4th of July events to look out for this weekend


With alot of events being on pause from last year and events starting to come together this year. This weekend is not one to be missed. 

URBANDALDE will be having a Carnival from July 2nd- 4th at Lions Park, entrance is free and there are discounted tickets available at Price chopper on Merle Hay Mall until July 1st. 

Coupons will range from 25 coupons to 20 dollars or a dollar a coupon. It takes 3 coupons for small rides and 4 for other rides. There will also be food and a parade during the 4th of july. This is one not not to be missed! Please visit the website for more information to see the schedule of the events going on at the Urbandales celebration.


WEST DES MOINES-On July 3rd there will be an independence parade held at 4200 Mills Civic Parkway at 6:30p.m. Visit the website for more information and to see the map to be aware of the parade route.

DES MOINES-At the Capitol Building on 1007 E Grand Ave on July 4th at 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Music Under the Stars will be presenting Stars, Stripes & Sousa. Bring a chair, blanket, as this is a free summer concert not to be missed. Visit their website for more information!

QUAD CITIES-The Red,White and Boom event in downtown Davenport and Rock Island will be coming back on July 3, 2021. Activities start at 5:00pm in Rock Island, following  in Davenport and at 9:30 p.m. There will be Food and soft drinks available as well! Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair; for more information click here for more information


MUSCATINE– There will be a 4th of July celebration starting at 9am with the Childrens Parade at 2nd/Pine Street to Musser Public Library. Following the Parade at 9pm there will be fireworks over the Mighty Mississippi! To see the Full Schedule and events check out the link for more information.

STORM LAKE– The Star Spangled Spectacular will be hosting events for this upcoming 4th of July weekend. Starting July 3rd at Sunset Park at 5pm there will be food from ice cream sundaes to Funnel cakes; All while Events like the Kiddie Parade, Classic Car Show, Poppin’ Penelope, and Amazing Arthur are ongoing!  

Following the 4th of July there will be more events and more food; this is an event not to be missed! To see the full schedule of events, visit the Star Spangled Spectacular for more information.


MARSHALLTOWN– This 4th of July at Central Iowa FairGrounds [1308 E Olive St, Marshalltown, IA 50158] the “Biggest Fireworks Show Marshalltown has ever seen” will start at 3:45 with the Prairie Creek Band. This exciting event is a show not to be missed! There will be Bouncy Houses, Mini Donuts, and Maria’s Tacos! To see the full schedule of events visit the Marshalltown 4th of July facebook page!

CORAVILLE– 4thFest will be kicking off on Friday July 2nd at 5pm with a carnival, along with cube artist Jack Dreyer where he will transform cubes into a Mural. There will be Music, Food, and a Live Concert. To see the full schedule and for more information about the carnival visit the 4thFest Official Website to learn more! 

With this 4th of July weekend coming up these events are not to be missed.

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