Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020

Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Brighten up the bleakest days of the year by joining us in the tundra of North Liberty, Iowa.

Saturday, January 25 – Igloo Jam
Sunday, January 26 – 5K-ish Obstacle Run
Sunday, January 26 – Fire & Ice
Saturday, February 1 – Winter Games
Saturday, February 1 – Snuggie Crawl
All week – Affiliated Events


Winter Games

Beat the Bitter’s Winter Games presented by SCHEELS is back! Who will claim the championship titles? We can’t wait to find out.

On Sunday, January 26, face nearly a dozen obstacles as you circle Penn Meadows Park for the 5K-ish Obstacle Run.

On Saturday, February 1, compete in the KICK Winter in the SnowBALL, broomball and curling tournaments. 

Spectators are encouraged to cheer on participants at all winter games events. 

Good Cheer

As always, we’ve reserved some of the fun just for adults.

Beat the Bitter kicks off on Saturday, January 25 with the Igloo Jam presented by GreenState Credit Union. You won’t want to miss this concert with The Pork Tornadoes!

On Saturday, February 1, hundreds of residents and visitors will don custom Beat the Bitter sleeved blankets for the 4th Annual Snuggie Crawl presented by Collins Community Credit Union.

Family Fun

Moving to Sunday this year, Fire & Ice presented by GEICO Careers returns to Penn Meadows Park on Sunday, January 26.

Join us for this free afternoon and evening of family fun, including ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, a community bonfire, live performances and a spectacular winter fireworks show.

Affiliated Events

Local businesses have joined the fun too, and have prepared a full list of affiliated events for you to enjoy throughout the week. A mixture of free and registered activities for all ages are available, giving you no excuse to be hibernating at home on the couch.