Charles City 3rd-5th of July FULL SCHEDULE

The events for Charles City’s 4th of July weekend are finally crafted and set. Chamber Director Mark Wicks says on normal years, 4th of July is the area’s biggest party – they couldn’t just let it all be cancelled. 

Charles City will have a fireworks show:


Wicks says they need the community to follow social distancing during the firework show:


Businesses and homes around Charles City are dressing up for the Fourth of July holiday, and the public is being encouraged to enjoy and vote for their favorites. Voting will be done online through the Chuck Town: Charles City, Iowa Facebook page by members of the public by “liking” their favorites in the July 4th Decorating Contest Album. 


The winners will be announced on July 6th, with the Business category winner to receive $100 in Chamber Cash and the winner of the Residential category $50 in Chamber Cash and a gift basket.

There will still be a number of Kids Day activities to enjoy in Charles City on Friday, July 3rd.

Traditionally there is a Kids Day parade, kids games and inflatable rides in Central Park. Kids do need to be present and remain in the vehicle to receive their goodie bags from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.


Wicks says when the parade was cancelled, the Chamber did their best to replace the event in a safe way.



2020 July Fourth Celebration Schedule

(Subject to change/additions)


* Kids Drive-By Party in Central Park, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Use North Jackson Street

* Floyd County Museum open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with guidelines in place

* Rent tubes, canoes, bikes and more at Rapids End Outfitters 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (no new rentals after 4 p.m.)

* Bowling, Comet Bowl, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* Youth Sand Volleyball (grades 6-8), Comet Bowl, 11 a.m.—?

* Bayou Bend Mini Golf Kids Day Specials, 1-3 p.m.

* Charles City Arts Center open 1—5 p.m.

* Kickball, Whiffle Ball and playground fun at Lions Field, 2—4 p.m.

* Food Trucks around town all day

* Friday Night Cruise on Main, 5:30—8 p.m.

* Popcorn at Theater from 5:30—8 p.m.

* Support our local bars and restaurants

* Shop our local Charles City retailers

* Avenue of Flags in Central Park (weather permitting)



* Charles City Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to Noon, Central Park

* ‘Spirit of Charles City Drive’ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. … do-it-yourself viewing of decorations and local

attractions … Drive-by Care Facilities and Comp Systems, honk and wave to residents

* Charles City Arts Center open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Food trucks around town from 11-??

* Rent tubes, canoes, bikes and more at Rapids End Outfitters 1:30—6 p.m. (no new rentals after 4 p.m.)

* Support our local Charles City bars and restaurants

* Avenue of Flags in Central Park (weather permitting)

* Fireworks Show Over Charles City, shot from the southeast part of town at 10 p.m.



* “Seeking the Prince of Peace” outdoor church service, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5, Central Park in Charles City.

Public welcome. Bring own chairs and observe social distancing guidelines. For more information contact

Pastor Sam Rambo at (319) 651-9184 or Pastor Michael Downey at (641) 228-8197.

* Disc Golf Tournament … Sportsmans Park Challenge (PDGA C-Tier). Player check-in: 8:00-9:30 a.m., First round tee off: 10 a.m. Two rounds of 18 holes. For more information or contacts, visit Facebook page: “Northstar Disc Golf.

* Rent tubes, canoes, bikes & more at Rapids End Outfitters, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (no new rentals after 4 p.m).

* 6th Annual Ron Turner Golf Classic, 10 a.m. shotgun start, Cedar Ridge Golf Course. Four-person best-shot. Call Heidi at (641) 220-3724 for more information.

* Adult Sand Volleyball, Comet Bowl, 1 p.m.—?

* Avenue of Flags in Central Park (weather permitting)


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