Things to do this weekend in Dallas County include the Fair, Waukee Arts Festival, 5K at Woodward
Dallas County Fair
July 13-17 at Dallas County Fairgrounds, Adel.
The Dallas County Fair will return July 13-17. Grandstand evening activities include Mutton Busting and Rodeo by Double S Bull Company on July 14, live music featuring Tracy Byrd with special guest Jason Pritchett on July 15, Figure 8 and Circle Track Racing followed by the live music by TOAST3R and fireworks on July 16 and Nights of Destruction Demo Derby on July 17. Other activities include a carnival, 4-H/FFA livestock shows, free entertainment and more. Find the full schedule online.
Waukee Arts Festival
July 15-16 at Centennial Park, Waukee.
Admire artist exhibits and listen to live music at the two-day Waukee Arts Festival, held at Centennial Park. The festival opens at 5 p.m. Friday, July 15 with artist vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music. The festival reopens from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 with music, art vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and activities for kids. Artist vendors will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 15 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 16. Artist vendors will close at 6 p.m. on July 16 when the evening concert begins. For more information, follow the Waukee Arts Festival 2022 Facebook event, visit the Waukee Area Arts Council Facebook page or waukeeartsfestival.org
Yoga in the park
8am-9am Saturday, July 16 at Centennial Park, Granger.
Granger Parks and Recreation will host Yoga in the Park on Saturdays at Centennial Park through August 20. No class will take place on August 6th.
Yoga in the park
8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at Van Meter.
The Van Meter Parks and Rec council will host Yoga in the Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings through July. The group will meet under the trees near the legion parking lot. Participants should bring a mat and water. The free classes will take place on July 16 and 23.
Charlie Brewer Memorial Fun Run
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at Woodward.
The 2nd Annual Charlie Brewer Memorial Fun Run will take place on Saturday July 16th. Charlie had a smile that wouldn’t stop and loved all things sporting, so there’s no better way to celebrate his memory (and raise money for his new scholarship) than an annual fun run. . In addition to the 1 mile walk or 5k run, the event will feature carnival style games, a dunk tank, photo props, Vintage Road Coffee Co. and Kates Kookies Truck. Parking will be available at Heartland Co-op. To register for the fun run or to donate to the scholarship fund, visit walkforcharlie.fundmonkey.com/
Cardboard Boat Regatta
6 p.m. Thursday, July 21 at the Adel Family Aquatic Center.
The Adel Family Aquatic Center will host the Cardboard Boat Regatta on Thursday, July 21 with races starting at 6 p.m. Although there is no participation fee, pre-registration is required. Find a full list of rules and register online at adel.activityreg.com.
movies in the park
Sunset Friday July 22 at Evans Park.
Adel Public Library is partnering with Adel Parks and Recreation to bring movies to community members at the park this summer. “Luca” premieres July 22 at Island Park. The next film will be screened on August 27 at Kinnick-Feller Park. Family screenings will begin at sunset. Participants must bring their own blankets, chairs, drinks and snacks. Popcorn will be provided.
Pork loin dinner
5.30-7.30pm Sunday 24 July at Meek Park, Minburn.
Gary Overla, Democratic candidate for Iowa House District 47, will host a free pork loin dinner with fries and a drink from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 at Meek Park in downtown Minburn. The public is invited to eat and chat with Overla.
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