Ankeny SummerFest – Ankeny, Iowa
Join in the fun for the celebration of SummerFest in the Ankeny area, parade, carinval, beer tent, Sweet 16 contest and much more.
Each summer Ankeny hosts a huge celebration put together by a dedicated group of volunteers dedicating many hours to make this an event worth visiting.
The celebration begins with the carnival, the leisure garden sponsored by the JC’s and a band in the evening.
The parade is held on Saturday morning. The Parade route is approximately 2.7 miles long and viewing the entire parade takes about 2 hours.
There are events going on throughout the dates from the Sweet 16 contest, bands, dance competitions, vollyball tournaments, softball tournaments and much more.
The carnival will start Thursday night and will again offer the popular “Sneak-a-Peak” rides at a reduced rate. Discounted rides will also be offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The festival will have many events during the long weekend including games, dances, softball tournament, a talent show, musical shows, booths, concessions and the fireworks finale on Sunday night.
The celebration closes with one of the areas biggest and best displays of fireworks. This stunning ending to the event is well worth staying around for and enjoying.
Be sure to visit Ankeny for this celebration, it will be a chance to meet old friends and make new friends.
Location: Prairie Ridge Complex 210 S Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
SummerFest is held outdoors at Northview Middle School and Prairie Ridge Sports Complex at NW Ash Dr. and NW Prairie Ridge Dr. From Ankeny Blvd (Hwy 69) turn west on NW 9th or NW 18th Sts.
Cost: Events are free, carnival tickets are available at the carnival.