Celebration of Independence

Each year, Waukee hosts a celebration of our nation's independence. This year it's expanding to THREE DAYS! Visit Centennial Park July 2-4, 2021 for these activities.

Carnival Tickets:

Discounted carnival armbands can be purchased online June 1 (at 8 a.m.) through June 30 for $15. These bands are good from noon to 4 p.m. on the day for which they are issued. Family packs of 24 tickets will cost $20 in-person at the carnival; single tickets will be available for $1 each.

Vendor Application:

Fill out a vendor application (exclusions apply).

Parade Registration:

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. this year! The parade route is also new - see the map. It’s free for businesses/organizations to participate in the parade, but advance registration is required.

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Friday, July 2

Activity Time
Carnival  Noon-10:30 p.m.
Adult Trivia/Entertainment Noon-10:30 p.m.
Vendors (food, etc.) Noon-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 3

Activity Time
Boy Scout Troop 178 Fun Run 8 a.m.                                     
Rotary Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m.
Parade (New route! 10:30 a.m.
Carnival  Noon-10:30 p.m.
Vendors (food, etc.) Noon-10:30 p.m.
Adult Bags Tournament - Register your team! 1 p.m.
Movies in the Park: "Jumanji: The Next Level" 8:45 p.m. (dusk)

Sunday, July 4

Activity TIme
Adult Sand Volleyball Tournament - Register your team! 9 a.m.                                               
Carnival  Noon-10:30 p.m.
Vendors (food, etc.) Noon-10:30 p.m.
Live music from After Shock (80s Rock tribute band) 5-10:30 p.m.
Des Moines Skydivers TBD
Fireworks 9:30 p.m.