My Waterloo Days

Live music and family-friendly activities in downtown Waterloo

My Waterloo Days is a free community event celebrating the best of Waterloo.  Mark your calendars for a weekend of family friendly activities including kids events, a parade and live music featuring concerts by Ginuwine, Ying Yang Twins and Blessed Union of Souls. These concerts are free and open to all My Waterloo Days attendees.

Stop by any Waterloo or Cedar Falls Veridian branch to pick up a free bag to collect candy and goodies in at the My Waterloo Day parade. Available while supplies last so stop in and ask for yours today! 

MWD Parade Bag


Printed pocket guides will be at Veridian locations throughout Waterloo and Cedar Falls. Pick up a parade bag at any Waterloo or Cedar Falls location, while supplies last

Thursday, June 8

9:00 p.m. - Movies on the Cedar – Riverloop Amphitheater
Wakanda Forever

Friday, June 9

6:00 p.m. My Waterloo Days Parade, Sponsored by Tyson Foods – 4th Street, Downtown Waterloo from Washington St. to Mulberry St.
6:00 p.m. – Food Vendors and Beer Garden opens at Lincoln Park
7:00 p.m. – Music begins at Lincoln Park and Anton’s Garden (see acts and times)
2:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. - Ferris Wheel ($5 per cart) Free from 2pm-4pm
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.– Carnival Rides, Anton’s Garden (purchase required)
6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Ferris Wheel -Lincoln Park ($5 per cart)
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Teen Stage and Silent DJ – Corner of East 4th & Mulberry St. FREE

Saturday, June 10

Youth Activities at Anton’s Garden
9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. – McFun Zone! – Free games, Blank Park Zoo to You Stage Show, and Kids Only Parade at Noon! Decorate your bike or scooter or you!  Sponsored by Soifer Family McDonalds.
10:00 a.m. - Noon – Kids Bike Races – learn more and register today!
Noon – 5:00 p.m. - Pedal Cars – (purchase required)
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides – (purchase required)

Lincoln Park
Food Vendors and Beer Garden Open until 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Bill Riley Talent Youth Talent Search at Lincoln Park Stage
Noon – 5:00 p.m. – Bags Tournament

Street Vendors Located on East 4th street between Mulberry and Lafayette 
11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. - Do a little shopping, meet local organizations.

2:00 p.m. – Music begins at Lincoln Park and Anton’s Garden (see acts and times)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Teen Stage and Silent DJ – Corner of East 4th & Mulberry St.
9:00 p.m. – FIREWORKS! Sponsored by University of Northern Iowa

Sunday, June 11

Anton’s Garden
Noon - 2:00 p.m. – Blues & Brunch with Kevin Burt
Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Car Show and Shine, Sponsored by Dupaco


Volunteer at My Waterloo Days


Waterloo, IA

Location: Anton's Garden and Lincoln Park
Downtown Waterloo
Waterloo, IA 50703

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