February 3 & 4, 2017

Screw hibernating. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a weekend full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter fun and good cheer Feb. 3 & 4, 2017.

Join us in the tundra of Penn Meadows Park for an evening of Fire & Ice on Friday, Feb. 3 including fireworks, horse drawn carriage rides, and a community bonfire, and again in the morning and afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 4 for the annual Beat the Bitter Winter Games. Warm back up Saturday night by getting cozy with your friends and neighbors at the Snuggie Bar Crawl–Sleeves ‘n’ Suds.

Penn Meadows Park Tundra | North Liberty, Iowa
All events subject to change pending weather.

FEB. 2 BEAT THE BITTER PREVIEW THURSDAY LOCATION REGISTER
6:30 p.m. Baby it’s Cold Outside:
a craft brews & eats pairing
North Liberty Community Library SOLD OUT
FEB. 3 FIRE & ICE FAMILY FRIDAY LOCATION REGISTER
3 p.m. Winter Weatherdance mini-installation Penn Meadows Park Free
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Horse drawn carriage rides Penn Meadows Park Free
4 – 6 p.m. Meet & greet with Disney’s Frozen
Queen Elsa and Princess Anna
Penn Meadows Park Pavilion Free
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ice carving demonstration Penn Meadows Park Pavilion Free
5 – 9 p.m. Community bonfire Penn Meadows Park Free
6 p.m. Mad Hatter Snow Volleyball (ages 18+) J&A Tap  Pre-registration closed, walk-ins welcome (arrive at 5:30 p.m.)
7 p.m. Fireworks Penn Meadows Park Free
FEB. 4 BEAT THE BITTER WINTER GAMES LOCATION REGISTER
9 – 4 p.m. Nearly Impossible Scavenger Hunt Throughout North Liberty, judging in Penn Meadows Park at 4 p.m. Free
9 a.m. The Indomitable Snow Run 5K-ish obstacle run (ages 14+, unless with a guardian) Penn Meadows Park Pre-registration closed. $20 day-of (cash or check only)
10 a.m. Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament Penn Meadows Park Registration closed
10 a.m. Kick Winter in the Snow Ball kickball tournament (family division, 9–12 players/team) Penn Meadows Park Registration closed
11 a.m. Kick Winter in the Snow Ball kickball tournament (adult division, 9–12 players/team) Penn Meadows Park SOLD OUT
12 – 2 p.m. Fat tire bikes with Sugar Bottom Bikes
(ages 14+)
Check-in at Sugar Bottom Bikes, course around Penn Meadows Park Free
12 – 4 p.m. Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Snowshoes
with Fin & Feather
Penn Meadows Park CANCELLED (not enough snow)
2 p.m. Fat tire group ride with Sugar Bottom Bikes
(ages 14+)
Meet at Sugar Bottom Bikes Free
4:30 – 7 p.m. North Liberty Boy Scout Troop #216 Chili Supper North Liberty Community Center $5/person donation at the door
7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Snuggie Bar Crawl – Sleeves ‘n’ Suds
(ages 21+)
Reds Patio, J&A Tap, Rocky O’Brien’s, Vito’s on 965, BeerBurger SOLD OUT
FEB. 5 SUNDAY LOCATION REGISTER
10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Jump to benefit the NLPD K9 Fund Centennial Park Pond (St Andrews Drive)  $100/person (day-of registration welcome!)