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Schedule: Independence Day festivals end with a bang in Eastern Iowa

Where and when to see the Fourth's fireworks

Fireworks go off over the Old Capitol building in downtown Iowa City concluding the weekend of the 2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)
Fireworks go off over the Old Capitol building in downtown Iowa City concluding the weekend of the 2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids and Coralville have Fourth of July events Wednesday that culminate with fireworks after dusk.

In Cedar Rapids, the Freedom Festival concludes. Here are details:

• Fifth Season 8K, 5K run/walk: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at Greene Square, Third Avenue and Fifth Street SE downtown; 8K begins at 8 a.m., followed by 5K.

• Pancake breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Building, 50 Second Ave. Bridge; $6 adults, $3 kids, $1 off with festival button. Music by Vintage Jammers. Free parking in May’s Avenue Parkade but cars must be removed by noon.

• Car Show: 8 a.m. to noon, Third Avenue Bridge; free to see, $15 participation fee.

• Celebration of Freedom fireworks: 4 to 10:30 p.m., downtown; festival button required for ages 9 and up at entry points. On the bridges: kids activities, food and beverages to buy, military vehicles. Coolers allowed on bridges; no outside food or drink at the amphitheater; no glass anywhere. Fireworks at dark.

• Freedom Festival concert: 5 to 9:45 p.m., McGrath Amphitheatre, 475 First St. SW; free with festival button. Airwaves from 5 to 6:30 p.m., then the Johnny Holm Band. No coolers allowed.

The Coralville 4thFest ends. S.T. Morrison Park will play host to food, a carnival and fireworks.

Iowa City held its fireworks display Sunday during Iowa City Jazz Fest.

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