We are lucky in the Midwest to have time to enjoy all four seasons, though some seem to pass quickly. Enjoy the snow and cold by warming up with colleagues or family at one of the many Midwest Winter Festivals.
Winterfest Bluegrass Festival- Pickin’ and grinnin’ take over the Wichita Marriott Hotel in Wichita, KS every February for the annual winter Bluegrass festival. This two day, all indoor, festival features great jam sessions, workshops, and vendors for bluegrass lovers of all ages.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - The Landmark Center becomes the backdrop for ice skating and Rice Park is filled with ice sculptures. Warm cheers and thousands of people come out to toast to Spring beating out Winter every year with parades, beer tastings, disc golf, and more.
Book Across the Bay - Ice luminaries cross Wisconsin’s Chequamegon Bay giving way for skiers and snowshoers to take the 10K trek as they make their way from Ashland to Washburn. Read more about it in our Summer 2016 Issue at http://bit.ly/BookAcrossTheBay
WinterFest - Enjoy frosty root beer tastings, arts and crafts, and ice sculptures in Coralville, IA. And for those who prefer 21+ beer, celebrate winter beers at Brrrr Fest.
Heikinpäivä - The Finnish community of Hancock, MI come together for a festive occasion in January when they warm up with wife-carrying races, kicksled races, and polar bear dives.