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2018 July 4th schedule of events

2018 Carlisle 4th of July Celebration

Fireworks 10pm


Schedule of Events and Activities


Tuesday, July 3
5pm North Park Activities
Inflatables – Rides

Games, Concessions

8-10 “The Busted String Band” with Michael Kosiek and Friends

Ball Field

Men’s Softball ~ Rick Barnes Memorial tournament
Cement Stage
6pm:  Kiddie parade ~ Sponsored by FISS

Wednesday, July 4
7:30am-9:00am Pancake Breakfast @ Community Building
Provided by Middle River Friends Church ~Proceeds to go to P.E.A.C.H. Dollars for Scholars
9:30am PARADE—Sponsored by the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Line up on Garfield Street starting at 9am

Parade Marshall – Ruth Randleman – Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year

*North Park Activities following parade ~ Games & Food
Noon –  Inflatables and Rides ~ Gotcha Games

Noon- 6pm Petting Zoo – Hovick Family Farms ~ Sponsored by City of Carlisle

Noon-4   FREE Train rides ~ Sponsored by People’s Bank and Great Western Bank

1-3   FREE Kids Zone ~ Sponsored by Central Iowa Insurance

1-6   BINGO $1 a card ~ $5 winner

12-4 FREE Giant Bubble Ball Soccer ~ Sponsored by Three Rivers Church

Cement Stage Events

*Registration for FAMILY Bags tournament at DJ booth: Noon-5

Soccer Kicking contest sponsored by Medicap Pharmacy
1:30            Soccer kicking contest (2-4 years)
1:50            Soccer kicking contest (5-8 years)
2:10            Soccer kicking contest (9-12 years)
2:30            Kids Games
3:30            Basketball – Knockout

5-6              Bags FREE Play

6-8              Family Bags Tournament ~ Sponsored by Goodhue-Nolte Insurance

*Sign up at DJ booth prior to 5pm*

8:00            DJ music

Watermelon eating contest ~ Sponsored by Dane Wright

*Next to cement stage

4:00            2-5 years
4:15            6-12 years
4:30            13 and up
Ball field

Men’s Softball ~ Rick Barnes Memorial Tournament

2-3:30 Golf putting/chipping challenge On the Ballfield – Centerfield
Bandstand Entertainment

1-2:30pm – The Peterson Blanchard Spectacle folk rock music duo.

Featuring singer guitarist Eric T. Peterson and bassist Bill Blanchard.

6-8pm – Lucky JaxMusic from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s

Fireworks 10pm ~ North Park

Swim lessons postponed to Saturday June 30th


Due to the cool temperatures the swim lessons scheduled for 9am AND 10am will be postponed to Saturday June 30th. 

Please contact Pool Manager at or 515-707-2030 with any questions.

30th Annual Fun Run/Walk Registration







There is still time to register for the 30th Annual Fun Run and Walk!  Register to run or walk down the beautiful Carlisle Nature Trail behind the Carlisle Middle School.  Proceeds from the Fun Run go towards activities at North Park.

Registration can be done online at the link below.

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Magic Camp is coming to Carlisle!






Abracadabra! Magic Camp is for anyone who likes to have fun! You’ll learn how to entertain and amaze your friends, family, and classmates with magic that you can do anywhere, at any time and for the rest of your life.

Join professional magician Lee Cole for a fun Tuesday AND Thursday 9am-11:45am at the Carlisle Rec Center. All magic materials provided. Cost of the two day magic camp is $40.

  • Who: Ages First Grade and up
  • What: Magic Camp
  • When: Tuesday June 26th and Thursday June 28th *This is a TWO-DAY camp.
  • Time: 9am-11:45am
  • Location: Carlisle Rec Center
  • Fee: $40
  • Register at Carlisle City Hall
  • Deadline to register is Monday June 25th

Summer Rec Bowling Time Change to 10am on June 20th


Bowling on Wednesday June 20th will depart from Carlisle at 10am and return at 12:00 noon.  There will NOT BE an afternoon bus to go bowling on this day.


  • What:  Bowling
  • When: June 20
  • Bus departure Time: 10am (Carlisle) 10:15 (Easter Lake)
  • Bus arrival time: 12:15 (Easter Lake) 12:30 (Carlisle)
  • Cost: $10

Jester Park Barn Tour and Wagon Ride




Summer Rec is really excited to be going to Jester Park next week.  The kids will enjoy a wagon ride, barn tour, and short horse science info session is planned.  Kids are encouraged to bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the activity. Water will be provided.  

  • When: Thursday June 21st
  • Time: 8:30 -1
  • Who: 1st Grade and up
  • Where: Jester Park
  • What to bring: Sack Lunch
  • What to wear: Pants and tennis shoes
  • Cost: $15
  • Sign up at Carlisle City Hall 8am-5pm by Tuesday June 18th.
  • Sign Release forms here:



Summer Rec to play Foot Golf!

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Summer Rec will be going to Norwalk Warrior Run Friday, June 15th.  Registration is full.  Kids that are signed up need to bring their own soccer ball!  Kids who do not have a soccer ball at the time of check-in will need to pay $5 for soccer ball rental.

Bring your own Soccer ball OR bring $5 to play.

Summer Rec spots still available!

Summer Rec programs start Monday June 11th.  Many activities still have spots available!  Visit Carlisle City Hall to register for events happening this week!

  • Playground for Kids in Ankeny
  • Jester Park Barn tour and wagon ride
  • Laser tag at Escape Chambers
  • Foot Golf at Warrior Run at Nowalk



2018 4th of July Parade Registration

2018 4th of July Parade Registration is below.  Registrations are accepted at Carlisle City Hall Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


Soccer Registration is open!