Fourth of July

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Each year, Waukee hosts an all-day celebration of our nation's independence. Activities start at 3 p.m. with a parade through the Historic Downtown that ends at Centennial Park where the fun continues for the rest of the day and night. Bring your friends and family for fun with inflatables, live music from the band Mud Dogs in the evening, food vendors and a great fireworks show after dusk.

Location:  Parade begins downtown followed by entertainment and vendors in Centennial Park
Time: Parade begins at 3 p.m. with park festivities capping off at dusk with the annual fireworks show
Date: July 4, 2018
Fee: Free

CALLING ALL FOOD AND OTHER VENDORS: Apply by June 25, 2018!


There is not a beverage garden at this event, however, alcohol is permitted in the park during the celebration by those ages 21 and older.


Parade Information


The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a parade through Historic Downtown. Click on the image below for a full-sized view of the parade route.

Everyone is welcome to be in Waukee’s Fourth of July Parade. Registration is not required. Those who wish to participate in the parade should arrive at 2 p.m. at the Vince Meyer Learning Center located at 400 Locust Street. No water balloons or guns will be allowed in the parade.

July 4 Parade Route

See last year's video: