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Grand Parade

Saturday, July 09, 2016
9-11:30 AM



Sponsored by


We thank Iowa Clinic for providing the Marshalls for the Ankeny SummerFest Parade.

Gold Sponsor: Prairie Trail - DRA Properties


Parade Spectators:
Please click on the map below to see the 2016 SummerFest Grand Parade route.

Parade Map: Download Map

Parade Rules and Regulations:  Download Rules & Regulations

Parade Entries:  The Ankeny SummerFest Grand Parade is one of the largest events in the community because of the variety of the entries and the time you put into making your entry great. Due to the overwhelming response to our parade, NON-DECORATED entries may be limited. You are encouraged to decorate your entry in accordance with the parade theme.  DECORATED entries will receive priority in the parade release order.  Because of the appeal to the parade for families of all ages all entries must be FAMILY FRIENDLY and APPROPRIATE for ALL ages at all times.

Parade Judging Criteria and Categories: NEW CATEGORIES THIS YEAR!

Float Builder Manual: Download Manual

Registration: Click Here to Register

Not sure where to start? Check the Ankeny SummerFest Pinterest Page for Pinspiration!

Past Parade Winners


Grand Parade and Kiddie Parade Theme: 
50 Years of Peace, Love and Rock N' Roll!

Questions? Contact the Ankeny Chamber at 964-0685.


Kiddie Parade

Friday, July 8, 2016
5:30-7:30 PM

Sponsored by: 
Central Bank 

  • Line-up begins at 5:45pm
  • Judging at 6:15pm
  • Parade at 6:30pm

Starting at 406 SW School St in front of Ankeny Schools Administration Building
There are 4 categories: Costumes Age 0-6, Costumes Age 7 -12, Floats and Bikes


Located at School Street in front of Neveln Resource Center.
Coordinated by Uptown Ankeny Association.