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5 Must-Do Activities in Council Bluffs This June

June in Council Bluffs is a vibrant month filled with community events, outdoor activities, and opportunities to explore local flavors and culture. Whether you're a local or just visiting, here are five activities you won't want to miss:

1. Explore the Local Farmers Markets

Experience the bounty of local produce and handmade goods at the farmers markets in and around Council Bluffs. These markets are perfect for picking up fresh fruits, vegetables, artisanal products, and even some unique crafts.

  • Farmers Market Council Bluffs: Held every Thursday, this market is a great way to support local farmers and vendors while enjoying a lively community atmosphere.
  • River City Farmers Market: Stop by the YMCA Healthy Living Center in CB on Saturdays for fresh-picked vegetables, flowers, baked goods, eggs, and more. 
  • Treynor Farmers Market: Visit every Tuesday to find fresh produce and other local goods.
  • Crescent Farmers Market: This market takes place on the last Saturday of the month, offering a delightful mix of local products and crafts.
  • Avoca Main Street Farmers Market: Come down to North Elm Street in Avoca every Wednesday evening, June through September, for the Avoca Main Street Farmers Market. They host local produce vendors, bakers, crafters, artisans, and food trucks. 

Local Farmers Market Information

2. Enjoy Music in the Park at Bayliss Park

Every Wednesday night at 7 PM, Bayliss Park transforms into a musical haven with the Music in the Park series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy performances from a variety of local bands and artists. It's a wonderful way to spend an evening with family and friends under the stars.

Music in the Park Schedule

3. Attend Summerfest on June 7th

Mark your calendars for Summerfest, a family-friendly event on June 7th. The day is packed with activities and entertainment for all ages, including:

  • Live music performances
  • A food truck court offering diverse and delicious options
  • Photo opportunities and community art displays
  • A fun-filled foam party
  • Various sports and yard games
  • A spectacular Drone Show at Dark at 9:30 PM

Summerfest is the perfect way to kick off your summer with fun, food, and festivities.

4. Go Antique Shopping at Walnut's Annual Father's Day Antique Show

From June 14-16, head to Walnut, Iowa, for the Annual Father's Day Antique Show. This renowned event is one of the largest antique shows in the region, featuring hundreds of dealers and a vast array of antiques and collectibles. It's a great opportunity to find unique treasures and enjoy the charming town of Walnut.

5. Indulge in Ice Cream at Local Shops

Cool off this June by visiting all five of Council Bluffs' delightful ice cream shops. Each offers its own unique flavors and treats:

  • Christy Creme: A local favorite known for its creamy soft serve and rotating sherbet schedule. 
  • Tastee Treet: Offering an ice cream experience with a variety of delicious options.
  • Doozies: Renowned for its handcrafted ice cream flavors. 
  • Zaltes: A newer addition to the ice cream scene with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and innovative flavors.
  • The Sugar Makery: Not just an ice cream shop, but a candy lover’s paradise with a wide selection of sweets and treats.

This June, Council Bluffs is the place to be for fun events, delicious food, and memorable experiences. Make the most of the summer by exploring all the wonderful activities and attractions the area has to offer.

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