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Your Monthly Guide to Council Bluffs in 2024

Nestled on the banks of the Missouri River, Council Bluffs is a vibrant city that offers a diverse range of activities throughout the year. Whether you're a local looking for new experiences or a visitor exploring the area, this monthly guide will take you on a journey through the best things to do in Council Bluffs each month of 2024.

January: Hit the Slopes at Mt. Crescent Ski Area

Embrace the winter chill by heading to Mt. Crescent Ski Area. Just a short drive from Council Bluffs, this ski resort offers a thrilling escape with its well-groomed slopes and breathtaking views. Whether you're an experienced skier or a beginner, January at Mt. Crescent is the perfect way to kick off the year with some outdoor adventure.

February: Romance at 360 Steakhouse

As Valentine's Day approaches, treat your special someone to a romantic dinner at 360 Steakhouse. Perched atop Harrah's Casino & Hotel, this upscale restaurant offers panoramic views of the city, creating a magical atmosphere for a memorable evening of fine dining and love.

March: Support Women-Owned Businesses like Dusted Charm

Celebrate Women's History Month by shopping at a local women-owned business like Dusted Charm. This boutique in Council Bluffs features a curated collection of unique items, from stylish clothing to home décor goodies.

April: Earth Day in Pottawattamie Conservation Parks

Connect with nature and celebrate Earth Day in one of Pottawattamie Conservation's parks. Explore the beauty of the outdoors, participate in eco-friendly activities, and contribute to the preservation of the environment.

May: Savor a Staycation 

For National Travel & Tourism Week, consider enjoying a relaxing staycation in a cozy Council Bluffs hotel. Be a tourist in your hometown by visiting a restaurant or attraction you've never visited. 

June: Pride on the 100 Block and Summerfest at River's Edge

Experience the vibrant energy of Pride on the 100 Block and the festivities of Summerfest at River's Edge. June is a month filled with community spirit, diversity, and fun. Join in the celebrations, support local artists, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Council Bluffs.

July: Lake Manawa Fireworks for the 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day with a breathtaking display of fireworks over Lake Manawa. Gather with friends and family to witness the stunning spectacle, making July a month of patriotic joy and community spirit.

August: Rock Out at Stir Concert Cove

Get ready to rock as you attend a concert at Stir Concert Cove. Located at Harrah's Casino & Hotel, this outdoor venue hosts a variety of musical performances throughout the summer. August is the perfect time to enjoy live music and a memorable night out.

September: Railroad Days – Celebrating Our History

Immerse yourself in Council Bluffs' rich railroad history by attending Railroad Days. This annual event offers a glimpse into the city's past, with train displays and family-friendly activities.

October: Fall Fun at Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard 

Experience the magic of fall at Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard. From apple picking to snacking on apple cider doughnuts, October at Ditmars Orchard offers a variety of autumnal activities for the whole family. Embrace the season and create lasting memories in this charming setting.

November: Winterfest at Bayliss Park

Kick off the holiday season with Winterfest at Bayliss Park. From festive decorations to holiday performances, November is the time to get into the holiday spirit. Bring the family, enjoy the lights, and start the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year.

December: Festive Delights at 712 eat + drink and Sugar Makery

Wrap up the year by savoring the festive atmosphere at 712 eat + drink or treating yourself to sweet delights from Sugar Makery. Whether you're sipping on a holiday cocktail or indulging in a tasty treat, December is the perfect time to reflect on the year and enjoy the festive offerings in Council Bluffs.

With each passing month, Council Bluffs offers a unique and exciting array of activities. From outdoor adventures to cultural celebrations, this city provides endless opportunities to explore, connect, and create lasting memories. Make 2024 a year filled with new experiences and unforgettable moments in CB!

Be sure to visit our community calendar to find the dates for events mentioned in this guide!

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