Grand Parade

Saturday, July 08, 2017
9-11:30 AM

Sponsored by:

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

Platinum Sponsor: John Deere Des Moines Works

Gold Sponsor: Prairie Trail – DRA Properties

Parade Spectators:
Please click on the map below to see the 2017 SummerFest Grand Parade route.

Parade Map: Download Map

Parade Rules and Regulations:  

For 2017: In an effort to manage risk through best practices, we have been advised to collect certificates of insurance for ALL parade entries. Please forward a certificate of insurance (business: copy of liability/certificate of insurance; or vehicle insurance of vehicle to be driven; or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance for walkers.) Certificates can be faxed to 515-468-2252 or email to

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:

Questions? Contact the Ankeny Chamber at 964-0685.

Kiddie Parade

Friday, July 7, 2017
5:30-7:30 PM

Sponsored by:

Ankeny Children’s Dental

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.