Grand Parade and Kiddie Parade information below:

(please scroll to the bottom of page for Kiddie parade)

Grand Parade

Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Sponsored by:

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

Platinum Sponsor: John Deere Des Moines Works

Gold Sponsor: Prairie Trail – DRA Properties

Silver Sponsor: Jones Lang LaSalle

Parade Spectators:

Please click on the map below to see the 2018 SummerFest Grand Parade route:

Parade Map: Download Map

Parade Participants:

Grand Parade and Kiddie Parade Theme:
Go Wild!

Parade Rules and Regulations:  

For 2018: 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

Float Builder Manual: Download Manual

Grand Parade Registration: Click Here to Register

Questions? Contact the Ankeny Chamber at (515) 964-0685.


Kiddie Parade

Friday, July 13, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Line-up begins: 5:30 pm

Judging announced: 6:15 pm

Parade begins: 6:30 pm

Register online here ahead of time or register at the event. Parents must sign a family participation waiver and stand in line for an entry number for each child in the parade.

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.