Fourth of July

 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.

Fourth of July logo

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

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.

Scout Run

Sign up for the 4th of July Boy Scout Waukee Troup 178 Fun Run held at 8 a.m.!


  1. Thanks to this year's Fourth of July vendors:

    Master Jeong's Taekwondo
    Twisted Asian
    LuCas Concessions
    Pop Pops Kettle Korn
    Rita's of WDM
    Willie's BBQ
    Wings and More
    Waukee American Legion
    Pepperjax Grill
    Chela's Mexican Food
    Woody's Pickle Shack
    Kona Ice
    Papa Firkins Smokeshack
    Double M Concessions
    Tropical Sno-Waukee
    Waukee Lions Club
    Iowa Tie Dye Guys
    Next Level Street Games
    City of Waukee-Gas Department

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 (PDF).

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