Winter can get long in the Stateline area, but don’t worry, there are plenty of fun things to do! Beloit’s Winterfest is is a family-friendly weekend of outdoor and indoor winter fun!

Winterfest runs Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27, 2019. This year, there will be indoor and outdoor activities happening throughout Beloit and South Beloit. These events include movie showings, ice skating, luminary walks, nature hikes, and more. Most Winterfest events are free or low-cost.

Here’s a list of the events at Winterfest 2019! 

Friday, January 25

Bingo at Grinnell Hall
631 Bluff Street

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Celebrate Winterfest with bingo, prizes, snacks and fun!

Luminary Riverside Walk at Riverside Lagoon
1160 Riverside Drive

When: Begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy an illuminated evening stroll with friends and family around the lagoon walking path. The path will be illuminated throughout the evening.

Free Family Movie at Rotary River Center
1160 Riverside Drive

When: 6:30 pm

Cost: Free

Watch Christopher Robin with your family. Bring a blanket, snacks, and your family teddy bear. There will be free hot chocolate.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188630655394374/

Ice Skating Edwards Beloit WI
Image credit: City of Beloit

Open Skate with DJ at Edwards Ice Arena
2101 Cranston Road

When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: $5/kids 17 years old and under, $6/adult, $17/family of 4
Skates – $3 per person

Skate while listening to music from a DJ. Free skate rental with non-perishable food donation item.

 

Saturday, January 26

Winterfest Fun at Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: Free

Participate in fun crafts and other winter activities. Kids of all ages are welcome.

 

Family Gymnastics at Stateline Family YMCA Gymnastics Center
1239 Huebbe Pkwy

When: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family for members, $20 per family for non-members

Balance on the high beam, climb a rope, jump in the above ground pit. All this and more as your family explores the possibilities.

Winter Walkabout Nature at the Confluence South Beloit
Image credit: Nature at the Confluence

Winter Walk About at The Confluence
306 Dickop, South Beloit

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: Free

Come explore the Confluence during our Winter Walk About during Beloit’s Winterfest! Do a Walk About with our Naturalist to see what critters are active during the winter at the confluence. Enjoy free S’mores and warm yourself at our big fire as the sun sets on a beautiful winter day! Make a paper snowflake to decorate our walls this winter! Free drop-in program – come and go at any time! No registration required.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/973375166196122/


Open Skate at Edwards Ice Arena

2101 Cranston Road

When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $5/kids 17 years old and under, $6/adult, $17/family of 4
Skates – $3 per person

Skate while listening to music from a DJ. Free skate rental with non-perishable food donation item.

 

Sunday, January 27

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides Beloit WIImage credit: City of Beloit

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Big Hill Park
1101 Big Hill Rd

When: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride around beautiful Big Hill Park. Dress warmly!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350727485481154/

 

Dip Your Own Candle at Welty Environmental Center
Big Hill Park
1101 Big Hill Road

When: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and make your own scented candle. Choose from a traditional wick or a pine cone!


Euchre Tournament at Krueger Haskell Golf Club
1611 Hackett Street

When: 12:45 pm

Cost: $5 per entry and quarter bumps

Pre-register by calling 608-364-2890 ext. 3 no later than Wednesday, January 23rd.

Open Swim at Beloit YMCA
Image credit: City of Beloit

Open Swim at YMCA
501 3rd Street

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $3/person or $10/family of 4

Enjoy an open swim. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336339590513731/

Open Skate at Edwards Ice Arena
2101 Cranston Road

When: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $5/kids 17 years old and under, $6/adult, $17/family of 4
Skates – $3 per person

Skate while listening to music from a DJ. Free skate rental with non-perishable food donation item.

You can download a flyer of all Winterfest 2019 events here.

We hope to see you there!

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