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Loessfest Cancelled Again

Mar 9, 2021
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An annual celebration in Council Bluffs is cancelled for the second year in a row.  City officials have announced that the Loessfest celebration has been called off again.  Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh says the event was cancelled because officials weren't sure where the city would be by Memorial Day of this year, and acts must be booked several months in advance.  Loessfest has been held at Council Bluffs' River's Edge Park since 2013. 

Leaders in western Iowa say lingering floodwaters and damage from last year's Missouri River flooding has led them to again cancel Loessfest. The Council Bluffs City Council said Friday in a news release that restoration work on Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park, where the festival is held right across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska, can't begin until after the spring thaw. The council says there isn't enough time between the thaw and the Memorial Day weekend event to get the work done.