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Wintry Warm UP

January 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centennial Park

For the past few years we’ve brought outdoor family fun to single-digit days with Fire & Ice Friday, gotten folks moving with an obstacle run and winter games, and drawn hundreds out of the house for an unforgettable night on…

Fire & Ice Friday

February 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fire & Ice Friday presented by GEICO is free family night at Beat the Bitter and it’s all about the fire and the ice. Take the kids straight to Penn Meadows Park after school for horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving,…

Fireworks Viewing Party

Fireworks Viewing on the Patio

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reds Alehouse

Freeze with your friends, warm up with a tasty beverage and enjoy the Beat the Bitter fireworks set to go off at 7 p.m. in Penn Meadows Park from the Reds Alehouse patio. Registration required and must be 21 or…

Igloo Jam

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

After the family fun of Fire & Ice’s annual fireworks display at 7 p.m., the 40′ x 80′ heated tent will transform into a winter concert venue for 21+ only. Doors for the Igloo Jam presented by UICCU will open…

Brrrito Breakfast

February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

At its core, Beat the Bitter is about bringing folks together on the bleakest days of the year. What better way to do that than a community breakfast! The North Liberty Lions Club will be serving up breakfast brrritos from…

5K-ish Obstacle Run

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Penn Meadows Park

The 5K-ish Obstacle Run is a fun run with obstacles! Runners will complete the course around the tundra of Penn Meadows Park, executing nearly a dozen obstacle challenges on loops one and three and only running on the second loop.…

Curling Tournament

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Penn Meadows Park

Join Cedar Rapids Curling in Penn Meadows Park for a rare opportunity to compete in a curling bonspiel (tournament) on an outdoor rink! Here is your opportunity to embrace the fun of being on the ice and beat your winter blues…

Freeze Your Bags Off

February 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Penn Meadows Park

Join us in Penn Meadows Park Tundra on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. for a Freeze Your Bags Off cornhole tournament! Let’s see if you can beat the weather and the competition! Register through the ticket window below. We will…

KICK Winter in the Snow BALL

February 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

Put together a team of nine to twelve players and register for the KICK Winter in the Snow BALL tournament taking place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in Penn Meadows Park Tundra. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration is…

Broomball Tournament

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penn Meadows Park

If you can swing a stick and hit a ball YOU can play Broomball! Snag one of the limited spots at the bottom of this page. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Registration is broken out into two…

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