Cedarburg Winter Festival
February 18 – February 19
Sponsored by Summit Credit Union and located on Washington Ave., this year’s indoor and outdoor festival events for all ages include an ice-carving contest, the annual costumed bed races, chili cookoff, a Hoedown Showdown, and much more. For a complete list of events, visit cedarburgfestival.org.
February 18 Highlights
Admire the skills on display at the ice carving contest, where gorgeous sculptures created by talented ice carvers will be on display on Cedarburg’s main street.
υ Join the Cedarburg Lions and register your team for the organization’s annual Ice-Burg Open Golf Tournament, which begins at 10am at Cedar Creek Park. (Registration begins at 9am at the Cedarburg Cultural Center). Participants receive free beer and lunch at the American Legion Post #288.
υ Get a break from the cold—stop into the Summit Credit Union Warming Center (the Cedarburg Community Gym) and watch the Individual Chili Contest. Celebrity judging begins at noon. Purchase food from outdoor food trucks, or indoors where you can browse among artists and vendor booths. Youngsters will enjoy the new Kids Corral play area.
υ The Cedar Creek Settlement features western songs and music of Super Dave, noon-3pm on the Settlement’s Main Floor. From noon-4pm, Mel’s Charities hosts a cookout (weather permitting). Participating shops offer discounts, winter sales, and giveaways, and the lucky winner of a free drawing receives a gift basket filled with over $100 worth of Settlement shops items.
Warm up with a hot cup of mulled wine at the Cedar Creek Winery. From noon-4pm, enjoy a hearty Chili Bar and outdoor Snow Bar at the Anvil Pub & Grille, delectable crepes and other desserts at the Crème & Crepe Café, or delicious Italian fare at Tomaso’s.
Don’t miss the annual Winter Festival’s Grand Parade at 1pm Saturday. With western-themed bed racing teams, fire trucks, and costumed characters, the parade is sure to delight all spectators. The parade, which begins on Cleveland St. and ends at the frozen Cedar Creek Pond, is followed by the costumed bed races on ice competition at 1:30pm and the barrel races at 2pm.
Stick around for family skating on the Mill Pond and skating on the festive ice rink in Cedar Creek Park (weather permitting).
Head to the Cedarburg Community Gym for a good ol’ fashioned Hoedown Showdown from 6-9pm. Local bands will compete for $200 and a coveted Main Stage spot at the city’s annual Strawberry Festival. The event will also include raffle prizes and other activities. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
February 19 Highlights
Rise and shine with the crowd-pleasing Flapjack Breakfast at the Community Center. Sponsored by Compass Three60, the breakfast is served by Boy Scout Troop 830, and includes indoor performances by Cedarburg Poms and Chay’s Tae Kwan Do, Trinity Irish Dancers, and Kids in the Kitchen.
For some friendly competition, enter the dodgeball tournament, held noon-6pm and sponsored by the Parkview Dad’s Club.
Watch canines prove their might during the Dog Weight Pull Competition, sponsored by the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin and Fromm Foods, 10am-4pm at the Community Center. Outdoor fun also includes an egg hunt sponsored by Ashely’s Confectionery.
Spend $10 at any local merchant vendor between 10am-4pm Sunday, and bring your receipt to the Community Center for a chance to win the Merchant Receipt Raffle. Prizes include items from Cedarburg merchants and more!