Look up for a show

July 2, 2013 —

fireworksList of all fireworks displays & events in Des Moines and surrounding areas:

Des Moines: Yankee Doodle Pops will be held tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. by the Des Moines Symphony at the Iowa State Capitol Grounds.

The Iowa Cubs take on Omaha at Principal Park tomorrow night, a fireworks extravaganza to follow.

Altoona: Prairie Meadows fireworks display starts at 10 p.m. tomorrow.

Indianola: Activities in the evening followed by Nite Glow Balloons at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. from the Balloon Field on Thursday, July 4.

Norwalk: Parade at 10 a.m., park festivities following parade, fireworks at dusk at McAninch Sports Park on Thursday, July 4.

Urbandale: Festive activities tonight, tomorrow and Thursday including a carnival and one of the largest parades in central Iowa. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

Waukee: The July 4th parade will begin at 2 p.m. Celebration will continue after the parade in Centennial Park with a variety of entertainment. A fabulous fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m.

West Des Moines: Valley Junction hosts its annual Independence Day street party tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. with a concert by the Blue Band, a beer garden, food vendors following the West Des Moines Independence Day parade (starting at 6:30 p.m.).

Fireworks at dusk over Blue Heron Lake at Raccoon River Park on Thursday, July 4.

Windsor Heights: Parade at 1 p.m. followed by activities at Colby Park. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.

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