🥶 Postponed to February 10-11 🥶
Winter is roaring in with dangerous wind chills this weekend, so we are postponing our Winterlude festival one week. We hope you’ll update calendars and join us as temperatures move back into the 20s and 30s.
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February 10th and 11th
Schmanska Park, 63 Grove Street, Burlington
Burlington’s Old East End Neighborhood Coalition is thrilled to announce the 3rd Annual Winterlude! It’s a festival with something for everyone, so let’s smash the winter doldrums and celebrate together!
Come meet your neighbors and enjoy outdoor activities, a cozy fire, tasty refreshments, local music, and fun crafts. We encourage everyone to join us for this festive and free winter celebration. And, if you bring your own drinking vessel, we’ll give you a free Old East End souvenir (while supplies last)!
Last year was epic!
2023 Schedule of Events
Friday, February 10th
5 – 7 pm
Bundle up, bring a headlamp, and join your friends and neighbors for Winterlude After Dark. Enjoy the magic of a warmly lit barn, hand-crafted lanterns, and beautiful ice luminaries as we celebrate mid-winter. We’ll keep you cozy with free hot beverages around a crackling fire.
Saturday, February 11th
10 am – 2 pm
Take advantage of free loaner outdoor equipment for adults and kids! Pick out a pair of cross-county skis, snowshoes, or a sled to use in the park. Check out our Activity Map and ramble through the nature trails from Schmanska Park to Greenmount Cemetery, shred the best sledding hill in Burlington, enjoy local music from Sambatucada! and The Brass Balagan, craft a lantern or blanket in the toasty barn, and stroll our StoryWalk® featuring Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Afterwards, grab free refreshments and relax around the fire. If the conditions are right, join our snow sculpture contest 🤞 ❄️ ⛄️
- Outdoor Equipment Loans | 10 am – 1:30 pm
- Lantern Crafting | 11 am – 1 pm
- Blanket Crafting | 10 am – 2 pm
- Refreshments | 10 am – 2 pm
- Fire Pit | 10 am – 2 pm
- Snowflake Bentley StoryWalk® | 10 am – February 28th
Want to help with planning or activities?
* The Story Walk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Winterlude 2023 is brought to you by the Old East End Neighborhood Coalition with generous support from Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, University of Vermont Office of Student and Community Relations, and AARP Vermont.
For community safety, current local COVID-19 recommendations will be observed.