Pentwater Winterfest


A variety of activities occur the weekends during February. Included are fishing tournaments, gallery stroll, polar dip, cross country skiing, sledding, wine tasting and craft beer fest.

Here's what's scheduled for 2019. Activities may change as date gets closer.

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First Weekend Events in Pentwater:

  • Sledding at Pentwater Village Green, all day, weather permitting.
  • Barrel racing on ice, 1-2pm, Lake St. boat launch on Pentwater Lake.
  • Snowman Scram 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run. Advance registration: $15/1 Mile Fun Run; $25/5k Run/Walk, Win with Wellness Fit Club members free. 1 Mile starts at 12noon, 5K follows. Start and finish at Pentwater Public School.
  • Pentwater Pathways Open for cross-country skiing. Skis provided 12pm-3pm. Free event including Cross Country Skiing, hot chocolate, cookies and campfire at trailhead.
  • Two Town Tasting (formerly Corks & Canvas) Wine Tasting & Gallery Stroll from 1-4pm in Hart and from 2-5pm at galleries in Pentwater. Advanced tickets are $20; $25 at the door.
  • Mardi Gras Party at the Antler Bar, starting at 5pm.


Second Weekend Events in Pentwater:

  • Ryan Williams' Lake Perch Fishing Tournament, 7am-2:30pm. Register at Pentwater Convenience Center. Weighin at 4pm at Boathouse Bar & Grille.
  • Freezin' for a Reason (Polar Dip in Pentwater Lake), at the noon whistle, Pentwater Boat Launch. Jump in and freeze in Pentwater Lake, with proceeds going toward the Crystal Valley Care Fund and Chamber events. Register at
  • Sledding at Pentwater Village Green, all day, weather permitting.
  • Lego Building Contest, 1pm-2pm upstairs Shelby State Bank, various age groups.
  • Colleen Plummer Memorial Craft Beer and Music Fest to benefit COVE, noon. Sponsored by The Antler Bar, Brown Bear, The Village Pub and the Boathouse Bar & Grille. Tickets: $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door.

Activities are listed with information available at the time. For more information, visit

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 07-17-2019 02:04 PM ID: 1164