NINE DAY CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON
WE HAD A GREAT TIME IN 2018! SEE YOU IN 2019!
Every winter, Lake Geneva hosts Winterfest, a nine day festival that celebrates art, winter, family, and fun with over a dozen amazing events.
2019 Winterfest will be Saturday, January 26th to Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
Winterfest is home to dozens of events including the United States National Snow Sculpting Championship (January 30th to February 2nd) , where fifteen teams of the most talented snow sculptors and artists from around the country gather to compete for a national title. The entire competition is open to the public, so Winterfest attendees can actually watch the artists at work!
The festival doesn’t stop there – Winterfest is also home to a Hovercraft competitions, Human Dog Sled Race, The Amazing Ice Castles, Live Music, Magic shows, Helicopter Rides, a Chili Cook-off, Ice Bars and so much more. There is something for everyone in Lake Geneva!
Excited about Winterfest? Check out the upcoming events!
Saturday, January 26th 12:30 – 2:00 PM – Hovercraft Experiences and Meet & Greet - Wrigley Drive & Boat Launch
Saturday, January 26th 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Lake Geneva Hovercraft Challenge (On Geneva Lake/Viewing on Wrigley)
World Speed Record attempt at 3:30 PM
Saturday, January 26th 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Hovercrafts Up Close & Personal – Wrigley Drive & Boat Launch
Join us for a wonderful evening of Music, Comedy, and Magic at the Riviera Ballroom.
Comedy: Steve Iott
Magic: Tristan Crist Magic and Illusion Show
Food Samples & drinks are available. **First two drinks included in price**
Where: Riviera Ballroom
The Cocoa Crawl is a family-friendly event taking place as a compliment to the many Winterfest activities happening in the area from January 26th – February 3rd. This event is free and will take place downtown Lake Geneva.
You can check in at the Geneva Theater to pick up a map and list of participating businesses. From there, feel free to visit as many businesses as you would like and come back to the Geneva Theater to vote on your favorite.
New this year, the Geneva Theater will be hosting a free showing of the movie Frozen, with Elsa and Ana meet and greet, for those who participated in the Cocoa Crawl.
If you’re a downtown business and would like to participate, please email Bridget at : bridget@streetsoflakegenev
Location: Various Locations Downtown Lake Geneva
Vote for your favorite sculpture!
Voting will take place Saturday, February 3rd and will end at 2:00 P.M. The voting areas are located in the Riviera Ballroom and in the Visitor Center in Flat Iron Park.
The Awards Ceremony will start at 3:00 P.M. in the Riviera Ballroom.
Be sure to pick up your informational guide when you arrive!
Do you have a great chili recipe, love to eat chili or are you just looking for a fun winter event? Come to the Fourth Annual Lake Geneva Chili Cookoff presented by Lake Geneva Country Meats and Hawk’s View Golf Course on February 2nd, 2019! Hosted at Hawk’s View Golf Course, this event is just $10 to attend, kids under 10 are free, and a family of 4 gets in for $25! After 1 PM, tickets are just $5 for entertainment, sledding, s’mores, and hot chocolate. Tickets to attend are sold at the door when you arrive. Check out what we have planned:
Time: 11AM – 4PM
Join us at The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for the annual Winter Carnival. Bring your friends and family for a day filled with skiing, snowboarding, and fun snow activities!