July 4 | 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Waterloo plans to celebrate the nation's 244th birthday Saturday with a fireworks show on the southern edge of the city.

Main Street Waterloo, the Waterloo Center for the Arts and Lost Island Water Park are collaborating with the city in hosting the 4th annual Mayor's Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4 at 10 PM. Traditionally held along the Cedar River downtown at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre and Expo Plaza, this year's event will be held at the southern edge of Waterloo so everyone to watch the fireworks safely from their vehicles.

The display will be visible south of U.S. Highway 20 in the area of La Porte Road and San Marnan Drive. Anyone planning to watch the fireworks should park in the vicinity of the Bamboo Ridge KOA campground and Lost Island Water Park. According to the pyrotechnics crew, the fireworks WILL NOT be visible from Hawkeye Community College due to the contours of the terrain.

This year's Independence Day celebration will feature fireworks only. Bands and food vendors will not be part of the event, due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, organizers confirmed.