Dallas County 4th Of July Celebrations

Staff Report

If you are looking for a place to celebrate America’s Independence, here is a list of some of the Fourth of July Celebrations happening in Dallas County. All events listed are on July 4 unless noted otherwise.

If you notice something missing from this list, send an email to ccole@adelnews.com and be sure to check www.adelnews.com for updated information.


The Homebase Iowa Fireworks Show begins at 10 p.m. at the Sports Complex at 300 South James Street.


Minburn’s celebration starts on Saturday, July 2 with a concert featuring Strait Run at Meek Stage at 7 p.m. The Friends of the Minburn Library will serve walking tacos from 5-7 p.m.

On July 4, the day starts with the parade at 9 a.m. There will be old fashioned family games in Rogers Park following the parade and pie entries will be accepted from 8 a.m. until noon at Minburn Legion Hall.

Horseshoes at the Skating Rink will start at 11:30 a.m. and inflatables will be available from noon-6 p.m.

The All Wheels Show is from 1-4:30 west of the gas pumps and a cornhole competition begins at 1:30 p.m. at the skating rink. Memorial Bingo will start at 2 p.m. at the foodstand.

The a complete list of the events see the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1184782831540262.


The celebration in the City of Perry begins at 10 a.m. at the East Perry Plaza and travels west on Willis Avenue to Pattee Park. Showtime Dance Studio will perform at 11:30 at the Pattee Park Band Shell, followed by the Al Welsh Orchestra at 1 p.m. and Brendan McKnight’s band Hearts of Hedons at 6:30 p.m.

There will be food vendors in Pattee Park all day along with kids activities and the Perry Volunteer Fire Department’s water fights. Perry Fine Arts will host an ice cream social and concert at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Fire Works will take place at Dusk.


The celebration in Urbandale begins on Saturday, July 2 and goes through Sunday and Monday. The Midway and Carnival opens at noon each day and closes at 11 p.m. on July 2 and July 4, and closes on midnight on July 3.

There will be live music, food vendors, fire works and more during the 3-day festival. Go to www.uniquelyurbandale.com for a complete schedule and more.


The Waukee Fourth of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m., which is a new time this year, and will go through the downtown area. After that the celebration will move over to Centennial Park for inflatables, live music from Standing Hampton, food vendors, fire works at dusk and more.

West Des Moines

The West Des Moines Celebration starts on July 3 and continues on July 4.

On Sunday the parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on Valley West Drive at 35th Street and end at Maple Street. The All Iowa Bash will be Sunday as well. Visit www.valleyjunction.com or call 515-222-3642 for more information.

July 4 will play host to the Holiday Classic Horseshoe Tourney at Holiday Park at 9 a.m., the July 4th Aquatic Center Special where customers can get admission for $3 per person at both aquatic centers from noon until 6 p.m, the 34th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament at Raccoon River Park (call 222-3420 to pre register), the West Des Moines Community Band Concert at 7 p.m. by the Coneflower Shelters at Raccoon River Park and the Fireworks Display at Dusk over Blue Heron Lake at Raccoon River Park.

For more information visit www.wdm.iowa.gov.