Catch Wind of Winterfest
Sunday, Feb. 10
Across the city and through the snow to Frontier Park we go for the 14th annual Winterfest.
The family-oriented event is an opportunity to celebrate the season. It inspires community members to be active outdoors and enjoy a month primarily noted for its dreary days and consistent cold weather.
Keeping with the theme of the celebration, outdoor activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides and a homemade sled contest. Snow-gliding creations will be judged on creativity, distance traveled, and use of natural and recycled materials. After sled rides — either horse-drawn or gravity-powered — festival goers can enjoy ice carving and ice fishing demonstrations as well as a winter scavenger hunt in the park.
Event organizers know Erie and have also planned a number of indoor activities for when the cold nips at fingers and noses. The Erie County Public Library will be on site offering "hands-on activities" along with nature crafts and face painting by Taradoodles.
Erie five-piece variety band Tennessee Backporch will share two of their talented members for the event. Chris and Julie Moore will play as a duo for three performances throughout the day. — Hannah McDonald
Noon to 3:30 p.m. // 1501 W. 6th St. // Free // All Ages // leaferie.org/winterfest