Article submitted by Joe Bethel, chair of Ankeny Chamber SummerFest 2024

Hello, Ankeny!

I am so excited for this year’s Ankeny Chamber Summerfest 2024! The Ankeny Chamber, The District at Prairie Trail, City of Ankeny, along with our amazing volunteers have been hard at work preparing for yet again another amazing three-day festival of parades, music, fireworks, and so much more! We hope you have marked your calendars from Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th for an amazing weekend in store. Ankeny Chamber Summerfest has changed and evolved over the years but still highlights the best of Ankeny’s past as well as its future. We hope to see everyone there!

There is something for everyone at Ankeny Summerfest. It is truly a great way to celebrate Ankeny and enjoy many of the locally owned businesses in our community. Back again this year, is Family Fun Night. It will once again be held Friday night in conjunction with the Kiddie Parade in Uptown Ankeny. We revamped the Kiddie Parade Route, and we are excited for you to be a part of it.  Splitting Ankeny Chamber Summerfest between Uptown and the District showcases Ankeny, our Chamber members and all the great things our community has to offer.

Ankeny Chamber Summerfest presented by Karl Chevrolet has been a community staple for decades. So much time, effort, and planning go into making this event a success. Without the support from members, volunteers, sponsors, and the community, Ankeny Chamber Summerfest would not be possible. This is my second year being involved with the event and especially honored to be this year’s Chairperson. As a lifelong resident of Ankeny, I hope you all can make memories and enjoy spending time in the community like I have. This year’s Ankeny Chamber Summerfest is going to be one for the record books. I am proud to be part of this City and hope you all are as well!

Hope to see you “Making a Splash” with us this July 12-14th in The District at Prairie Trail for Ankeny Chamber Summerfest 2024!

Joseph Bethel