It's hard not to get into the winter blues, especially with all of the snow and cold Iowa experienced in January. But to help you get out of that winter funk, you can attend a carnival with a winter theme.

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The annual Winter Carnival in Bettendorf is this weekend and yes, you're invited. With so many activities that are perfect for the entire family, why wouldn't you attend?

Plus, it's going to be great weather to get outside and actually enjoy the outdoors.

Winter Carnival 2024 In Bettendorf

On Saturday, February 3rd, the City of Bettendorf is hosting its annual Winter Carnival with the help of the Bettendorf Public LibraryFamily Museum, and Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department.

There are inside and outside activities planned between 10 am and 2 pm, with the Winter Carnival's Grand Finale taking place at the Bettendorf Community Center from 2 pm-5 pm.

Below is a list of activities to enjoy this Saturday, Feb. 3rd, and different places in Bettendorf. Inside and outside activities are from 10 am-2 pm.

Bettendorf Public Library

  • Frozen Yoga Storytime
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Creations
  • Little Hands Site (Activities for Ages 5 & Under)
  • Nahant Marsh Education Table
  • Figge Art Museum Art Activities

Family Museum

  • $5 Gallery Admission Special
  • Free Activities:
    • Make a Snowflake
    • Play with Pretend Snow
    • Make a Snowman with Model Magic

Faye's Field (18th Street Near Library)

  • Snow Obstacle Course

Palmer Hills Golf Course (2999 Middle Road)

  • Sledding
  • Cross Country Skiing (Limited Ski Rentals or BYO)

Bettendorf Community Center (2204 Grant Street)

  • Grand Finale - 2 pm-5 pm
  • Indoor Snowball Fight
  • Pin the Nose on the Snowman
  • Ice Cube Toss
  • Snowy Temporary Tattoos
  • Winter Coloring
  • Snow Bead Bracelet Making
  • MOVIE: Frozen at 3 pm

More details can be found at

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