Chelan Winterfest is Almost Here!

Chelan Winterfest is only one week away! This year’s fest promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s, and you don’t want to miss it. Plus, find out how to save money when you stay locally overnight.

When is Chelan Winterfest?

Chelan’s Winterfest takes place from January 16 – 19. It’s the first of the two Winterfest weekends, which makes it the big kickoff event! This weekend will be full of fun and entertainment, with plenty to offer families, couples, and everyone in between.

What are some of the activities?

At Winterfest, you’ll be able to partake in a variety of activities throughout the weekend. Here are some of the activities broken down day-by-day, as well as information on the entertainment, food, and drink events during Winterfest.

Friday, January 17

  • Find Tsilly
    • All day
  • Horse carriage rides
    • 3pm – 7pm
  • Kids activities at Christ Center Church
    • 3pm – 7pm
  • Ice slide
    • 5pm – 7pm
  • Cosmic Bowling at Chelan Lanes
    • 5pm – 11pm

Saturday, January 18

  • Find Tsilly
    • All day
  • Ice carving competition
    • 10am – 4pm
  • Horse carriage rides
    • 12pm – 6pm
  • Kids activités at Christ Center Church
    • 12pm – 6pm
  • Ice Slide
    • 12pm – 6pm
  • Ice carving voting
    • 4pm – 6pm
  • Cosmic Bowling at Chelan Lanes
    • 5pm – 11pm
  • Snowga (with a Fireworks view)
    • 6pm
  • Chelan teen center open
    • 6pm – 10pm
  • Polar Bear Splash & Beach bonfire
    • 6:30pm
  • Fireworks
    • 6:45pm

Sunday, January 19

  • Find Tsilly
    • All day
  • Snowga at Echo Ridge
    • 11am
  • Winterfest Games
    • 12pm – 2pm

Live entertainment

  • Aaron Crawford
    • Friday, January 18, 5:00pm
    • Deschutes Brewery Main Stage
  • Jumper Flats
    • Friday, January 18, 7pm
    • Deschutes Brewery Main Stage
  • Comedy with Drew Barth
    • Friday, January 18, 9:30pm
    • Saturday, January 19, 9:30pm
    • Ruby Theater
  • Glenn Snyder
    • Saturday, January 19, 3pm
    • Deschutes Brewery Main Stage
  • Kevin Jones Band
    • Saturday, January 19, 4:15pm
    • Deschutes Brewery Main Stage
  • DJ Indica Jones
    • Saturday, January 19, 6:30pm
    • Deschutes Brewery Main Stage

Food & Drinks

  • Pizza Dinner
    • $5 donation
    • Friday: 6pm – 8pm
    • Saturday: 6pm – 8pm
  • Ice Bar
    • 21+
    • Friday: 5pm – 10pm
    • Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
  • Wine tasting in the wine tent
    • 21+
    • Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Grand Wine Walk
    • Families welcome!
    • Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Bubble Bar
    • 21+
    • Sunday: 10am – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Cocoa Crawl
    • Sunday: 11am – 3pm

How can I save money by staying locally?

This year, you can stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites for only $99/night. This special rate applies to all rooms, including suites! Visit for Chelan Winterfest weekend or Manson Winterfest weekend, and save when you stay at Lakeside. If you can’t make the Winterfest weekends but still want to see Chelan in the winter, you’re in luck! These special rates run from January 16-31.

At Lakeside Lodge and Suites, you’ll feel right at home. Our spacious rooms are welcoming, and we offer great views of the lake as well! You can fuel up before the fest with our complimentary breakfast, offered daily.

You can book your room online here, or call 509-682-4396 to book.

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