• May 8 - 14, 2023
  • Bayliss Park

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Presented by: Centris Federal Credit Union

Monday, May 8th – Sunday, May 14

Celebrate CB is a week long celebration of the Council Bluffs community founded by the local school system dating back over 50 years. This annual event is a way for the community to get together and celebrate community pride.

The Celebrate CB committee joined forces with The 712 Initiative back in 2016. Since then we have been partnering to celebrate the community each year. 


Want to be in the Celebrate Council Bluffs Parade? Fill out the form below to enter!

Parade Entry Form

2023 Lineup!

Monday, May 8
Tuesday, May 9
Wednesday, May 10
Thursday, May 11
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14
 – Mayor Walsh Proclamation

 – Scavenger Hunt -Iowa West Art App (Week long event)

– Clean Sweep (4:00pm -6:00pm)


-Carnival in Bayliss Park (5:00pm – 10:00pm)

-Farmers Market Council Bluffs – South side (4:30pm – 7:30pm)

-Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee Cookout (11:30am – 1:00pm)

-Carnival in Bayliss Park (5:00pm – 10:00pm)

-Carnival in Bayliss Park (11:00am – 11:00pm)

-Parade at 10:30am

-Kids Activities in Bayliss following the parade

-Carnival in Bayliss Park (1:00pm – 7:00pm)


FREE Kids Activities in Bayliss Park on May 13th (~12:00pm – 3:00pm)

Want to be in the Celebrate Council Bluffs Parade? Fill out the form below to enter!

Parade Entry Form

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2022 Parade Line Up

1- JROTC 2 – Combined Vet Color Guard 3 – CB Police Honor Guard 4 – Knights of Columbus 5 – City of Council Bluffs 6 – American Legion Post 2 7 – American Legion Auxiliary Unit #2 of Council Bluffs 8 – Centris FCU
9 – Doll Distributing 10 – Palm Beach Tan 11 – MidAmerican Energy 12 – Central Athletics//BAM Cross Fit/The Hub 13 – All Care Health Center 14 – Bloomer’s Gentlemen Society 15 – Amelia and Dexter Bloomer Elementary 16 – Wilson Middle School Marching Band
17 – College View Elementary 18 – Children’s Square USA 19 – Charles Lakin YMCA 20 – Wilson Middle School Marching Band 21 – Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 22 – Troop 537 & Pack 15 23 – Schultz for Pott County Board of Supervisors 24 – EveryStep
25 – Girl Scouts 26 – Sanders ATA Martial Arts 27 – 28 – Lewis Central High School Cheer team 29 – Moats for rEcorder 30 – Hansen House Assisted Living and Memory Care 31 – Family, INC 32 – Susan Miller for Pott County Supervisor
33 – TS Bank 34 – Kirn Middle School Marching Band 35 – Post #2 American Legion Riders 36 – 22 Veterans Suicide Awareness Association 37 – Council Bluffs Dance Center 38 – 39 – Thomas Jefferson Cheer Team 40 – Black Hills Energy
41 – American National Bank 42 – Kanesville Symphony Orchestra 43 – Iowa Army National Guard 44 – West Central Community Action Heat Start 45 – Republican Party of Pott County 46 – Council Bluffs Colts Youth Sports Organization 47 – Pott County Democrats 48 – Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs
49 – Primrose Retirement Community 49A – Heartland Properties – Broadway 50 – Lions Club of Council Bluffs 51 – Nutrition712 52 – Citylight West CB 53 – Soliderz of Faith 54 – In Motion Gymnastics Booster Club 55 – CHI Health Mercy
56 – Jimmy John’s Mitchell Management 57 – Lyman-Richey Corporations 58 – Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate the Good Life Group 59 – Tangier Shrine 60 – Lewis Township Fire and Rescue 61 – Lewis Township 62 – Fraternal Order of Eagles CB #104 63 – ActivStarts
64 – The Heritage at Fox Run 65 – Centro Latino Of Iowa 66 – Bethany Lutheran Health Services 67 – Jenni Sandau for PCR 68 – WoodmenLife 69 – Cobalt Credit Union 70 – Madness Haunted House 70A – Elks Lodge
70B – Lee Jenkins 71 – Alter Metal Recycling


Terms and Conditions:

Waiver: The Applicant hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify The 712 Initiative, and the City of Council Bluffs, their officers, directors, employees, and agents, and to defend against all claims brought on action filed for any and all claims, suits, actions, debts, damages, cost charges, and expenses, including court costs and attorney fees, and against all liability, losses and damages of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to property damage and personal injury, including death resulting at any time there from, arising from any act of negligence, either active or passive, of the Applicant or any person sponsored by or acting on his/her/its behalf, or of The 712 Initiative and the City of Council Bluffs, their officers, directors, employees and agents, arising out of any activities of the Applicant, or any person sponsored by or acting on his/her/its behalf, on any claim concerning the Celebrate CB! Parade, or any related Celebrate CB! activities or festivities, as authorized pursuant to this application.


  1. Parade entry should be one of the following:
    • Float: vehicle with a platform on which is mounted a display or exhibit that carries out the theme of the parade (max height of 18ft and length of two car sized vehicles)
    • Performing club, band or drill team
    • Antique or classic vehicle
  2. Walking groups are prohibited unless they accompany a float, wear a uniform, march in formation, or preform.
  3. Parade officials reserve the right to disqualify any non-conforming entry from participation at any time.
  4. Candy can be distributed via walkers on the side of floats.
  5. Helmets are required for any bicycles, skateboard, scooters, roller blades, etc.
  6. Absolutely no flyers or uncontained paper documents of any kind are allowed to be handed out at the parade. If parade officials see this happening, they have the right to restrict future participation in the parade and participants may be asked to leave.


We would like to thank our 2022 sponsors for their continued support!

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Any questions about Celebrate CB can be sent to info@the712initiative.org