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Patriotic parties and celebrations for 4th of July

Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd Annual Yankee Doodle Pops

Head over to the State Capitol for an amazing display of fireworks over the Des Moines skyline and listen to the beautiful sounds of The Des Moines Symphony. This free, patriotic concert is the perfect start to a night of bar hopping in East Village or on Court.

Where: The West Terrace of the Iowa State Capitol

When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday


Preferred Blend: A modern disco dance party

Want a fun place to bust a move post-firework frenzy? Hit up the Des Moines Social Club for its monthly disco dance party in the Basement. But first: catch some of the metro’s firework shows from the social club’s rooftop patio.

Where: The Des Moines Social Club, The Basement

When: 10 p.m. Friday



Iowa Cubs Firework Display

Beer and baseball. What better way to celebrate America? Finish each game with a bang — firework shows start immediately after the 7:08 games against the Round Rock Express. Great seats are still available for both dates.

Where: Principal Park

When: Thursday and Friday