Fireworks lighting up the skies of eastern Iowa


Along the Corridor and beyond, towns in eastern Iowa will be parading their patriotism this weekend, so if you love fireworks, here’s a guide to help you find the red, the white and boom from Saturday to Monday.

One show still on hiatus is the Cedar Boat Club’s traditional July 3 fireworks show at Ellis Park Harbor in Cedar Rapids. According to a recent Facebook post: “We are currently working on renewing club membership and activities and aggressively fundraising for what we hope will be the biggest exhibition we have ever shot on July 3rd of the year. next year. We are working on a way to donate online, but you can send donations to our PO Box: Cedar Boat Club, PO Box 1965, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401. We are a registered 501(c) non-profit organization. 3 and can provide documentation for tax deduction purposes upon request.

Saturday July 2

Guttenberg: Stars & Stripes Celebration & Fireworks, Ingleside Park festivities from 3pm to 11pm; parade at 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk

City of Iowa: During the Iowa City Jazz Festival; 9:30 p.m., Old Capitol Museum, 21 N. Clinton St. downtown

Montezuma: Dusk, Ponderosa Lake; rainy date july 9

Spillville: All-day activities, fireworks at Riverside Park

Sunday July 3

Anamosa: Anamosa soccer field; activities begin at 5 p.m. with fun family games, a flag-retiring ceremony, concessions, and sunset fireworks; rainy date 4th of july

Nice view : Activities all day; parade at 10 a.m.; fireworks at dusk, municipal parking lot

Dubuque: Fireworks and spectacular air show, AY McDonald Park just below Lock and Dam 11; Salute to Heroes Air Show, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 9:00 p.m. U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team night jump; fireworks at dusk; fireworks.radiodubuque.com/schedule-of-events/

Dyerville: Dark, Commercial Club Park, Second Ave. SE; activities 5 p.m. 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 in Gateway Park, seating west of the football field

Mario: Fireworks and Fireflies, 6-10:30 p.m., Klopfenstein Amphitheater, Lowe Park, 4500 N. 10th St.; food trucks, children’s activities, music, fireworks at dusk

New room: Dusk, soccer field

Shell Rock: Activities begin at noon; fireworks at dark (rain date July 4), behind Shell Rock Elementary. July 4: parade at 10 a.m.

monday july 4th

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 fireworks in the stadium; Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Guthridge Park, Hiawatha; Freedom Festival Concert by Johnny Holm Band, 7 p.m., McGrath Amphitheater, $5 festival button required, food to be purchased, no outside food or drink allowed; Freedom Celebration Fireworks, 6-10 p.m., Second Avenue Bridge downtown, $5 festival button required; libertyfestival.com/events-calendar/

Downtown: Dusk, Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City Rd.

Corville: 4thFest activities all day, ST 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

Disart: Entertainment all day, fireworks at dusk on the baseball field; rain date July 5; facebook.com/ClubDysart/

Grinnell: Parade, 5 p.m.; fireworks, dusk, Ahrens Park

Mechanicalville: Dusk, North Cedar Elementary School, 609 125th St.

Monticello: Firefighters’ breakfast at the exhibition center, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; noon parade; fireworks at dusk, Monticello City Park, 766 N. Maple St.

Morning sun: Entertainment 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

Trick : Activities all day; parade at 11 a.m.; Fireworks at Dusk, Cedar County Fairgrounds

Washington: Dusk, on the grandstands, Washington County Fairgrounds

Wellman: Entertainment all day, parade at 10am, fireworks at dusk, North Park

Source: City websites, social media

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Fireworks explode over the dome of the Old Capitol in downtown Iowa City during the 2018 Iowa City Jazz Festival. This year’s city fireworks will light up the sky in 9:30 p.m. on Saturday July 2. (The Gazette)

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