Independence Day Celebration

Each year, Waukee hosts a celebration of our nation's independence. This year it's expanding to two days!

July 3 & 4

Centennial Park

Wednesday, July 3

  • Carnival, 5-10:30 p.m.
  • Movie in the Park - "We Bought a Zoo" (PG), 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, July 4

  • Carnival and food vendors, 12-10:30 p.m.
  • Parade, 3 p.m. (Downtown Triangle)
  • Live music: The 4ontheFloor, 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
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Parade Information

The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a parade through the Downtown Triangle. See a full-sized view of the parade route (PDF).

Everyone is welcome to be in Waukee’s Independence Day 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.

Waukee Boy Scout Troop 178 Fourth of July 5K Fun Run

Waukee Boy Scout Troop 178 runs a 5K every year on the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July Fun Run is the only fundraiser of the year for Boy Scout Troop 178.  Proceeds help to provide the scouts in Troop 178 great opportunities to attend campouts, to purchase camping equipment and materials, and to provide our youth with the tools necessary to complete their goals in scouting.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Troop, in addition to your entry fee.

July 4 Parade Route