Upcoming Events

Snowshoeing - Thursday, February 21


Join residents and snowshoe in Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for free! Prepare to see Beaver Creek Natural Resource Area like never before, we will be leaving solid surfaced trails behind and seeking the paths less traveled. Meet at Terra Park Shelter (6400 Pioneer Parkway), please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time for snowshoe fitting. Email nosmundson@cityofjohnston.com to reserve your spot today! Each participant must sign a waiver/release and (participants under 18 must have one completed by parent/legal guardian). Snowshoes are limited so please reserve yours today!

Weather Cancellations will be made by 3:00 p.m. each program day on social media or via the email provided during registration.

Residents can register for the following snowshoeing opportunities!
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 – 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 22 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 28 – 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Johnston Lions Club Book Sale - Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9


Support the Lions Club by shopping at their annual book sale from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Lions Club is located at NW 64th Place & Merle Hay Road (just directly north of the Johnston Public Safety Building). This sale benefits the community as proceeds go to the library. 

Opening Time Capsule - Sunday, March 10


Johnston celebrates 50 years as a city in 2019. During this event, the 50th anniversary committee will be recognizing founding members of the Johnston Station Historical Society that signed the articles of incorporation. Refreshments and house tours will be available. Event location is 6161 Northglenn Drive, beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

Kite Building Workshop - Saturday, April 6


Get ready for the 6th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 4th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 6th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

Johnston Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, April 20


Join the Johnston Lions Club for a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Johnston Middle School, 6501 NW 62nd Avenue. Johnston Lions Club played an important role in early development of Johnston. The 50th anniversary committee will be present for you to learn about the rich history and events planned.

Kite Building Workshop - Saturday, April 20


Get ready for the 6th Annual Kites on the Green Festival on Saturday, May 4th by attending a free Kite Making Workshop on Saturday, April 6th at Johnston Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will receive a free kite-making kit, personal instruction and a chance to test out their new kite.

Kites on the Green - Saturday, May 4


The family-friendly festival will feature giant show kite displays, celebrity bol races, free kite building, live kids' music, popular story-time, sidewalk art, face painting, and delicious food! The event will be held at Johnston Commons, 6700 Merle Hay Road (near the Johnston Public Library). The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The video below is the event from May 2018. 

Neighborhood Picnic - Tuesday, May 14


Join community members for a picnic at Ray Schleihs Park, 5400 NW 55th Avenue. Food, games, and activities will be available for everyone to enjoy. The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Historical Mural Tours - Sunday, June 9


Simpson House, 6161 Northglenn Drive. Guided tour of the historical murals at Lawson Elementary School and clay tiles at NW 86th Street and NW 62nd Avenue intersection. The guided tour will begin and end at the Simpson House Museum. Participants must have their own transportation. Tours will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Johnston Public Library Foundation 5K - Saturday,  June 15


Join the library for a 5K race through Terra Park, located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. 

Johnston Green Days - Thursday, June 13-Sunday, June

16


Join community members as they enjoyed Johnston's Green Days event to celebrate summer. Terra Park, 6400 Pioneer Parkway. Visit johnstongreendays.org for more information about the events. 

Neighborhood Picnic - Tuesday, June 18


Join community members for a picnic at Crosshaven Park, located at 7909 NW 95th Street from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Food, games and activities will be available for everyone to enjoy. 

Neighborhood Picnic - Tuesday, July 16


Join community members at Adventure Ridge Park, located at 10201 Windsor Parkway for food, games and activities from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

No Man’s Land Trench Run - Sunday, August 11


Join runners and walkers as they take part in the annual trench run at Camp Dodge, located at 7105 NW 70th Avenue. The run will begin at 7:30 a.m. Click here for more information. 

Sundae in the Park - Sunday, August 11


Join community members and City Department Directors as they welcome the students back to the upcoming school year. The department directors will be serving free ice cream for everyone to enjoy. The event will be held at Johnston Commons, located at 6700 Merle Hay Road from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Neighborhood Picnic - Tuesday, August 13


Join community members at Dewey Park, located at 5225 NW 64th Place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for food, games and activities. We hope to see you there! 

Mayor’s Run for the Trails - Saturday, August 24


Sign up for the 5K run/walk + Kids fun run at Terra Park, located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. The fun run is .62 miles around Terra Lake and will begin at 8:00 a.m. The 5K run/walk will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. 

50th Anniversary Gala - Friday, September 27


Join community members as they celebrate the 50th anniversary at the Hyperion Field Club, located at 7390 Beaver Drive, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This celebration will feature a fashion show with clothing from 1969; popular music from 1969; appetizers; speaker presenting an overview of what was happening in Iowa, the nation and the world in 1969; and present video from the events.

Art in the Barn - Friday, October 18


Join the community as they celebrate Art in the Barn beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Simpson Barn is located at 6169 Northglenn Drive. 

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