Iowa Celebrates Independence Day

Published 07/02 2015 03:32PM

Updated 07/02 2015 03:32PM

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The following is a list of Independence Day events going on throughout Central Iowa:


Audubon County

Exira - July 3rd 8:00 a.m.: BBQ, Brad Morgan, Street Dance featuring Lemon Fresh at Ben F. Jensen City Park


Dallas County

Waukee - 2 p.m.: Parade. Begins at Historic Downtown
Rest of Day: Entertainment and Vendors at Centennial Park                                                

Grimes - 10p.m.: fireworks at South Sports Complex


Decatur County

Lamoni - July 4th
8:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk at Community Center
9 a.m.-noon Farmer's market at N. Linden St.
9 a.m.-noon DJ Music at Downtown Lamoni
9 a.m.-noon Sidewalk Sales at Downtown Lamoni
9:30 a.m. Dog Show at City Hall Stage
10:00 a.m. Best in Show at Community Center Plaza
1:00 p.m. Parade Line-Up at Sales Barn Parking Lot
1:00 p.m. Children's Parade at Nursing Home Parking Lot
1:30 p.m. Parade Begins at Sale Barn to N. Linden St.
 2:00 p.m. Free Swim at North Park
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Summer Fun and Games at North Park
3 p.m. Celebrity Pie Eating Contest at North Park
3:15 p.m. Community Pie Eating Contest at North Park
3:30 p.m. Sack Races at North Park
4 p.m. Three-legged Races at North Park
4 p.m. 3-on-3 Basket basketball at North Park BB Court
4 p.m. Home Run Derby at North Park SB Field
4:30 p.m. Water Balloon Relays at North Park
4:30 p.m. Emergency Services Roundup at North Park N. Parking Lot
3-7 p.m. DJ Music at North Park
5:30-7 p.m. Gourmet Picnic at North Park
5:30-7 p.m. Seed Spitting Contest at North Park SE Shelter
6-7 p.m. DJ Requests at North Park
7 p.m. Raffle Drawing at North Park
7:30-9 p.m. Live Music at North Park
9:30 p.m. Fireworks at North Park


Franklin County

Hampton - July 4th
7:30 p.m. Hampton Municipal Band Performance at Band Shell Park
10 p.m. Hampton Jaycees Fireworks  at Beeds Lake State Park
July 5th
8 a.m.-noon Friends of Beeds Lake Omelet Breakfast at Beeds Lake Lodge
4-5 p.m. Old Fashioned Sing A Long at Windsor Theatre

Guthrie County

Yale - July 4
11 a.m. Parade on Main Street
9:45 p.m. Fireworks on South Lincoln Street
7 a.m.-9 a.m. Bicycle Poker Run-Raccoon Valley Riders at Trail Head Bike Trail
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Omelet Breakfast
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Raffle Tickets and Yale Community Club Cookbooks on sale
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Softball Slow Pitch Tournament-Ball field on South Lincoln Street
12 p.m.-2 p.m. Car Show on Main Street
12 p.m.-4 p.m. Crossroad Clowns-Face Painting, Spin Art and Sandy Candy at the Fire Station
12 p.m. Horse Show-Yale Saddle Club at the Horse Arena on King Street
12 p.m. or after the parade Pork Loin Sandwich Dinner at the Yale Community Building
1 p.m. M.A.P.A. Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull at the School  Campus, Oak and Lincoln St.
1 p.m.-3 p.m. NWTF Jakes Aim Shooting Range East on the Fire Station-Bell St. and Railroad St.
2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Horseshoes Tournament at the School Campus, held near the gym
3:30 p.m. Kids Pedal Pull Contest at the Fire Station, Main Street
8:30 p.m. Raffle Ticket and Prize Drawing at the Ball Field-Grand Prize is $500


Hamilton County

July 3rd - Dusk Fireworks and Lighted Boat parade at Little Wall Lake Jewell, IA
July 4th - 10 a.m. Williams parade at Downtown Williams, IA
Dusk 4th of July Celebration Fireworks at Williams, IA

