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The Best 4th of July Celebration in Iowa!
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The Best 4th of July Celebration in Iowa!

Mark your calendars for the best 4th of July celebration in Iowa! This four-day event has everything to keep you busy from music to contests to great food and games and more!  If you have no idea what to do for your 4th of July weekend this year, make a trip to Osceola so we can show you how to celebrate!

The 4th of July celebration kicks off on Friday, July 1st with the Opening Ceremonies at 5:30pm. It ends on Monday, July 4th with fireworks at 9:45pm. There are things to do the entire weekend of the celebration and the complete list can be found below:

Friday, July 1st

  • Opening Ceremonies 6:00PM               
  • Little Miss Osceola Contest 6:30PM               
  • Little Mister Osceola Contest 7:00PM-10:00PM
  • Music by G24 Band

Saturday, July 2nd

  • 10:00AM-11:00AM: JET Strong Tumbling Event
  • 1:00PM: Pet Contest by Clarke County Animal Shelter
  • 2:00PM: Music by Rick Burke 5:00PM             
  • 5:00PM: Mechanical Bull Rides 5:00PM                 
  • 5:00PM: Music by KaddyWompas
  • 5:00PM-12:00AM: Osceola Chamber Main Street Beer Tent
  • 8:00PM-12:00AM: Street Dance with P.O.W. Band

Sunday, July 3rd

  • 11:00AM-8:00PM: Kids and Family Day
  • 11:00AM: Community Church Service
  • 12:00PM: Dance Performance by Des Moines Lady Blaze and Dance Across
  • 12:00PM-4:00PM: Kids Fun Activities area sponsored by local churches
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM: Clarke County Old Iron Tractor Games
  • 1:00PM: Music by Half Moons
  • 1:00PM-5:00PM: Free Mechanical Bull Rides for Kids
  • 2:00PM: Kids Pedal Pull Contest
  • 4:00PM: Music by Tyler Folkerts
  • 7:00PM-10:00PM: Music by Liquid Sunshine

Monday, July 4th

  • 6:00AM: Firecracker Fun Run Registration
  • 7:00AM: Firecracker Fun Run
  • 7:00AM-10:00AM: Pancake Breakfast
  • 11:00AM: Parade
  • 12:30PM: Pie Auction and Contest
  • 12:30PM: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, and Tractor Show
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM: Gun Monkey Outfitters Grand Opening
  • 1:00PM: Arm Wrestling Contest
  • 2:00PM: Music by ZEF
  • 4:00PM: Music by Royce Johns
  • 6:30PM-9:30PM: Music by Dick Danger Band
  • 9:45PM: Fireworks

And don't forget our great activities that are going on every day during our celebration:

  • Carnival open from the first event to the last event
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Tickets Pony Rides
  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Food Vendors
  • Home Based Vendor Show
  • Masonic Lodge Bingo

Osceola knows how to celebrate and do it in style, so make sure you are celebrating with us this 4th of July!

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