With all these freezing temps, are you starting to feel some cabin fever? There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Celebrate the brief departure of the Polar Vortex at the 2019 Winter Carnival Family Fun in Bettendorf!

The City of Bettendorf will host their 3rd Annual Winter Carnival this Saturday Feb 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will be set up throughout Bettendorf for this year’s Winter Carnival. All activities are free and open to all ages!

Stop by the Bettendorf Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive) for some amazing and all-inclusive activities. Enjoy activities and crafts with Nahant Marsh, the Figge Art Museum, Navigators USA, Artist Angie Kilmer, Master Gardeners and more! For a full schedule of events, visit http://www.bettendorflibrary.com/.

The Family Museum (2900 Learning Campus Drive) will be celebrating with $5 admission for the day! You will be able to Make a Snowflake in the Art Studio, play with pretend snow and make a snowman with model magic in the Clay Studio.

The Life Fitness Center (2222 Middle Road) will be filled with fun activities! There will be some pom-pom hockey, snowman bowling, rubber ducky ring toss, snowflake drop, pin the nose on the snowman, snowbell toss, snowball fights, winter coloring station, winter wonderland photo station and a make-a-mask craft.

Stop by Faye’s Field (18th Street and Learning Campus Drive) for sledding and cross-country skiing (limited ski rental or bring your own)!

Frozen Landing (Middle Road and 23rd Street) will have ice skating open. Skate rentals are $2 and if you bring your own, skating is free!

Shuttle service will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will make stops at the Learning Campus in front of Family Museum, Palmer Hills Golf Course (upper parking lot behind the Pro Shop), Life Fitness Center (parking lot across from the Life Fitness Center) and Frozen Landing (parking lot between Frozen Landing and Splash Landing) every 10 minutes, approximately.

For more information about the Winter Carnival, check out the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/346305596202304/ or call (563) 344-4106.

Let the winter games begin!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.