Family Activities

Thursday, July 13, 2017

  • New! 6:30 PM: Talent Showcase. The Waverly Municipal Band will begin at 6:30 PM. The talent showcase will follow. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

  • Fairgrounds and Vendors open at 4:30PM
  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM: Inflatables– Square Pants, Baseball, and Racing Fun
  • New! 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Chick-fil-A sandwich GIVE AWAY to the first 300 attendees. Near the Event Tent.
  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Waverly Heritage Days Annual Classic Car Show in the parking lot east of the 4-H building. (Show & Shine Car Show)
  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50’s will perform under the beverage tent. 
  • 6:00 PM: Tim the Music Man will play in the 4-H building
  • Hall of Fame– Doors will open at 6:00 PM and ceremony will begin at 6:30 PM in the 4-H building. We will be honoring:
  • 8:30 PM- Midnight: Vic Ferrari on the main stage.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

  • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Parade-  Check out our “Parade” tab for expectations, rules, and route.
  • Noon-Midnight: Vendor’s Open
  • Noon-8:00 PM: Inflatables– Jungle, Obstacle Course, Sports Arena, Xtreme Slide, and Racing Fun
  • Noon-3:00 PM: Darrel the Balloon Man will be in the children’s event area.
  • Noon-2:30 PM: Floyd Junker and The Beaver Creek Band- They have been around at Waverly Heritage Days for years! Their performance will take place under the beverage tent.
  • NEW 12:30 PM-1:00 PM: K-9 Unit Drug Search (In the 4-H building)
  • NEW 1:00 PM-5:00 PM: Dunk Tank
  • NEW!  1:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Walking Tour- Waverly Historic Preservation Commission will host a walking tour of our Historic Downtown District on Saturday of the 2017 Heritage Days weekend, July 15, from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM.  A program will be held at 3:00 PM.   Those interested may begin the tour at First Baptist Church in Waverly. 
  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM: Hair Color by Great Clips!
  • 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Train Rides (Kids Events Area)
  • 1:00 PM-7:00 PM: $1 Swim at the Waverly Municipal Swimming Pool 
  • New 1:00 PM-1:30 PM: Library Activity (4-H Building)
  • 1:30 PM-2:00 PM: K-9 Unit Attack Mode (By the grandstands)
  • New: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM: FREE Art and Wine- To reserve your spot call Julie Kneip (319) 429-0501
  • New: 2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Cedar Valley Bass Masters, Eric Johnston Presents
  • 2:00 PM-6:00 PM: Duck Calling Contest- Ducks Unlimited will present a free duck calling contest.
  • New 2:00 PM-6:00 PM: Paintball (Kids Event Area)
  • New 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM: Game-liner– Video Games!!!
  • NEW 3:00 PM-3:45 PM: Hunting Dog Training Presented by Chad Johnson
  • 3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Dance Wave Performance (Near Event Tent)
  •  4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Family Bingo will be held in the 4-H building. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 
  • New! 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Chick-fil-A sandwich GIVE AWAY to the first 300 attendees. Near the Event Tent
  • NEW 5:00 PM-8:00 PM: Strait Run 
  • 8:30 PM-12:00 AM: Boogie & The Yo-Yo’z will perform on the main stage! 
  • 10:00 PM: Fireworks- The Waverly Fire department will be presenting you with a fireworks display over the Waverly Golf Course.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • 7:30 AM-12:30 PM: Lions Fly-in Pancake Breakfast at the Waverly Municipal Airport
  • NEW 9:00 AM-2:00 PM: Fishing Tournament on the Cedar River! Check-in and weigh-in will be at Kohlmann Park.
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Historical Tour of Harlington Cemetery with Wartburg Professor Terry Lindell. (Meet at the entrance of the cemetery.)
  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Come visit “Father Ira’s” (502 First Street SW) of the new Sturdevant Southwest Historic District on Sunday, July 17.
  • 4:00 PM: Non-Denominational Worship Service in Kohlmann Park
  • Ice Cream Social will be held immediately following the church service in the park.
  • NEW 7:00 PM: UNI New Horizon’s Band (Kohlmann Park)


Times and activities are subject to change. All activities are weather permitting.