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WinterFest 2021 Cancelled

Our in-person gathering of WinterFest has been cancelled for 2021 due to the risks associated with COVID-19.

Other activities:
  • We are working on a list of activities that families can do during the month of February to continue to celebrate winter and support our WinterFest friends. The list will be posted here, and on the Coralville WinterFest Facebook page, on January 28. 
  • Instructions on how to submit a completed list for possible prizes will be included with the activity list. 
Winter is here, but don’t hibernate through it.

About WinterFest

Experience the wonders of an Iowa winter at Coralville’s annual WinterFest. Since it began in 2008, thousands of people each year enjoy a showcase of winter-time demonstrations, indoor and outdoor hands-on activities, entertainment, food, and frosty fun for all ages.

Contact Us

  1. WinterFest

    Scott Prochaska

    Recreation Superintendent
    Ph: 319.248.1750

    Johnson County Historical Society
    Ph: 319.351.5738

WinterFest Archive


Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1:00-4:00 pm.


In the Iowa River Landing, just off Interstate 80 (exit 242):
  • In Exhibit Hall at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, and
  • At various locations in the Iowa River Landing including the Johnson County Historical Museum, Iowa City Association of Realtors, Backpocket Brewery, and Vesta.

Map & Schedule

Maps and schedules are available at the information booth at the Exhibit Hall entrance.
View map and schedule (PDF)


All events are free. Canned food donations are accepted to benefit the Coralville Community Food Pantry.

Entrance & Parking

Park for free in the Marriott south parking lot off Quarry Road.


  • Antique car museum and model railroad
  • Arts, crafts, games, and activities
  • Balloon creations
  • Caricature artist
  • Concession stand
  • Entertainment
  • Face painting
  • Fat tire bike demonstration
  • Food drive
  • Fossil display
  • Horse-drawn trolley rides
  • Hot cocoa
  • Indoor snowball fight
  • Native American teepee
  • Photo booth
  • Police and fire departments
  • Printing press demonstration
  • Silent auction (cash or check)
  • Wildlife

Live Entertainment

Enjoy performances by Coralville United Methodist Church Bell Choir, magician Rick Eugene, and Native American drumming.

Community Support

Past Participating Organizations
Antique Car Museum of Iowa, City of Coralville, Coralville Fire Department, Coralville Police Department, Coralville Public Library, Country Gentleman's Horse and Carriage Service, Hope Chiropractic, Iowa Children's Museum, Iowa City Bird Club, Iowa City Summer of the Arts, Iowa DNR, Johnson County Historical Society, Model Train Club, Montessori School of Iowa City, Pentacrest Museums, Scheels, University of Iowa Health Care, and University of Iowa Paleontology Repository.

Past Sponsors
WinterFest is free thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: City of Coralville, Iowa Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, RE/MAX Affiliates, and Country Gentleman’s Horse & Carriage Service .

Event Organizers
City of Coralville, Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Iowa City/Coralville CVB, and the Johnson County Historical Society.