Ankeny Area Democrats


Events

Welcome all Ankeny Area Democrats and friends!

The 15th Annual Ankeny Area Democrats SummerFest BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, following the Ankeny SummerFest parade.


Come to the Hawkeye Park shelter located on Ash Drive just north of the main Ankeny Fire Station on West First Street. The event starts following the SummerFest Parade approximately between 11:30 AM and 12 Noon. 

Free Hamburger, brats etc. Meet friends and neighbors and talk politics!

Special guest candidates will be Cindy Axne, Amber Gustafson, Heather Matson and Andrew Rasumussen. The event is free and open to the public. Free will donation. 

This is a good time to meet fellow Democrats and talk politics.


Free will donation



Walk in the SummerFest Parade with us!


Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Parade is about 2.7 miles in length

Line up 8:45 am sharp!
Parade 9:00 am – 11:30 am


We would like you to join the Ankeny Area Democrats as we walk in the Ankeny SummerFest Parade Saturday, July 14th from 9-11:30 a.m. Then celebrate at the 15th Annual Ankeny Area Democrats BBQ. We will kick off the 2018 Campaign Season with our state 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 in the Northview Middle School parking lot (1302 N. Ankeny Blvd /Highway 69) at 6:00 AM with parade order determined on an arrival basis. Our candidates and AAD Officers will be there at that time. 


Marchers need to meet for formation at 8:45 a.m. sharp at the Ankeny Northwest Middle School South Parking lot at 1302 Ankeny Blvd. parking is usually available near the Middle School.  The parade begins at 9 a.m.  


Find us once you arrive!

Text Mary McAdams at 515-681-5858 

​Text Zaak Barnes at 515-480-8443


OR join us at the first cross street. The first cross street is: X

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.


Standing in the parking lot at the Middle School during the "line up" phase also requires patience and be certain to find the restrooms BEFORE the walking begins. In the past we've been able to use the restrooms at Northview. 


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


Sign up to walk in the parade with us! Click here!


Join us for the BBQ!


Ankeny Area Democrats 15th Annual BBQ to follow the parade at Hawkeye Park at approximately NOON. Listen to the candidates and spend time with them.  Free will donations will be collected for the food to be used for our local candidate support and work of Ankeny Area Democrats.


Contacts

Questions the day of the parade? Contact one of following people:

Mary McAdams 515-681-5858


​Parade Route click HERE for the Parade Route