City of Council Bluffs hosts Summer Fest at River's Edge this weekend

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(Council Bluffs, IA) -- The City of Council Bluffs is welcoming families to the riverfront for a free, weekend event this Saturday.

Summer Fest at River's Edge will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Tom Hanafan Park. Council Bluffs Parks and Recreation says Summer Fest activities include a bounce house, a 45’ obstacle course, a 65’ three-lane obstacle course, face painting, lawn games, an on-site coloring contest, a chalk art mural project and prize drawings.

A live DJ will be on hand and concessions will be available from Jimmy’s Hot Dogs, Cool Penguin Shaved Ice, and Mr. Ice Cream.

Event sponsors, JEO Consulting Group and Family Inc. will give away free beach balls and free cotton candy to the first 300 people.

“Tom Hanafan Park is the perfect place for events like Summer Fest,” said Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh. “Residents of all ages are invited to join us at the park, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a summer afternoon. You can take a leisurely walk around the park enjoying the sights and sounds while the kids burn some energy in the obstacle courses.”

Admission to Summer Fest is free. Kids will receive a raffle ticket for every activity in which they participate and prize drawings will occur throughout the event. The more activities kids participates in, the more chances they have to win. Prizes include Council Bluffs t-shirts, Frisbees, water bottles and beach towels.

For additional details, find the event on Facebook here.

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