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Pentwater Winterfest

February 10th and 17th, 2024

A variety of activities occur over two weekends during February to make up Pentwater’s Winterfest. Included are fishing tournaments, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating.

Here's a list of activities that are generally part of the event:

  • Snowman Scram 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Pentwater School. $20 for Fun Run, $30 for 5k. For more information, email or call (231) 869-4100 ext. 243.
  • Winter Farmers Market at the Centenary United Methodist Church- 82 Hancock St. Visit for a vendor application. 
  • Pentwater Pathways Open – The public is invited to use OCCSA’s adult and children’s ski equipment by making advance reservations at  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking Area on Railroad Rd. at the end of Jackson Rd.
  • Frozen T-shirt Races- Contestants compete to put on frozen t-shirts the fastest.
  • Corks & Canvas at participating downtown galleries.
  • All Day – Sledding on the Village Green.
  • Event coincides with the Michigan Free Fishing Weekend.
  • Annual Ryan Williams Perch Tournament – Registration is 7am-10am at Pentwater Convenience Center or Port View. The fee is $10 per adult or $5 per child (15 or younger). 100% Cash and Prize payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. The final weigh-in will be at Port View no later then 4pm. Weather permitting.
  • Poker Run at Pentwater Galleries for a chance to win a prize.
  • Scavenger Hunt with clues scattered throughout the village for children to find.
  • Blindfolded Snowman Building Contest on the Village Green. Weather permitting.

Experience Pentwater

The small village of Pentwater helps you and your family create memories that won’t soon be forgotten. Read the stories below or go to the Pentwater destination page.

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 Pentwater Winterfest!

For more information on Pentwater Winterfest, please contact:

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

(231) 869-4150

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