Hardin County

Iowa Falls Riverbend Rally
July 2nd
Independence Day 1919 at Hamilton Auditorium Ellsworth College
July 3rd
3 p.m. Carnival at Estes Park
7-8 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Estes Park. Color Guard, National Anthem, Chamber/Main Street Awards and Recognitions, Community Service Award and  C/MS Volunteer Award Presentations, Crowning of Little Miss Iowa Falls, Crowning of Miss Iowa Falls
7 p.m. Pro Rodeo at Circle C
8-11p.m. DNA Music Entertainment at Estes Park
9 p.m-1:30 a.m. Jake McVey, Beverage Garden at City Parking Lo
July 4
7 a.m.-11a.m. Iowa Falls Municipal Airport Annual Flight Breakfast at Iowa Falls Airport
8 a.m.-10 a.m. Kids Fishing Derby at Fitz Riverbend Park
8 a.m. 5K/8K Run-Walk at Dale Howard Family Activity Center
9 a.m. Ellsworth Community College 4 Person Best Shot Golf Tournament at Highland Golf Club
10 a.m. Uncle Sam’s Bike Ride at Spoken Wheel Cyclery
10 a.m. Kids Rodeo at Circle C
11a.m.-2p.m. St. Mark's Knights of Columbus Beef Burger/Pie/Ice Cream. Social at Catholic Church basement
Noon Carnival at Estes Park
Noon-2 p.m. Water Activities
Noon-3 p.m. Llamas 4-Ever at Estes Park
Noon-4 p.m. Craft Vendors at Estes park
Noon-4 p.m. Historical Museum at Carnegie Ellsworth Building
Noon-4 p.m. Dows House
Noon-4 p.m. Depot and Mills Tower
Noon-4 p.m. Bingo at Estes Park
Noon-12:30 p.m. Drill Team at Estes Park
12:30-1 p.m.  Cheer Team at Estes Park
1 p.m. Disc Golf Tournament at Foster Park
1-2 p.m. Sheltered Reality at Estes Park
2-2:30 p.m. Crystal Weber
2:30-3:30 p.m. Iowa Falls Idol at Estes Park
3:30-5 p.m. MDA Boot Block
5 p.m. Parade
7 p.m. Scenic City Empress -  Fireworks Cruise
7-8:30 p.m. Waterhawks at Riverbend Park
8:30 p.m. Cardboard Boat Races at Riverbend Park
8:30-10:30 p.m. DJ Preston Shane at Riverbend Park
9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Elegant Entertainment- Beverage Garden at City Parking Lot
Dusk Fireworks at Riverbend park
July 6th
7:30-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Church of the Open Bible
10:30 a.m. Community Church Service
Noon Carnival at Estes Park
Noon-1 p.m. Chamber/Main Street Community Auction at Estes Park
Noon-4 p.m. Bingo at Estes Park
Noon-4 p.m. Historical Museum at Carnegie Ellsworth Building
Noon-4 p.m. Dows House
Noon-4 p.m. Depot and Mills Tower
1:30-4 p.m. Bill Riley Talent Show at Estes Park
2 p.m. Bill Riley Memorial Bike Ride at Spoken Wheel Cyclery
2 p.m. Scenic City Empress Public Riverboat Rides

Jasper County

July 4th - 9:30 a.m. - 4th of July Parade!! The parade will once again begin at DMACC, head East Down 1st Avenue, turn north at E 4th St., and head West on 2nd Ave. back to DMACC.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Food and Festivities around the Courthouse Square
1:00 p.m. - Sand Volleyball Tournament at Agnes Patterson Park
6:00 p.m. - Park Opens for Parking at Agnes Patterson Park
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Kid's Activities at Agnes Patterson Park
7:00 p.m. - 34th Army Band Performance at Agnes Patterson Park
Dusk - Fireworks


