Celebrate Ankeny Events

Ankeny Summerfest Schedule of Events

Summerfest 2022 will be a full schedule of bands, boat races, events and more! Check back often for updates and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Entertainment Garden

Saturday – 4:30 PM – Midnight


Event Details

The Celebrate Ankeny Entertainment Garden is presented by Greater Iowa Credit Union. This will be a gated event and a small admission fee will be in place that can be purchased in advance beginning June 10, 2021. Click here to purchase your Entertainment Garden tickets!

Gates will open at 4:30 PM. Bands will begin at 5:00 PM. Drink tickets can be purchased by cash only, with an ATM available on the grounds. At the Entertainment Garden, festival-goers can expect music by local and regional bands. Bring your lawn chair, grab a drink, and enjoy the opening and headlining shows.

Thank you to our Entertainment Garden Sponsor

Celebrate Ankeny Fireworks

9:30 PM


Event Details

Fireworks presented by Karl Chevrolet. A long-time tradition for the final evening of Ankeny SummerFest and Celebrate Ankeny will be continuing with this tradition in 2021. The approximately 20-minute show will be choreographed to music in the skies north of the Celebrate Ankeny Entertainment Garden. The party doesn’t end with the fireworks; the fun keeps going in the Celebrate Ankeny Entertainment Garden until midnight.

Thank You to Our Sponsor

Celebrate Ankeny Coloring Contest



Event Details

The coloring contest is presented by Veridian Credit Union. One of our favorite parts of Ankeny SummerFest is getting to see all of the fun creations from the Coloring Contest! Children ages 10 and under can enter the coloring contest. a winner in each of the age categories (1-3, 4-6, & 7-10 years old) will be selected on July 6th. Winners will receive a special prize from our sponsor Veridian Credit Union and will also be recognized on stage at Ankeny SummerFest. Coloring sheets will be available soon.

Thank You to Our Sponsor