Weekend Roundup: Top Places to Celebrate July 4th in Altoona

Where can you watch amazing light shows fill the sky in Altoona, IA this weekend?

We’ve got the 411.

If you’re looking for family-fun or a night out to celebrate July 4th weekend, here are our top picks for places to catch the big firework shows.

Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel

An All-American Extravaganza is what Prairie Meadows is calling their Independence Day celebration – it’s fun for the whole family!

On July 3, you can see live racing starting at 4 p.m.

At 4:30 p.m. catch the all-girl band SPAM perform classic hits of yesterday and today!

When dusk rolls around, get ready for a firework show that will light up your weekend.

You can experience the fireworks from your car by tuning into 100.3 The Bus to hear music synchronized to the fireworks show OR catch the show trackside for $20! *

Then, hold your horses (pun intended), for the Prairie Meadows’ Festival of Racing event July 4 & 5 at 4 p.m.

This live Thoroughbred race is the biggest of the season!

Come watch the nation’s top Thoroughbreds compete for more than $450,000 in purses. 

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*Important Note: Prairie Meadows has a limited quantity of firework show tickets available to ensure your safety through proper social distancing. All attendees must have a ticket. Face coverings are required.

Adventureland Resort

Can’t get enough of the July 4th fireworks experience?

Don’t worry!

Adventureland Resort has you covered with two free back-to-back fireworks shows Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 – both at 9:30 p.m.

Make a day of it!

Spend the day coasting through Adventureland Resort or splashing around Adventureland Bay with family and friends.

Grab a bite to eat at one of their many food stands like Chicken Shack or River City Pizza.

Hey, maybe even a quick run through the Mini Donut Shop for your sweet tooth? #Yum

Then settle in for the night with a glorious lightshow to celebrate the July 4th weekend.

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