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Celebrate Summer at Ankeny’s Annual Celebration
ANKENY, Iowa –Thousands will celebrate at Ankeny SummerFest July 11-14. The annual summer celebration gets underway Thursday evening at Prairie Ridge Middle School and Prairie Ridge Sports Complex. This year’s theme is “Get Your GiddyUp.” Organizers expect more than 50,000 people to attend over the four days. Festivities include eight bands, a Cardboard Regatta on Saturday afternoon, and fireworks on Sunday night. "We really encourage anyone in the metro or the state of Iowa to come check out our little town and see what kind of event we can put on. It's a lot of fun," said Tony Konecne, a SummerFest Organizer.