Set among the snow-capped buttes and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest is an unforgettable experience and Washington’s most exciting winter festival. Some of our signature can’t miss experiences are below. Winterfest runs from January 13th through the 22nd.
The Winterfest Button is your all-access pass to enjoying Winterfest weekend. With your button, breeze on through to all the Kid’s Activities, the Ice Bar, the Horse Carriage Rides and make sure to check out the incredible offers at shops and wineries all around the lake.
Part of the magic of Winterfest is watching the artistic work of several incredible ice sculptors. Watch as they turn 45,000 pounds of ice in to beautiful pieces of art.
Experience incredible live music playing in the Winterfest Ice Bar! The music is open to all ages and it doesn’t cost a thing – however, if you are having a great time, make sure to purchase your Winterfest Button to show your support!
Make a wish! Join Lake Chelan Winterfest during the Manson weekend to light your own wish lantern by the lake. The setting is purely magical.
Your Winterfest Button gets you access to all of our popular kid’s activities at Winterfest – Snowflake Lane, Horse Carriage and the Ice Slide!
Starting on Johnson & Columbia Avenue, watch or be a part of the evening Winterfest Grand Procession. The short walk (.3 miles) ends at Don Morse Park for the Polar Bear Splash, beach bonfire and spectacular fireworks show!
The Winterfest Wine Walk is the perfect event for wine connoisseurs or those just starting to discover the world of wine. Stroll through the charming historical downtown Chelan while sampling award-winning wines, discover the beautiful boutique shops or stop by and check out the live music. This is a unique experience you’ll only find during Washington’s most exciting winter festival!
If you love beer or cider, the Winterfest Alefest is the event for you! Sample from over 20 craft breweries and cider producers while you enjoy a weekend full of live music, great food and the spectacular wish lantern display!
Now in its third year, the Bubble Bar Sparkling Wine Brunch is a showcase of bubbles produced in the Lake Chelan Valley. A great way to cap off the first weekend of Winterfest, come enjoy unlimited bubbles, a catered brunch and learn a little about the sparkling wine produced here in Lake Chelan.
Come experience the best that Lake Chelan has to offer! During SoupFest, sample the best soups from restaurants around the Lake Chelan Valley.