Waterloo Mayor’s Independence Day Celebration

Waterloo Mayor’s
Independence Day Celebration


The City of Waterloo, in collaboration with Main Street Waterloo, the Waterloo Center for the Arts and Lost Island Water Park will host the Mayor’s Fireworks on July 4th, at 10:00pm in South Waterloo.

Due to Covid-19 social distancing recommendations, there will be no main event venue, bands or food vendors.  Patrons are encouraged to find parking in the vicinity of the KOA Camp Ground and Lost Island Water Park.  The display will be visible south of Hwy 20 in the La Porte Rd. and San Marnan area. However, according to the pyrotechnics crew they will not be visible from Hawkeye Community College due to the contours of the terrain.

“We are disappointed we are unable to host the fireworks in downtown at RiverLoop Amphitheater, but we will be back next year,” says Main Street Waterloo Director Jessica Rucker. “We selected a location, and have worked with the pyrotechnics to ensure the fireworks will be shot off extra high for maximum viewing throughout South Waterloo. We encourage you to grab carry-out from your favorite downtown establishment, find a spot and do some old fashioned fireworks tailgating while staying safe and having fun.”

Radio station 93.5 The Mix will provide music timed to the fireworks to enhance the experience. Viewers should stay with their vehicles at all times, observe social distancing, respect private property, and remove all litter.

“After all we’ve been through, all the cancellations and months of being cooped up, we all could use some fun this Fourth of July,” says Mayor Quentin Hart. “We are grateful the Bertch’s and all our sponsors agree and are making this night possible.”

Additional fireworks sponsors include, AECOM, Veridian Credit Union, Best Western Downtown Waterloo and Aspro with 93.5 The Mix, Corn Country 106.5 , and KWWL as media sponsors.