Race is set to begin at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. […]
Image/Solar Works for Iowa Quite a few events coming up in Eastern Iowa that I’ll be posting in the next several days. Solar energy takes center stage throughout Iowa and a “recycle” style show hits the runway in Cedar Rapids, both this month.