Lucas County

July 2
5 p.m. Celebration Opening Concerts at Memorial Stage
5 p.m. Flag Folding Demonstration at Memorial Stage
5 p.m. Carnival Opens
5 p.m. Bingo Tent Opens
5 p.m. Beer Tent Opens
6 p.m.  Casey Peasley & Dan Graham.  Concert
8 p.m.-12 a.m. Halfway Back at Larry Clark Gazebo
July 3rd
10 a.m. Carnival Opens
11 a.m. Whistlenut and Ole the Rodeo Bull
12 p.m. BeerTent Opens    
2 p.m. Kid's Face Painting, Bubble Shoot, Water Balloon Toss
2 p.m. Bingo Tent Opens
3:15 p.m. Water Jug Relay, Kids Tug of War, Scavenger Hunt, Beach Comber Dig
4 p.m. Humeston ATA at Memorial Stage
5:15 p.m. Dance X Pressions
6-8 p.m.  Scarlett Rose at Beer Tent
7 p.m. Bathtub Races at Braden Ave/Great Western
8 p.m.-12 a.m. Pie in the Sky
July 4th
8 a.m.  Flag Raising at the Veterans Memorial Park  
9 a.m.  Small Engine Tractor Pull at Former Jail Site
9 a.m.  Free Yoga Class at Former Jail Site
10 a.m.  Kiddie Races at JMW Park at 11th and Roland
12 p.m. Carnival Opens at 11th and Roland                                
12 p.m. Beer Tent Opens at 11th and Roland
1 p.m. Parade
2 p.m. Monster Arm Wrestling at Band Stand       
2 p.m. Bingo Tent Opens
2:30 p.m. Contests at Memorial Stage. Parent-Child Look-alike, Baby Crawling, Watermelon Eating, Chuckwagon Hot Dog Eating, Big T Water Balloon Toss
4 p.m.   Drill Team.
4 p.m. Father/Daughter Dance
6 p.m. Community Band
8 p.m.-12 a.m. After Shock Band
10 p.m. Fireworks at NW Park


Madison County

July 3rd     
8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Street Dance (Bring Lawn Chairs) at Chestnut Street in front of West Side Bar & Grill
July 4th     
6:30-9:30 a.m.  Breakfast (Cinnamon Rolls & Drinks) at South Lawn, Earlham. Friends Church
6:45-7:30 a.m.  Registration for the 5K Run/Walk at American Legion Hall
7:30 a.m. Firecracker 5K Run at Start 1st St. North of Montross
9:30-9:45 a.m.  Line up for Parade (no registration needed) at Line Up at Earlham. School
10:00 a.m. Parade Starts at Start at School
11:00 a.m. Information Booth Opens at South of Stage
11:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremonies-Earlham. Legion at Stage Immediately following Parade Singing of National Anthem by Eva Fisk
11:30 a.m. (right after parade) Antique Tractor Roundup Competition (no registration needed) at East 1st Street by Post Office
11:30 a.m. (right after parade) Car & Truck Show (on display until 3p.m.)(no registration needed) at NE Sycamore, between 1st & 2nd
Throughout the Day/Evening Concessions / Crafters at City Park
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Salad Luncheon at Methodist Church-SW Corner of Park
11:00 a.m.-?? Blue Train Rides at Start after the parade on East side of park
11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m. Pop Toss (Miss Earlham. Contestants) at North side of park, by dunk tank.
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kiddie Kar Train Rides at West side of park
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (after parade) Dunk Tank at North Side of Park
12:00p.m. Volleyball Tournament (sign up at info booth in park) at Northeast side of Park
12:30 p.m. Diaper Derby / Toddler Trot (Sponsored by Montross Pharmacy) at Stage
12:00 p.m. Horseshoe Doubles (Double Elimination) Tournament at North side of Park
12:00-3:00 p.m. Inflatables Open (provided by Church of Christ) at East side of Park
1:00 p.m. Peddle Tractor Races at Street North Side of Park
1:30 p.m. Pet Show at Stage
3:00p.m. The Good Guys at Stage
4:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest at Stage
4:30 p.m. Pop Guzzle & bubble Gum Blowing Contest at Stage
5:00-7:00 p.m. 4-H Club Homemade Desserts & Ice Cream at North side of Park by Stage area
5:25 p.m. Open Evening festivities-Scouts Stage. Singing of National Anthem-Local Quartet
5:35 p.m. King & Queen Introductions at Stage
5:45 p.m. Freedom Fest Citizenship Award at Stage
6:00 p.m. Miss Earlham. Coronation at Stage
6:15 p.m. Raffle Prizes Announced at Stage
6:30-8:30 p.m. Variety Show at Stage
Dusk Fireworks at Football Field
July 5th     
1:00-4:00 p.m. Pool Party (Free Admission/games/prizes) at Earlham. Pool


Mahaska County

Noon-4 p.m. Activities at Southern Iowa Fairgrounds
7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. The Boys Concert at Southern Iowa Fairgrounds
10 p.m. Fireworks at Southern Iowa Fairgrounds


Marion County


July 4th

9:30 a.m. Free fishing at Caldwell Park (poles and bait provided)

9:45 p.m. or Dusk Fireworks at East of Madison School



7 - 10 a.m. Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge

8 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony at Memorial Hall

All Day Pet show, parade, music, lunch and games.

