Celebrating freedom in a town near you

Celebrating freedom in a town near you



West Union

In addition to the crowning of Miss West Union and annual Pool Carnival, the schedule for West Union’s annual July 4 celebration includes inflatable rides opening at 4 p.m. and the return performance of the Miles Adams Band at 5 p.m. West Union Parks and Recreation will also host the community’s first-ever Color Run at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4. The race will begin and end at the Aquatic Center. 

The fun run/walk is for the enjoyment of the entire family. At every mile marker, participants are sprayed with dry paint that activates when they sweat or run through a sprinkler. 

All proceeds from the Color Run will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.  The name of the event is “Celebrate America:  Show Your Colors.” 

Registration is available at www.WUParkandRec.com, City Hall or the Chamber Office.

The day’s festivities at the recreation complex will conclude with the fireworks show at 10 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the Miss West Union ceremony and band performance will be held in the Fayette County Fairgrounds Dance Pavilion.

The rain date for the fireworks display is Friday, July 11.


The annual fireworks display over the lake at Skip-A-Way Resort will be held Friday, July 4, at dusk. Join Clermont patrons for the biggest fireworks display the town has ever seen!


Spillville's annual Independence Day celebration will be held a day late on Saturday, July 5, this year as the South Winneshiek Area Community Group (SWACG) hopes to make this year's celebration more accessible to everyone.

Little League games will kick the activities off at 2 p.m. Kids' games, free root beer, free watermelon, bounce houses and miniature golf, a performance by the community band, and live music by Bar Flyz will keep crowds busy throughout the day. The "Largest Fireworks Display in NE Iowa" will begin at 9:30 p.m. in Riverside Park.

An 11 p.m. "Black Out" will be held inside The Inwood.

Other events throughout the day include the appearance of the ice cream, CFS bingo, Lil’ Orbits Mini Donuts, and the Little League food stand.


The Festina Improvement Association will host the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. Friday, July 4, beginning at Neal’s Auto Body. For more information, contact Marilyn Zweibahmer at (563) 419-2932.

The annual Festina Kids' Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4. A community picnic will be held in the Festina Parish Park immediately following. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade is asked to line up at 10 a.m.

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