2023 Independence Day weekend parking details

Author: SuperUser Account/Wednesday, June 28, 2023/Categories: General

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Downtown Cedar Rapids will be bustling with activity this extended Independence Day weekend. Here’s what you need to know about parking.


On Saturday, on-street parking will be prohibited within the Downtown Cedar Rapids Farmers Market footprint bounded by 2nd and 4th avenues and 2nd and 5th streets. Vehicles left overnight in placarded areas will be ticketed and towed beginning at 4 a.m.


Farmers Market parking will be sold for $5 at the 4th Avenue Parkade (via 5th Avenue), the GTC Parkade (via 5th Avenue), and the Convention Center Parkade (via 1st Avenue). Please note the 3rd Ave Parkade will be closed.


For the 5th Season Races on Tuesday, on-street parking is prohibited beginning at 4 a.m. adjacent to Greene Square Park on 3rd and 4th avenues and 5th Street. Free off-street parking is available Tuesday morning at the 3rd and 4th Avenue and GTC ramps.


For the Freedom Festival Celebration of Freedom, parking will be available for $5 beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the following facilities:

  • Convention Center Parkade
  • 4th Avenue Ramp
  • GTC Ramp
  • Five Seasons Parkade
  • Lot 9
  • Lot 3

*Parking passes will be valid until 2 am.


Parking is prohibited on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenue bridges until the conclusion of the fireworks display. 


Firework Viewing Areas! The rooftops to all facilities will be closed off to parking and available for viewing of the fireworks. No glass bottles, fireworks or grills allowed.


For questions regarding parking, please call us at 319-365-7275 or email contactus@parkcedarrapids.com



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