Saturday, February 1
winter bocce ball-event is still on!
- 9-11pm • Anderson Field
- PLEASE REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING <LINK>
Is it winter croquet? NO! It’s Winter Bocce Ball. Fun for all ages; mixed teams are encouraged, children welcome, free to participate. Preregistration required so we know if we have enough teams to run with it. 8 teams of 4 people each will compete, tournament style, two games will happen simultaneously.
LOVING THE SNOW STORY TIME
Bring your little ones to a snow themed story time where all participants enjoy winter/heart stories and songs, a visit from a little old lady who swallowed a rose, 3D snowflakes, and hearts for all! Find your hidden heart for a prize. Face Painting from 11 to 1pm. Treats for all! Appropriate for all ages.
makersphere: love bomb public art project
- 11am-3pm • MakerSphere @ 30 Foundry Street
Join MakerSphere in a crowd-sourced public art project. We’ll decorate heart ornaments to display throughout the community during the week of Valentine’s Day — a love note for neighbors and friends. Fun for anyone 3 or older! Please stop by and make an ornament to add to the fun.
Art Walk and studio tours
- 11am-3pm • Multiple locations: Axel’s Gallery, Bridgeside Books, Stowe Street Cafe, Jeremy Ayers Pottery, Tabbatha Henry Designs, Reagan Hough Metalsmith, MakerSphere @ 30 Foundry Street (artist’s studios open), Waterbury Public Library Energy and Flow exhibit, Stowe Street Emporium
Stroll through the historic town of Waterbury while enjoying the best of its thriving art scene. This self-guided, 1-mile tour includes 8 locations and offers the chance to visit art venues and meet Waterbury’s local artists, see their studios, and get a glimpse of how they work.
- Registration: 12:30pm, Games: 1-3pm • Location: Horseshoe Field at the State Office Complex
Come enjoy playing or watching Volleyball outside as 8 to 10 teams will compete in a Round Robin where the top team will win a $100 gift certificate to Blue Stone Pizza. This co-ed event is open to adults and high school students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register a team or as an individual. There is a $5 suggested donation per person. Two courts will be set up at the State Complex Horseshoe. Games will go to 25 with rally scoring. After the event, you can cross the street for the Winterfest Party in the Park featuring live music, games, food trucks, hot cocoa (2:30-4pm) and a free pour by Winterfest Title sponsor The Alchemist.
Snow soccer olympics
- 1-2:30pm • Location: Horseshoe Field at the State Office Complex
This family-friendly celebration features Olympic-inspired events and the ultimate super-size soccer ball! Warm-up by the bonfire and roast marshmallows while cheering on your favorite Olympian or watching Capital Soccer’s game of pick-up soccer. Get your photo taken with Regal, the Snow Eagle. Head over to the Train Station for a free concert in the park while kids enjoy hot chocolate (2:30-4pm) and Winterfest’s title sponsor, The Alchemist, offers free tastings at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to this free, all ages event.
Capital Soccer Club Winter Soccer Friendly Matches
- 1:30-3pm • Location: Horseshoe Field at the State Office Complex
Vermont’s own Capital Soccer Club will host a pickup soccer game using a large inflatable soccer ball. This fun and free event is open to everyone!
Fat tire bike demo and group ride including alchemist pour
- Demo: 11am-2pm, Group Rides: 1-4pm, Rusty Parker Memorial Park • Alchemist pour 3-5pm, Green Mountain Coffee Cafe and Visitor Center
Bicycle Express and WATA present Fat Tire Bike Demo and Group Ride at this year’s Winterfest. Have you ever wanted to try out a fat tire bike in the winter? Are you already an avid fat biker? Come join us on group rides exploring Waterbury on a groomed track. Bicycle Express will be on hand at Rusty Parker Memorial Park with demo bikes and equipment. There will be a demo loop, guided rides, race loop, and more! All demos and rides are free or by donation. Bring warm clothing and a helmet.
The YUM food truck will be on hand and complimentary hot chocolate will be available at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe and Visitor Center (2;30-4pm). For adults Winterfest Title Sponsor, The Alchemist, will be providing a free tasting at the Visitors Center in the Train Station.
The DEW in concert
- 2:30 – 4pm, Rusty Parker Memorial Park
Waterbury Winterfest features The DEW in a culminating outdoor concert event just as we conclude Snow Soccer, Snow Volleyball and the Fat Tire Bike Demo events.
Creating their band name from their given names (Dylan, Emmett, Wesley), The DEW is made up of three 8th grade boys: Dylan- on the bass, Emmett- on the drums, and Wesley-on guitar. They like to play rock n roll and also have some original songs. The DEW started out as a school project and has become something for the whole community to enjoy.
The YUM food truck will be on hand and hot chocolate will be available at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe and Visitor Center (2:30-4pm). For adults Winterfest Title Sponsor, The Alchemist, will be providing a free tasting at the Visitors Center in the Train Station.
Big toy night (up to age 6)
- 3-5pm • Thatcher Brook Primary School Gymnasium
Are your littles a little stir crazy? The Thatcher Brook Gymnasium will be open for them to cruise around on their favorite bikes, trikes, scooters, and push toys at this FREE, high-energy, family event geared towards young children (up to age 6). Our indoor track is for toddler-friendly traffic speeds. An infant area will be set up for those little ones who can’t yet ride. Helmets recommended. Snacks will be available.
Snow Ball Dance and Silent Auction
- 7-11pm • Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center
- Limited Tickets at the Door!
COME EARLY STAY LONG… LAWSON’S FINEST LIQUIDS SWAG FOR THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE AT THE DOOR!
This wildly popular, cornerstone event features the timeless music of local dance band, Still Kickin’ and features renowned sax man, Joe Moore! Enjoy a great night hosted by the Country Club of Vermont and sponsored by Lawson’s Finest Liquids to support a great cause. Tickets: $20/person in advance, $25 at the door. Ticket price includes light appetizers and desserts. Tickets available at WaterburyWinterfest.com, Stowe Street Emporium, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe and Visitor Center, The Tiny Acorn, and Sunflower Natural Foods. Ticket sales for this fundraiser help support Waterbury recreational opportunities.
We’re Sipping on Sunshine and hope you will too!!