If you can’t beat winter, join it. That’s the attitude of Traverse City folks who are pulling out all the stops for the 4th annual Winter WowFest next weekend, Feb. 18-21.
Marshalling some of the same energy they throw into the popular National Cherry Festival each summer, they’re staging a winter celebration in and around downtown Traverse City highlighted by a Monster Dog Pull, snow and ice sculptures, wine- and soup-tasting parties, chili cookoff, ice cream-eating contests, concerts, foot and bed races, snowboarding demonstrations, horse-and-carriage rides, ski events, tubing and a co-ed snowball softball tournament.
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa will host a “Winter Fun Zone” featuring family-oriented activities on Saturday and Sunday, capped by a winter fireworks display on Sunday night.
Check out the event schedule here.