More than 100 exotic cars will be on display in downtown Cedar Rapids Friday, requiring a number of road closures.
The Crown Rally Block Party will begin at 4:30 p.m. on July 20, 2018 and run until 11 p.m.
Presented by GO Cedar Rapids, the event is moving to the downtown streets for the first time, after previously being held on the Third Avenue Bridge.
By 4 p.m. Friday the following roads will be closed:
— Second Street SE from 1st Ave East to Third Avenue SE (not including intersections)
— Third Street SE from First Avenue SE to Third Avenue SE (not including intersections)
— Second Avenue SE from Second Street SE to 50 feet east of Third Street SE
These closures will continue through Saturday, and will wrap into the closures for the Farmers Market. All downtown streets will be reopened by 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The Crown Rally Block Party will feature a selection of local cars in the early hours, with the official Crown Rally cars from across the Midwest arriving downtown at 6:30 p.m. The event will include beer sales within the licensed premises, food, a musical lineup, and family-friendly activities.
Crown Rally is an event that helps raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, with beer sale proceeds being donated to the cause.
According to the release, to date the rally has raised over $150,000 for the foundation, and donated 75 cars to Kars 4 Kids.