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  1. Calendar Overlay Community Events (16)
  2. Calendar Overlay Parks and Recreation (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Public Meetings and City Holidays (7)

Community Events

  1. Battle of the 'Burbs 2021

    August 7, 2021, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ NCMIC Insurance Company

    Join us on August 7, 2021, for the annual Battle of the 'Burbs 5K, 10K, and FREE Kids' Fun Run! Your registration is donated to your choice of Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, or West Des Moines - or to all of them - and gives you access to both the race and after-party. See you at the starting line!

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  2. Introduction to Kayak Fishing

    August 8, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Terra Park Lake

    Individuals ages 12+ years old are invited to learn kayak fishing basics at Terra Lake. Prerequisite- must have attended one of our basic kayaking events, as this program will be challenging to those who do not know basic kayaking skills. Participants will learn key skills such as balancing the kayak while fishing, fish habitat identification, fishing rod placement, risks & hazard identification, and risk management. Limited kayaks will be available while supplies last. Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Adult supervision is required at all times. Adult registration for those under 18 years old is required.

    How you can prepare:

    Register for the event.

    Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

    Check out the calendar for future events.

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  3. Sundae in the Park

    August 8, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    Join the City of Johnston, Johnston Community School District, and Johnston Community Education on Sunday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of music and ice cream, with an extra sprinkle of fun! Come see what groups your child can become involved in outside of school and meet city leaders. A variety of youth organizations will be on hand providing information on youth activities. Hop into the cab of a city snowplow, explore a fire engine and sit shotgun in a Johnston police vehicle! The 1902 Simpson House museum will be open for tours during this event. The event will take place at Johnston Commons.

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  4. Farmers Market

    August 10, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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  5. Lunch and Lures

    August 12, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join Johnston Parks & Recreation for "Lures and Lunch" at Terra Park. Participants can bring their lunch to the fishing pier and the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to "cast" away from your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing and aquatic education. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  6. Fishing Buddies

    August 12, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Terra Lake

    Grab a "buddy" and head on out to Terra Lake, Johnston, for a fun evening of fishing. The First Catch Center will provide tips and tricks for beginner fishing and will be there to help assist and provide information. If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  7. Rip Roar Youth Triathlon Series Championships

    August 14, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Terra Park

    Athletes will attend from 15 states and compete throughout the year leading to the championships. Rip Roar will have an open water swim in Terra Lake, run and bike.

    Juniors will swim 50 meters, bike 1/2 mile and run 2 miles.

    Intermediates will swim 100 meters, bike 4 miles and run 1 mile.

    Seniors will swim 200 meters, bike 6 miles and run 2 miles.

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  8. Farmers Market

    August 17, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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  9. Lunch and Lures

    August 19, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join Johnston Parks & Recreation for "Lures and Lunch" at Terra Park. Participants can bring their lunch to the fishing pier and the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to "cast" away from your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing and aquatic education. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  10. Beginner Kayaking Event

    August 19, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Terra Park Lake

    Individuals ages 12+ years old are invited to learn kayak fishing basics at Terra Lake. Participants will learn key skills such as basic paddling, hazard identification, and risk management. Limited kayaks will be available while supplies last. Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Adult supervision is required at all times. Adult registration required for those under 18 years old. How you can prepare:

    Register for the event.

    Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

    Check out the calendar for future events.

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  11. Mayor's Run for the Trails

    August 21, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Terra Park

    Lace up your shoes and join us for the 10th Annual Mayor's Run for the Trails.

    The registration fee includes a short-sleeve performance blend t-shirt. If you register after 8/7/21, your shirt size is not guaranteed. We will do our best to increase shirt sizes on quantities before the order is placed to accommodate runners. We apologize in advance if you order a shirt after August 7th and we no longer have that size available.

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  12. Farmers Market

    August 24, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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  13. Lunch and Lures

    August 26, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Terra Lake

    Join Johnston Parks & Recreation for "Lures and Lunch" at Terra Park. Participants can bring their lunch to the fishing pier and the City of Johnston Parks & Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to "cast" away from your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing and aquatic education. If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

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  14. Beginner Fishing Workshop

    August 26, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Terra Park Lake

    Come on out to Terra Lake for an evening of fishing lessons and workshops. Participants will learn key fishing skills such as ethics, regulations, fish ID, knot tying, tackle assembly, casting, baiting, reeling and landing fish. The First Catch Center will provide tips and tricks for beginner fishing and will be there to help assist and provide information. If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request.

    How you can prepare:

    Register for the event.

    Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

    Check out the fishing "Tutorials & Guides" page on the FirstCatchCenterIowa website for information. Check out the calendar for future events.

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  15. Johnston Town Center Grand Opening

    August 28, 2021, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Johnston Town Center

    Save the date! The Johnston Town Center Grand Opening will be on Saturday, August 28! There will be food, fun and live entertainment. We hope to see you all there! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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  16. Farmers Market

    August 31, 2021, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

    The CIty of Johnston's Farmers Market will run through October 12. Come out and enjoy fresh produce, live music, baked goods, crafts, food trucks and more. The market runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Proceeds from the Farmers Market benefit the Johnston residential tree program.

    Should you have questions regarding the market, please contact Judy Anderson at (515) 278-0939 or email for more information.

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Parks and Recreation

  1. Mayor's Run for the Trails

    August 21, 2021, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Terra Park

    Lace up those shoes and get ready to hit the trails for the tenth annual Mayor’s Run for the Trails on Saturday, Aug. 21. The run will feature a 50-meter kids fun run for those age five and under, a 0.62 miles for kids ages 6-12 and a 5K.

    The kid’s runs will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:15 a.m. Post-race food will be available for the finishers and prizes will be given to the top men and women in each age group.

    If you do not run, no problem. You can come out and walk the 5K. The cost to enter is $35 until Aug. 7. From Aug. 7 to race day, the cost is $40. However, shirt size is not guaranteed after Aug. 7.

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Public Meetings and City Holidays

  1. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    August 9, 2021, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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  2. City Council Work Session

    August 16, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    City Council work sessions are held at 6:00 p.m. in Johnston City Hall. The City Council meeting will follow the work session meeting.

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  3. City Council Meeting

    August 16, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Johnston City Hall

    City Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in Johnston City Hall. The City Council meeting will follow the work session meeting.

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  4. Library Board Meeting

    August 19, 2021, 5:30 PM @ Johnston Public Library

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  5. Board of Adjustment Meeting

    August 19, 2021, 6:30 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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  6. Park Board Meeting

    August 24, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Crown Point Community Center

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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  7. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

    August 30, 2021, 7:00 PM @ City Hall Council Chambers

    View the agendas and minutes online in Board Docs. Once you are on the Board Docs page, click on the building in the upper right-hand corner to view the appropriate board and commission agenda.

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