Des Moines Waterland Festival & Parade
A Waterland tradition since 1959
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by June 20th -
Friends, Families, Neighborhoods, Cultural Groups, Church Groups, and definitely your Businesses are all welcome!!
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers. Waterland Festival simply would not be possible without your support. Unfortunately, this year will be a new chapter in the 60 year Waterland Festival tradition. In light of the current covid-19 health crisis, our organization and city officials decided to cancel Waterland Festival events including 4th of July Fireworks, community BBQ, Waterland Festival weekend, Wheels & Keels car show.
Instead, we have joined with the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park to host four virtual community events, the Running of the Flags Fun Run/Walk/Bike on July 4-5, Artwalk and Scavenger Hunt on July 11-12, Waterland Grand Parade Virtual Edition on July 18) and Poverty Bay Wine Festival (Virtual Facebook Event on July 25, during the Waterland Festival month of July.