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WinterFest 2024

January 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discover the Wonder of WinterFest

WinterFest returns to the Iowa River Landing on Saturday, January 20!

Celebrate the snowy season at this annual family-friendly event, where you’ll get the chance to participate in free indoor and outdoor activities, sample amazing food and drinks, and discover the reasons to look forward to winter—even if you hate the cold!

Look for special activities and interactive booths hosted by the Johnson County Historical Society, the Coralville Public Library, Coralville Parks & Recreation, and more.

Check out games and activities at locations throughout the neighborhood as you browse more than a dozen brand-name shops and local boutiques. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you’re here! View shops and restaurants in the Iowa River Landing.

Look out for more details as the event gets closer.

Coralville WinterFest 2024 Event Schedule

WinterFest Events in Iowa River Landing • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Theatre Fun at the CCPA Rehearsal Hall (860 Quarry Road):

  • Create a dance to familiar winter-themed music (9:30-10:00 am)
  • Be a part of an original play called The Mitten in a guided drama activity (10:00 – 10:30 am)
  • Frozen Dance: Learn a dance to a favorite song (10:30-11:00 am)
  • Be a part of an original play called Hot Chocolate in a guided drama activity (11:00 -11:30 am)
  • Winter Song Circle: Learn to make music together (11:30 – 12:00 pm)

*Guided activities best for kids ages 5 – 11. Free play activities best for 3 and up.

Johnson County Historical Museum (200 E. 9th St., Suite 101):

  • Take a winter scene picture with the Coralville Public Library Photo Booth
  • Print a special Winterfest ticket on the printing press
  • Children’s Activity and Museum is open for free

Xtream Arena Lobby (200 E. 9th St.):

  • Visit Dash from The Heartlanders
  • Play a game with The Iowa Children’s Museum
  • Stop by the color station to create your own winter wonderland
  • Bounce House
  • Play a snowball toss game
  • Learn about the Coralville Food Pantry
  • Watch an Ice Sculptor outside of Xtream Arena

Other Stops:

  • Diamond Leaf Jeweler (920 E. 2nd Ave., Suite 117): Make a bracelet, pick a duck
  • WineStyles (920 E. 2nd Ave, Suite 115): Free hot cider for everyone and wine specials for adults
  • Vesta (849 Quarry Road, Suite 100): Enjoy hot wassail punch
  • Tribute (901 E 2nd Ave., Suite 100): Get 25% off lunch when you show your WinterFest map
  • Scratch Cupcakery (927 East 2nd Ave.): Buy one cupcake or cookie and get one free; limit one per person
  • While You’re Here, Explore the Iowa River Landing

The Iowa River Landing is home to more than a dozen brand-name shops and local boutiques — plus restaurants, a sculpture walk, places to play, and things to do!

*Outdoor Events at Riverfront Park and Iowa River Power Pedestrian Bridge have been canceled due to below zero temperatures

Things to Know Before You Go

How to Dress

Dress in layers. The first 200 attendees will receive a pair of disposable hand warmers to keep fingers toasty!

Parking Recommendations

  • Iowa River Power Restaurant, 501 1st Ave. (must exit by 4:00 pm)
  • Top level of the Coralville Intermodal Parking Ramp, 906 Quarry Rd., east of Hilton Homewood Suites (four-hour limit)
  • West Parking Ramp in the Iowa River Landing, 105 E. 9th St. (four-hour limit)
  • Streets in the Iowa River Landing (two-hour limit)
  • GreenState Family Fieldhouse VIP lot, north of E. 7th Street across from Riverfront Park (must exit by 4:00 pm)


Smoking is not allowed at WinterFest events.


Pets are discouraged at WinterFest with the exception of service animals.


Weather cancelations will be published at www.coralville.org/parksandrec and Coralville Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Event Organizers

WinterFest is organized and sponsored by the City of Coralville, with support from the participating organizations and businesses listed above.

Volunteer at WinterFest 2024

Help create winter fun by volunteering at WinterFest!

We have both indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities. At our outdoor locations, we’ll keep the hot chocolate flowing, will provide hand warmers, and will have warm-up stations in the area of our outdoor events. We won’t leave you stranded in the cold but we will leave you with a smile on your face as you watch everyone having a wonderful winter good time.


January 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Iowa River Landing
Iowa River Landing
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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