2022 Events

Forget hibernating and embrace winter. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with 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, Jan. 29 – KICK Winter in the SnowBALL
Saturday, Jan. 29 – Ice Fishing
Saturday, Jan. 29 – 5K-ish Glow Run
Sunday, Jan. 30 – Fire & Ice and Fireworks
Saturday, Feb. 5 – Snuggie Crawl
Jan. 29 through Feb. 27 – North Liberty Lights
Seasonally – Scheels Ice Rink


Winter Games

On Saturday, Jan. 29, compete with a team of friends, neighbors or coworkers in Beat the Bitter’s annual KICK Winter in the SnowBALL tournament.

And that night, run, jog or walk North Liberty’s first ever 5K-ish Glow Run to celebrate the debut of our month-long North Liberty Lights display around Liberty Centre Pond presented by GEICO Careers.

Family Fun

Looking for family fun to beat the winter blues? We’ve got you covered. 

Borrow figure and hockey skates from the North Liberty Recreation Department and take a spin on Scheels Ice Rink in Penn Meadows Park.

Be dazzled by North Liberty Lights presented by GEICO Careers and plan to take a free carriage ride around the pond.

Participate as a household in the 5K-ish Glow Run and try your hand at Ice Fishing.

Make plans to join us in Penn Meadows Park on Sunday, Jan. 30 for Fire & Ice, the Ice Sculpture Walk and Fireworks, presented by GreenState Credit Union.

Good Cheer

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

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 400 residents and visitors will don custom Beat the Bitter sleeved blankets for the annual sellout Snuggie Crawl presented by Collins Community Credit Union.

The Planning Committee

Beat the Bitter is organized by the North Liberty Betterment Group, a 501(c)(3) organization, led by City of North Liberty staff with the assistance of about a dozen local residents. Contact the organizers at beatthebitternl@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering? We would love your help. Shoot us an email at beatthebitternl@gmail.com.