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Ankeny’s annual summer celebration has been going on for over 50 years. SummerFest is a four-day run of events, carnival rides, parades, music and contests Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15, 2018, on the grounds near Prairie Ridge Middle School, 1010 Prairie Ridge Drive. Organizers expect more than 10,000 people each day.

“We have so many new people that have moved into the community that we really want to try and touch the new people in our community and say come out to SummerFest,” Crystal Vitzthum, 2016 organizer, said. “This is a big tradition.”

The theme this year is “Go Wild!,” which focuses on whatever inspires the individual to celebrate the wild side of life!
“SummerFest is a very generational event for Ankeny,” Mayor Gary Lorenz said. “After 50 years, you’ve had two or three different generations enjoying the same things or remembering what they did.”

So whether you’re a baby boomer, Gen Xer or a millennial, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at SummerFest. See you soon!

B2wins Perform Sunday July 15th before the Fireworks!