Begin your July 4th celebration at 7:00 a.m with breakfast at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Pleasantville. At 8:15 a.m., the American Legion will hold a flag raising ceremony in front of the Memorial Hall. You won’t want to miss the 21-gun salute, singing of our National Anthem, and special guest speaker, Colonel Sara Phoenix.
After the flag raising, enjoy a pet show, parade, lunch at the Methodist Church, a presentation by the Star-Spangled Banner Squad at the high school, and activities for all ages at the Cora Shadle Memorial Park, and much more! After sundown, watch fireworks in the evening provided by Pleasantville Emergency Services.
Download the schedule here.
Tuesday, July 3
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Celebration of Heroes and Volunteers (Field across from Casey’s)
Sponsored by the Iowa Beer Bus with up to fifteen craft beers on tap
Dinner provided by Burgett BBQ Custom Catering (Freewill Donation)*
Patriotic Costume Contest
Live Music – Luke Fox Band
Wednesday, July 4
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast – Masonic Lodge
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Flag Raising – American Legion (Memorial Hall)
Keynote – Colonel Sara Phoenix, United State Marine Corps
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pet Show (Sponsored by Pet Stop)
Pet Obedience Demonstration by Donna Flattery, Knoxville Veterinary Clinic
2nd Chance Rescue – Indianola
Avondale Veterinary Healthcare
Animal Lifeline of Iowa
All Creatures Small/KiyaKoda
Pet Art by Cord McMahon
Parade Line-up (Pleasantville Middle School Parking lot)
Kiddie Parade Line-up (Behind Memorial Hall – corner of S. Polk St / Monroe)
Click here for kiddie parade entry form
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Methodist Church Family Living Center)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Star Spangled Squad (Pleasantville High School Gym)
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fun and games in the Park (Cora Shadle Memorial Park)
Sponsored by Michelle Greene – Iowa Realty
Karaoke, Face Painting, Iowa Beer Bus, Cotton Candy, Sno-Cones,
Car Bashing, Bottle/Ring Toss, Cake Walk,Bingo, Caricatures,
Butterfly Garden naming contest, Butterfly seed balls, bubbles,
water balloons, and other fun contests.
Dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.)
Fireworks (Cora Shadle Memorial Park)