Celebrate at Ankeny’s Annual Summer Festival


A Tradition of Summer Fun

Ankeny SummerFest, presented by Karl Chevrolet, is a four-day celebration with carnival rides, parades, bands, family fun and more! We are working hard to bring back the SummerFest we know and love for 2022.

Check out the 2021 event Celebrate Ankeny!

Ankeny SummerFest Theme

The Ankeny SummerFest theme will be announced within the next year. There is no theme for 2021.

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Ankeny SummerFest Favorite Attractions

Apart from endless events throughout the weekend, attractions lasting for the duration of Ankeny SummerFest are a perfect way to spend the day in between parades, family fun time, boat regatta, and more.

Entertainment Garden


The Ankeny Area Chamber Entertainment Garden is open each night of Ankeny SummerFest. Drink tickets can be purchased by cash only, an ATM is available on grounds. At the Entertainment Garden, festival-goers can expect music by local bands, friends, and fun every evening. Bring your lawn chair, grab a drink, and enjoy the opening and headlining shows each night.



People of all ages can enjoy arcade games and rides all weekend long. Tickets are not available to purchase prior to hours of operation during Ankeny SummerFest weekend. All ticket prices are set by the carnival and vary by ride (cash only). Wristband specials are not sold in advance and are only available to purchase during certain hours of operation.

Ankeny SummerFest Survey


Take the Ankeny SummerFest survey! We strive to continue to enhance Ankeny SummerFest to best fit the Ankeny Area Community. We appreciate your feedback to help keep SummerFest a festival our community loves!

Food & Business Vendors


Enjoy some of Ankeny’s best cuisine with local food vendors. Meet local businesses that will be representing themselves at booths throughout Ankeny SummerFest. To learn more about vendor rules and regulations, visit the Info Center.

Ankeny SummerFest News & Events

Celebrate Ankeny 2021

Celebrate Ankeny 2021

Celebrate Ankeny Returns for Second YearCelebrate Ankeny presented by Karl Chevrolet and in partnership with Ankeny SummerFest will take place on Saturday, July 10, 2021, complete with a coloring contest, bands, and fireworks. “The decision to host Celebrate Ankeny...

Celebrate Ankeny Fireworks

Celebrate Ankeny Fireworks

Celebrate Ankeny will feature a fireworks show above Prairie Ridge Pond on Saturday, July 10 beginning at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are presented by Karl Chevrolet and are choreographed to music. Please stay tuned for more informaton.Subscribe to our...

Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest

One of our favorite parts of Ankeny SummerFest is getting to see all of the fun creations from the Coloring Contest! Veridian Credit Union has made it possible for us to distribute coloring sheets throughout July to help keep those skills sharp for next year's...

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Get Involved & Volunteer at Ankeny SummerFest

Want to get involved with Ankeny SummerFest, but you’re not sure where to start? Ankeny SummerFest events are only possible thanks to the countless number of volunteers and their commitments each year. If you’d like to be a part of that excitement, we welcome your involvement!

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