Wintry Warm UP

We’re taking winter fun to the sky with awe-inspiring mega kites to kick off the fourth year of Beat the Bitter!

Join us in Centennial Park, 1565 St. Andrews Drive, for an afternoon of free family fun from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

Great American Kites & Events will launch some two dozen giant character kites—including the world’s largest windsock, towering up to three stories high and stretching 200 feet long—above the park’s frozen 40 acres for breathtaking views. Kite games will give attendees the chance to race against other competitors — and the wind — and collect goodies during candy drops throughout the event. Kite activities and the display are weather dependent.

Other Wintry Warm UP presented by Collins Community Credit Union programming includes horse-drawn trolley rides, a meet and greet with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, a chainsaw carving demonstration, giveaways and activities hosted by Beat the Bitter sponsors and a polar plunge to support the North Liberty Police Department’s K9 unit.


Time Fun
12-3 p.m. Horse-drawn trolley rides
12-4 p.m. Kite display
12-4 p.m. Giveaways
12-4 p.m. Free hot chocolate
12-4 p.m. Chainsaw carving demonstration
12-4 p.m. Races wearing parachute-like kites
1 p.m. Kite candy drop
2 p.m. Kite candy drop
2-4 p.m. Anna & Elsa meet and greet
3 p.m. Kite candy drop
4 p.m. Event concludes