Please note that the AY McDonald Park and Boat Ramp will be closed to all vehicular traffic, including boaters, from 10 PM on Thursday, July 2nd until the park reopens on Saturday, July 4th.

Thursday, July 2

The Independence Day celebration begins in the Kennedy Mall parking lot!

  • 1pm - 8pm
    • Military displays
    • Golden Knights parachute jump
    • Bounce House and games for the kids from LT Amusements
  • 7pm
    • The Golden Knights jump into the Kennedy Mall parking lot.

Friday, July 3

  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    • Independence Day celebration kicks off at the NEW Kwik Stop/Dairy Queen/Fazoli's location in Peosta.
  • 11:00AM
    • The US Army Golden Knights jump into the Kwik Stop Parking lot — get up close and personal with the Golden Knights and help them re-pack their chutes after their jump.

The Independence Day celebration continues in the AY McDonald Park next to the Hawthorn Boat Ramp just below Lock and Dam 11

  • 6:00PM - 8:30PM
    • Salute to our Heroes Air Show including:
      • Air Show Announcer
      • Military Swearing in Ceremony
      • Aerostars Demonstration Team
      • Golden Knights Parachute Team
      • US Army Special Operations Semi
      • Mike Wiskus Lucas Oil Pitts Plane
      • MV22 US Marine Corp Osprey
      • US Navy F-18 Hornet
      • Heritage Flight with an F-16 and P-51 Mustang
      • Jet Demonstration with Red Star and Dragon
      • US Army Chinook Helicopter
      • Tribute to our Troops
      • Missing Man Formation
  • Dusk
    • The Fireworks Spectacular!