Charles City Independence day weekend events

Saturday, July 1
8 a.m. — Charles City Bike Ride Cost $5, meet at First Security Bank & Trust, 3 routes to choice: 26, 33, or 55 miles; (641) 330-9228/

9 a.m. —  Farmers Market in Central Park

11 a.m to 3 p.m. — Tennis Tournament at Sportsmen’s Park. Cost $10/team. Brian Parrott at (503) 963- 3203/

1 p.m. — 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the Charles City new Middle School Competition Gym

1:30 p.m. — Dedication Ceremony of the Assembly of the Revival art piece. Public reception to follow at
the Charles City Arts Center

7 p.m. — CC Jazz Band Reunion to honor Robert “Bob” Gower Concert at Youth Enrichment
Center~2516 7 Mile Road; Mitzi (515) 491-6172

Sunday, July 2
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast at KC Hall. Cost $7/person, kids 5 yrs and younger are free.

10 a.m. —  Ron Turner Golf Tournament at Cedar Ridge Golf Course

10 a.m. — Freedom in Christ Service in Central Park

1 p.m. — Bill Riley Talent Contest at Charles Theater. Talent contest that annually show cases the
diverse abilities of Iowa’s young people. Winners could advance to the State Fair. Sign up at the Chamber, by calling 228-4234, or just stop by and enjoy the show!

Monday, July 3
10 a.m. —  16 years and younger Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament at Comet Bowl; $40/team; to
register call Comet Bowl (641) 228-2115

10 a.m. —  Register for Kids’ Parade and prizes (bandshell on Kelly St.) Goodie bags to first 80 registered
kids 12 years & younger

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Charles City Comet Bowl bowling specials, $1.00/game for kids

10:30 a.m. —  Free Kids’ Day Parade in Central Park area, sponsored by First Citizens Bank & McDonald’s
Following parade: Prize drawings will be held at the bandshell in Central Park. Prizes
sponsored by McDonald’s & First Citizens Bank

11 a.m. —  $1.50 McDonald’s Lunch (hamburger, chips and drink)

11 a.m. —  “Charles City Stars” cheerleader performance on stage

11 a.m. to noon — Free games and activities for kids in Central Park; Llamas, penny toss, fire truck & ambulance (waterball); Little Mister & Miss 4th of July

11 a.m. — 1 p.m. — Boy Scout Pedal Cars on Jackson Street

12:30-1:15 p.m. — Stage Show by the Minnesota Zoo, “All Things Connected” sponsored by Quality Auto

2-8 p.m. —  Inflatables in Central Park; wrist bands available

1-3 p.m. — Bayou Bend Mini Golf & Batting Cages; $2.00 mini golf special

3-5 p.m. —  Free Swim at public pool; Youth ages 12 & under

4 p.m. —  Dive for Pennies at public pool; sponsored by Local Financial Institutions. Distributed by Jr.

5:30-7:30 p.m. —  PV & The Phantoms in Central Park

8-11 p.m. — The Plott Hounds in Central Park

Tuesday, July 4
7:30 a.m. —  Firecracker 5K/5 Mile Races on the Charley Western Trailway. Registration forms available at the Community Development Office and online.

10:30 a.m. — Independence Day Parade

12:15-4 p.m. — Central Park Fun After the Parade including food, drinks and family entertainment, live music feature Endless Summer and CCHS Fine Arts Hall of Fame Ceremony

7:30 p.m. — Municipal Band Concert at Riverfront behind Charles City Public Library

10 p.m. — Fireworks over the Cedar River