Akron to celebrate Fourth of July with a full day of fun


AKRON, Iowa (KCAU) – There’ll be many communities celebrating the Fourth of July, but Akron is hosting a day packed with free events for Siouxlanders.

From live music to kids activities, Akron will have events for the whole family. Celebrations will end with a fireworks show at the Akron golf course.

Below is the full schedule of events in Akron:

  • 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Free swimming at the Akron City Pool, sponsored by Hawarden Regional Healthcare
  • 2:00 p.m. – Cornhole tournament hosted by the Akron Youth Wrestling Club at the Akron City Park horseshoe pit area. Registration starts at 2:00 p.m., with tournament beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – “Party in the Park” at the Akron City Park hosted by Peoples Bank of Akron, Premier Communications and Birdie & Carol Harris School of Performing Arts, including:
    • Color Guard ceremony presented by American Legion Post 186
      Live music provided by Birdie & Carol Harris School of Performing Arts
    • Food vendors including Pig N Heat, Chubs Country Store, Pizza Ranch, Akron Jo’s Cafe and Dakota Newbies
    • Kids’ games and activities including face painting, balloon animals, bubble activities and children’s water fights.
  • 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. – BINGO games at the Akron Golf Course hosted by the American Legion Post 186
  • 10:15 p.m. – Fireworks display at the Akron Golf Course. Inclement weather dates for the fireworks display will be on Friday, July 5, or Saturday, July 6.

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