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Ames 4th of July Parade!

The 4th of July Parade and festival is a city sponsored Main Street Cultural event. This is one of the largest events of the summer, and attracted thousands of attendees last year! What a great connection between Main Street and the city of Ames!

Questions concerning parade line-up can be emailed to events@amesdowntown.org. Click the link below to see the parade route.

PARADE ROUTE 

Bill Riley Talent Competition - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on July 4th at Main and Burnett. the winner of the Ames competition goes on to compete at the state fair.  To enter the Bill Riley Talent Competition email Sarah Buss at the Chamber of Commerce. sarah@ameschamber.com

Below is a list of our events along side our 4th of July Parade

Monday, July 3rd:

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Dog Dock Jumping @ 500 block of Burnett

At dusk- City of Ames Fireworks @ 1407 University Blvd.

Tuesday, July 4th:

8:30 am - 10:30 am: City Hall Pancake Breakfast @ front entrance of City Hall

7:45 am: Friendship Ark 5k and Free Kids Run @ Ada Hayden Park

9:00 am - 11:00 am: Bill Riley Talent Competition @ Intersection of Main & Burnett Ave. The winner of the Ames competition goes on to compete at the state fair.  To enter the Bill Riley Talent Competition email Sarah Buss at the Chamber of Commerce. sarah@ameschamber.com

11:00 am: Parade starts!

9:00 am - 7:00 pm: Dog Dock Jumping @ 500 Block of Burnett 

The Parade will begin immediately after the Bill Riley Talent Competition, at 11 am. 

PARADE ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL June 28th at 12:00pm OR UNTIL WE REACH OUR MAXIMUM ENTRIES. 

GET YOUR ENTRY IN TODAY!

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE PARADE ENTRY FORM.