Each summer Ankeny hosts a huge celebration put together by a dedicated group of volunteers dedicating many hours to make this an event worth visiting. The celebration is known as Ankeny SummerFest.
The celebration begins with the carnival, the leisure garden sponsored by the JC’s and a band in the evening.
The parade is held on Saturday morning. The Parade route is approximately 2.7 miles long and viewing the entire parade takes about 2 hours.
There are events going on throughout the dates from the Sweet 16 contest (Miss 16), bands, dance competitions, volleyball tournaments, softball tournaments and much more. Iowa Orthodontic Solutions, Ankeny office is the main sponsor for the Miss 16 Contest on July 11!
The carnival will start Thursday night and will again offer the popular “Sneak-a-Peak” rides at a reduced rate. Discounted rides will also be offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The festival will have many events during the long weekend including games, dances, softball tournament, a talent show, musical shows, booths, concessions and the fireworks finale on Sunday night.
The celebration closes with one of the areas biggest and best displays of fireworks. This stunning ending to the event is well worth staying around for and enjoying.
2014 Miss Sixteen Contest
Featuring three categories
This information was obtained from iowabeautiful.com