CC’s Party in the Park celebrations begin June 1

Courtesy of the Charles City Community Revitalization

CHARLES CITY — The arrival of spring is cause to celebrate, but the real party will be this summer with the return of Party in the Park in Charles City!

A summertime tradition now in its 16th season, Party in the Park is a series of Friday night public gatherings in Central Park hosted by Community Revitalization. Enjoy free live music from 5-9 p.m., along with games and other activities, food vendors, a beer garden and a chance to sit back and socialize with friends, neighbors and visitors alike.

The Party in the Park Committee has been busy over the winter months setting this year’s lineup. Mark your calendars with the 2018 PIP dates of June 1, 15 and 29; July 13; and Aug. 3.

“Many of your favorite portions of Party in the Park will be back for the 2018 season,” said Charles City Events Coordinator Emily Garden. “Theme nights will also make an appearance to add some fun and community engagement to each evening!”

Kicking off things off on June 1 will be local band PV and the Phantoms on “Rivals Night.”

“Leave no doubt who you cheer for, whether you’re a fan of NASCAR, football, basketball, baseball … proudly wear your team colors,” remarked Garden.

The night of June 13 will feature the band Exit 113, which will pair perfectly with the “Decades Night” theme. Whether you love the 1950s, 60s, 70s, or today, come dressed to enjoy an evening with friends and great music from this band out of Des Moines.


Rounding out the month of June is country artist the Jay Clyde Band. Dress in your summer best on the 29th as the theme is ‘Red Carpet in Chucktown.’

July’s Party in the Park features local country artist Jesse Allen. He will stop in Charles City on the 13th  for his ‘Steppin Up’ tour during our ‘Christmas in July’ theme night.

Wrapping up the 2018 Party in the Park series on Aug. 3rd, but not the summertime fun, will be Charles City’s own Iowa Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame band Endless Summer.

For more information regarding Party in the Park, contact the Community Revitalization office at 401 North Main St. at (641) 228-4234 or email Stay up to date on all things Party in the Park by typing in the theme night followed by ‘Party in the Park’ on Facebook!