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WinterFest 2024 in Biddeford, ME! Join Biddeford's community in their historic downtown for the 2024 Winter Fest, on February 9-11! A three-day cabin-fever busting weekend of snow and fun filled events for the whole family!

This will be a “snow or shine” event. That means, we will still have loads of family friendly activities and entertainment on Saturday, February 4 even if we don’t get snow. If it looks like it will be rainy and rugged out, watch here and on social media for updates

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In 2022, youth in our community were invited to dream up a mascot that inspires and connects us to the pride and spirit of Biddeford Winterfest. Come to WinterFest and meet the new Mascot Francois!! Be sure to get your photo taken with him and tag us on social media!


Friday, February 9, 2024

Friday Night Sledding Party (Shh! Not for the kids!) | 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This event is extremely popular and we’re bringing it back for 2024! Kick off WinterFest weekend with an adults-only sledding party on the Adams Street sledding hill at City Hall – we’ll provide the sleds! Your ticket includes a beer from Blaze Brewing Co. at their on-site bar. Food and non-alcoholic beverage options will also be available.

Please note that tickets are limited to ensure the hill stays in good shape for Saturday’s events, so secure your spot today! A small number of tickets will be available at the door. Must be 21+ to purchase. Last call will be at 7:30, so don’t be late!

This event is brought to you by WinterFest and Blaze Brewing Co.!

Post-Sledding Party Pub Crawl – Food & Drink Specials throughout Downtown!

Keep the party going! Show your WinterFest sledding party ticket at the following downtown locales for some great food and drink specials!

Sledding Night and all of WinterFest Weekend:
$1 Off all bottles & cans and $2 Off all liquors (with the exception of well liquors)

Sledding Night Specials:
Buy 1 appetizer, get the 2nd 50% off
$1 off Batson River Loon Call drafts
$17 Winter Berry Punch

Sledding Night Special:
All Beer, All Drinks $1 Off with Ticket

Sledding Night Special:
Half-priced House Margaritas

Sledding Night Special:
ALL NIGHT HAPPY HOUR
$5 Crafts

Sledding Night Specials:
$1 Off tap beer. 25% Off hearty Beef Stroganoff & Winter Cocktails
WinterFest Weekend Specials:
$1 Off tap beers all weekend. Stroganoff special as available!

Sledding Night Special:
$1 Off a specialty Raspberry Hot Chocolate from 6-9 pm

Sledding Night Special:
$1 Off Draft Pints

Sledding Night Specials:
Beer & Shot deals! Narragansett & house whiskey blend OR Modelo & shot of house tequila for $10

Sledding Night Special:
20% Off Martinis or Specialty Cocktails

Sledding Night Special:
$1 Off all drinks

Sledding Night Specials:
$1 Off Miller Lite Drafts
10% off entire check

Sledding Night Special:
$8 Hot Toddies


Classic Rock Orchestra at City Theater | 7:30 p.m.

Sledding not your thing? Take in a rockin’ show at City Theater instead!

Featuring a six piece rock band including two dynamic lead singers, Susie Pepper and Johnny Martinez, Classic Rock Orchestra brings you unforgettable hits by Journey, Pat Benatar, Boston, Heart, Kansas, Stevie Nicks, The Electric Light Orchestra and many more. Classic Rock takes you back to the concert arena by plucking some of the greatest songs from your album collection and presenting them in all their anthemic glory!


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Winter Fun Time | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This is the true “heart” of WinterFest! Come on out for a FREE day of fun and snow for families in the center of downtown!

Sledding begins on Adam Street at 10:00 a.m.! Sleds provided! Thanks to New Life Church and their amazing group of volunteers, sledding is free, with no limit to how many times you can slide down. If you have smaller children, look for the children’s hill!

  • WinterFest Performances on the Main Stage (to be updated as performers are added)
    • Jazzercise Biddeford | 10:30 a.m.
    • Dance House Productions Performance | 11:00 a.m.
    • Nine Tigers Kung Fu Performance | 12:00 p.m.
    • Bike Giveaway & Pizza POLARpalooza Judging | 12:30 p.m.
    • BHS Performing Arts: Song Selections from Cinderella | 1:15 p.m.
    • 2nd Bike Giveaway | 1:30 p.m.
    • BHS Choir Performance | 2:15 p.m.

 

  • Activities (10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
    • Community Booths
    • Cozy Crafts at McArthur Public Library in the Community Room
    • Touch a Truck on South Street
    • Creative Fun with the Art Bus! Look for them in the Housing Authority parking lot starting at 11:00 a.m.
    • Pony Rides from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Housing Authority parking lot.

 

  • Pizza POLARpalooza! We know you’re going to work up an appetite with all that sledding, so WinterFest attendees are invited to enjoy some delicious free pizza thanks to generous donations from participating area restaurants! Winners of our “Best Of” judging competition will be announced on the Main Stage at 12:30 p.m.
  • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Yummy Snacks and Hot Chocolate will also be available courtesy of New Life Church.

 

  • Giveaways & Free Raffle!
    • Did you know Winterfest hosts a FREE raffle every year? Everyone attending can enter. Stay tuned for updates on prizes and raffle drawing times.

Comedian Juston McKinney at City Theater | 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

A former Biddeford native (Cleaves Street) and City Theater favorite, Comedian Juston McKinney returns with lots of new material.  He has multiple appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, both ½ hour and 1-hour specials on Comedy Central.  He also has two one-hour specials you can currently watch on Amazon Prime.  Throw in a couple of performances at the TD Garden for Comics Come Home with Denis Leary, a Showtime Special with Rob Gronkowski and his newest special On the Bright Side on his YouTube Channel. See this former Maine Deputy Sheriff-turned-comedian live at the City Theater, a WinterFest tradition for the past 11 years!


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Ice Skating at West Brook Skating Rink | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WinterFest continues through Sunday at West Brook Skating Rink! Get outside and enjoy the day with some fun ice skating before the big football game. Thanks to the continued hard work of volunteers over the past few years, West Brook Skating Rink will be open (weather permitting). Skating is free. The rink does not rent skates but free loaners are available.

 

For the latest information and updates, please be sure to check: https://heartofbiddeford.org/listing/winterfest/

 

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  • February 9, 2024 6:00 pm - February 11, 2024 6:00 pm Ended
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