WAUKEE — The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department and Waukee Park Board will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration in the heart of Waukee. Festivities begin Wednesday, July 4 at 3 p.m. and include a parade, live music, great food and fireworks.


“The Parks & Rec Department continues to provide activities and events at which citizens can come together and experience that hometown feeling Waukee has even through this time of immense growth,” said Waukee Parks & Recreation Supervisor Danae Edwards. “The Fourth of July festival is a favorite among those community events.”


Interested businesses and organizations can line up for the Fourth of July parade at 2 p.m. outside the Vince Meyer Learning Center at 400 Locust Street. Advance registration is not required. The parade route will start in the community’s Downtown Triangle area at 3 p.m. and will end in Centennial Park.


After the parade, Centennial Park will play host to fun activities for the whole family! Kids can play on a variety of inflatables, and then the band Mud Dogs will play live beginning at 6 p.m. They will be play hits from multiple genres, including rock, oldies, pop and country. Food vendors will serve up delicious food items as well.


To conclude the evening, the highly anticipated fireworks display will start after dusk. The sky will be lit up from Centennial Park sometime around 9:30 p.m.