Shining a light on the community

Alliant Energy Tower (Cedar Rapids, IA) lighting schedule and lighting suggestion form

Upcoming Tower Lighting Schedule

The schedule is subject to change.


1-5: Red (ALS Awareness Month)

6-14: Lime green (Mental Health Month)

15-19: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

Area high school graduations:
20 – Isaac Newton Christian Academy (red, white, blue)
21 – Xavier High School (navy and silver)
22 – Prairie High School (orange and black)
23 – Cedar Valley Christian High School (royal blue and white)
24 – Metro High School graduation (purple and black)
25 – Washington High School (red and blue)
26 – Jefferson H.S. graduation (blue and white)
27 – Kennedy High School (green and gold)
28 – Linn-Mar High School (red and black)
29 – Memorial Day (red, white and blue)
30 – Marion High School (crimson and gold)


1-18: Rainbow (Pride Month)

19-20: Orange and yellow (Pollinator Week)

21: Purple (Alzheimer's awareness/longest day)

22-30: Rainbow (Pride Month)


1-4: Red, white and blue (4th of July)

5-31: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)


1-6: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

7: Purple (Purple Heart Day)

8-26: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

27: Pink, blue, green (Cedar Rapids Market After Dark)

28-31: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)


1-3: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

4-6: Red, white and blue (Labor Day Weekend)

7-10:Turquoise and purple (Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)

11: Red, white and blue (9/11 remembrance)

12-14: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

15-29: Pink, orange, blue, green, red, yellow (Hispanic Heritage Month)

30: Purple (NICU Awareness Day)


1-5: Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

6: Green (World Cerebral Palsy Day)

7-14: Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

15: Pink and Blue (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day)

16-22: Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

23-30: Red (Red Ribbon Week)

31: Orange and black (Halloween)


1: Purple (Alzheimer’s Awareness Month)

2-3: Teal (Alzheimer's Light up the world Teal)

4-10: Purple (Epilepsy Awareness)

11-22: Red, white and blue (Veterans Day/Month)

23-30: Fall colors - orange, yellow, red, brown (Thanksgiving)


1-9: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

7-15: Blue and white (Hanukkah)

16-23: Yellow, orange, green, blue (Alliant Energy colors)

24-25: Red and white (Christmas)

26-30: Red, black and green (Kwanzaa)

31: Gold and White (New Year's Eve)

*The days the Tower is lit with Alliant Energy's colors are still open to be replaced with alternative lighting suggestions.

Shine a light on your cause or event

The Alliant Energy Tower lights up the downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa skyline with multi-colored lights throughout the year. Do you have a specific holiday, event or cause you'd like us to highlight? Share your ideas with us!

  1. Check out the schedule above to see what our lighting schedule currently includes. (Schedules will be updated periodically.)
  2. If your desired dates are free, submit the Tower Lighting Suggestion Form
  3. If your idea is approved, we'll let you know!

Please note: Submissions will be evaluated based on how they support the community and align with Alliant Energy's company values. Before you submit an idea, please consider whether the event or cause embraces respect and diversity, provides community support, or advocates for conservation/sustainability. Birthdays/Weddings/Anniversaries cannot be accommodated. We will not be able to accommodate all submissions. The schedule is subject to change based on unforeseen events.

Photo gallery

Here are some examples of the ways we've lit up the Tower in the past. (Click to enlarge.)

Collage of photos of the Alliant Energy Tower lit in different colors

Row 1: Blue and white (Xavier High School Graduation); Fall colors (Thanksgiving); Red and blue (Washington High School Graduation); Purple and black (Metro High School Graduation); White and blue (Jefferson High School Graduation); Orange and black (Halloween)

Row 2: Red and gold (Marion High School Graduation); Pink (Valentine's Day); Blue (World Autism Awareness Day); Red, black and green (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); Green and gold (Kennedy High School Graduation); Rainbow (LGBTQ Pride)

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Respect is a Core Value at Alliant Energy. We treat everyone with respect, and we want people of diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives to feel like they belong.

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