Why the Leavenworth Ice Festival is One of the Best Winter Events

As one of the nation’s premier winter destinations, Leavenworth is filled with plenty of things to see and experience during the snowy season. One of these memorable events is the annual Leavenworth Ice Festival! Also known as the Bavarian Icefest, this fun-filled affair celebrates winter’s bounty with a wide array of exciting activities that you won’t want to miss!

If you’re looking forward to the Leavenworth Ice Festival, then you’ll love all the other events we have listed in our free Vacation Guide! It’s also filled with great recommendations for local dining, shopping, outdoor recreation, and much more. The best part? It’s delivered straight to your inbox within moments! Download yours for free right now!

Everything You Need to Know About the Leavenworth Ice Festival

This Leavenworth, WA winter festival is one of the best ways to immerse in the culture of our Bavarian-inspired village and the undeniable beauty of the Cascade Mountains. The famous collection of Christmas lights from the holiday season will remain lit, so guests will feel as if they are strolling through a twinkling wonderland. In addition to the enchanting ambiance, visitors will also enjoy winter activities such as:

  • Snow Sculpture Displays
  • Ice-Themed Games and Activities
  • Snowmobile Sled Pull
  • Live Ice Carvings
  • Fireworks
  • Stevens Pass Grom Playground

The event is held each year during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so if you’ll be staying with us this January, be sure to attend all the frosty frivolity in Downtown Leavenworth!

More Upcoming Leavenworth Events That You’ll Love

Taste of Leavenworth (April)

Did you know that Leavenworth is known for pears? Taste of Leavenworth is a great way to kickstart the spring season and enjoy culinary specials from Leavenworth’s finest restaurants and shops. Of course, you won’t want to miss the ‘pear’tacular selections that emphasize the bountiful spring harvest.

Leavenworth Alefest (April)

This popular annual event brings some of the region’s best craft beers directly to you! You’ll also be kept entertained throughout the day with live music, delicious food, and much more. It’s an “ale of a party” that you won’t soon forget! Over 20 microbrews will be available for tastings at the Leavenworth AleFest, so be sure to try them all!

Maifest (May)

Maifest is one of the spring’s most anticipated events and includes something for any traveler to enjoy. The Bavarian village of Leavenworth will be tapping into its German roots to bring you a full weekend of music, dancing, and fun! Of course, the main event is the traditional dancing around the Maifest pole.

Make Lifelong Memories During Your Stay at Pine River Ranch

Pine River Ranch SuiteWith so much to see and do in Leavenworth, it’s nearly impossible to do it all in one day! Ensure you’ll have plenty of time to fully experience the wonders of Leavenworth by staying with us! Our historic and secluded bed & breakfast provides everything you need to lodge in comfort and make memories that will last a lifetime. Guests of Pine River Ranch are spoiled with rustic-style guest suites packed with luxury amenities.

You will also enjoy a complimentary gourmet breakfast delivered straight to your door each morning! There’s no better way to complete your unique getaway.

Book your favorite room at Pine River Ranch today! We look forward to welcoming you to Leavenworth soon!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Leavenworth Vacation Guide! It’s a great reference to all of the best things to see and do in the local area.

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