9:30 p.m. Fireworks at the Cora Shadle Memorial Park    

All events at Tassel Ridge Winery
11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Serving Wood Fired Oven Pizza
10:00 p.m. Fireworks from Tassel Ridge Terrace


Marshall County

July 4
Dusk Fireworks at Central Iowa Fairground

Admission is Free and there are food vendors, live entertainment and more

Monroe County

July 4th
7 a.m. Family Fun Day at Albia Reservoir
Dusk Fireworks at Albia Reservoir


Poweshiek County

July 3rd
7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday Fest at Main Street between 4th and 5th Avenues
July 4th
5 p.m. Parade. Begins on the south end of East Street near Grinnell Middle School. The parade will go north on East St.; turn west on Hamilton Avenue; turn north onto Broad St. and drive through downtown; turn east on 10th Ave. at Grinnell College; and then turn south onto Penrose St. where the parade ends at Ahrens Park
9:45p.m. Fireworks at Ahrens Park


July 4th
On and around Courthouse Square:
7-10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, fire station,
8 a.m. Sidewalk sales
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Inflatables
10:00 a.m. Kids' pet, bike & doll parade
10:15 a.m. Big parade
1 p.m. Water fights in front of light plant. Noon registration
After Parade Dedication of Fitzsimmons Schoolhouse at Historical Society grounds
After parade Bake Sale at Old library basement
After parade High Bank Band performs
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lions Club chicken barbecue at Memorial hall,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafters and vendors: Shaved ice, cotton candy, funnel cakes and more
All morning and into early afternoon Kingdom Klowns balloons, games for the kids and more
Noon Legion quilt raffle winner announced at Courthouse area.
9:30p.m. Fireworks at Lake Ponderosa Marina

Holiday Lake, Brooklyn
7:00 p.m. Parachutes landing at ball field north entrance
8:00 p.m. Boat Parade at the South Dock
Dark Fireworks


Polk County

July 3rd
Dusk Prairie Meadows Fireworks, following Live Racing
July 4th
9:40 p.m. Adventureland Fireworks for in park guests only

July 12
10 p.m. Fireworks shot off at Prairie Ridge park, Fireworks will be shot off on the final day of Ankeny Summerfest


Des Moines
July 2nd
6:30 p.m. Turner Center Jazz Orchestra begin.

Yankee Doodle Pops at West Terrace of the State Capitol - Evening ends with the Des Moines Symphony's 22nd annual firework display
July 2nd and 4th
Iowa Cubs Game. Two fireworks show on July 3rd & 4th. The fireworks will begin immediately after the 7:08 p.m. ball games
July 4th
9:30 p.m. Good Guys Heartland Nationals at Iowa State Fairgrounds


July 4th
7:30-10 a.m. Pancakes 4 Pantry at St. Stephen's for Urbandale Food Pantry
7:30 a.m. William. Courtney 5K Run at Walker Johnston Park
8:10 a.m. Coach Silvey Kid's Mile Run at Walker Johnston Park
8:30 a.m. Coach Gary Page Tot Trot at Walker Johnston Park
10:00 a.m. Parade, Starts by Old City Hall North on 70th to Aurora, West to 82nd
Noon Midway and Carnival Opens at Lions Park
Noon Cribbage Tournament Registration at Senior Center Recreation Center
12:30- 2 p.m. Lee Kane Annual Alumni Soccer Game at UHS Frerichs Field
1:00 p.m. Bob Dabrieo Memorial Cribbage Tournament at Senior Center Recreation Center
1 p.m.-4p.m. Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show for Urbandale Food Pantry & Children's Cancer Foundation
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Urbandale Community Adult Band at Gazebo
6:30 p.m.- 8p.m. Metro Arts Jazz-in-July with Eric Thompson's Fun Time Music Hour at Gazebo
10:00 p.m. Fireworks Display shot from Walker Johnston Park- west side
Midnight Midway closes


