- Enjoy ice-carving exhibitions, fireworks and races at Mt. Bachelor, ice-skating, a snowman building contest, a polar bear plunge
- A mid February event
- Downtown Bend Oregon
Overview: Bundle up and come on out in February to enjoy the Bend Winterfest! Enjoy ice-carving exhibitions, fireworks and races at Mt. Bachelor, ice-skating, exciting entertainment at the Tower Theater, a snowman building contest, a polar bear plunge and so much more.
When: A mid February event
Where: Downtown Bend
Details: The many and varied activities associated with Winterfest begin on Friday evening when families who have arrived in town can enjoy the fireworks. Afterward, adult visitors can venture into downtown Bend and taste a variety of wines.
Saturday can be filled with ice carving competitions downtown and either participating in or cheering on those who are crazy enough to dive into the Deschutes River as part of the Polar Plunge. Then stroll through the Winterfest Marketplace and beer gardens. Formulate a plan with your family for the snowman-building contest. Everyone can enjoy a wonderful and tasty dinner together and then go on to enjoy great entertainment at one of the evening venues.
Top off the weekend by enjoying ice skating or the work of various artists as they ply their craft downtown. The final ceremonies include the drawing for a car – who knows you might be driving home in a brand new ride!