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News & Updates

Fundraising co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad set a goal of $38,000, and they received just more than $39,000 from 325 benefactors in cash and in-kind donations. See a complete list and read more here

2022 Parade lineup

Spectators can expect a variety of entries for the Big Parade along E. Lakeshore Dr. at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022. Read more here

Patriotic Ceremony

Louis DeRoos, Executive Director of Veteran Affairs, will serve as speaker for the Patriotic Ceremony. Read more here

Food and Artist Vendors - 2022

The 2022 Star Spangled Spectacular will celebrate “Red, White, and Blue in 2022” by hosting food favorites and new art vendors in the Storm Lake parks. Read more here

Fundraising WEek 3

With a goal of $38,000, co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad are looking for more than $11,000 in order to meet their budget. Read more here

Fundraising Update

After a full two weeks of collecting donations, the 2022 Star Spangled Spectacular has reached $21,000 toward a goal of $38,000. Read more here

Classic Car Cruise

Storm Lake’s annual Star Spangled Spectacular and its Classic Car Cruise and Poker Run are set to kick off the Independence Day celebrations at 4:45 on Sunday, July 3, 2022. Read more here

Grand Marshal 2022

Upper Des Moines outreach specialist and interpreter, Maggie Reyes, has been named Grand Marshal for the 2022 Big Parade. Read more here

Fundraising Week 1

Fundraisers seek an increase in donations in order to keep up with previous years. Read more here

Round Up At Fareway

The Star Spangled Spectacular will partner with Storm Lake Fareway Meat and Grocery for the fourth year to raise funds for its annual fireworks show. Read more here

Fundraising Kickstarts

Fundraising for the 2022 Star Spangled Spectacular kicked off, and the committee is looking to the community for help in funding its favorite Fourth of July traditions. Read more here

Fishheads to perform

The Fishheads, Iowa’s ultimate party band, are returning to perform after the parade on July 4, 2022. Read more here

2022 theme

Commodores, have chosen “Red, White, and Blue in 2022” as the theme for this year’s Fourth of July events. Read more here

Grand Marshal Nominations

Storm Lake’s annual Fourth of July celebration is accepting Grand Marshal nominations through May 13 for its Big Parade. Read more here

Nadas Headlining

Popular five-man band The Nadas are set to perform at the Star Spangled Spectacular at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at the Sunset Park Band Shell. Read more here

2022 Commodores named

Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles, Star Spangled Spectacular 2022 commodores, have selected Jared and Tyonia Eggers as co-commodores for the July 3-4 events. Read more here

2021 Fundraising Surpasses goal

As fundraising for the 2021 Star Spangled Spectacular nears completion, Fundraising Co-chairs Josh Newhouse and Matt Brostad shared that more than $34,200 in cash and in-kind donations was raised—surpassing their $30,000 goal and breaking the previous record. Read more here:

A Spectacular lineup

The 2021 Star Spangled Spectacular is expecting nearly 100 entries for the Big Parade along E. Lakeshore Dr. at 11:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021. Read more here:

Spectacular Brings Food and Art Vendors to Storm Lake

The 2021 Star Spangled Spectacular will be hosting several favorite vendors at Artist’s Alley and a variety food vendors July 3-4. Read more here:

Fundraising Update 3

Spectacular nears fundraising goal with one week remaining. Read more here:

Fundraising Update 2

Spectacular reaches nearly two-thirds of fundraising goal in week two. Read more here:

Fundraising Update

Community rallies behind Spectacular fundraising in week one. Read more here:

“Round Up for Fireworks"

Storm Lake Fareway to “Round Up” for Spectacular Fireworks. Read more here:

2021 Fundraising Kickoff

Star Spangled Spectacular announces 2021 fundraising kickoff. Read more here:

2021 Grand Marshal

Pom Kavan named Spectacular Parade Grand Marshal for 2021. Read more here:

Brad Morgan

Brad Morgan to headline Star Spangled Spectacular. Read more here:

2021 Update

Storm Lake’s Star Spangled Spectacular to resume for 2021. Read more here:


Fundraising surpassed its previous record from 2021. Co-chairs topped $38,000 in cash and in-kind donations as of June 30. Read more here

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