This Cedar Rapids staple is celebrating 30 lip-smacking years of award-winning barbecue, while bands rock the stage throughout. Today’s patriotic theme ends with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band at 8:15 p.m., followed by fireworks. Saturday’s Beerfest combines BBQ and brew samples from 4 to 7 p.m.; tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day-of, at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office (cash only). Family Fun Day wraps it all up Sunday.
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today (6/21), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday (6/22) and Saturday (6/23), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (6/24), McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids; free admission with Freedom Festival button or $3 adults, free ages 12 and under; Crbbqroundup.com