Celebrate Independence Day with a Bang!

july 4th at prairie meadows

America’s favorite holiday is a day to celebrate at Prairie Meadows’ All-American Extravaganza! Prairie Meadows has the flare to make your Independence Day red, white, and brilliant. With free outdoor concerts, live horseracing, delicious food, AND the biggest, most spectacular fireworks show in central Iowa. Join the fun for their All-American Extravaganza on July 3!

It begins a day early, because America’s birthday deserves a two-day celebration at your favorite place to play. To make things even better, it’s all FREE!

While you get yourself patriotic and star-spangled, keep scrolling to see the biggest events Prairie Meadows has to offer.

July 3:

Live Horseracing

The track apron, along with track concessions, and food trucks will open up to the public at 3pm, so you can dig into delicious food before experiencing the thrill of live horseracing. Thoroughbred & Quarter Horses will hit the track for post time at 4pm.

FREE Outdoor Concert by Gimikk

Known as the “Best Party Band in Des Moines,” Gimikk is bringing their rockin’, high-energy show to the track apron at 4:30pm for an outdoor concert you won’t want to miss! Did we mention it’s FREE?

fireworks at prairie meadows


Get a front row seat to the most spectacular fireworks display in central Iowa! Beginning at dusk, you’ll experience a dynamite light show that will ignite the sky for miles.

aj's steakhouse

Dinner at AJ’s Steakhouse

Prairie Meadows premier steakhouse will stay open until 11pm to accommodate hungry guests after the fireworks and live racing is over. Celebrate America with delicious steaks, chops, and more!

July 4:

Live Horseracing

The excitement of live horseracing will continue on Monday, July 4 with Thoroughbred and Quarter horses racing the track at 4pm. Join in on the fun and watch and wager while digging into delicious food trackside from Furlongs or the Homestretch.

Independence Day Swipe & Win

Prairie Meadows believes there’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a swipe and win promotion! Join them on Monday, the fourth, for their Independence Day Swipe & Win. Participate with your Prairie Gold Rewards card to win up to $1,776! Sign up for a Prairie Gold Rewards account on Casino Level 2.

It doesn’t get any better than that! Free, family-friendly fun, at Prairie Meadows’ Annual All-American Extravaganza. Bring the whole family to celebrate Independence Day with a bang!