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Bring Your Bicycle, Golf Clubs, Bat, Dancing Shoes, & Ugly Sweater! It’s Winterfest in Council Bluffs!
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Bring Your Bicycle, Golf Clubs, Bat, Dancing Shoes, & Ugly Sweater! It’s Winterfest in Council Bluffs!

COUNCIL BLUFFS-- It’s winter in Iowa, but recreation continues, even outside. Sign up now to participate in these annual fun-filled Winterfest events and let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

 Xtreme Winterfest Bike Ride - Sat, Jan 14

This leisurely bicycle trip along a beautiful three-mile stretch begins at 11 am at the Western Historic Trails Center, at 3434 Richard Downing Avenue. Warm up with hot cocoa and check out the museum displays before heading out. From there, the route goes north along the Iowa Riverfront Trail to the Dodge Riverside Golf Course. Here there are lunch specials available at Caddy’s Riverside Grille.  Then return to the trails center to complete the day.  There is no registration fee to ride or admission charge for the museum. However, bicycle helmets are required.

Winterfest Dance - Wed, Jan 18

Leave your boots at the door and put on your dancing shoes. The Center at 714 S. Main Street has a 4,000 square-foot dance floor. Enjoy the Lonnie Lynn Orchestra for some ballroom dancing 7-10 pm. Mark your calendar because this is the only time in 2017 this orchestra will perform in the metro area. The cost is just $5 for Center members and $10 for non-members. Parking is free. Those who are age 21 and older can BYOB. 

Winterfest Xtreme Holiday Sweater Run - Sat, Jan 21

You know you have an ugly holiday sweater. So put it on and run a fun 5K. Starting at 10 am, participants will run or walk on the scenic (and mostly flat) trail system. Gather at the Council Bluffs Recreation Complex on Richard Downing Avenue. Park in the west lot, and pick up your free participant stocking cap at the west concession stand. There are prizes for best costume. Please register online by January 6.* The participation fee is $35. A portion of the proceeds will go to the mentoring group Teammates of Council Bluffs.

Winterfest Frozen Golf Classic - Sat, Jan 21

The annual Frozen Classic will be held at Dodge Riverside Golf Club, located at 2 Harrah’s Boulevard. Pre-registration is preferred, so call 712-328-4660 now to reserve your spot. The shotgun start is at 10 am. The entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids (age 18 and younger) which includes door prizes and refreshments.* This nine-hole format is for junior, adult, and senior age divisions.

Winterfest Snowball Adult Softball Invitational - Sat, Jan 28

It’s never too cold for softball. This double elimination softball tournament guarantees your team two games. There are men’s and co-ed divisions. All games will be played at Bahnsen Park, 1720 Avenue L. The team entry fee is $100 covering umpires as well as first and second prizes. Call for participation times. Please register by January 26.*

*To register or for more details for these Winterfest events, click here or call 712-328-4650.


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  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    What great ways to beat the winter blues! Thanks for contributing to the Travel Iowa blog!
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