It’s well known that Osceola has one of the Iowa’s best Independence Day celebrations — FOR GOOD REASON!

With a huge parade, family activities on the square, Fun Runs, live music, and more, it’s the community activities that take place around the 4th of July that really define the spirit of the city and the surrounding areas.

For your convenience, we’ve taken the information provided by the Osceola 4th of July Committee and put together an easy-to-share schedule for upcoming 4th of July activities. Below is the information surrounding their coordinated efforts with times and dates.

4th of July activities in Osceola start in earnest FRIDAY, June 30th and go through the 4th of July, ending with a HUGE Fireworks Display.  Check out the schedule below. (Unless otherwise noted, these activities take place on the square)

osceola 4th of july activities


6:15pm – Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm – Little Miss Osceola
Followed by – Little Mister Osceola
7:00pm to 10:00pm – Katty Wompas Band

osceola 4th of july activities firecracker fun run

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6:00am –
Register for Osceola Chamber Main Street Firecracker Run (click the image to jump to registration page)
7:00am – Firecracker Run Begins
10:00am – Pet Show
Noon to 2:00pm – Rick Burke
3:30pm to 7:30pm – Abbey Normal (band)
6:00pm – Osceola Chamber Main Street Beer Tent Open
8:00pm to Midnight – Richard Arndt & The Brew (band)

osceola water melon eating contest 4th of julySUNDAY JULY 2ND:

CARNIVAL ALL DAY (with Mechanical Bull)
11:00am –
Patriotic Worship Service
NOON – After Church Band
2:00pm – Kids Tractor Pull (Courthouse Parking lot)
2:00pm – Old Iron
3:00pm – The Jeff Arrandale Band
5:00pm – Watermelon Eating Contest
7:00pm – Crimson River Gospel Trio

live music 4th of july celebration osceola iowaMONDAY JULY 3RD:

10:00am to NOON –
Kountry Rebels (band)
NOON to 2:30pm – Companys Commin’ (band)
2:00pm to 4:00pm – Pie and Cupcake Contest turn in (Faith Fellowship Church)
3:00pm to 6:00pm – Half Moons (band)
7:00pm to 10:00pm – Liquid Sunshine (band)


independence day 4th of july parade osceola iowa7:00am to 10:00am – GIRL SCOUT Pancake Breakfast (at Senior Center)
11:00am – Parade begins (Floats wanting to be judged must be in place by 10:15am in Fareway parking lot)
12:30pm – Car Show / Tractor Show (Fareway parking lot after parade finishes)
12:45pm – Pie Contest Winners Announced & Pies Auctioned off
2:30pm – Osceola’s Talent Showcase (This is NOT a competition. No Entry Fee. No Prizes Awarded. Performances Limited to 5 minutes – To sign up, please call or text Luci Sullivan at 641-414-7521. Please bring your own music)
6:00pm to 9:30pm – Bob Dorr & The Blue Band
osceola 4th of july fireworks9:45pm – Fireworks sponsored in part by Lakeside Casino & Hotel

If you have additional information that would help with events throughout the area for the 4th of July celebration, please leave a comment below and we’ll make sure we update the itinerary as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

We wish everyone a festive celebration and a fun 4th of July.

REMEMBER – safety first.