Urbandale 4th of July Celebration

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Urbandale is Home to one of the Largest 4th of July Celebrations in the Area!

We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.  From a family-friendly street dance to carnival rides or a 2-mile long parade to a breathtaking fireworks display – the celebration has something for everyone!

 

Crowds gather and watch the 2011 Urbandale fourth of July parade.

4th of July Weekend Festivities Scheduled!

Come join us during the 4th of July weekend at Lions Park to enjoy a wide array of activities for the whole family!  This year, we’re taking full advantage of the weekend by hosting live bands on back-to-back nights at the Entertainment Garden:

Toaster

Faux

Saturday, July 3
8 PM to 11 PM

Coming soon!

Hold on to a Piece of History with our 2021 Commemorative Button!

The 4th of July Commemorative Button is an annual tradition that allow us to continue expanding and growing our celebration.  Make sure you take home a piece of history by clicking the button below and ordering yours today!  All proceeds go towards the 4th of July Celebration and each button is individually numbered.

Urbandale 4th of July Celebration: 3 Action Packed Days of Fun!

Fireworks might be one of the highlights to our festivities, but our celebration spans across 3 full days with a wide array of events to keep the whole family entertained!  From our time-honored traditional parade to our live outdoor street dances, every person can enjoy themselves during the summer.

Crowds gather and watch the 2011 Urbandale fourth of July parade.

Parade

The Urbandale 4th of July Parade takes place beginning at 10 a.m. from the Old City Hall on 70th Street north to Aurora Avenue finishing at 82nd and Aurora.

All parade entries please be at your location by 9:00 a.m.

The 4th of July parade will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

4th of July Run

Urbandale 4th of July Run was first run in 1966. The event has been run under different names and distances. In 1988 the race was not run due to no chairperson. The race in 1989 returned as William Courtney Memorial 10 K. After 2 years of excessive heat the route was changed in 1991 to present route and distance 5 K. A grade school mile was added 1996 in honor of Coach Chuck Silvey. The Coach Gary Page tot trot was added in 2000

 

American flags with festival rides in the background.

Carnival

Hosted by Sam’s Amusement

Vendors

Urbandale’s 4th of July Celebration is not complete without a wide range of food vendors and exhibits. You’ll find them located along Prairie Avenue between 71st Street and 72nd Street on the south side of Lions Park. Looking for comfort food to satisfy your craving? A place to grab a quick meal with your family? How about a sweet treat just because? You can find it all at the July Urbandale 4th of July Celebration. Check out the wide range of options that await you.

Crowds gather and watch the 2011 Urbandale fourth of July parade.

Parade

The Urbandale 4th of July Parade takes place beginning at 10 a.m. from the Old City Hall on 70th Street north to Aurora Avenue finishing at 82nd and Aurora.

All parade entries please be at your location by 9:00 a.m.

The 4th of July parade will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

4th of July Run

Urbandale 4th of July Run was first run in 1966. The event has been run under different names and distances. In 1988 the race was not run due to no chairperson. The race in 1989 returned as William Courtney Memorial 10 K. After 2 years of excessive heat the route was changed in 1991 to present route and distance 5 K. A grade school mile was added 1996 in honor of Coach Chuck Silvey. The Coach Gary Page tot trot was added in 2000

 

American flags with festival rides in the background.

Carnival

Hosted by Sam’s Amusement

Vendors

Urbandale’s 4th of July Celebration is not complete without a wide range of food vendors and exhibits. You’ll find them located along Prairie Avenue between 71st Street and 72nd Street on the south side of Lions Park. Looking for comfort food to satisfy your craving? A place to grab a quick meal with your family? How about a sweet treat just because? You can find it all at the July Urbandale 4th of July Celebration. Check out the wide range of options that await you.