Lake Chelan Winterfest

Save the date: January 15-24, 2021!

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!

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Winterfest Admission Button

All Festival

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

Friday January 17 & Saturday January 18

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.


Saturday January 25

If you love beer or cider, Alefest is THE event for you! Sample over 20 craft breweries and cideries in nearby Manson during our second weekend of Winterfest.

Live Music

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!

Family Activities

Weekend One & Two – All Weekend

Your Winterfest Button gets you access to all of our popular Kids Activities at Winterfest – Snowflake Lane, Horse Carriage Rides, Apple Bin Train Rides and the Ice Slide!

Live Ice Carving Competition

Weekend One – Saturday

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.

Beach Bonfire & Fireworks

Saturday January 18

Join us at Don Morse Park for the infamous Polar Bear Splash, beach bonfire, and spectacular fireworks show!

Bubble Bar

Sunday January 19

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.

Local Brewers & Distillers Night

Friday January 24

We’re keeping it local on Friday Night. Join us in Manson to sip and savor the incredible local ales & spirits being produced in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Cocoa Crawl

Sunday January 19

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!

Comedy With Drew Barth

Friday January 17 & Saturday January 18

Rotten Apple is proud to collaborate with the Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Chelan’s Historic Ruby Theatre to bring a fun weekend of stand-up comedy to Winterfest 2020! On stage, headlining comedian, Drew Barth, will bring his snarky and observational sense of humor that instantly made him appealing to audiences of all ages. His first comedy special “Shoulda Tried Harder” has racked up millions of views on Dry Bar Comedy!

Battle of the Bloody Mary

Sunday January 26

Eat, Drink, and B. Mary! Sip through some of the best Bloody Mary’s in the Lake Chelan Valley while you enjoy a delicious brunch and then vote for your favorite at the Battle of the Bloody Mary.

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