– 10:00 AM – PARADE starting at Norwalk High School Parking Lot (see map below) PARADE SIGN UP HERE
Bring a lawn chair and find a seat along the route.
– 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM – PARTY IN CITY PARK City Park, 907 North Ave, Norwalk
VENDOR SIGN UP HERE Free to attend! Outdoor safe event for the whole family. Live music on the City State Bank Stage, beer garden, yard games, bingo in the shelter house, street vendors and food trucks. Plenty of room to socially distance and enjoy the day. Bring a lawn chair and join us!
Dick Danger Band will be brining the funk and fun!
– DUSK – FIREWORKS sponsored by Norwalk Lions Club
Norwalk Hometown Pride brings neighbors together to build a sense of community, create and improve public amenities, and celebrate what makes our hometowns great.
Since we started in 2018, some of our projects have included: Norwalk Music Fest, the Warren County Veterans Memorial, Front Porch Norwalk, the downtown mural, Sculpture and art at Elizabeth Holland Trail and a lot more. Click on the “projects” and “events” tabs to see all our past and future work.
Norwalk Hometown Pride is proud to be one of the 7 Hometown Pride teams that make up Warren County Hometown Pride, an affiliate of Keep Iowa Beautiful.
5th Annual Front Porch Norwalk Series! Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
Hometown Pride is proud to partner with the Norwalk Police Department for a series of neighborhood summer events called Front Porch Norwalk. The concept is simple: a neighbor steps forward to be a host, invites their neighbors, and pulls out their lawn chairs on their porches, driveways and lawns! Front Porch Norwalk brings neighborhoods together to foster communication, and public safety.
We are looking for as many neighborhoods as possible to join in this partnership and help Norwalk build community. All communities in Norwalk are welcome, including apartment complexes. Our very own Norwalk police officers and city officials will make the rounds to neighborhoods that register for each event to say “hello” and perhaps provide some fun of their own!
By hosting you agree to:
1. Pick a time that works for you on the dates selected, between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. 2. Register your neighborhood on Norwalk Hometown Pride FB page. @NorwalkHometownPride 3. Get the word out to your neighborhood, be it through door knocking, flyers, or posting to your neighborhood Facebook group. We encourage you to have a signal, like a flamingo or some other item, to let your neighbors know your front porch (driveway or yard) is open. 4. Place some lawn chairs out in your driveway and say “Hello” to your neighbors as they arrive to socialize. 5. Enjoy conversation! 6. When the evening ends, put your chair away, and call it a day.
Communication among neighbors is key to creating a small-town atmostphere that, in turn, will increase public safety. It’s a win-win for us all! Come out on your porch (or driveway) and join!
*Note: This event is for all residents within Norwalk city limits. Cumming residents can sign up with Cumming Hometown Pride, who is doing “Front Porch Cumming” on the same nights as us this year!*
Honor an Iowa Veteran! Norwalk Hometown Pride will engrave a brick paver at the Warren County Veterans Memorial with the name and branch of service of any Iowa Veteran. The cost is $75 per brick.
Click here to purchase a brick. Or mail a check to Norwalk Hometown Pride at PO Box 297, Norwalk, Iowa 50211 along with the Veteran’s name and branch of service. Contact Michelle Lippert at 515-991-6214 for questions. PLEASE NOTE: If purchased after 5/3/22, the engraving will not be completed until Veterans Day in November.
Thank you for helping us personalize the memorial and honor our Veterans in this way. All proceeds will go toward maintaining the Veterans Memorial.
Hometown Pride is excited to open reservations for 2021 Lights of Love.
Norwalk residents can honor people especially important in their lives by purchasing a Scotch Pine tree, decorated with a red bow and white lights, that will be part of a light display along Sunset Blvd/Highway 28 throughout the month of December.
Trees are $100 and will feature the donor and honoree’s name. By purchasing a tree, you are supporting Norwalk HTP projects.
You can help us achieve our goals for the community through your donations. Donate now to support and sponsor initiatives like the Norwalk Music Fest, Warren County Veterans Memorial, 4th of July festivities and city-wide beautification projects. Your support helps make these projects possible in our community! Click the “donate” button and choose which project you would like to support!