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Independence Day Holiday Closings

Post Date:06/07/2019 12:00 PM
City Hall and most City departments and divisions will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in recognition of Independence Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, July 5. The Ames City Assessor’s Office will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5. The City Assessor’s Office will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 8.
Fireworks will be held after dusk (generally close to 10 p.m.) on Wednesday, July 3. It is important to remember that lighting fireworks within Ames city limits is illegal. Those who are caught exploding fireworks in Ames could face a simple misdemeanor charge with a minimum fine of $250.
Events on Thursday, July 4, include the free community pancake breakfast hosted by the Ames Mayor and City Council from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the front entrance of City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. The Fourth of July parade on Main Street will begin at 11 a.m.
There will be no CyRide service on Thursday, July 4. For more information, visit
The Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., and the Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Ave., will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
The Community Center and Ames/ISU Ice Arena will be closed on Thursday, July 4. The Furman Aquatic Center will be open regular hours on Wednesday, July 3, but will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Due to potentially fast-changing weather conditions, please visit the Furman Aquatic Center Facebook page at or call the hotline at 515.239.5434 before visiting.
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