Cedarburg's Winter Festival set for third weekend of February

CEDARBURG, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Cedarburg’s 44th annual Winter Festival will happen Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18. Festivities will take place throughout the heart of Cedarburg on Washington Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For those ready to get outside and test their endurance, camel rides, egg hunts, sledding, ice skating, kickball tournaments or hay rides will all happen. Indoor fun includes chili contests, music, beer tasting, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and dodgeball tournament.

The popular Ice Carving Contest will happen along the city’s main street, where 300-pound blocks of ice will be transformed into glistening pieces of superhero-inspired art by talented ice carvers.

The Cedar Creek Settlement will feature live music on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

The Winter Festival’s Grand Parade happens at 1 p.m. Saturday, with themed bed racing teams as well as fire trucks, costumed characters, and other fun participants. The parade heads down Washington Avenue to the frozen pond of Cedar Creek for the start of the popular and hilarious Costumed Bed Races on Ice Competition at 1:30 p.m., followed by the challenging Barrel Races on Cedar Creek at 2 p.m.  Following the barrel races enjoy open Family Skating on the Mill Pond. The Festive Ice Rink located in Cedar Creek Park will also be open if weather permits.

For more information, to register for an event and a full schedule of events, visit: www.cedarburgfestivals.org.

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