Several area cities are celebrating America's 245th birthday with fireworks displays and other activities this summer. Here is the list of 2021 community events, including information links.

Black Hawk County:

CITY OF WATERLOO – Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10 PM
Site: RiverLoop Amphitheatre & Expo Plaza – Downtown
Details: Main Street Waterloo presents "Waterloo's 4th of July Celebration" (Mayor's Fireworks Waterloo) featuring music, food and fireworks on the bank of the Cedar River from 5:30 - 10 PM. Musical entertainment includes Cedar Valley Big Bang and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony at RiverLoop Amphitheater and Low Key (5:30-7:30 PM) and B2wins (8 PM) at RiverLoop Expo Plaza. Fireworks will be shot off the Park Ave. bridge.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

WATERLOO – Sunday, July 4, 2021 at approximately 9:30 PM
Site: Riverfront Stadium – 850 Park Road
Details: Fireworks follow Waterloo Bucks vs. La Crosse Loggers, which begins at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 6 PM.
For Ticket Information: CLICK HERE.


Buchanan County:

INDEPENDENCE – Saturday, July 3, 2021 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 Indee" is a three-day event (July 2-4) that features concessions, musical entertainment and Iowa's oldest Independence Day parade.
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Butler County:

SHELL ROCK - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10 PM
Site: Behind Shell Rock Elementary School - 214 N. Cherry St.
Details: The city-wide celebration runs July 2-4, 2021, and also features games, 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 - Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Dusk
Site: Garnavillo City Park - U.S. Highway 52 (N. Main Street)
Details: The 48th annual celebration has several other events, including an ice cream social and teddy bear parade on Friday, July 2, 2021, and a 5K walk/run, live music, parade, demonstrations, food, games and contests on Saturday, July 3 before the fireworks. This year's theme: "Rustic America".
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.

GUTTENBERG - Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10 PM
Site: Guttenberg Riverfront - Over The Mississippi River, North of Lock & Dam No. 10 
Details: The "Stars & Stripes Celebration" along River Park Dr. includes a 5K walk/run; Farmer's Market, food vendors and beverage garden; music, carnival, and parade. This year's theme: "Bold Stripes, Bright Stars, Brave Hearts.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.

MARQUETTE - Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Dusk
Site: 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 city-wide celebration runs July 3, 2021 and also includes a parade, live music, and flea market.
For More Information: CLICK HERE.


Delaware County:

DYERSVILLE - Saturday, July 3 2021 at Dusk
Site: Commercial Club Park - 2nd Ave. SE
Details: Games, food and live music are all part of the celebration, starting at 5 PM.
For More Information: CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

EARLVILLE - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Dusk
Site: Little League Diamond - Prospect St. & W. South Side Road.
Details: Activities will be held all day on July 4th, starting with a 5K fun run/walk at 9 AM. Other events include a bean bag tournament, cutest baby contest, car/motorcycle show, parade, music, food and other various activities.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.


Floyd County:

CHARLES CITY – Sunday, July 4, 2021 at approximately 10 PM
Site: Central Park - 300 block of North Main Street, Downtown 
Details: The 4th of July Celebration runs July 2-4, 2021, 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 - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10 PM
Site: Elmwood Park - Iowa Highway 175 & South Hawkeye Road (V. Ave.), West End of Town
Details: The city's Independence Day festival is July 3-4, 2021. A variety of events will be held different locations both days, including a grand parade on July 4 at 1:30 PM. Live music, food trucks and cold beer! There will also be a group sky lantern launch after fireworks. 
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Marshall County:

MARSHALLTOWN - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM
Site: Central Iowa Fairgrounds - 1308 East Olive St., East Side of City
Details: Organizers are promoting this year's fireworks show as the largest in the city's history. Live music, food trucks and cold beer will also be part of the event. 
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Tama County:

DYSART - Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Dusk (Rain Date: Monday, July 5, 2021)
Site: City Park - 602 Sherman St.
Details: The city's celebration is July 3-4, 2021, and includes a kiddie parade and live music on Saturday. Sunday's events include a 5K Run/Walk at 8 AM and the Grand Parade at 11 AM, followed by fun in the park with live music, rides and games before the fireworks show.
For Schedule of Festival Activities: CLICK HERE.


Winneshiek County:

KENDALLVILLE/CRESCO – Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10 PM
Site: Harvest Farm Campground Resort - 3690 318th Ave., Rural Cresco
For More Information: CLICK HERE.

SPILLVILLE - Saturday, July 3, 2021 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 as part of the celebration, starting at 2 PM. Admission to the park is $3 per person, $5 per vehicle.
For Schedule of Activities: CLICK HERE.

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