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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.

WinterFest 2020


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


In the Iowa River Landing, just off Interstate 80 (exit 242):
  • Inside the exhibit hall of 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.


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

Entrance & Parking

  • Park for free in the Marriott south parking lot off Quarry Road.
  • Maps and schedules are available at the information booth at the Exhibit Hall entrance.

Contact Us

  1. WinterFest

    Scott Prochaska

    Recreation Superintendent
    Ph: 319.248.1750

    Johnson County Historical Society
    Ph: 319.351.5738


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

Live Entertainment

The 2020 schedule will be posted closer to the event.

Previous years have included performances by Coralville United Methodist Church Bell Choir,
 Iowa City Girls’ Choir, Native American Drumming, Music 4 Life, and magician Rick Eugene.

Community Support

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.


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.