Celebrate the 4th of July!

On the heels of the Sturgis Falls Celebration comes 4th of July activities! Take your pick of the Cedar Valley Jaycees’ Fireworks Festival at National Cattle Congress or one of the celebrations taking place in nearby communities.

All the celebrations have a fireworks display at 10 pm on the 4th of July. But, be sure to check all the schedules of events since several celebrations have activities during the day.

Independence Day Celebration, Riverwalk Parks in Independence, Iowa
July 3 – 4
Blog 4th IndependenceThe Independence Day Celebration was named one of “10 Great Events” by the Des Moines Register and includes live entertainment, a 4th of July parade, FunZone, Poker Walk and more! The festivities begin at 4 pm on July 3 with live entertainment at the Band Shell. July 4th activities include the parade at 9 am followed by the Reading of the Declaration and live entertainment throughout the day, culminating in their fireworks display at 10 pm.
Be sure to check their website to find out more: www.CelebrateIndee.com

Shell Rock Iowa 4th of July Celebration, 214 N. Cherry in Shell Rock, Iowa
July 2-4
Blog 4th Shell RockThe Des Moines Register featured Shell Rock’s 4th of July Celebration in their article, “10 Unique Ways Iowans Celebrate the 4th of July.” Their festivities kick off on Thursday, July 2, and continue through July 4 with live entertainment (including Urban Legend, Skin Kandy and Farm Rock), a carnival, kiddie parade, Duck Races, Cow Chip Bingo and more. www.facebook.com/july4th2014/timeline

Reinbeck Iowa 4th of July Celebration, Elmwood Park, Reinbeck, Iowa
July 3 – 4
Their festivities kick off Friday night with the Fireman’s Dance at 9 pm. Saturday activities include their 5K Walk/Run, bake sale, car show, kiddie parade, Grand Parade at 1:30 pm, Hawkeye Pedal Pull, live music and lots of vendors for food and shopping! Be sure to check out their Facebook page for a look at all the activities taking place before the fireworks display at 10 pm.
www.facebook.com/groups/150784968424455/

Were you wondering about Cedar Falls and Waterloo? This year, the Cedar Valley Jaycees have organized a Cedar Valley event…
Fireworks Festival, National Cattle Congress grounds, Waterloo, Iowa
July 4
Blog 4th WaterlooThe Cedar Valley Jaycees invite everyone to come and celebrate our nation’s independence! Gates open at 4 pm on the 4th of July and admission is free. The Chocolate Crackers perform 4 – 8 pm and The Wicked Andersons perform 8pm – midnight with fireworks taking place at 10 pm. Be sure check out their webpage to find out more about all the family-friendly activities taking place before the fireworks!
www.cedarvalleyjaycees.org/index.php/2011/12/fireworks-festival/
www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Valley-Fireworks-Festival/156099217794089

We’ve just seen that Dysart has a 4th of July Celebration. Check out Club Dysart’s Facebook page for more details:
www.facebook.com/pages/Club-Dysart/176369539061666

We’ve also found out that the Waterloo Bucks will also have post-game fireworks on July 3. The game starts at 7 pm against Battle Creek! www.facebook.com/waterloo.bucks

If you need additional ideas about how to spend the upcoming long weekend, stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road. We’ll be open Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday, noon – 4 pm.

The Cedar Falls Visitor Center and the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

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