19 Reasons to Attend Winterfest in Lake Geneva

Whether you’re looking for the perfect destination for Super Bowl Sunday, a romantic getaway for your Valentine, or the ideal winter solution for cabin fever, Lake Geneva’s upcoming Winterfest & U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition – taking place Feb. 1-13 – will have you covered.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect destination for Super Bowl Sunday, a romantic getaway for your Valentine, or the ideal winter solution for cabin fever, Lake Geneva’s upcoming Winterfest & U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship – taking place Jan. 26-Feb. 3 – will have you covered.

You know what they say: Time flies when you’re having fun! There’s a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities, events, and tasty eats and drinks to enjoy with family and friends. Here are just 19 ways to revel in all the Winterfest fun coming up in Lake Geneva:

1.) Witness the talents of snow sculpting artists from around the world at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship. (Jan. 26-Feb. 2)

2.) Witness the nation’s most skilled hovercraft pilots competing against each other in a technically challenging timed obstacle course. The Lake Geneva Hover Craft Challenge is going down on Jan. 26 – with a world speed record attempt starting at 3:30 p.m.!

3.) Stop downtown for a free night of family fun featuring tons of great cocoa recipes at the Cocoa Crawl. (Feb. 1)

4.) Sip on an amazing vegetable-infused Bloody Mary at Freddie’s West End, one of the best local bars in Wisconsin! (Jan. 27 & Feb. 3)

5.) Experience incredibly realistic golf (with the comfort and convenience of being indoors) when you partake in the Indoor Golf Simulator at Hawk’s View Golf Club. (Jan. 28)

6.) Find out who will win this year’s U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship Winners Reception. (Feb. 2)

7.) You have just 60 minutes to unravel the mystery and escape the room. Don’t miss the Lake Geneva Clue Room – Fun Escapes! (Jan. 26-Feb. 3)

8.) Try your hand at some fun kid-friendly winter games followed by a colorful light featuring choreographed skiers at the Winter Carnival & Fireworks at The Grand Geneva Resort. (Feb. 2)

9.) Don’t miss the Jeff Balke Studio Pop-Up Cartoon ART Gallery for a glimpse of a 2D animation studio right here in Wisconsin. (Feb. 1-3)

10.) Join in for an afternoon of fun at the Riviera Ballroom with Live Music from all of the talented folks from Lake Geneva House of Music. (Feb. 3)

11.) Winter Woods Paint & Sip: Relax with a glass of wine and join artist Jennifer Stoll to create a 16″x20″ acrylic painting titled “Winter Woods”. (Feb. 2)

12.) It’s a Lake Geneva Winterfest Dance Party! Come join in the Winterfest festivities with LUDY & the Tunes with a dinner dance & show featuring the satin vocals of LUDY and his Jazz Combo the Tunes. (Jan. 26)

13.) Learn how to mix crowd pleasing cocktails in an hour-long mixology class called Shake, Rattle & Roll: Cocktail Workshop. Small plates will be served as you sip, mingle and shake. (Feb. 1)

14.) Wisconsin’s favorite culinary tradition meets the Gatsby era. Don your best 1920’s garb at the Roaring 20s Supper Club Experience and learn where the gangsters of the era hung out after moving the illegal booze for prohibition. (Jan. 29)

15.) What do you get when you combine music, balloon animals, an interactive game show and lots of delicious soups? Why, the Soup-Er Family Fun Night at Harbor Shores of course!. (Jan. 28)

16.) Time for a bowl of everyone’s favorite comfort food: Don’t miss out on the Fourth Annual Lake Geneva Chili Cookoff. (Feb. 2)

17.) If you’re looking for another indoor activity to add to your itinerary, show off your downward dog at Lake Geneva Winterfest Family Yoga at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tour Welcome Center. (Jan. 27)

18.) Form a team and take the reins at this annual wacky tradition! It’s the Human Dog Sled Races at Grand Geneva Mountain Top Chalet!

19.) Two words: ICE. CASTLES. If you’re going to be in Lake Geneva, you absolutely can’t leave without checking out the Ice Castles, which features towers, tunnels, slides, caves, fountains and more!

 

 

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  1. brenda
    brenda says:

    we were there last Saturday. was a great day, love the city, the sculptures are unbelievable. there is entertainment going on, restaurants everywhere, darling little shops. was a blast.

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