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Cedarburg Winter Festival
February 17 – February 18
The charming city of Cedarburg celebrates 50 years of family-friendly community festivals this year. The festival season kicks off in February, where fest-goers are encouraged to crack out the crimpers, tease their big hair and don their most radical ‘80s gear for a totally awesome time at Winter Festival!
Head to the Cedarburg Community Center Gym for loads of activities, including an Indoor Market, kids’ activities, and an Ice Sculpture Carving Contest from 8:30am-2pm. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Best in Show and Best Adult Division and Family/Youth Division sculptures.
Throughout the weekend, merchants feature special sales, live music and family activities.
The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement feature live music on Saturday, with mulled wine from the Cedar Creek Winery and the Settlement boutique shops welcoming browsers.
Don’t miss the zany Costumed Bed Races at 1:30pm, held at Mill Pond in Boy Scout Park, in which the winners receive cash prizes for speed and best costumes, followed by adult and kid Barrel Races at 2pm.
Golfers are encouraged to bundle up for the annual Cedarburg Lions Iceberg Open. Check-in begins at 9am at the Cedarburg Cultural Center and the tournament begins at 10am at Cedar Creek Park. Free draft beer will be available at the Cedarburg American Legion Post and the Rebellion Tavern. Participants can enjoy a filling Spaghetti Lunch at the Legion post, and the Lions will give out door and 50/50 raffle prizes.
Put on outrageous ‘80s clothes, break out the AquaNet hairspray and enjoy a night of dancing, an ‘80s hosted game show, swag bags, a free drink ticket and an ‘80s DJ at the Totally Tubular ‘80s Bash, 6:30-10pm at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. This event is 21 and over.
Another fun-filled festival day begins with the Boy Scout Troop 830 Pancake Breakfast at the Gym from 8:30-11am. Proceeds from the delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast benefit the troop, and the breakfast includes pancakes, two sausages, fruit, butter, syrup, milk, coffee, water and orange juice.
At 9am in the parking lot of the Cedarburg Community Center Gym is the Malamute Dog Sled Pull, where spectators watch these beautiful canines pull heavy sleds.
Youngsters and their families can participate in various kids’ activities and the Penguin Egg Hunt, and foodies can sample tasty broths during the Restaurant Soup Contest.
Beautifully preserved 19th century architecture makes Cedarburg a popular destination. The entire downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1980s. Stone buildings, picturesque churches and Victorian homes create a delightful spot for strolling, shopping and dining.
For a complete list of activities and updates, visit cedarburgfestival.org/Winterfest
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