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Urbandale Fourth of July Celebration, July 2-4


The Urbandale 4th of July Committee is thrilled to announce the 2019 Urbandale 4th of July Celebration schedule. Our theme is Celebrating Red, White and U! Logo attached. Some NEW events to 2019 include a Beer Garden sponsored by Hy-Vee during the Abby Normal show on July 3rd, a Hotdog Eating Contest sponsored by Fareway on July 4th, a rock-climbing wall sponsored by the Army National Guard and a Charity Bags Tournament hosted by UCAN.

Activities include:

Tuesday, July 2

  • Midway & Carnival at Lions Park – 5:00p to 11:00p
  • Street Dance with DJ “Dreams Unlimited” at 71st Street & Aurora – 7:30p-10:30pm
  • Lions Club Bingo on the midway

Wednesday, July 3

Thursday, July 4

Prep Iowa
  • William Courtney 5K Run at Walker Johnston Park –7:30 AM
  • Coach Silvey Kid’s Mile Run & Coach Gary Page Tot Trot at Walker Johnston Park –8:10 &8:30 AM
  • Pancakes4Pantry 7:30 – 10am at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 3510 72nd St.
  • Parade starting at Oliver Smith Drive &70th St, North to Aurora, West to 82nd St. – 10:00 AM
  • 2019 ONLY – Olmsted School Open House Last Walk Through
  • Midway & Carnival at Lions Park – Noon to 11:00p
  • Lions Club Bingo on the Midway
  • NEW Free Kids Events @Centennial Shelter hosted by Urbandale Library 12-2pm
  • NEW Rock-Climbing Wall at Lions Park sponsored by Army National Guard 12-3pm
  • Lee Kane Annual Alumni Soccer Game at UHS Frerichs Field – Noon
  • Bob Dabrieo Memorial Cribbage Tournament at Urbandale Senior Citizen Recreation Center –1:00 PM registration at noon.
  • Kris Mandt Memorial Car Show at Urbandale High School Parking Lot 1:00, registration 9:00a to 1:00p Awards at 3:30p
    • Proceeds to Urbandale Food Pantry & Children’s Cancer Connection
  • The Declaration of Independence Reading @ Gazebo 1:00p
  • NEW Bags/Cornhole Tournament at Lions Park hosted by UCAN @ 2pm
  • NEW Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Lions Park @ 3pm
  • Urbandale Community Adult Band at Lions Park Gazebo – 4p-5p
  • Fireworks Display at Walker Johnston Park – 10:00p. Rain date Friday, July 5, same location and time.


Discounted Ride Tickets: Available now thru July 2nd. 25 Coupons for $20.00. Available at: Urbandale HyVee; Urbandale Medicap Pharmacy; Price Chopper on Merle Hay Road Des Moines and on 86th Street in Johnston.

Commemorative numbered Buttons are $5.00 which help pay for our great 4th of July Fireworks. Available through Lions Club at their Bingo Tent, the parade and Alumni Events. Lions Club members will be available the following dates and times at HyVee on 86th and Douglas: June 21- June 23th, June 28 – June 30th between 10a and 6p and at Fareway, 8450 Meredith Dr.: June 21 – June 22 and June 28 – June 29 from 10am – 6pm. Support the event and WIN PRIZES!!   Winning numbers will be posted on the 4th of July website, facebook page and Lions Park on July 5.

See for more information.

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