Celebrate at Ankeny’s Annual Summer Festival

July

11-14

A Tradition of Summer Fun

Ankeny's annual SummerFest is a four-day celebration with carnival rides, parades, bands, family fun and more! Mark your calendars for Ankeny SummerFest 2019: Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14th.

Theme 2019: Get Your Giddyup at Ankeny SummerFest!

Get Your Giddyup encourages Ankeny SummerFest vendors, float and boat builders, and event attendees to lasso their favorite cowpoke or buckaroo and experience Ankeny SummerFest like never before. Kids and adults alike can all giddy-on-up and get a move on. From Mr. Ed to Toy Story, there is something for everyone of every age to enjoy. Get Your Giddyup is for the participant to interpret. Throw on your chaps, but steer clear of the cactus. And don’t forget the ten-gallon hat! The theme can mean something different to everyone.

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

Thursday, July 11 -Sunday, July 14
View garden hours

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.

Carnival

Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14
View carnival hours and specials

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.

Coloring Contest

Entry Deadline Friday, June 28
Download the coloring sheet

Make the Ankeny SummerFest Judges go yee-haw! by using your creative coloring skills on the Get Your Giddyup coloring sheet.Children, ages 10 and under, can enter the coloring contest. A winner in each age category (1-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-10 years) will receive a wristband to the Ankeny SummerFest Carnival and will also be recognized on stage at Ankeny SummerFest.

Food & Business Vendors

Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14
Download list of 2019 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

Ankeny SummerFest Dine Around Event

Join fellow food and drink enthusiasts during Ankeny SummerFest’s Dine Around Series. Enjoy drinks, dinner and dessert at participating Ankeny restaurants and enter to win a SummerFest Grand Prize! The prize package includes: Five backstage passes for Saturday night...

Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce Reveals 2019 SummerFest Theme

2019 ANKENY SUMMERFEST THEME The 2019 SummerFest theme is Get Your Giddyup at Ankeny SummerFest! Get Your Giddyup encourages SummerFest vendors, float and boat builders, and event attendees to lasso their favorite cowpoke or buckaroo and experience SummerFest like...

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Get Involved & Volunteer at Ankeny SummerFest 2019

Want to get involved with Ankeny SummerFest, but you’re not sure where to start? Great 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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