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Welcome all Ankeny Area Democrats and friends!


Join us for our annual

Ankeny SummerFest BBQ

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Noon, after the SummerFest Parade
AMP (Ankeny Market & Pavilion)
715 W. 1st Street, Ankeny, IA
515-681-5858

We will be hearing from Presidential candidates

Amy Klobuchar

John Delaney

Eric Swalwell


And our own

Heather Matson

Sheriff Kevin Schneider

Ticket price includes hamburger, hot dog, brat or smoked meat, sides, and drink. Vegetarian options, hardship tickets, and any accessibility accommodations are available by sending a request to info@ankenyareademocrats.org 


Tickets $10 per individual, kids 12 & under are free  


Click HERE to buy your TICKETS today!

Ankeny Area Democrats

We need YOU now!

Please sign up for a dish to pass or a volunteer shift.  Click HERE to sign up!


Walk in the SummerFest Parade with us!



Full details as soon as the City of Ankeny releases them!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Parade is about 2.7 miles in length

Line up 8:45 am SHARP!  They start moving right at 9 am.

Call 515-681-5858 if you can't find us! See picture below for our parade truck.
Parade 9:00 am – 11:30 am


We would love to have you join the Ankeny Area Democrats as we walk in the Ankeny SummerFest Parade Saturday, July 13th from 9-11:30 a.m. Then celebrate at the Annual Ankeny Area Democrats BBQ. We will hear from Presidential and local candidates. We will all be walking together.

Please bring a parent or other responsible adult if you’re 16 and under. By participating you agree to follow the rules posted on the SummerFest Parade website regarding parade safety. Read the SummerFest Parade Rules and Regulations here. 


​Parade Entry Line-up:  Staging begins tba at 6:00 AM with parade order determined on an arrival basis. An AAD Officer will be there at that time. 


Marchers need to meet for formation at 8:45 a.m. sharp at the TBA location.  The parade begins promptly at 9 a.m.  


View the Parade Route HERE


Find us once you arrive!

Text Mary McAdams at 515-681-5858 


OR join us at the first cross street. ​

Don't forget to dress for the weather.  Sunscreen and/or rain poncho, hats, water bottle, and anything else you need for a long leisurely walk in the parade route which usually takes about 90 minutes.


Please bring:

- Your own water bottle, we will *not* have single-use water bottles available this year. We WILL have a cooler with ice to keep your water bottle cold!


- A bag to hold candy. We WILL have candy for the AAD folks to distribute, but we only have 5 pails. Please bring a pail/bag!


Standing in the parking lot at the Southview Middle School during the "line up" phase also requires patience and be certain to find the restrooms BEFORE the walking begins. We plan to line up earlier this year!


Look for this truck:












**Wear blue or white T-shirts or buy one of our Ankeny Area Democrats shirts (fundraiser) at: IWork&Play for $20.


Then join us for the BBQ!


Ankeny Area Democrats Annual BBQ to follow the parade at the AMP at approximately NOON. Listen to Presidential and local candidates and spend time with them.  


We're at the AMP this year!

Ankeny Market & Pavillion

715 W 1st Street

Ankeny, IA 50023












Questions the day of the parade?

Mary McAdams 515-681-5858