Upcoming Events

Farmers Market - Tuesdays through October 8

The Johnston Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot through October. Come check out our brand-new vendors and a wide selection of locally-grown produce, beautiful art, household items, garden accessories and delicious baked goods! Johnston City Hall is located at 6221 Merle Hay Road.

Lunch and Lures - Thursdays through September 26

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.
What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Nature Walking for Wellness - Fridays through September 27

Join community members and Johnston Parks and Recreation and walk for wellness while exploring the beauty of nature at Terra Park and Beaver Creek Natural Resource area on Fridays at Terra Park.
When: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. beginning April 26th- September 27th
Where: Meet at Terra Park Shelter at 10:30 a.m. Participants generally walk for an hour.

We will meet at Terra Park Shelter (6300 Pioneer Parkway) and head out on a walk on the trails enjoying the plants, trees, birds and insects that call Johnston home. Walk as little or as much as you would like. There will be a prize for best nature photo taken during the walk, so bring those smart phones.

Please wear appropriate walking shoes, bug spray and bring a refillable water bottle. Binoculars and a smartphone will enhance the experience as well.

Yoga by the Lake - Saturdays

Bring your yoga mat and join professional Power Life Yoga instructors on Saturday mornings for one hour of free yoga from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Terra Lake Amphitheater. Saturdays include May 25, June 1, 8, 29 and July 6, 13, and 27.

Yoga helps build strength, activate core muscles and increase flexibility. All levels are welcome.

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


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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