West Des Moines
July 3rd

6:30 p.m. Independence Day parade. Starts at Corner of Valley West Drive and Ashworth Road.
7:30 p.m. Post parade Street Dance
July 4th
9:00 a.m. Horseshoe tournament at Holiday Park
7 p.m. Community band Concert at Conflower Shelters in Raccoon River Park
9:45p.m. Fireworks at Raccoon River Park

Windsor Heights
July 4th
1 p.m. Parade at Sherwood Forrest and 73rd, heads South to University, then South down 66th Street and ends on School Street at Colby Park.
2:30-9:30 p.m. Festivities at Colby Park
6 p.m. Abby Normal Concert
8 p.m. Faculty Lounge Concert
10 p.m. Fireworks

Story County

July 3rd
11:30 a.m. Bookends at the Bandshell Concert at Durham. Bandshell
8 p.m. Ames Municipal Band at Reiman gardens
9 p.m. Independence Day Fireworks at near Iowa State Center
July 4th
8:30 a.m. Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast at Ames City Hall
9-11 a.m. Bill Riley Talent Competition at Main and Burnett.


July 3rd
4 p.m.-8 p.m. Inflatable by Gee Willie
4 p.m.-1 a.m. Beer Tent
6p.m.-9 p.m. Video Game Truck
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Food Vendors
6 p.m. Kiddie Parade
-starting at 301 Main, going down Tama St. to Nelson Park
6:15 p.m. Puppet Show
6:30 p.m. Dog Show/contest
6 p.m.-9 p.m. Teen Dance at Ballard West
8 p.m.-12 a.m. DJ at Beer Tent
July 4th
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft and Food Booths at Nelson Park Featuring Perry Smith Displays
-Rope Making, Farm Machinery, and Civil War Displays
10 a.m. Parade-Grand Marshal Larry Larson
-Route is Main St. from Greene to Tama, Tama St from Main to 4th, and 4th Ave from Tama to Greene
11 a.m.-1 a.m. Beer Tent
Noon-7 p.m. Inflatable by Gee Willie
Noon-7 p.m. Bicycle Poker Run-Check in at Beer Tent
Noon Horseshoe Tournament Begins at Grimm Park
-Amateurs Only- No IA horse show pitching Assoc. Members
Noon Mud Volleyball Tournament begins at Grimm Park
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Bingo at Beer Tent
5 p.m.-9 p.m. Game Truck
8 p.m.-12 a.m. DJ at The Beer Tent
Events at Nelson Park Stage
Noon Opening Ceremonies
-Presentation of the colors, opening prayer, Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
1 p.m. Community Band & Chorus
2:30 p.m. Slater's Got Talent
4:30 p.m. Hypnotist
6 p.m. Riley Peterson & Wyatt Jamison-Fiddlers
6:30 p.m. The Fiddle Chics
8 p.m. Raffle Drawing and Queen Crowning
July 5th
10 a.m. Outdoor Church Service at Nelson Park


July 4th
6:30-10 a.m. 4th of July Fire Department Breakfast at Nevada Fire Station
10 a.m. Parade. Come to assemble between 10th and 7th Streets on E Avenue at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.  We will proceed to 6th Street and follow 6th Street o N Avenue ending in front of the American Legion.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. NCYC 4th of July Fundraiser at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Cook-out with free kids activities.  
11 a.m.-2 p.m. American Legion Annual 4th of July Chicken and Noodle Dinner at American Legion, 1331 6th Street, Nevada


Union County

10 a.m.-11 a.m. Parade at Uptown Creston
9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fireworks at McKinley Park
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Flea market Uptown Creston
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Tyme Power at McKinley Park
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friends of the Library book Fair at Mealsite
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Chalk the Town Mural at Uptown Creston
9 a.m.-1p.m. Model Railroaders at Depot
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Creston: Arts Gallery Open at Uptown Creston
9:30 a.m.-noon Caboose on Adams Open at Uptown Creston
Noon-dusk Classic and Antique Tractor Pull at McKinley Park
Noon-9 p.m. Lions Bingo Club at McKinley Park
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Historical Complex Open at McKinley Park
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Cub Scout Cub Mobiles at McKinley Park
2 p.m. 4th of July Skate Board Competition at McKinley Park
5:30 p.m. Flag Retirement Ceremony at McKinley Park
6:30 p.m. Talent Show at McKinley Park


