Monthly Archives: July 2021

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Road Closures & Detours

Please note that NO overnight on-street parking will be permitted in marked areas downtown. This will be enforced. Cars parked in these spots will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The following streets will be closed for Hoover’s Hometown Days on Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th:

Downtown event area:

  • S. 2nd St.:   Main St. to the Water St. parking lot from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6th to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 8th.
  • Main Street:  Parkside Drive to S. 2nd St. from 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7th, to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 8th.
  • Main Street:  Parkside Drive to N. Oliphant St, (parade route) 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7th
  • S. Downey:  Wetherell to Main St. and Wetherell from S. Poplar St. to S. Downey St. from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th.
  • N. Downey St.:  Main St. to Green St. from 2:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 7th.
    • Residents on Wetherell Street will exit (temporarily) north on Poplar St. to Main St. and will access Wetherell Street via the Enlow parking lot.  The Enlow parking lot will have parking available throughout the event.

Parade line-up staging area:

  • Pedersen St.:  W. Orange St. to Hilltop Dr. on Saturday, August 7th from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • W. Orange St.:  N. Oliphant St. to Ridge View Dr. on Saturday, August 7th from 8:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the West Branch Parks and Recreation  at 643-5888.


Hoover’s Hometown Days will have fireworks in 2021!

We have a new location and fireworks are happening! You can now view the show from Cubby Park, with musical accompaniment by Iowa Brass.

The music starts with Iowa Brass at 8:30 on Saturday night, and the fireworks show will start around 9:30.

Please complete this form by August 4th if you would like to reserve a parking spot at Cubby Park.  1st priority parking will be given to those with handicap parking permits and Veterans. You will need to arrive no later than 8:30pm. Reserved parking will be released to non registered participants after 8:30pm on August 7, 2021.

Activities for Kids

Things will look a little different this year, but we have lots of cool stuff planned to entertain kids of all ages!

  • Free carnival games with PRIZES!
  • Youth Hoover-ball
  • Parade
  • Bubble stations
  • Balloon sculptist
  • Caricature artist
  • Strolling magician
  • Pony rides
  • Water balloon fight
  • Pedal tractor pull
  • Food and vendors for all ages

This year Youth Hoover-ball is going to be Saturday afternoon on the Village Green. There are spots open and there’s still time to register online! Make sure to check the calendar of events for times and location of all activities.

Booster Bingo

West Branch All Sports Boosters will be hosting a BINGO GAME Saturday afternoon!

Where: West Branch Fire Station
When: Saturday, August 7th from 1:00-3:00pm

Cool off in the shade Saturday afternoon with few rounds of bingo! Lots of great prizes are being added every day. It’s only 50 cents per card to play, and you have to use a new card for each game. Your participation will help support West Branch athletics!