We may not get to see a bunch of beautiful hot air balloons light up the dark this summer, but we can at least enjoy a little live music!

Back in April, the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival announced in a press release that all of this year's events would be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. At that time, they were working on some alternative ways to enjoy some of the events. The release says:

"We are exploring ways the community can still enjoy Freedom Festival Events virtually for the 2020 Festival – utilizing video, Facebook Live, and other options. We look forward to sharing these plans as they develop.”

Balloon Glow, one of the Freedom Festival's most popular features, is one of the events that will be virtual this year. The event typically features a concert and lots of hot air balloons. Unfortunately, there's no way to get the hot air balloons safely involved for 2020, but the concert is still on!

Alisabeth Von Presley

Tonight, June 23rd, Alisabeth Von Presley will be putting on a Facebook live concert at 7 p.m. The concert will be broadcast from the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Facebook page HERE. The post reads:

"While we can't be together for Balloon Glow 2020, we CAN enjoy a taste (at least the concert part) of what would have been an incredible evening under the stars!"

Some of the other events that are happening in 2020 include the Medallion Hunt and a drive-thru pancake breakfast. You can read more on both of those events HERE.