Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the Block Party in Bayliss Park, a free event with a lineup of activities the whole family will enjoy! This free community-wide event will take place at Bayliss Park, 100 Pearl Street, on Saturday, August 27 from 1 – 5 p.m.
“This event is a great way for families to get outside and enjoy an afternoon of kid-friendly entertainment at the park,” said City of Council Bluffs Recreation and Events Manager, Daniel Bettmann.
The Block Party in Bayliss Park begins at 1:00 p.m. with party activities such as games, face painting, and balloon art. Special guests, Batman, Captain America, Mirabel, and Isabela will be mingling with the crowd. Thanks to a generous donation from Hy-Vee, free bottled water and soda will be available. Blue Penguin Shaved Ice and Jimmy’s Hot Dogs will be on-site with additional food and drink available for purchase.
As tradition holds, the Block Party in Bayliss Park features a concert for kids. This year, partygoers can enjoy a performance by 123 Andrés at 3:00 p.m. Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo called 123 Andrés, and their concerts get the whole family singing and learning, in Spanish and English.
Andrés grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and learned how to play the guitar from his father at an early age. He had his first studio experience at age 8, and from there he went on to earn a Doctorate in music and won the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs.
Christina grew up in the Midwest in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family from Colombia. Her love for the stage started when her mom signed her up for theater and dance as a child. After college, she worked in the classroom as a public school teacher and received a Master’s in Education. When she joined 123 Andrés, she found her calling in teaching through music.
The Block Party takes place on the west side of Bayliss Park. The party starts at 1 p.m. with the 123 Andrés concert beginning at 3 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends, and family. Arrive early to claim your spot in front of the dome! For additional details, and regular updates, find our event on Facebook @CityofCB.