The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!


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Now in its 55th year, the Des Moines Waterland Festival (presented by Destination Des Moines) is returning as a 3-day event jam-packed with family fun!

The festival will be held the weekend of July 18-20, 2014 – mark your calendar and join us for the best festival in years!

Here’s the schedule:

FRIDAY, JULY 18:

  • Noon – 9 p.m.: Children’s Carnival presented by Clowns Unlimited, Des Moines Field House

SATURDAY, JULY 19:

  • 8:30 – 10 a.m.: Waterland 5k Run, Beach Park and Marina
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Children’s Carnival and Pony Rides, Des Moines Field House
    • Classic Wooden Boat Show, Des Moines Marina
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Farmers Market, Des Moines Marina
  • Noon – 3 p.m.: Old Fashioned Picnic and Ice Cream Social, Wesley Homes
  • 5:45 p.m.: Junior Parade
  • 6 p.m.: Grand Parade; begins at 240th and continue through downtown Ds Moines along Marine View Drive South.

SUNDAY, JULY 20:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show, Des Moines Marina
  • Taste of Des Moines and Beer/Wine Garden, Des Moines Marina
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Children’s Carnival, Des Moines Field House

Find festival updates, the parade application and volunteer opportunities at www.destinationdesmoines.org/waterlandfestival. Also look for updates on https://www.facebook.com/DesMoinesWaterlandFestival

“We hope to see everyone there!”

For more information, please contact Elana Bryan at (206) 444-5794 or waterlandfestival@comcast.net.


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