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Lake Geneva Winterfest & the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition
February 1, 2023
February 5, 2023
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VISIT Lake Geneva
December 12, 2015
Riviera Park
201 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147, United States
Lake Geneva Winterfest & US Snow Sculpting National Competition

LWinterfest and the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championships, February 1-5, 2023 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsinake Geneva celebrates winter like no other place. Winterfest is a brouhaha of shopping, dining, music, magic, refreshments, and activities including thrilling helicopter rides over the town and lake. It’s capped off, of course, by the amazing designs and creativity of the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition – right along the lake at the Riviera – where fifteen teams of the most talented snow sculptors and artists from around the country gather to compete for a national title. The entire competition is open to the public, so Winterfest attendees can actually watch the artists at work!


Be here to witness these teams at work during an epic 72-hour competition where their artistry is put to the test in creating remarkable, larger-than-life snow sculptures.

2023 TEAMS:
• Block #1: Team Alaska: AK Department of Snow
• Block #2: Team Illinois 1: Cave People from Space
• Block #3: Team Colorado: Snicecarvings
• Block #4: Team North Dakota: Jay Ray w/SnoKraft
• Block #5: Team Vermont: The Pour Saps
• Block #6: Team Wisconsin 2: Up to Snow Good
• Block #7: Team New York
• Block #8: Team Iowa 2: The Driftless Snow Sculptors
• Block #9: Team Wisconsin 1: Sculptora Borealis
• Block #10: Team Illinois 2: Two Blondes and a Brunette
• Block #11: Team New Hampshire: Granite State Snow Sculptors
• Block #12: Team Minnesota 2: Snow Van Gogh
• Block #13: Team Michigan
• Block #14: Team Iowa 1: Butch St. Carvers
• Block #15: Team Minnesota 1: Team Kwe

In addition to the snow sculpting competition, you’ll find more wintery fun during Winterfest week, including the 4th annual Downtown Ice Sculpture Walk, Bonfires on the Beach, Fire & Ice Bar, a Cocoa Crawl and many more events, activities and specials around Lake Geneva and the surrounding area. It runs Wednesday through Sunday, February 1st-5th as part of Winterfest. The walk is just steps away from the snow sculpting competition, with dozens of artfully crafted ice sculptures adorning the front faces of shops, restaurants, and other businesses throughout the Downtown district. Ice sculptures will be installed Friday morning, February 4th and remain on display as long as the cold weather permits!

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Downtown Ice Sculpture Walk in Lake Geneva during Winterfest2023 ICE SCULPTURE LOCATIONS (printable map coming soon)

Avant Cycle Café | 234 Broad Street
Barrique Bistro & Wine Bar | 835 Wrigley Drive
Bloomingbyrds | 755 W. Main Street
Brick & Mortar Home | 832 Geneva Street
Brick & Mortar Home and Outdoor | 222 Center Street
Clearwater Outdoor Sports | 744 W. Main Street
Cornerstone Shop & Gallery | 214 Broad Street
Egg Harbor Café | 827 W Main Street
Evr drygds | 719 W. Main Street
Fancy Fair Mall | 830 W Main Street
Geneva Gifts | 150 Broad Street
Haberdapper | 253 Broad Street
Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva | 300 Wrigley Drive
Interstate Insurance Group | 811 Wrigley Drive (Popeye’s)
Kilwins | 772 Main Street
Lake Geneva Lifestyle/Donna Brongiel | 703 Main Street
Lake Geneva Motel | 201 Wrigley Drive (Visitor Info Center)
Lake Geneva Spice Company | 255 Broad Street
Marigold | 725 W Main Street
Overland Sheepskin Co. | 752 W. Main Street
Queen Bee Artisan Market | 830 W. Main Street
Sopra Bistro | 724 Main Street
The Bottle Shop | 617 W. Main Street
The Candle Mercantile | 870 W. Main Street
The Olive Oil Shops | 221 Broad Street
Thumbs Up | 260 Broad Street


Winterfest activities focus on downtown Lake Geneva, which lies right along Highway 50. U.S. 12 and Highway 120 are close to the east and Highway 67 is a few miles to the west near Delavan. It’s easy to get to – and a total blast!


A horse-drawn carriage ride through Lake Geneva is perfect on a winter day.

Lake Geneva Winterfest & U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition Address:

Downtown Lake Geneva/Riviera Park
201 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-4416
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