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Freedom Festival Cardboard Boat Regatta

Saturday, June 8, 2024
Ellis Park Robbins Lake
2593 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Todd Eadie
Social Events
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

You are invited to watch the Cardboard Boat Regatta. Arrive at 9:00 am at Ellis Park on June 8th at Robbins Lake located at 2550 Ellis Blvd, NW (between Edgewood Rd and the boat house harbor). Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. You are welcome to wear EISC t-shirts or green bandanas. Look for the EISC sign to meet other members. This is a FREE event. 

EISC will be featuring the red, white & blue kayak in the Exhibition event at 10:00 am in memory of long-time member, Steve Sutliff. Steve loved the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival and participated in many events every year. This kayak was raced by Steve in 2005 earning a second place trophy. Sadly, he passed away in 2006 at the age of 61.



Cardboard Boat Regatta:


     Exhibition event:   10:00 am - 11:00 am

     General races:      11:00 am - 12:00 pm


For a complete Freedom Festival schedule of events, visit their website We hope you can join us. If you have questions, please contact Todd Eadie.


Article by Todd Eadie | Photo by Teri Barnhart