Winterfest events are scheduled annually in November, December, and January in Council Bluffs. Stay tuned for information on Winterfest 2019!

Winterfest Bayliss Park Lighting Ceremony - Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winterfest 2018 kicks off by turning on the holiday lights at Bayliss Park. The Lighting ceremony begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. Join us for the moment the park transforms into wonderland, then stay awhile and enjoy several family-friendly activities. Take your picture with Santa! This year, Santa's Workshop will be set up on the south side of the park along with hot chocolate and cookies. Head over to Union Pacific Museum for face painting, balloon animals, and real-life reindeer! Bring your friends and family! You don't want to miss this Council Bluffs tradition!

2018 Bayliss Park Lighting Ceremony Flyer

Winterfest Xtreme Bike Ride - Saturday, January 12, 2019

Join us for a fun, family-friendly bike ride around Council Bluffs! The event is co-sponsored by the Western Historic Trails Center. The leisurely 6-mile (roundtrip) ride will begin at the Trails Center and go north along the Iowa Riverfront Trail to the Dodge Riverside Golf Course. This ride is free and starts at 11:00 a.m. Come early for free cocoa and tours of the museum! 

2019 Winterfest Xtreme Bike Ride Flyer

Winterfest Frozen Golf Outing - Saturday, January 19, 2019 

The Frozen Golf Outing is a nine-hole tournament with junior, adult, and senior divisions, and prizes for all three. Entry Fee: $25 for adults and seniors, $15 for kids 18 and under. Shotgun Start: 10:00 a.m. Register as an individual or as a foursome. To register call the Dodge Riverside Golf Club pro shop at 712-328-4660.

2019 Winterfest Golf Flyer

Winterfest Snowball Softball Tournament - Saturday, January 26, 2019

It's never too cold for softball! Come join us for an adult softball tournament, men's and co-ed divisions. 2 game guarantee, $100/team includes umpire fees. Payouts to 1st and 2nd place teams, depending on how many teams registered.

2019 Snowball Registration Form