Community Events

Stay tuned for 2024 event details from the Grimes Parks & Recreation Department! Any businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities should email

Movie at Heritage

Come on out to the City of Grimes' very own Heritage Park to enjoy a movie! We will bring a specialty outdoor screen that has a perfect picture even in the daylight so you won't miss a second of the movie. Don't forget to bring snacks, drinks, and chairs or blankets. 2024 dates will be announced soon!

Rock Around the Clock Concert Series

Local music, food trucks, and a lot of fun are coming to Heritage Park in 2024. We'll be hosting a series of concerts featuring local bands this summer/fall. Stay tuned for 2024 dates.

Fall Festival and Candy Crawl

Grimes Parks and Recreation and the Polk County Sheriff's Office are teaming up once again to host the annual Fall Festival. The festival will be packed with fun activities and booths for kids of all ages, including the Candy Crawl. There will be food trucks, local vendors, games, bouncy houses, and much more. Costumes are Highly encouraged! 2024 dates will be announced in the summer.

Trunk or Treat

Head to the South Sports Complex this fall to enjoy early trick or treat fun. Local businesses and city officials will have cars decked out for the holiday and will be handing out candy. 2024 dates will be announced this summer.

Polk County Senior Meals Site at the Grimes Community Complex

  • Occurs year-round, five times per week
  • For senior meal information please call Hollie at 515-986-5747

Grimes Giving Garden

  • Occurs May through October 
  • Located at:
    877 SE 19th Street
    Grimes, IA 50111