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Winterfest in Indian River

February, 2024

Winter will be celebrated with a variety of activities in Indian River during Winterfest. The weekend is packed with fun things to do for this annual event including a poker run, bonfires, music, food, kid’s events, and more.

Winterfest is easily accessible by both snowmobile from the rails to trails and by vehicle.

Here's the typical schedule of events:


  • 6am – Intergenerational Fishing Tournament begins. Teams of at least one mentor and mentee compete by fishing within the “Love of Fishing Indian River” Map through Saturday at 3pm. Registration is required by visiting
  • 6am – Where’s Indi Scavenger Hunt begins. Clues to find Indi will be shared on facebook. The first to follow the find Indi wins $250.
  • 6pm – Entertainment Tent opens. Live music by Lavender Lions, beer, and food. Northland Brewing Co.- 3798 S. Straits Hwy., Indian River.


  • 1-4pm – Chilimania Cook-Off and entertainment by DJ Caleb Walters,  Free to spectators. Registration is free for chili masters but required by February 2nd. Register online at Indian River Chamber of Commerce parking lot- 3435 S. Straits Hwy., Indian River.
  • 4:30pm – Awards ceremony for the Intergenerational Fishing Competition, Chilimania Cook-Off, and Where’s Indi Scavenger Hunt. Indian River Chamber of Commerce parking lot.
  • 6pm – Entertainment Tent opens. Live music by the Chris Michels Band, beer, and food. Northland Brewing Co.- 3798 S. Straits Hwy., Indian River.
For more information on Indian River Winterfest, please contact the event organizer:

Indian River Chamber of Commerce

3435 S. Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749

(231) 238-9325

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