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.   Review the list of activities below to make sure you don’t miss out! The list will be updated as we add or edit our events, so check this page often!

Johnston Schools – Green Days T-Shirt Design Contest
2018 Contest Winner Announced on May 23rd
Nancy Buryanek

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



Thursday June 14 – 6 PM-10 PM Carnival Open (Unlimited rides with purchase of $20 wristband- weather permitting)
Friday June 15th 6pm-TBD Carnival Open
Saturday June 16th 11am-TBD Carnival Open
Sunday June 17th – 1 PM – 5 PM Carnival Open (Unlimited rides with purchase of $20 wristband- weather permitting)

Iowa Beverage Systems Beverage Garden
Thursday June 14th 5pm-10pm; Friday June 15th 5pm-12am; Saturday June 16th 4pm-12am


Must be 21 or over ( ID required)

$5 a beer or 5 tickets for $20

Light the Night for Sight Walk
Thursday, June 14th – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Register Here


5k for Karen Coaldrake
Friday, June 15th – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Register Here


Classic Car Show Contest
Friday, June 16th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Tom Miller
Click here for registration information

Green Days Parade
Saturday, June 16 – 10:00 am
Contact To Register Your Float For The Parade:
Dan Hudson

Green Days Parade Entry Form

Bill Riley Talent Search

Saturday June 16th
Registration 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Talent Show 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Deb Heldt

Camp Dodge Exhibit
Saturday, June 16th – 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 16th – 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 16th- 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Free Kids Crafts

Johnston Historical Society
Saturday, June 16th- 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.

White Eagle Pow Wow
Saturday June 16th- 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
Steve Wiederin (Volunteer Committee Chair)

Kelsey Clark
Click Here to Volunteer