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Enjoy Summer Nights in Ankeny at Movies Under the Stars and Summer Sounds

Post Date:06/06/2018 4:01 p.m.

The City of Ankeny is pleased to offer Movies Under the Stars and the Summer Sounds Concert Series for Ankeny residents on Thursday and Friday evenings in June and July. All events will be held at Wagner Park, located at 410 W. First St. in Ankeny.

Movies Under the Stars
Wagner Park transforms into an outdoor movie theater this summer on select Friday nights. Residents are invited to bring family and friends along with a blanket, snacks and beverages to enjoy a movie under the stars. Ice cream will be available for purchase. Admission is free and movies begin at dusk. This event is sponsored by Veridian Credit Union. The movie lineup includes:

June 8: Despicable Me 3

June 15: The Secret Life of Pets

June 22: Wonder

June 29: The Emoji Movie

July 6: The Jungle Book (2016)

July 20: Leap

July 27: Coco

Summer Sounds Concert Series
Free live music on an outdoor stage makes for a perfect summer night in Ankeny. Residents are invited to attend the Summer Sounds Concert Series on Thursday nights in June and July. Bands will perform in the Bandshell and guests are invited to bring blankets, chairs, snacks and beverages (no glass containers please). Ice cream will be available for purchase. The Summer Sounds Concert Series is sponsored by John Deere Des Moines Works. The music lineup includes:

June 7: Standing Hampton

June 14: Richie Lee

June 21: Faculty Lounge

June 28: Pianopalooza featuring Tony Bohnenkamp and Jerry Lorensen

July 5: South 35

July 19: Ankeny Community Band and Chorus

July 26: The Sheet

Movies Under the Stars and the Summer Sounds Concert Series are produced by the City of Ankeny Parks & Recreation Department. For more information visit or call 515-963-3570.