United We Stand as Heroes and Volunteers

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

6:00 p.m.

Dinner provided by Burgett BBQ Custom Catering (Freewill Donation)*

6:30 p.m.

Patriotic Costume Contest

7:00 p.m.

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

10:00 a.m.

Parade Line-up (Pleasantville Middle School Parking lot)

10:30 a.m.

Kiddie Parade Line-up (Behind Memorial Hall – corner of S. Polk St / Monroe)
     Click here for kiddie parade entry form

11:00 a.m.

Parade (Theme: United We Stand as Heroes and Volunteers)
     Click here for parade entry form & guidelines

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.

7:00 p.m.

Live Music – Joe Inman & Company
        Sponsored by McKay Insurance – Knoxville

Dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.)

Fireworks (Cora Shadle Memorial Park)