If you’re passionate about the arts, you and your family will discover that we offer a full roster of exciting events all year long. No matter where you’re from—Council Bluffs, Omaha or surrounding areas—you’ll find the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center and other venues will keep you happily entertained with live concerts, plays, art exhibits, ballet, museums and more. There’s no end to the entertainment possibilities.
Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs
May 14 - May 18
celebrate cb - clean sweep
May 14 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Please join us as we work on a variety of activities to clean sidewalks and other amenities in Bayliss Park and the downtown Council Bluffs area. Last year 2,760 pounds of trash was cleaned up in the community thanks to our volunteers! This is a great way to show your support for our locally-owned small businesses of Downtown and demonstrate your community pride.
Come prepared for working in any weather by wearing comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes. Prizes will be awarded for most litter collected, most unique item found and team spirit. But wait, there's more! In addition, PACE will provide a FREE children's activity for everyone!
- Gloves and trash bags are provided.
- Team names and creativity is encouraged.
- A light supper will be provided after the clean-up (approximately 7:00PM)
celebrate cb - FARMER'S MARKET & SUPERHERO NIGHT
May 16 | 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Farmers Market Council Bluffs, put on by The 712 Initiative, hosts seasonal vendors all selling a wide variety of products, including fruits and vegetables, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, prepared food items, baked goods, arts, crafts, and wares. The market is coupled with local musicians, yoga in the park and a kids zone. Our Celebrate CB festivities continue at the Farmers Market on May 16 with a Superhero Night, presented by O’Con Comics and Pop Culture Expo.
celebrate cb - CB ROLLING ALONG PARADE
May 18 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM
The Celebrate CB Parade brings downtown Council Bluffs to life every May. The theme this year is, "CB Rolling Along." The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. with the route beginning and ending in downtown Council Bluffs and is centered around the historical and beautiful Bayliss Park area. Register for the parade at www.celebratecb.com Parade entries are due by May 1st.
Join us at Bayliss after the parade for children's' activities and family fun.
celebrate cb - DAMAGED JENNY
May 18 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
It’s a little bit 80's, a little bit 90's and a whole lot of Rock and Roll! The group Damaged Jenny offers something for everyone!
MUSIC & MOVIES IN THE PARK
Bayliss Park, Council Bluffs
June 12 - July 26
Music & Movies in the Park is a free, 6-week series, of family-friendly summer fun! A broad, far-reaching audience flocks to these weekly events from surrounding communities in Pottawattamie County and beyond including the Omaha, Bellevue and Papillion areas. Both events are hosted in beautiful Bayliss Park. Families not only enjoy the concerts and films, but also the Bayliss fountain, interactive water feature, touchable art and Veterans’ Memorial Wall. Audiences can bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy the live entertainment for free. The artistic canopy over the stage, “Oculus”, created by sculptor Brower Hatcher, tops off the atmosphere for this family-friendly, cultural experience.
2019 MUSIC IN THE PARK LINEUP
Pam & the Pearls | Cover Band
Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30PM
Kaylyn Sahs | Country Pop
Wednesday, June 19 | 6:30PM
The Confidentials | Party Music
Wednesday, June 26 | 6:30PM
Marcos & Sabor | Latin Flavor
Wednesday, July 10 | 6:30PM
Omaha Big Band | Salute to Military Night
Wednesday, July 17 | 6:30PM
Blue House with the Rent to Own Horns | Blues
Wednesday, July 24 | 6:30PM
2019 MOVIES IN THE PARK Feature Films
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 2018 | PG | *Comic Night*
Friday, June 14 | 8:45PM
*Comic Night is proudly sponsored by OCon - Omaha's Finest expo-style comics and pop culture convention. Learn More about OCon HERE!
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971 | PG
Friday, June 21 | 8:45PM
Zootopia, 2016 | PG
Friday, June 28 | 8:45PM
North by Northwest, 1959 | NR | *Celebration of Railroad Days*
Friday, July 12 | 8:45PM
Inside Out, 2015 | PG
Friday, July 19 | 8:45PM
Coco, 2017 | PG
Friday, July 26 | 8:45PM
HEARTLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL
2425 South 67th Street | Omaha, NE
June 29 | 1:30PM
Heartland Pride began as a task force in the fall of 2010. Today, Heartland Pride (United inPride) is an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization. Heartland Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the LGBTQ+ communities of the Heartland.
SOUTHWEST IOWA ART TOUR
Harvester Artspace Lofts | Council Bluffs, IA
September 21 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM
September 22 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM
The Southwest Iowa Art Tour is entering its sixth year connecting southwest Iowa communities through art! The 2019 Southwest Iowa Art Tour will feature over 80 artists at 16 Gathering Places and studios in Red Oak, Malvern, Macedonia, Oakland, Avoca, Shenandoah, Sidney, Neola, Tabor, Harlan, Glenwood, and Council Bluffs! We encourage participants and attendees to chart their own course and visit some of the great businesses, eateries and wineries along the way, while discovering phenomenal art and artists in southwest Iowa!
1001 South 6th Street | Council Bluffs, IA
June 1, 2018
PACE broke ground for the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 1st at a colorful celebration on the dock of the historic Harvester II building at 1001 South 6th Street.