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Don’t stop believin’: Fourth of July festivities, from live music to fireworks

This year’s Freedom Festival has been kicking around Cedar Rapids since June 20, but the final days, including Independence Day, bring the most celebratory events. To attend Freedom Festival-produced events, guests will need a $5 Freedom Festival […]

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A new fireworks regulation is now in effect

Setting off fireworks that have more firepower than a sparkler is illegal in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, North Liberty and the unincorporated parts of Johnson County. The one big exception has been unincorporated Linn County, and while it still is an exception to the general ban on fireworks, a new regulation regarding the small explosives is now in effect. […]

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Fourth of July yoga event at Old Brick will raise funds for detained immigrants and asylum-seekers

Along with fireworks and competitive hot dog eating, the Fourth of July celebrates a determined group of people standing up to government tyranny. An event at Old Brick on Thursday morning offers a new twist on this. […]

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What do on the Fourth of July in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids

Like every year, city governments are celebrating the beginning of American independent governance by closing down for the day. (Although garbage pick-up will continue on its normal schedule in Cedar Rapids). But all the cities in the CRANDIC (the greater Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area) will be sponsoring events. Enjoy food, fireworks, and family-friendly fun for the 4th of July. […]

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