The Freedom Festival is officially 35 years old in 2018! The events have actually already officially started and run through the 4th of July. Now is the time to grab your Freedom Fest button and get ready for some family fun!

We could list all of the Freedom Festival events but it would literally take up too much space! Events kicked off this week with the Heroes Gala in Cedar Rapids. Next week will mark a fan favorite and that is the hot air balloon glow at Brucemore. It features numerous balloons who light up the night after dark. It also features live music and food vendors. It's a must-see event this summer!

Also starting soon is the return of the Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup. In its 30th year, the event is June 21-24th at the McGrath Amphitheater. Grab a bib and some ribs! Dock Dogs are also back this year with a new location. The amazing aquatic dogs will perform on June 29th near the Czech and Slovak Museum.

It all culminates on July 4th with the huge fireworks display in downtown Cedar Rapids! KHAK is once again proud to simulcast the music for this year's fireworks. For a complete list of events and times, make sure and check out the Freedom Festival website!