Urbandale 4th Of July Celebration

Urbandale 4th Of July Celebration

Saturday, Jul 3, 2021 at 7:30am to Friday, Jul 30, 2021 at 6:48pm

Various Venues in Urbandale, IA

We invite you to bring the family to celebrate Independence day in the community.  From a family-friendly street dance to carnival rides or a 2-mile long parade to a breathtaking fireworks display – the celebration has something for everyone!


The Urbandale 4th of July Parade takes place beginning at 10 a.m. from the Old City Hall on 70th Street north to Aurora Avenue finishing at 82nd and Aurora.

All parade entries please be at your location by 9:00 a.m.

4th of July Run:

Urbandale 4th of July Run was first run in 1966. The event has been run under different names and distances. In 1988 the race was not run due to no chairperson. The race in 1989 returned as William Courtney Memorial 10 K. After 2 years of excessive heat the route was changed in 1991 to present route and distance 5 K. A grade school mile was added 1996 in honor of Coach Chuck Silvey. The Coach Gary Page tot trot was added in 2000


7:30 a.m.-5K Run

8:10 a.m.-1-Mile Kids Run

8:30 a.m.-Tot Trot

No Awards Ceremony Due to Covid-19

Place: Start and finish at Walker Johnston Park, 86th and Douglas, Urbandale


5K - $12.00 online 

5K - $15 paper entry forms