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Bavarian Icefest 2017
January 14 - January 15
Leavenworth loves winter, and each year on MLK Jr. weekend we celebrate winter’s bounty with IceFest! The village is still dressed in over half a million twinkling lights and this weekend is a flurry of frosty frivolity. Come celebrate winter with us!
Snow Sculptures Gather a team of six and register at 9am Saturday at the Gazebo to compete, or just enjoy our featured sculpture crafted by a family that has been coming to IceFest for 18 years! Limited to first 10 teams. Non-toxic coloring OK. Judging at 3pm; winners announced shortly thereafter. (Competition Saturday; sculptures are up Sunday)
IceFest Games & Activities The Great Frisbee Sweep! The Ice Cube Scramble! Snowball Toss! Ice Fishing! Bavarian Mug Relay! Smooshing! Ice Cube Tower Building! (Saturday, 11am-3pm; participants must register at the Gazebo, one registration fee (cash only!) covers participation in any/all games: Active duty military $0.01, adults 18+ $5, youth 11-17 $3, kids 6 and under are free)
Snowmobile Sled Pull Let our local boys, the Bavarian Boondockers, give you the sled ride of a lifetime behind a snowmobile! (Saturday 11am-3pm; $1.00 to ride, register at IceFest registration at the Gazebo)
Live Ice Carving Ice. Chainsaws. Art. Need we say more? (Live carving Saturday and Sunday)
Stevens Pass Grom Playground For the second year, Stevens Pass hosts the Grom Playground in Leavenworth’s Front St Park to help all the little kiddos learn to ski/board, this little park contains fun features for kids 3-7 years to try while a certified snowsports school instructor guides them around.
Fireworks We’ll end the festivities Sunday evening at 6pm with a BANG! (Sunday, 6pm)
Thank you to our Icefest Sponsors:
The Village Pharmacy