Gowrie Independence Day Celebration

Gowrie Independence Day Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2022 at 7:00am
Various Venues in Gowrie

The Gowrie Independence Day Celebration is one of the longest running patriotic events in the State of Iowa and at the centerpiece of this pride is American Legion Peterson Post #431.

The Legion along with the support of many local businesses and organizations help make the whole celebration a great success! They also assemble the signature parade entry that provides an unforgettable patriotic experience. Six floats carry over 270 American flags. Each flag is labeled with the name of a deceased veteran buried at the Gowrie Township Cemetery or is a past member of Peterson Post 431.


All Day: Gowrie Municipal Golf Course hosts the annual Men's Amateur Golf Tournament. Spectators welcome and food available. Tournament tee times available in advance by contacting the course at 515-352-3320.

7:00am - 9:30am: Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Fire Station

7:30am: Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk at the Football Field sponsored by the Gowrie Growth Group (G3G). Sign up at the event. Free will donation or 3 canned goods. All proceeds to the local food pantry.

7:00am - 4:00pm: American Legion Auxiliary food stand in the Gowrie City Park shelter house

9:00am - 4:00pm: Craft Fair at the Gowrie City Park sponsored by American Legion Peterson Post #431. Contact Nik Telleen for details.


After Parade Annual Chicken Dinner at the Gowrie United Methodist Church. Fried Chicken, homemade pie, and all the trimmings! Box dinners to go or limited inside dining available.

Live music from 11am - 2 pm.

All Day: Carnival in City Park Sponsored by American Legion Peterson Post #431

1:00pm: Cow Pie Bingo at Roper Repair Shop 1104 Pleasant Street. Advance tickets available from Xi Eta Sigma sorority members.

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Swimming Pool Open

2:00pm: Bill Riley Talent Show at the Betty Nyght Hamilton Bandshell in the Gowrie City Park sponsored by the Gowrie Area Arts Council.  Click Here for Google Docs Registration form.

12:00pm - 4:00pm: Gowrie Depot Historical Museum Open at Laurel Park

Dusk: Fabulous Fireworks

Thanks to community pop can donations, the can sorting crew and the Gowrie Volunteer Fire Department for their coordination.