Nestled among the snow-capped hilltops and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest is the perfect escape to a Washington winter wonderland. Join us for wine and ale tastings, horse-drawn carriages, intricate ice sculptures, live music, activities for kids of all ages, a massive beach bonfire, spectacular fireworks show and much more!
Winterfest Admission Button
The Winterfest Button is your Admission Pass to enjoying Winterfest Weekend. With your button, breeze on through to all the Kids Activities, the Ice Bar, the Horse Carriage Rides, and enjoy dozens of incredible offers at shops, restaurants and wineries all around the lake.
Wine Tasting in snowy Downtown Lake Chelan is the quintessential Winterfest experience. You’ll explore over 40 different award-winning Chelan Valley wines in the Tasting Tent on Friday and Saturday, or stroll through the downtown boutiques as you chat with the winemakers and taste their select choice of higher end wines on the Saturday Grand Wine Walk.
Watch in wonder as live ice carvers sculpt unique creations right in the streets of Lake Chelan, then cast your vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award. Ice Carving Competition takes place on Saturday. You can view the completed sculptures through Sunday.
Weekend One & Two – Friday & Saturday
Enjoy incredible live music in the Winterfest Ice Bar! The music is to be enjoyed by all ages, but you will need a valid 21+ ID and a Winterfest Button to enter the Ice Bar!
New this year as a part of our Family Activities! Your Winterfest Admission Button is your fast pass to spending Sunday strolling Downtown Chelan in search of your favorite variety of chocolate-y goodness. Marshmallows included!
Join us at Don Morse Park for the infamous Polar Bear Splash, beach bonfire, and spectacular fireworks show!
Sunday January 20
The Bubble Bar Sparking Wine Brunch is a showcase of bubbles produced in the Lake Chelan Valley. The perfect 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.
Warm up with a little laughter! Rotten Apple is bringing two nights of comedy with headlining comedian Gabriel Rutledge, A past winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, Gabriel has made numerous television appearances including Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Nickelodeon’s Nickmom Night Out, Laughs on FOX, and Inside Joke with Asif Ali streaming on Amazon Prime Video.