Several area cities are celebrating America's 242nd birthday with fireworks displays and other activities this summer. Here is the list of 2018 community events, including information links.

Black Hawk County:

CITY OF WATERLOO – Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10 PM
Site: RiverLoop Amphitheatre & Expo Plaza – Downtown
Details: Main Street Waterloo presents the 2nd annual "Mayor's Independence Day Extravaganza" featuring music, food and fireworks on the bank of the Cedar River from 3:30 PM - Midnight. Musical entertainment includes Sugarfoot (7:30 - 9:15 PM) and Kevin Burt (9:30 - 11 PM).
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

WATERLOO – Monday, July 2, 2018 at approximately 9:45 PM
Site: KOA Bamboo Ridge Campground – 4550 Hess Road
Details: The fireworks display is part of the holiday weekend, June 30-July 2.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

WATERLOO – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at approximately 9:30 PM
Site: Riverfront Stadium – 850 Park Road
Details: Fireworks follow Waterloo Bucks vs. Willmar Stingers, which begins at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:35 PM.
For Ticket Information: CLICK HERE.

WATERLOO – Saturday, July 7, 2018 at approximately 9:30 PM
Site: Riverfront Stadium – 850 Park Road
Details: Fireworks follow Waterloo Bucks vs. St. Cloud Rox baseball game, which begins at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:35 PM
For Ticket Information: CLICK HERE.


Bremer County:

Frederika - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Site: East Side of Town
Details: Fireworks are part of "Frederika's Fourth Fest", which runs June 30, July 3-4 and July 8. The four-day festival also includes softball tournaments, parade, fireman's dance, and a comedian-magician.
For Schedule of "Frederika Fourth Fest" Activities: CLICK HERE.


Buchanan County:

INDEPENDENCE – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10 - 10:30 PM
Site: Near Downtown, Over The Wapsipinicon River
Details: Bring a chair or blanket to Riverwalk Parks to experience what organizers promote as one of the best fireworks shows in northeast Iowa! "Celebrate Our Independence" is a four-day event (June 30, July 1, 3-4) that features concessions and musical entertainment, especially before and after the fireworks.
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.


Butler County:

SHELL ROCK - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10 PM
Site: Behind Shell Rock Elementary School - 214 N. Cherry St.
Details: The city-wide celebration runs June 30, July 1, 3-4, 2018, and also features carnival rides, a 5K run, a 4th of July parade, kiddie parade, live music, laser tag, and garage sales at a variety of sites.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.


Clayton County:

GARNAVILLO - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Site: Garnavillo City Park - U.S. Highway 52 (N. Main Street)
Details: The 46th annual celebration has several other events, including an ice cream social and teddy bear parade on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, and a 5K walk/run, live music, parade, demonstrations, food, games and contests on Wednesday, July 4 before the fireworks. This year's theme: "Peace, Love and the 4th of July".
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.

GARNAVILLO - Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Dusk
Site: Clayton Hills Campground - 31846 Clayton Road, Garnavillo
Details: Everyone is invited to come and watch.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

GUTTENBERG - Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Dusk
Site: Guttenberg Riverfront, Over The Mississippi River
Details: The "Stars & Stripes Celebration" at Ingleside Park (200 block of N. River Park Dr.) includes a 5K walk/run; food vendors and beverage garden; music, games, and parade. This year's theme: "Reelin' In The Summer Fun".
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.

MARQUETTE - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Site: Ellwood Mattson Park - Lower Harbor (Marquette Riverfront, Over The Mississippi River)
Details: Celebrate the 4th of July alongside the Mississippi River in a classic, small-town celebration full of pride and joy. The celebration also includes a parade, live music, beer tent, food and a flea market.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.


Delaware County:

DYERSVILLE - Tuesday, July 3 2018 at Dusk
Site: Commercial Club Park - 2nd Ave. SE
Details: Carnival rides, a square dance and music are all part of the celebration.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

EARLVILLE - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Site: Little League Diamond - Prospect St. & W. South Side Road.
Details: The celebration begins with the vehicle/motorcycle cruise on July 1st. Activities will be held all day on July 4th, starting with a 5K fun run/walk at 9 a.m. Other events include a bean bag tournament, car/motorcycle show, parade, music, food and other various activities.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.


Fayette County:

WEST UNION - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Site: West Union Recreation Center - North Pine St.
Details: Celebrate the 4th of July with a variety of activities that are fun for the entire family, beginning with a softball tournament at 8 AM.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.


Floyd County:

CHARLES CITY – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10 PM
Site: Floyd County Courthouse Parking Lot - 101 S. Main St. & Main Street Bridge
Details: The 4th of July Celebration runs June 29-July 4 and July 7, 2018, and also features a variety of activities for both children and adults at many different sites. Among the planned events are a parade; music and entertainment; 5K/mile runs; and kids parade.
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Grundy County:

REINBECK - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10 PM
Site: Elmwood Park - Iowa Highway 175 & South Hawkeye Road (V. Ave.), West End of Town
Details: The city's 4th of July festival includes a variety of events at different locations, starting with a grand parade at 1:30 PM. There will also be a group sky lantern launch after fireworks. 
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Tama County:

DYSART - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Dusk 
Site: City Park - 602 Sherman St.
Details: The city's celebration is July 3-4, 2018, and includes a slow pitch softball tournament, dance, 5K Run/Walk, parade, egg toss, free throw contest, and a talent show.
**Fireworks Rain Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
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For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Winneshiek County:

KENDALLVILLE/CRESCO – Saturday, June 30 & Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10 PM
Site: Harvest Farm Campground Resort - 3690 318th Ave., Rural Cresco
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

SPILLVILLE - Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:30 PM
Site: Riverside Park and Inwood Ballroom - 116 Bridge St. (Iowa Highway 325)
Details: Organizers promote this fireworks display as the largest in northeast Iowa. Several other events are planned for the day, including music and games. Admission to the park is $3 per person, $5 per vehicle.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.