Welcome to Pleasantville

Located only 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in central Marion County, Iowa, Pleasantville offers a a small-town feel with large town amenities.

With a variety of services, businesses, restaurants and more in Pleasantville, we encourage you to visit and take a look around to see what our community offers!

4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July in Pleasantville beginning at 9:00 a.m. on July 2nd with a Firecracker 5k Fun Run which starts and finishes next to the open grass area by the trail across from Casey’s.  This year, there is a one-mile and 5K option.  Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.  For more race information, e-mail PleasantvilleFirecracker5k@gmail.com

On Monday, July 4th, the parade starts at 11:00 a.m.  Line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the High School Parking lot.  Following the parade, grab lunch at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m, and then head over to the High School for the Star-spangled squad’s 4th of July dance performance.

Also on July 4th, enjoy the Joe Inman Band at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by Michelle Greene – Iowa Realty, in Cora Shadle Park. The band will play right up to the beginning of the Fireworks display which starts at dusk.

Download the complete schedule of activities, parade entry form and parade rules and guidelines.

For more information, e-mail Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org