Celebration of Independence

Each year, Waukee hosts a celebration of our nation's independence. Visit Centennial Park on July 3 and 4, 2022 for the annual parade, inflatables, live music, tournaments, fireworks and more!

Vendor Application:

Apply to be a vendor, providing food, beverages or other services at this event. 

Parade Registration:

The parade is scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m. See the parade route map. There is no cost for businesses/organizations participating in the parade, but advance registration is required

Inflatables Presale:

Armbands for inflatables can be purchased in advance through June 30 for $10 and are valid July 4 ONLY.

cel of indepedence

Sunday, July 3

Activity Time
Adult Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament 9 a.m.                               
Food/Beverage Vendors 4-10 p.m.
Family Entertainment 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Quad City Magician 7:30 p.m.
Movies in the Park: "Sing 2" 8:45 p.m. (dusk)

Monday, July 4

Activity TIme
Waukee Boy Scouts Troop 178 "Waukee Freedom 5K" at Lutheran Church of Hope Waukee 7:45 a.m.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m.
Parade                                                                                            10:30 a.m.                                               
FREE Ice Cream Social Noon-1 p.m.
Food/Beverage Vendors Noon-10 p.m.
Inflatables 1-8 p.m.
Adult Bags Tournament 1 p.m.
Live music from Mint and Birdchild 5-10 p.m.
Des Moines Skydivers 8 p.m.
Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

the NCMIC logo with blue text reading N C M I Cthe OMNI Wealth Management Logo

Thank you to our event partners:

the waukee rotary club logo with blue text saying "rotary club of waukee"  The logo for Waukee boy Scout Troop 178 the des moines skydivers logo