The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend Celebrate Ankeny presented by Karl Chevrolet. Celebrate Ankeny is a series of activities this July that will allow us to safely enjoy some of our favorite parts of Ankeny SummerFest.
“The Ankeny Area Chamber was heartbroken to have to move Ankeny SummerFest to 2021, but we’re excited to be able to bring Celebrate Ankeny to the community this summer,” said Julie Todtz, President & CEO of the Ankeny Area Chamber. “There is no doubt the Ankeny community is strong, resilient and flexible. We are fortunate to be among a community that is supportive through challenging times.”
Celebrate Ankeny will feature a fireworks show above Prairie Ridge Pond on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 9:00 p.m. The fireworks are presented by Karl Chevrolet and are choreographed to music that will broadcast on NASH 97.3 FM. Volunteers will hand out Firework Fun Packs sponsored by John Deere Des Moines Works to the first 500 cars. Attendees can park at one of three parking lots near Ankeny SummerFest grounds and watch from within their vehicle or in the parking spot next to their driver’s side. Attendees can also park at Prairie Ridge Middle School and walk to Ankeny SummerFest grounds to sit and enjoy the show. Social distancing and safety measures will be in place and the Ankeny Area Chamber urges people to enjoy the fireworks show responsibly.
Celebrate Ankeny also features the Taste of Ankeny SummerFest. The community can visit area businesses and support Ankeny SummerFest vendors. The first night of Taste of Ankeny SummerFest is Thursday, July 9th. Vendors will be at host locations in Ankeny from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. A list of vendors and locations can be found on www.ankeny.org/celebrate-ankeny.
Visit www.ankeny.org/celebrate-ankeny to download free Celebrate Ankeny coloring sheets and to purchase a Celebrate Ankeny t-shirt.
More information can be found on the Ankeny SummerFest Facebook page. Celebrate Ankeny and Ankeny SummerFest is organized by the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of Ankeny, Ankeny Community School District and community volunteers. Karl Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor and fireworks sponsor.