Yearlong Fun, for Free, with the City Slate

There’s always something fun — and free — to do in North Liberty. In 2023, the new tradition of the City Slate returns, and it’s going to be stuffed full of free fun events for everyone and you can get the information all in one place.

Some new favorites will return this year, but there will again be new events across the calendar in addition to growing and long-time traditions. In all, we’ve planned some 40 events, every one of them free attend thanks to our community sponsors.

Upcoming events will be announced throughout the year. January through April dates are posted now, and full details for each event will become available in the weeks leading up to each program. Dates and details are at northlibertyiowa.org/cityslate, and be sure to subscribe to our special events and activities email list to get our Know Before You Go newsletters for each one.

We don’t want to spoil all the surprises the City Slate has to offer, but in its first year, it brought back highlighted traditions like Blues & BBQ and Beat the Bitter, returned and expanded programs like a summer concert series, mega kites, community-wide scavenger hunt, mermaid pool party, a pride celebration, award-winning author visits and firework displays, enhanced current programs such as the Summer Reading Program, Backyard Campout, Kites for Kids and Playground Crawl and increased access to long-standing favorites like Haunted Happenings and Breakfast with Santa by making them free.

The City Slate is made possible by our community sponsors Centro, Inc; The Family Dental Center; The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID; Hills Bank; MidWestOne Bank; Shive-Hattery; South Slope Cooperative; University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics; Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union .

While the City Slate is a compilation of our free and largest city-produced events, it is not a schedule of all of our community’s programs. Visit our community calendar to view these and other recreation, library and area events.

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