Lake Geneva: Winterfest | February 3-7, 2021

(Lake Geneva, WI): Lake Geneva: Winterfest, the staging ground for the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, will be held this year from February 3rd – 7th. Eleven teams, including a first-ever team from Florida, will be competing in this epic 72-hour competition, creating massive snow sculptures that are works of art in their own right. Along with the snow sculpting, the town will be abuzz with lots of other frosty fun options including s’mores and bonfires on the Riviera beach, a downtown ice sculpture walk, and a community cocoa crawl.

Special COVID precautions are being taken, with attendees, participants, local businesses, and residents all asked to follow guidelines for a safe and fun event.

  • WHAT: Lake Geneva Winterfest 2021, free and open to the public
  • WHEN: February 3 – 7, 2021
  • WHERE: Events and activities at Riviera Plaza, Flat Iron Park, and the downtown shopping district
  • MAIN DRAW: Annual U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, with sculpting beginning Wednesday, February 3rd at 11am sharp and the winner announced Saturday, February 6th at 3pm. The snow sculpting goes on whether there’s a polar vortex or unseasonably warm temps. All the sculptors vote to choose the champion.
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Full Winterfest schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 3

  • Official start to snow sculpting competition at 11 a.m., Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park
  • Fire & Ice Bar at The Baker House, $15 ticket price, 327 Wrigley Drive, 5-10 p.m. 
  • Leap Vodka Launch tasting and fundraiser to benefit the “Butler vs. Bullying” foundation, Next Door Pub, 411 Interchange N., 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

  • Snow sculpting competition continues at Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park
  • Fire & Ice Bar at The Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, 5-10 p.m. 

Friday, Feb. 5

  • Snow sculpting competition continues at Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park
  • Ice Sculpture Walk, nearly 30 sculptures placed throughout Lake Geneva downtown district
  • Lake Geneva Cocoa Crawl, participating downtown businesses, registration required, 4-6 p.m.
  • Bonfire on the Beach, s’mores and hot chocolate for purchase, Riviera Beach, 5-9 p.m.
  • Fire & Ice Bar at The Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, 5-10 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 6

  • Snow sculpting competition ends at 11 a.m. sharp, winners announced at 3 p.m.
  • Ice Sculpture Walk, nearly 30 sculptures placed throughout Lake Geneva downtown district
  • Bonfire on the Beach, s’mores and hot chocolate for purchase, Riviera Beach, 5-9 p.m.
  • Fire & Ice Bar at The Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, 1-10 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 7

  • Open viewing of completed snow sculptures at Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park
  • Ice Sculpture Walk, nearly 30 sculptures placed throughout Lake Geneva downtown district
  • Fire & Ice Bar at The Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, 1-10 p.m.
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