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15th Annual Lowell WinterFest
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15th Annual Lowell WinterFest
Friday, February 20  &  Saturday, February 21, 2015

 

Get On Your Sleds And Ride!

Registration forms for the Human Dogsled Competition are now available for download! 

Adult Team Registration  |  High School Team Registration
Permission/Release Form | Parental Approval Form

 

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Help Make WinterFest Great!

-  Be a part of the WinterFest Volunteer Team! CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up online!

- Become a WinterFest Sponsor!  For 2015 Lowell WinterFest sponsorship information, contact, Deborah Belanger, Executive Director, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau: 978-459-6150 x15.

 THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 WINTERFEST SPONSORS! 

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Winterfest Schedule of Events
Subject to change - check back often!

Monday- Saturday, February 16-21, 2015
Lowell Kids Week
Great events all week long at various site.  Check the website for more information.
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Thursday, February 19
12 PM - 2 PM  | Free Skating at Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell 
Bring your own skates and skate for free! Location: UMass Lowell Tsongas Center, 300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

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Friday, February 20 

All evening | Projections on City Hall and JFK Plaza

All evening | Street food and Grilling Theater
Location: Arcand Drive

5:30PM | Opening Ceremony

Location: Dogsled track on Arcand Drive

5 PM - 10PM | Snowman  Village
Join us in Lucy Larcom Park and help us build a snowman village!  Everyone who helps build will get a special Lowla momento (while supplies last). 
Location: Lucy Larcom Park

5PM - 10PM | Fun at Lucy Larcom Park!
Activities include: Custom hot chocolate bar, fire pits (tentative), Human Snowglobe, music, and lighting along the canal.

6 PM - 9 PM | Micro and Craft Brewers Competition & Showcase
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
(on-line ticketing closes Friday, Feb. 20 noon)
Advance tickets are now on sale!
Taste dozens of the region’s finest crafts and microbrews, and gluten-free hard ciders from across the nation with TWO DOZEN enthusiastic brewers sharing their craft!  Cost of admission includes FIFTEEN (15) sample tickets redeemable for 3oz samples. 21+ only.
- With over $500.00 in raffle prizes and awards including Steak and Brew Dinner for Best Tasting Team Costume. (Minimum teams of 6)
- Enjoy live musical performances in conjunction with the New England Music Awards (NEMA) until midnight: 
   Ashley Jordan - nominated for Female Performer of the Year
   Dan and the Wildfire - nominated for Best in State of Massachusetts
Location: Club Celsius Heated Tent, Arcand Drive (Behind Cobblestones Restaurant)  
This event will sell out, so….hop to it!!


6PM - 9PM | Hot roasted marshmallows!
Location: Arcand Drive area

7PM, 8PM, and 9PM | Fire show with Cirque de Light!
Take in one of 3 performances by Cirque de Light! This amazing fire duo will wow you with their pyrotechnic display. 
Location: Lucy Larcom Park

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Photo courtesy of 13 Photography


9PM - Midnight | Club Celsius with live music by NEMA nominees
Tickets are $5 at the door, cash only
Live music lineup for this event:
  Freevolt - nominated for Live Act of the Year
  Ben Knight - nominated for New Act of the Year
Location: Club Celsius heated tent on Arcand Drive (behind Cobblestones Restaurant)
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Saturday, February 21
9AM - 10:30 AM | Wildlife tracking
Venture out with us for a winter exploration of historic Hawk Valley Farm!  Learn the signs of wildlife, including deer, fisher, fox, skunk, opossum, and more!  There is plenty to explore as a winter naturalist! FREE but RSVP required, space is limited. RSVP to gwen@lowelllandtrust.org or 978-934-0030.
Location: Hawk Valley Farm on Varnum Ave

11AM - 4PM | All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Festival
Indulge your sweet tooth at this day-long affair!
Location: St. Anne's Church on Merrimack Street

12PM - 2PM | Live dog mushing demonstrations with Northern Exposure Outfitters
Location: Dogsled track on Arcand Drive

12PM -  3PM | North Bowl Soup Competition
Tickets are $5 at the door, cash only
Come vote for your favorite hot soup at one of WinterFest's premiere events!
Location: Club Celsius heated tent on Arcand Drive

12PM - 4PM | Horse-drawn carriage rides
Location: Kirk/Merrimack Street

12PM - 5PM | Snowman Village
Join us in Lucy Larcom Park and help us build a snowman village! Everyone who helps build will get a special Lowla momento (while supplies last).
Location: Lucy Larcom Park

12PM - 5PM | Fun at Lucy Larcom Park!
Activities include: Custom hot chocolate bar, fire pits (tentative), Human Snowglobe, and lighting along the canal.

12pm to 5pm | Ice carving
Location: JFK Plaza

12PM - 5:30PM | Mittens and Museum Madness!
Giant games, museum madness, music by DJs Tricia & Randy
A variety of entertainment all afternoon:
o   12:45-1:30 p.m.—Shane’s Anti-Bullying Program
o   1:30-2:00 p.m.—Master Richard An Karate practice & Tricia’s Trivia
o   2:00-2:30 p.m.—Master Richard An Karate
o   2:30 p.m.—Magic featuring Dave Anderson: Magic, juggling and clowning"
o   2:30-5 p.m.—Balloon Twisting & Line Dancing/Music
o   3:45-5:00 p.m.—Tricia Boshco's Kids Show: Sing-a-longs, interactive games, hula hoop and limbo contests.
Location: Lowell High School

1PM - 3PM | Photos with Lowla Bear
Get your snapshot taken with Lowell's favorite mascot!
Location: Lucy Larcom Park


2PM - 6PM | Human Dog Sled Competition and Team Costume Contest
Location: Dogsled Track on Arcand Drive

6PM | Giant Photo!

Location: in front of City Hall

 
7PM |  Laser and Video Show and Special Effects Grand Finale
Location: JFK Plaza
7PM - Midnight | Club Celsius with live music
Tickets are $5 at the door, cash only
Live music for this event by NEMA award winners:
   Chris Ross - winner Songwriter of the Year
   Shana Stack Band - winner Country Act of the Year
   The Mallett Brothers Band - winner Band of the Year
Location: Club Celsius heated tent on Arcand Drive. (behind Cobblestones Restaurant)

Keep Visiting!  The WinterFest schedule will continue to be updated! 

 

 

 

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