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My Waterloo Days

Bringing Communities Together to Celebrate Waterloo

My Waterloo Days is a FREE community event June 6-8, 2024 celebrating the best of Waterloo. For more than 40 years, residents and visitors have gathered to celebrate, showcase and enjoy all that the city has to offer. From the iconic My Waterloo Days Parade to concerts, kids events, food vendors and loads of entertainment, you won’t want to miss My Waterloo Days 2024 downtown Waterloo at Lincoln Park.

Clear Bag Policy

In order to maintain a safe and secure environment during My Waterloo Days, there is now a new bag policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought on to the grounds during the festival. An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection.

NEED A CLEAR BAG? We got you.

Free clear bags are being provided by Veridian Credit Union, and are being given away on first come, first served basis at the Experience Waterloo office (716 Commercial Street) and The Spark Lot (328 East 4th Street) during their business hours.

Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 6th

Movies on the Cedar – Riverloop Amphitheater 9pm
Trolls Band Together  – plus Poppy and Branch will be there to take photos with the kids.

Friday, June 7th

My Waterloo Days Parade, Sponsored by ISG  6pm – 4th Street, Downtown Waterloo from Washington St. to Mulberry St.
6pm – Food Court, Sponsored by DuPaco
6pm- Beer Garden opens at Lincoln Park
7pm – Music begins on the Lincoln Park Stage sponsored by VGM Group
4pm-9pm – Carnival Rides, Mulberry Street between East 4th Street and Park Avenue, sponsored by TruStage

Saturday, June 8th

Youth Activities – Sponsored by TruStage
11am – Music begins on the Lincoln Park Stage sponsored by VGM Group
9am-1pm – McFun Zone! – Free games and Sponsored by Soifer Family McDonalds.
10am-Noon – Kids Bike Races, East 4th Street sponsored by Waterloo Exchange Club. 
Carnival Rides – 11am-9pm
7pm-10pm  Silent DJ– Corner of East 4th & Mulberry St.

Lincoln Park
Food Vendors and Beer Garden
 Open from 11:00am until 11:30pm
11am-1pm – Beach Brunch, Sponsored by Live the Valley
Noon-5pm – Bags Tournament hosted by Black Hawk Baggers
11am-6pm – Mulberry Street Market  Located on East 4th street between Mulberry and Lafayette with over 20 local vendors.

9pm FIREWORKS, Lincoln Park, Sponsored by University of Northern Iowa

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My Waterloo VIP and Friends tickets

PASSES ON SALE NOW

VIP Passes SOLD OUT!

Volunteer sign-up

Join the heart of My Waterloo Days celebration! 🥳 Snag a free tee, sip on a complimentary drink, and craft unforgettable memories! Your helping hand can bring this spectacular event to life – we count on you, our incredible volunteers! 🙌💖 Join us and weave some magic!
 

Help keeps us running, sign-up today!

 

pre-register for the kids bike races

Presented by the Exchange Club of Waterloo

Saturday, June 8th, friends and families can cheer on the children as they pedal their way towards the finish line! All children between the ages of 3 & 11 are invited to participate in this event. Registration is FREE.

Watch the Original Video

Remember this? Here’s the inspiration for re-creating this classic Waterloo tribute.

My Waterloo Days 2023 Highlights