116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
All along the Corridor and beyond, Eastern Iowa towns will be parading their patriotism this weekend, so if you love fireworks displays, here’s a guide to help you find the red, white and boom from Saturday through Monday.
One show still on hiatus is the Cedar Boat Club’s traditional July 3 fireworks show at Cedar Rapids’ Ellis Park Harbor. According to a recent Facebook post: “We are currently working on renewing club membership and activities and aggressively fundraising for what we hope to be the biggest display we’ve ever shot on July 3 next year. We are working on a way to donate online but you are welcome to send donations to our P.O. Box: Cedar Boat Club, P.O. Box 1965, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. We are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and can provide a document for tax deduction purposes by request.”
Saturday, July 2
Guttenberg: Stars & Stripes Celebration & Fireworks, Ingleside Park festivities from 3 to 11 p.m.; parade at 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk
Iowa City: During Iowa City Jazz Festival; 9:30 p.m., Old Capitol Museum, 21 N. Clinton St. downtown
Montezuma: Dusk, Lake Ponderosa; rain date July 9
Spillville: Activities all day, fireworks at Riverside Park
Sunday, July 3
Anamosa: Anamosa football field; activities begin at 5 p.m. with family fun games, flag retirement ceremony, concessions and fireworks at dusk; rain date July 4
Bellevue: Activities all day; parade at 10 a.m.; fireworks at dusk, municipal parking lot
Dubuque: Fireworks and Air Show Spectacular, AY McDonald Park just below Lock and Dam 11; Salute to Heroes Air Show, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; 9 p.m. U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team night jump; fireworks at dusk; fireworks.radiodubuque.com/schedule-of-events/
Dyersville: Dark, Commercial Club Park, Second Ave. SE; activities 5 to 11:15 p.m.
Hills: Parade, 5 p.m.; fireworks, dusk, Hills City Park
Marengo: Activities all day; parade 5:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk at Gateway Park, seating west of the football field
Marion: Fireworks and Fireflies, 6 to 10:30 p.m., Klopfenstein Amphitheater, Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St.; food trucks, kids’ activities, music, fireworks at dusk
Newhall: Dusk, soccer field
Shell Rock: Activities begin at noon; fireworks at dark (rain date July 4), behind Shell Rock Elementary. On July 4: parade at 10 a.m.
Monday, July 4
Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival: Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, ImOn Ice Arena; car show, 8 a.m. to noon, Veterans Memorial Stadium; Cedar Rapids Kernels vs. Quad Cities Rive Bandits, 6:35 p.m., followed by stadium fireworks; Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Guthridge Park, Hiawatha; Freedom Festival Concert by Johnny Holm Band, 7 p.m., McGrath Amphitheatre, $5 festival button required, food for purchase, no outside food or drink allowed; Celebration of Freedom fireworks, 6 to 10 p.m., Second Avenue Bridge downtown, $5 festival button required; freedomfestival.com/events-calendar/
Central City: Dusk, Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City Rd.
Coralville: 4thFest activities all day, S.T. Morrison Park, 1500 block between Seventh and Eighth streets; parade at 10 a.m.; fireworks at 9:45 p.m.; coralville.org/346/Schedule-of-Events
Dysart: Activities all day, fireworks at dusk at the baseball field; rain date July 5; facebook.com/ClubDysart/
Grinnell: Parade, 5 p.m.; fireworks, dusk, Ahrens Park
Independence: Parade, 9 a.m.; activities all day; fireworks over the Wapsipinicon River, 10 to 10:30 p.m.
Mechanicsville: Dusk, North Cedar Elementary School, 609 125th St.
Monticello: Firemen’s breakfast at the fairgrounds, 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.; parade at noon; fireworks at dusk, Monticello City Park, 766 N. Maple St.
Morning Sun: Activities all day, parade at 3 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Locust Grove Park, behind the schools
Oxford Junction: Activities all day; parade at 4 p.m.; fireworks at dusk, Wapsi Park
Tama/Toledo: Dusk, Toledo Heights Park
Tipton: Activities all day; parade at 11 a.m.; fireworks at dusk, Cedar County Fairgrounds
Washington: Dusk, over the grandstands, Washington County Fairgrounds
Wellman: Activities all day, parade at 10 a.m., fireworks at dusk, North Park
Source: City websites, social media
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