Fourth of July activities set for Perry

Staff Report
Maddie McDevitt, left, and Liam Martin wave to the floats in the July 4, 2018 parade. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

The Perry Fourth of July Celebration is a full day of festivities, starting with a parade and ending with live music and a fireworks finale. New activities this year include a performance from Los Laureles and a Bill Riley Talent Search.

The July 4 activities include:

  • 10 a.m. Parade
  • All Day Craft and food vendors at Pattee Park
  • Pattee Park Bandshell Entertainment:
    • 12:30 p.m. Showtime Dance Performance
    • 1:30 p.m. Los Laureles Performance
    • 2 p.m. Bill Riley Talent Show
    • 6 p.m. Live music by RUKKUS
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks

Perry Fine Arts will be hosting the annual Fourth of July Music Extravaganza and Homemade Ice Cream Social at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Perry, located at 1100 Third St.

The variety show will feature local talent, including Lou Hoger, Rick Fazel, Steve Parnell, Nancy Burrow, Andrea Brownlee, Doc McCaulley, Marilyn Bode, Donna Emmert and Brent Halling, to name a few. There will also be a community sing. The church is air conditioned and handicapped accessible. The ice cream social will be held after the free concert.

The Perry Fourth of July Celebration is brought to you by the Perry Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit or call 515-465-4601.

The festivities continue during the City of Perry’s Sesquicentennial Celebration July 5-7. Visit for a full list of activities.