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Celebrate CB is a week-long tradition in Council Bluffs where residents and alumni celebrate the pride of our great community. This celebration dates back over 50 years and was originally founded by the local school system. 

The 2021 event may look a little different this year due to COVID-19, but there is still a lot of fun planned for the community to enjoy! 

Clean Sweep Community Clean Up

Tuesday, May 11th

Clean Sweep is the kick-off event for Celebrate CB! This is a collective volunteer effort to do a community-wide spring cleaning. Volunteers from around the city are assigned sections of Council Bluffs to clean up. Visit The 712 Initiative's website to sign up as a volunteer! Refreshments will be provided to the volunteers as they clean up.

Wellness Wednesday on the Trails

Wednesday, May 12th

Wellness Wednesday is all about promoting healthy living in Council Bluffs. The Celebrate CB committee encourages all residents to eat well, move more, and feel better. This is a great opportunity to explore Council Bluffs' amazing trails and parks. Check out our play listings to see all of the great outdoor recreational opportunities there are in CB!

Farmers Market Council Bluffs

Thursday, May 13th

Farmers Market Council Bluffs is the place to be for locally-sourced farm-fresh foods and homegrown fun with more than 50 local vendors! This market will be extra special for Celebrate CB and will have tons of bike fun for the community. There will be a bike parade for the kids and bike repair stations hosted by the Council Bluffs Public Library. 

Chanticleer's Whine, Women and Song!

Friday, May 14th

Head over to the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center as the Chanticleer Community Theater presents Whine, Women and Song! This original piece is a musical tribute to the ladies of music from the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s. Six lovely ladies will sing the songs and add lots of laughs along the way! Visit PACE's website to purchase tickets

Black Squirrel Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, May 15th

In place of the Celebrate CB parade, there will be a community-wide Black Squirrel Scavenger Hunt! There will be 16 scavenger hunt locations with signage throughout Council Bluffs. The week of the event, trivia questions will be released on Facebook to give clues about the locations. Take pictures with the signs at each location to win prizes! 

For more information about Celebrate CB, check out their Facebook page! Any questions about Celebrate CB can be sent to

This post was originally published on April 28, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.