Cedar Rapids Area 4th of July Fireworks and Festivals {2019}

The 4th of July is just around the corner!! We’ve compiled a list of 4th of July Festivals and 4th of July Fireworks in the Cedar Rapids area and surrounding Corridor to help you make the most of your Independence Day!! So grab your parade buckets and your sparklers and get ready for some fun!! {Click on the event names to link to more information!!}

Cedar Rapids 4th of July Fireworks and Festivals

Cedar Rapids Area 4th of July Festivals

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival  |  June 20th-July 4th 

The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival has tons of events taking place June 20th-July 4th.  Some highlights include…

Visit the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival website for more information about all of the Freedom Festival events!!

Coralville 4th Fest  |  July 3rd-4th in S.T. Morrison Park

The multi-day festival includes a 5K run/walk, carnival, food, a free concert on July 3, the area’s largest Independence Day parade, free family-friendly activities in the park, and fireworks on July 4.

Get the full Coralville 4th Fest schedule here.

Firecracker 4th Antique Show  |  July 3rd-4th at the Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center

Authentic antiques, primitives, Americana, Native American, folk art, stoneware, mid-century modern, advertising, jewelry, textiles, art glass, tools, toys all on-site and the Amana Colonies RV Park & Event Center, July 3-4!

Independence 4th of July Celebration  |  July 3rd and 4th in Independence

Highlights include concerts and food on the 3rd; a parade at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th, kids fun zone, concerts, and fireworks on the 4th! 

Anamosa Fireworks Celebration  |  July 3rd from 6:00 p.m.-Dusk in Anamosa

Anamosa’s Celebration includes kids games and a flag retirement ceremony at 6:00, a band from 7:00-9:30, and fireworks after dark. There will be food available to purchase.

Marengo 3rd of July Celebration  |  July 3rd from 7:00 a.m.-Dusk in Marengo

Marengo offers a full day of events, including a pancake breakfast, kids games, parade at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks.

Central City 4th of July Festival  |  July 4th from 6:45 a.m.-Dusk in Central City

Central City’s 4th of July Festival includes a Hero’s Run, Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast, parade at 10:00 a.m., chalk the walk, live music, fireworks, and more. Click here for the full schedule.

Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty  |  July 4th from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon’s historic First Street will be closed to traffic for the day, creating a Pedestrian Mall with an outdoor food court and antique vendor booths set up and down three blocks of Mount Vernon’s Uptown Business District.

Monticello 4th of July Celebration  |  July 4th from 6:30 a.m.-Dusk in Monticello

Monticello offers a ton of 4th of July events, including a Firemen’s Breakfast, parade at 11:00 a.m., inflatables, food vendors, live music, and fireworks.

Wellman 4th of July Festival  |  July 4th all day

Wellman’s annual 4th of July Festival includes a kiddie parade at 9:30a.m., regular parade at 10:00 a.m., carnival games, food, live music, and fireworks. 

Williamsburg’s Stella’s Salute to Freedom  |  July 4th from 11:00 a.m.-Dusk

Williamsburg’s annual Salute to Freedom includes inflatables, food vendors, a parade at 5:00 p.m. around the square, fireworks, and more.

Iowa City Jazz Festival  |  July 5th-7th in Downtown Iowa City

Head downtown Iowa City for a weekend of live Jazz music, delicious food, and a fireworks show over the Pentacrest on July 5th! Click here for the full schedule.

Cedar Rapids Area Fireworks Displays

Linn County Fair  |  June 29th @ 10:00 p.m.

Anamosa Rotary Fireworks  |  July 3rd @ 9:30 p.m. at Downing Football Field

Marengo 3rd of July Celebration  |  July 3rd @ Dusk

Oxford  |  July 3rd @ Dusk at Creekside Park

Fireworks on the River  |  July 3rd at 9:30 p.m. at Ellis Park/Harbor

Amana Colonies  |  July 4th @ Dusk  over Lily Lake

Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival  |  July 4th @ 9:45 p.m. in Downtown Cedar Rapids  

Central City  |  July 4th @ Dusk at the Linn County Fairgrounds  

Coralville 4th Fest  |  July 4th @ Dusk at S.T. Morrison Park

Independence  |  July 4th @ 10:00 p.m. over the river

Monticello  |  July 4th @ Dusk at the Fairgrounds

Wellman  |  July 4th @ Dusk at North Park

Williamsburg  |  July 4th @ Dusk

Iowa City Jazz Festival  |  July 5th @ 9:30 p.m. on the Pentacrest in Downtown Iowa City

Do you know of some other great 4th of July festivals and fireworks in the Corridor that we should include? Leave a comment and let us know!! 

Kaitlyn is the founder and previous owner of Cedar Rapids Moms and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!