A 3-Day Festival is Happening in Cedar Rapids Next Summer
The 10th anniversary of the 2008 flood in Cedar Rapids is coming up next year and Go Cedar Rapids will be hosting a 3-day festival near the river. The event is obviously not to celebrate the flood, but to serve as a reminder of the city's flood recovery efforts.
Go Cedar Rapids has locked down half a million dollars for the event, with $250,000 coming from the Cedar Rapids hotel-motel tax fund and another $250,000 coming from the city. They will be expected to pay back the advance on September 1st of next year. The money will be used to book performers and vendors, as well as pay for a zip line. The zip line will cross from the NewBo District into Czech Village and will be there for much longer than the three days of the festival. CBS2 reports that it will remain in the city for the whole summer, from May to August.
The only other information that we know right now is that the festival will take place August 3rd through 5th of next year, but we can expect more details sometime after Thanksgiving. The Go Cedar Rapids President and CEO Aaron McCreight told CBS2, "Just be excited be ready because this is going to be an amazing event."