Lake Chelan Winterfest 2019 is fast approaching

Events Jan. 18 – 27 in Chelan, Manson

CHELAN/MANSON - Nestled among the snow-capped hilltops and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest is the perfect escape to a Washington winter wonderland. Winterfest will feature 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, for two fun-filled weekends Jan. 18-27.

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 18 and Saturday, January 19
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.

Alefest - Saturday January 26
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.

Local Brewers & Distillers Night - Friday, January 25
We’re keeping it local on Friday Night. Join us in Manson to sip and savor the incredible local ales and spirits being produced in the Lake Chelan Valley.

Live Ice Carving Competition - Weekend One – All Weekend
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.

Live Music- Weekend One and Two – Friday and 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 and 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.

Cocoa Crawl - Sunday, January 20
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.

Beach Bonfire & Fireworks - Saturday, January 19
Join us at Don Morse Park for the infamous Polar Bear Splash, beach bonfire and spectacular fireworks show.

Bubble Bar - 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.

Soupfest - Friday, January 18
Warm up with the best that Lake Chelan has to offer! Sample the best soups from restaurants around the Lake Chelan Valley and vote for your favorites. Limited to the first 300 people.

Battle of the Bloody Mary - Sunday, January 27
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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