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Winter festivals 2023 in the U.S.

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sun, 09/11/2022 - 10:16

Many interesting events take place in the United States in winter. In addition to downhill skiing (snowboarding), dog sledding, you can visit winter festivals and have fun with the whole family. Take a trip! Winter is not the time to stay at home.

  • January 12-15, 2023. Wintersköl. Aspen, Colorado.
  • January 26 – February 5, 2023. St. Paul Winter Carnival. St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • February 3-4–5, 2023. Whitefish Winter Carnival. Whitefish, Montana.
  • February 3–February 12, 2023. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Saranac Lake, New York State.
  • February 8–12, 2023. Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival. Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • February 24th - March 5th, 2023. SNOWFEST. Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
  • February 23–March 5, 2023 (expected dates). Fur Rendezvous fest. Anchorage, Alaska.



❄ Place: Aspen, CO.
☃Dates: January 12-15, 2023.
A four-day holiday that includes activities on the ski slopes, making snow sculptures, skiing down Mount Aspen with torches, fireworks and other interesting events.

Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Place: Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Dates: February 8–12, 2023.
Еhe Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival takes place downtown. The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival theme is “Where Legends Are Made”. Among the planned street events, for example: 100 meter Nordic Sprint, Street Slalom, Donkey Jump, Shovel Race, Dad Dash with Dad, Parade. There will be also the country's only marching band that performs on skis.
The Yampa Valley Regional Airport is located just 22 miles from Steamboat Springs.


St. Paul Winter Carnival

Place: St. Paul, Minnesota.
Dates: January 26 – February 5, 2023.
It is the oldest and biggest winter festival in the U.S.. The festival program includes: Saint Paul Fire & Ice Run and Walk, parades, snow sculpting and other family fun.

New York State

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Place: Saranac Lake, New York.
Dates: Friday, February 3, 2023 - Sunday, February 12, 2023 (estimated date).
Saranac Lake's first Winter Carnival was held in 1897. The 2022 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival theme is "Totally 80s". The carnival events happen at New York's Adirondack Park, village of Saranac Lake. (Distance from New York by car is approximately 300 miles.)


Lake Tahoe SnowFest

Dates: February 24 - March 5, 2023.
Where: Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
This is an exciting event in a place popular with ski lovers. SnowFest was named one of the Top 100 Events in the United States by the American Business Association, and the Top 10 Events in California by the California Department of Tourism. The program usually includes: Tahoe City SnowFest Parade, Tahoe City Dog Pull, Fireworks, Tahoe City Dog Pull and others.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the closest commercial airport (just a 45 minute drive) to North Lake Tahoe.
The Tahoe City SnowFest Parade 2023 will be held on Saturday, March 4 (11:30am - 12:30pm).


Whitefish Winter Carnival

Where: Whitefish, Montana.
Dates: February 3-4–5, 2023.
These events are expected in the program: King Ullr LXIII and his Queen of the Snows coronation, Winter Disco Party, Prince Frey and Princess Freya coronation, Grand Parade. Also go in for sports and have fun on the ski slopes.


Jackson Hole Food & Wine Festival

Date: Mar 09 - 11, 2023.
Location: Teton Village, Wyoming.
It is 3-day weekend event based in Teton Village. Fest will be offering unique experiences that are sure to delight.
Join to interact and dine with guest chefs and renowned winemakers, the culinary community of Teton Village chefs. Ski amazing terrain and impressive food and wine.

All events are subject to change or cancellation due to current county Covid-19 policies.


Fur Rendezvous

Place: Anchorage, Alaska.
Dates: February 23–March 5, 2023.
Fur Rondy (or simply Rondy) is a very interesting winter event that takes place in Alaska every year. You can see animals near you: sled dogs, reindeer and other animals. You can chat with pet owners.
The program usually includes: dog-sledding race, Cornhole Championships, Alaska Hold'em Tournament, Snow Sculpture Championship, Fur Auction, Arts Market, Frostbite Footrace & Costume Fun Run and others.
Anchorage International Airport is located 5 miles southwest of downtown Anchorage.

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Carnaval de Québec

It is not held in the USA, but in Quebec City, Canada, but US tourists often visit this event.
Dates: February 3-12, 2023.
The Quebec Winter Carnival is the largest winter festival in the Western Hemisphere. The most famous attractions of this winter festival are the night-time and daytime parades led by mascot Bonhomme Carnaval. Numerous public and private parties, shows and balls are held across the city.
Quebec City is served by Jean Lesage International Airport, located 13 km (8.1 mi) west of the city centre.

Winter is a great time for leisure, sports, joy and fun. Do not sit at home, get out on a trip.


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