CHARLES CITY — New and unique kids activities, great live entertainment, a preview of the upcoming community theater production, food and beverage vendors, and more are going to be packing Central Park in Charles City Friday, June 29. Kick off the weekend in the best way by coming to enjoy a fantastic, entertainment filled evening downtown at the third Party in the Park event of the season.
Sponsors Cambrex, CUSB Bank, Croell, R&S Mowing, Edward Jones (Mark Sindlinger and Jeremy Heyer), and Feller and Associates have all contributed in a great way to make this evening possible.
The Jay Clyde Band will rock and croon country tunes all evening long as you take in food vendors including Black Dog BBQ, Tropical Sno, Dave’s Restaurant, and Hy-Vee. The Manson, Iowa-based band lists artists Chris Stapleton, The Eagles, and Keith Urban as a few of their artistic influences.
Children’s entertainment will be a little different this night, but still fun and engaging as the Party in the Park Committee offers different play zones for kids of all ages.
“We’ll have jump ropes, hula hoops, a pool noodle obstacle course, and jumbo bowling for older kids. A big ball pit, digging for dinosaurs and a sand box should keep younger kids happy and having fun,” said Events Coordinator Emily Garden. “For our youngest attendees, we’ve planned sensory bins and a coloring zone.”
Another special treat will be a preview performance from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by the Stony Point Players, Charles City’s community theater group.
Party in the Park is a series of community gatherings over the course of the summer offering live entertainment in Central Park from 5-9 p.m., as well as food and beverage vendors, a beer garden, children’s activities and more. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening with Party in the Park’s “Chuck Chip” currency. This year’s blue Chuck Chips are being sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College in celebration of its 100th anniversary. Chuck Chips may be obtained from the “Chuck Chip Table” near the center of the park or from volunteers in red Chuck aprons stationed throughout the park during the events. Chuck Chips are also available at the Community Development Office at 401 N. Main Street, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Past year’s Chuck Chips will not be accepted.
Remaining Party in the Park events will be held on July 13, and August 3, and are organized by Community Revitalization, Charles City’s Main Street Iowa program. For more information, please call (641) 228-4234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.