The 100th Block Party will be a community-wide block party held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 6 - 10 p.m. on the 100 Block. This free event will be fun for all ages and include activities for children, live music, a celebrity dunk tank, food and drink, and more. A Facebook event has been created @UnleashCB.
Activities for children include face painting, balloon animals, and carnival-style games and treats. Live music will be provided by Matt Cox Music and Eckophonic. There will also be a dunk tank with a lineup of local celebrities participating, as well as food vendors, a beer garden, and a dance floor. As this event serves as the culmination to 100 Block Parties, several awards will be presented to previous block party hosts in categories such as “Best use of UN” and “Greatest Turnout”.
Nearly 75 parties have been registered as part of 100 Block Parties, with over 6,000 people in attendance. Public and private block parties have been taking place all over the community. As designed, block parties can expand beyond the traditional neighborhood gatherings and into businesses, organizations, schools, and the like. 100 Block Parties encourages residents to come together and celebrate the people, places, history, and happenings that make us proud in Council Bluffs.
Residents can get involved by registering their block parties. More information is available at www.100blockparties.com.