Council Bluffs, Iowa’s Annual Celebration

Join us May 13th-21st for a great week of events.  Starting with Celebrate @ the River and BBQ in the Bluffs at River’s Edge Park  on May 13th and 14th and ending on the 21st of May with the traditional parade and events in Bayliss Park.  Stay tuned for 2016’s theme announcement and details.  Details below are from 2015 and will give you an idea of 2016’s event,  


Celebrate @ the River

Friday May 8th, 2015.  Join us at Tom Hanafan Rivers Edge Park for music, food and fun!  Entertainment will be featured in the band shell and the Taste of Council Bluffs will feature great food from our side of the river!  Celebrate CB will also feature fireworks sponsored by:


Celebrate CB Parade

Saturday May 16th, 10:30 am.  Don’t miss this Council Bluffs traditional parade that brings the Downtown Council Bluffs area to life every May. The theme this year is “Picture Me in CB!”  The route begins and ends in Downtown Council Bluffs, and is centered around The historical and beautiful Bayliss Park area.The Grand Marshal is a big part of our parade. Nominate someone today!


Parade Day Activities

Stick around Bayliss Park and downtown Council Bluffs for the Childrens Faire, Entertainment and Food and the ever popular Carnival.

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Selfie Contest

Picture yourself in CB in 2015 and get a chance to win big! Simply take your “selfie” at ALL five locations listed here AND  post them to Instagram or Twitter using the Hashtag #picturemeincb15,  and you will be entered into our drawing for a chance to win one of three prizes.  Contest starts on May 1 and entries are due by noon on May 14th.  Prizes include: Season Passes to Stir Concert Cove 2015, Family Pass to Council Bluffs Water Parks, Highschool Activity Pass (Family) OR an IWCC Cardinal Booster Pass.

2015 Sponsors

Event Presenting Sponsor

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