Warren County

7:30-9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Community building
9:30 a.m. Parade starting at Garfield Street
Noon-8 p.m. Inflatable and Bounce Houses at North Park
Noon-4 p.m. Free Train Rides at North Park
1-3 p.m. Free Kids Zone at North Park
1-6 p.m. Bingo at North Park
Following Parade- Rock Wall, Mechanical Bull, and Food
Cement Stage Events
12:30 p.m. Soccer Kicking contest (2-4 years)
12:50 p.m. Soccer Kicking contest (5-8 years)
1:10 p.m. Soccer Kicking contest (9-12 years)
1:30 p.m. Kids Games
2:30 p.m. Knockout
4:00 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest (2-5 years)
4:15 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest (6-12 years)
4:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest (13 and up)
5:00 p.m. Family Bags Tournament
At Ball Field
Carlisle Public Safety Showcase
2-2:30 p.m. Golf Challenge
4-6 p.m. Kickball
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Softball game
At Bandstand
2:30-3:30 p.m. Dance 2 Extreme Dancers
4-5:30 p.m. Jay Casmirri Concert
7 p.m.-9 p.m. The PRINCEMEN Concert
Dusk Fireworks


Parade, 10 a.m., Norwalk High School
Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., McAninch Soccer Fields


July 4th
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Celebration at National Balloon Classic Field

July 4th Let Freedom Ring at Prairie Trails Museum

July 4th
4 p.m. Parade-Meet across from Post Office

6p.m. Lions Club Fundraising Barbeque near Bandstand
7:30 p.m. Concert
Fireworks at 9p.m. at Corydon Lake Park (Reservoir)


Webster County

July 4th
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Food Stand at the Gowrie City Park Shelter House sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
7:30 a.m. Freedom 5K Run/Walk at football field sponsored by G3G (Gowrie Growth Group).
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Craft Fair in the City Park.
9:30 a.m. Future Community Leaders will be selling bottles of water along the parade route.
10:00 a.m. Independence Day Parade
Following Parade Old Fashioned Chicken Dinner at the United Methodist Church.
Following Parade Harley Ball - Feedshed Catering will be set up on the corner of Market Street and Lynd Street (Mundt's Service Center).
Following Parade Cornell Lowery - Barbeque Thief will be set up on the corner of Market and Pleasant Street (Library Parking Lot).
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Freedom Skate - Wheels of GYC Skating Rink. Free Will Donation to skate. Concession stand will be open.
1:00 -6:00 p.m. Swimming Pool Open Regular Hours
All Day Carnival in City Park
All Day  Gowrie Municipal Golf Course hosts the annual Men's Amateur Golf Tournament. Spectators welcome and food is available.
Noon-4:00 p.m. Car Show Located at Laurel Park.
2:00 p.m. The Gowrie Fire Department will be hosting Waterfights at Laurel Park
1:30 p.m. Cow Pie Bingo
2:00 -4:00 p.m. Historical Museum Open at Laurel Park.
Bill Riley Talent Show at the Betty Nyght Hamilton Bandshell at the City Park.
Dusk Fireworks


Wright County

July 4th
2-4 p.m Pie & Ice Cream. Social - Belmond United Methodist Church, .  
5-7 p.m. Bratwurst/Maidrite  Supper  -St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 
12  p.m. Kickball  Tournament;  Disc  Golf Tournament in  River  Park
11:30  a.m.- 1 p.m. Belmond  Lions Dinner  in  City  Park 
1:30- 3 p.m. Games including Cake Walk & Bingo
Noon basketball tournament in Swimming Pool Park;
10 p.m. Fireworks at football field


Lake Cornelia
7:00 - 9:30 Pancake Breakfast: Limit 5 household members per ticket. Non-members or extra tickets are $5.00. Children 4 and under are free.
10:30 a.m. Annual Meeting at the enclosed shelter.
Noon Contests and Fun
7:30 p.m. Boat Parade & House Decorating Contest at the SW corner of the lake  When it's Dark - Fireworks

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