WinterFest 2023 in Biddeford, ME! Join Biddeford's community in their historic downtown for the 2023 Winter Fest, on February 3 - 5th (POSTPONED FEBRUARY 10-12, 2022)!  A 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 3, 2023 (NOW FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 10)

6-7:30 p.m.  First Night Sledding Party (shhhhh– not for the kids!) This event is extremely popular and we're bringing it back for 2023!!  Kick off WinterFest weekend with an adults-only sledding party on the Adams Street sledding hill at City Hall. Indulge your inner child (we'll provide the sleds!) from 6 - 7:30 p.m. For sledders 21+, stay tuned for updates regarding drink specials downtown!!!

This event is co-sponsored by Blaze Brewing - if for any reason there's not enough snow for sledding, there will still be a fun party at Blaze (your ticket will entitle you to a beverage free at Blaze).

Do a friend count and purchase your tickets today (limited number available!). Don't forget about the Poker Crawl happening this weekend - it would be a great night to start the poker crawl at participating restaurants, breweries, distilleries and bars as well.

8:00 p.m. @ City Theater Imagine: The Beatles Solo Years with Joe Boucher:  In 1969, The Beatles walked across Abbey Road and away from the studio where they created the most important body of work that any rock band has before or since. In the years that followed, John, Paul, George and Ringo each continued to write and record countless iconic songs keeping them front and center in the eyes and ears of the world. IMAGINE, brings together the solo hits of the individual Beatles as they might have sounded had they continued together and if their legendary producer George Martin would have crafted these songs along with them.

Show starts at 8:00 p.m., so it's a perfect way to warm up after First Night Sledding. Purchase tickets online or by visiting City Theater.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023 (NOW SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 11)

Winter Fun Time! This is the true “heart” of WinterFest! Come on out and enjoy the snow! Come on out for a FREE day of fun for families in the center of downtown! More events added as we confirm them - please check back! 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

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sledding begins on Adam Street! 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
    • 10:00 a.m. TBA
    • 10:30 a.m.: Jazzercize Dance-along
    • 11:00 a.m. The Flukes (Ukulele Band)
    • 11:20 a.m. City Theater Performances
    • 11:45 a.m. Poetry Break
    • 11:50 a.m. Announcements! Meet Francois and some raffles will be drawn!
    • 12:00 p.m.  Nine Tigers Kung Fu
    • 1:00 p.m.  Raffles and Announcements
    • 1:15 p.m. TBA
    • 2:15 p.m. More Raffles being drawn!
    • 2:30 p.m. Silly Summer Songs contest
  • Interactive characters & entertainment!
    • 10 - 3 p.m. Touch a Truck
    • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., stop by to meet and greet a beautiful princess - she's a vision to behold in this frozen wonderland!
    • 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Keep your eyes peeled for prehistoric visitors!
    • 12 - 2 p.m. Take a horse drawn wagon ride around town! Watch for the boarding sign and enjoy the ride!
    • 12 - 2 p.m. Take a pony ride!
  • Hungry? Of course you will be! Hot dogs, pizza, chips and mexican fare - all free for the eating!!
    • 11 am - 1:30 p.m. grab a hot dog, pop corn, chips, hot chocolate and/or bottled water! Thanks to New Life Church & Biddeford Recreation.
    • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (or until we run out) - Pizza POLARpalooza! Free pizza - stop by to see who donated delicious pizza - so many varieties to try.
    • 1 p.m. until they run out - Stop by for a taste from New England Iron Pollo, Biddeford's newest upcoming food truck (although for this event you'll find this delicious fare in a tent).
  • Giveaways & Free Raffle!! Everyone attending can enter the raffle for free! What do you want to win? Gift cards? A bicycle?  Stop by the raffle tent to get your ticket and enter to win!
    • New Life Church will be providing free hot cocoa and beautiful handmade hats, mittens and scarfs! Be sure to stop by and warm up!!
    • Be sure to enter the WinterFest Bike Give Away!! The biggest raffle will be held at 1 p.m. Many other prizes being raffled off, besides bikes (graciously donated by Apex & WalMart!).
    • Be sure to enter to win other prizes! Including gift certificates to Hannaford and 3 tickets to a Maine Mariners game!!
  • Be sure to walk Main Street and check out the participating businesses for the Poker Crawl. If you think you have the winning hand, turn it in for prizes!

 A warming area will also be provided to help take the chill off!!

7:30 p.m. @ City Theater Comedian Juston McKinneyA former Biddeford native (Cleaves Street!) and City Theater favorite, Comedy 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 you can see why the New York Times called him “Destine for stardom” See this former Maine Deputy Sheriff turned comedian live at City Theater celebrating 10 years of his Winterfest show.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by visiting City Theater.

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 (NOW SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 12)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WinterFest continues through Sunday at West Brook Skating Rink! Be sure to get outside and enjoy the winter weather with some fun ice skating! Thanks to the continued hard work of volunteers over the past few years, West Brook Skating Rink is open (weather permitting).

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  • February 10, 2023 6:00 pm - February 12, 2023 6:00 pm Ended
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