By Heather Madsen,
Winter weather is finally starting to kick off, with the forecast continually predicting snow, windchill, and icy temperatures. If the January weather is getting you down, or if you’re just looking for a fun winter activity to take your kids to, then the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is happy to welcome you to their 2024 event!
The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is a family-friendly festival, and Bear Lake’s biggest event of the season. This is a three-day event, spanning January 26th through 28th, and will host dozens of activities at the marina and Sunrise Resort & Event Center. Friday’s activities will start with a free winter sports trial day, where you can try out snowmobiles, snowshoes, tubing, free hot cocoa, and more. There will also be a social in the evening with restaurant tastings, free kids’ crafts, and activity registrations.
Saturday will be jam-packed with activities to choose from, including the Monster Cisco Disco & Tournament, which includes a fishing competition and free breakfast; the Village Market and food trucks fair; a 5k run/walk; the Monster Plunge where you jump into the freezing lake, (costumes are highly encouraged and even if you don’t jump, it’s a blast to watch); a chili cook-off; a cardboard boat regatta, where you can show off the boats you made at the social; and a Monster raffle! Sunday will wrap things up with a Sweet Cream Pancake Breakfast at Cody’s Gastro Garage.
A lot of these events are free and even the state park entrance fee at the marina will be waived for anyone attending the event. The hope is that this event will inspire everyone who attends to donate to The Family Place, which is the non-profit this event is fundraising for. We hope you’ll come to support a great cause and have a wintery blast with us! More information can be found at bearlakemonsterwinterfest.com.