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January 2023

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5K-ish Glow Run

January 28, 2023
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Liberty Centre Pond, 820 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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$15
Liberty Centre Pond

The 5K-ish Glow Run presented by Tryon Investments is a fun run to celebrate the unveiling of North Liberty Lights –– an illuminated winter display around Liberty Centre Pond – the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28.  Two start times are available to accommodate all ages and skill levels: 6 p.m. –– Runners 7 p.m. –– Joggers and Walkers  All ages and strollers are welcome during both time slots, it is more important to sign up for the pace you plan to be moving…

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Ice Sculpture Walk

January 29, 2023
5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park, 170 N Dubuque Street
North Liberty, 52317 US
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Free
Penn Meadows Park

Admire nine ice sculptures along the trail in Penn Meadows Park! Master carvers will create works of frozen art the morning of Sunday, Jan. 29. Visitors are invited to watch the carvers in action between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The sculptures will be placed along the park's trail and illuminated for folks to admire and take pictures with at Fire & Ice between 4 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 29. The sculptures will remain in the park until they…

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Fireworks

January 29, 2023
8:00 pm
- 8:15 pm
Penn Meadows Park, 170 N Dubuque Street
North Liberty, 52317 US
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Free
Penn Meadows Park

Thanks to GreenState Credit Union, Beat the Bitter's annual 15-minute winter fireworks display will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in Penn Meadows Park. Bundle up and bring along blankets – or maybe even your sled – to sit on, and arrive early to enjoy Fire & Ice and take a stroll on the park's trail for the Ice Sculpture Walk.

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February 2023

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North Liberty Lights

February 1, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Liberty Centre Pond, 820 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Liberty Centre Pond

Winter days can be dark, but North Liberty will be a bit brighter in February. North Liberty Lights presented by Tryon Investments is a month-long illuminated winter display around Liberty Centre Pond. The exhibit invites spectators to walk under tunnels and take pictures with snowflakes, penguins, polar bears, deer and a variety of other colorful 3 to 10-foot tall displays. North Liberty Lights will turn on each night in February at sundown for North Liberty residents and visitors to enjoy at…

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Youth Night at Scheels Ice Rink

February 3, 2023
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park, 170 N Dubuque Street
North Liberty, 52317 US
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Free
Penn Meadows Park

Junior high and high school students are invited to Scheels Ice Rink for a special night of skating. Ice skates, snacks and music provided. The outdoor rink is located at Penn Meadows Park tennis courts. This event is free thanks to North Liberty’s City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by Centro, Incorporated; The Family Dental Center, Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, Urban Acres Real…

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KICK Winter in the SnowBALL

February 4, 2023
10:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park, 170 N Dubuque Street
North Liberty, 52317 US
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$10
Penn Meadows Park

You’ve never played kickball like this. Trudge through the snow for North Liberty’s annual winter kickball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Penn Meadows Park. The 2023 KICK Winter in the SnowBALL tournament will have eight teams. Registration is $10/player before Dec. 31, $15/player if registering between Jan. 1 and Jan. 27. This is an adult tournament, however parents may use their judgement and sign up their teens. All ages of spectators are welcome. To play with a friend, register…

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Snuggie Crawl

February 4, 2023
7:00 pm
- 12:00 am
Around North Liberty North LIberty, IA 52317 United States + Google Map
$55
Around North Liberty

It's baaaaccccckkk! Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 4. The comfy, night out on the town presented by McGrath Toyota of Iowa City will take 400 snugglers wearing the as-seen-on-TV hit of the 2000s to North Liberty's Tin Roost, Copper Boar, The Leaderboard, Reds Alehouse, J&A Tap and Mosley's. Move from location to location on your own schedule. Shuttles will be on a continuous loop between the bars from 7 p.m. until midnight, so crawl to each stop whenever you…

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North Liberty Night at The Heartlanders

February 17, 2023
7:05 pm
- 9:00 pm
Xtreme Arena, 200 E 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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$15
Xtreme Arena

Cheer on the The Iowa Heartlanders and give back to Beat the Bitter! On Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., The Heartlanders will face off against the Wheeling Nailers and we've secured discounted tickets for North Libertarians and Beat the Bitter fans to purchase through this link. Plus, $2 for every ticket purchased through this link will benefit Beat the Bitter. The Heartlanders are proud ECHL affiliates of the Minnesota Wild and Iowa Wild. Their home ice is at Xtreme…

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Ride Around the Lights

February 18, 2023
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Liberty Centre Pond, 820 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Liberty Centre Pond

Enjoy a complimentary pedicab ride from Pedal Power around North Liberty Lights presented by Tryon Investments between 6 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Rides will depart from under the gazebo at the southeast corner of Liberty Centre Pond. Guests will be provided rides on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations. Each carriage can accommodate two adults or two adults and up to two small children. Tips for the bikers are appreciated, but not required. Rides are free thanks to North Liberty's…

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Sip & Stroll

February 23, 2023
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Liberty Centre Pond, 820 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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Free
Liberty Centre Pond

Taste samples of wine and beer from local manufacturers as you stroll the trail of Liberty Centre Pond for North Liberty Lights presented by Tryon Investments. Pick up a commemorative tasting glass at the gazebo near Cherry Street and enjoy complimentary sips as you explore the illuminated winter display. No registration. This event is free thanks to North Liberty's City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by Centro, Incorporated; Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank,…

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