July 4th

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On or around July 4, the park will do a fireworks display. Fireworks are shot off from backstage near the Raging River. The best viewing area is over near River City.

In XXXX, the park added music to the show. A series of PA speakers was set up lining the riverfront across from River City and down towards the Inverter. Patriotic music is played during the show.

Fireworks Dates




Monday, July 4, 2016.

  • Facebook Post: "We have some special music shows today for the 4th of July! Bruce Day Rocks will be performing live from 1pm-4pm by the Iowa Beer and Wine stand (next to the Storm Chaser), Brian Congdon (with special guests Tony Bohnenkamp and Bradley Seidenfeld) will be performing from 2pm-6pm near the SandBar in Adventure Bay and Bruce Day will have an encore performance at the Rathskeller from 7pm to 9:15 pm leading up to our fireworks show at 9:30pm tonight. Come celebrate at Adventureland!"


  • 9:30pm - 30 minute show with music


  • Dippin' Dots had a special red, white and blue flavor.
  • Funnel Cake locations had a special American-flag design.



  • Monster was showing a special red, white and blue ground light pattern.
  • Space Shot was showing a special red, white and blue spotlight pattern.


  • Several shops had small American flags they would hand out.


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