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Pentwater Winterfest

February 11th & 18th, 2023

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.

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, these events were not held in 2022:

  • Two Town Tasting
  • Collen Plummer Beer and Music Festival hosted by C.O.V.E.

Here are the Activities Typically Scheduled for the Event:

  • Virtual Polar Dip. Take a photo or video and share your Virtual Dip on social media (tag the Pentwater Chamber and #PolarDipPTW)
  • Free Ice Skating at North End Park (corner of Park and Clymer Streets). Limited pairs of skates will be available to borrow from the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce (during business hours).
  • Snowman Scram 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Pentwater School
  • Pentwater Pathways Open. The public is invited to use OCCSA’s adult and children’s ski equipment by making advance reservations at Masks must be worn when trying on equipment and returning it after skiing. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking Area on Railroad Rd. at the end of Jackson Rd.
  • Sledding all day on the Village Green.
  • Event coincides with the Michigan Free Fishing Weekend.
  • 13th 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. 
  • Winter Farmers Market at the Centenary United Methodist Church- 82 Hancock St. Visit for a vendor application. 
  • Poker Run. Visit Pentwater shops for a chance to win a gift basket from participating merchants.

For more information on Pentwater Winterfest, please contact:

Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

(231) 869-4150