Information

Green Days is a community festival which includes a wide variety of activities sponsored by community organizations, chamber members and volunteers. Each year a number of volunteers and organizations help make Green Days a success by organizing activities that occur throughout the weekend.  We have several new additions to the 2017 Green Days schedule. Review the list of activities below to make sure you don’t miss out!

 

NEW IN 2017- FOOD TRUCKS & VENDORS!!

Featuring everything from Cuban to Mediterranean to Classic American menu items, our food trucks and vendors offer something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Come check them out!

      

               

                                                     


Johnston Schools – Green Days T-Shirt Design Contest
2017 Contest Winner Announced on May 24th
Contact:
Nancy Buryanek
nburyanek@johnston.k12.ia.us

Congrats to Jo Stimson! Jo is the 2017 Winner of the Green T-Shirt Design Contest. Pictured below is Jo and her winning design!

                                 

 


Carnival
Thursday June 15 – 6 PM-10 PM Carnival Open (Unlimited rides with purchase of $20 wristband- weather permitting)
Friday June 16th 6pm-TBD Carnival Open
Saturday June 17th 11am-TBD Carnival Open
Sunday June 18 – 1 PM – 5 PM Carnival Open (Unlimited rides with purchase of $20 wristband- weather permitting)


Iowa Beverage Systems Beverage Garden
Thursday June 15 5pm-10pm; Friday June 16 5pm-12am; Saturday June 17 4pm-12am

         

Must be 21 or over ( ID required)

$5 a beer or 5 tickets for $20


Big Green Umbrella Media Opening Night Event- The Big Green Bash at Green Days!
Thursday, June 15 – 5:00 – 10 pm

 

Celebrate 10 years of Johnston Living Magazine and 25 years of Cityview Magazine with music, photos, giveaway of the “Big Green Egg” Smoker, and the ceremonial tapping of the “Big Green Keg”! Click here for more information.

 


Light the Night for Sight Walk
Thursday, June 15 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Register Here

In conjunction with this event the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community is asking for donations for the Johnston DMARC Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

For a list of requested items click here. For more information contact Andrea Cook at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org.


5k for Karen Coaldrake
Friday, June 16 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Register Here

In conjunction with this event the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community is asking for donations for the Johnston DMARC Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

For a list of requested items click here. For more information contact Andrea Cook at andrea@johnstonpartnership.org.


Classic Car Show Contest
Friday, June 16 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm
(Sponsor: Audi Des Moines, Acura of Johnston and Lithia Volkswagon of Des Moines)

Contact:
Tom Miller
tom@dsmhomes.com
Click here for registration information


Green Days Parade
Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 am
Contact:
Dan Hudson
dhudson@thepathonline.org
Green Days Parade Entry Form


Tours of the NEW Johnston High School!
Saturday June 17th 1-4pm
Contact: Laura Sprague, JCSD Director of Communications
laura.sprague@johnston.k12.ia.us
>>Bus 1: DEPARTS from Green Days site (Johnston Library) 1PM; RETURNS to Green Days Site 2PM
>>Bus 2: DEPARTS from Green Days site 2:30PM; RETURNS to Green Days site 3:30PM

      

Climb aboard a big yellow school bus at the Green Days site and head over to the NEW Johnston High School for a tour and updated information. If you’ve got a Johnston High School student in your family, or someone entering high school next year, this is a great chance to view the new building!


Bill Riley Talent Search
Registration 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Talent Show 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Contact:
Deb Heldt
Deb@charterbanker.com


Camp Dodge Exhibit
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00-4:00 pm


Live in person military equipment, vehicles and other Iowa National Guard challenge activities. Rock/Climbing Wall, HUMVEE experience, other displays.


Public Safety Expo
Saturday, June 17 – 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Join the Johnston Police Department and Johnston Fire Department for a public safety expo. Police and Fire vehicles will be on site for kids to explore.


Library Activities
Saturday, June 17- 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Free Kids Crafts & Art Show

Iowa Watercolor Society Miniature Art Show

Click here for information about the Iowa Watercolor Society


Des Moines Children’s Museum (Interactive Children’s Activities)
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Simpson Barn

Sensory table, projects, water table, tiny tot area, family photo op, outdoor toys and activities and much more!

Click here for more information about the DSM Children’s Museum


Johnston Historical Society
Saturday, June 17- 12:00-4:00 pm


Access valuable historical Johnston treasures, artifacts and other items during one of the museums fascinating tours Saturday afternoon.

Click here for more information.


Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Club of America
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Gardening Program and Q&A
Contact:
tgoasecy@questoffice.net
Click here to learn more.


White Eagle Pow Wow
Saturday June 17th- 1:00pm-4:00pm

“Help the Native Americans mend the ‘sacred hoop’ of life–the goal to bring families of all races together, to bring down the walls of misunderstanding, to share a little of all heritages through drumming, music, dance, and story, and to understand that we are not that different.” Click here to learn more. 


Green Days Volunteers
Contact:  
Steve Wiederin (Volunteer Committee Chair)
stevewiederin@realestateconcepts.net

Kelsey Clark
kclark@johnstongreendays.org
Click Here to Volunteer