Schedule of Events

Join us for a cabin-fever breaking weekend of snow and fun filled events for the whole family! We are just starting to plan for 2022 and are adding events as confirmed. Keep checking back for updates!!!

2022 WinterFest Mascot Design Contest

Youth in our community are invited to dream up a mascot that inspires and connects us to the pride and spirit of Biddeford Winterfest. Inspired by festivals like Montreal Festival, create your character that expresses WinterFest themes such as:

  • cabin-fever busting
  • love for community, especially where everyone pitching in to make things fun for kids
  • love of snow and winterbraving the elements
  • a celebration of Biddeford’s heritage and current residents

Engine in downtown Biddeford will support applicants with design resources and workshops open to the public during the month of January.

For full contest rules and submission guidelines, see the submission form or the full guidelines

DESIGN CONTEST ENTRY FORM – submissions are due by January 28th. 

Friday, February 4, 2022

6-7:30 p.m.  First Night Sledding Party (shhhhh– not for the kids!) This event is extremely popular and we’re bringing it back for 2022!! 

Kick off WinterFest weekend with an adults-only sledding party on the Adams Street sledding hill at City Hall. Indulge your inner child (we’ll provide the sleds!) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. For sledders 21+, stay tuned for updates regarding drink specials downtown!!! (Locations to be added as confirmed).

List is growing! Check back often!

  • $5 Finns (stop in for specials)
  • Banded Brewing ($1 off first beverage for sledders)
  • Common Root Studio (Free Charcuterie and Adult Beverages and the art raffle begins friday!)
  • Lorne Wine ($1 off beer and wine BTG)
  • Lucky Pigeon Brewing ($2 off pints of Little Brown Job brown ale)
  • The Martini Bar (stop in for specials)
  • Round Turn Distilling ($1 off all cocktails)
WinterFest is all about making sure kids in Biddeford and surrounding communities have access to outdoor winter fun. All proceeds from this event will go back into supporting the mission of WinterFest – including providing hats, socks, and/or gloves for kids in need. Do a little good, have a little fun, join us!
Tickets are limited to ensure the hill stays in good shape for Saturday’s events, so secure your spot by purchasing tickets online!

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022

Winter Fun Time! This is the true “heart” of WinterFest! Come on out and enjoy the snow! Come on out for a FREE day of fun for families in the center of downtown! More events added as we confirm them – please check back!

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Sledding (on Adams Street). Sleds provided! Thanks to New Life Church and their amazing group of volunteers, sledding is free, with no limit to how many times you can slide down.
  • Have you ever cooked over an open fire? No matter how you answer, you’ll want to check out what’s cooking with Apex! 
  • Yard games – try out some fun yard games, all in the snow!
  • Keep your eyes open for some magical guests to arrive!!!

Noon – 3 p.m. 

  • Watch a variety of performances on the stage by  DANCE House Productions (1 -2 pm), Nine Tigers Kung Fu (2 pm) and Collective Motion Arts (2:30 pm).
  • Hungry? Look for the Multi-cultural food stand and Pizza POLARooza, All free!! Including Pizza by Alex, Louis Pizza, TJ’s and Portland Pie!! 
  • New Life Church will be providing free hot cocoa and beautiful handmade hats, mittens and scarfs! Be sure to stop by and warm up!!

12;45 p.m.

  • Bike Give Away!! Be sure to sign up for a free bike raffle sponsored by New Life Church! Will you be a winner this year??  HUGE NEWS FLASH!! Biddeford WalMart is donating 30 bikes to raffle at WinterFest!! THANK YOU!!! Bikes will also be raffled off throughout the day!!

 A warming area will also be provided to help take the chill off!!

5 p.m.

  • Juston McKinney, City Theater: A former Biddeford native (Cleaves Street!) and City Theater favorite, comedian Juston McKinney returns with lots of new material! With multiple appearances on the Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, both a half-hour special and a one-hour special on Comedy Central, Juston also has two one-hour specials you can currently see right now on Amazon Prime! Throw in a couple appearances at the TD Garden for Comics Come Home w/ Denis Leary, a Showtime special with Rob Gronkowski, and you can see why the New York Times called him “Destined for stardom.” See this former Maine Deputy Sheriff turned comedian live at the City Theater.   Click here to purchase tickets or call the Box Office at 282-0849

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WinterFest continues through Sunday at West Brook Skating Rink! Be sure to get outside and enjoy the winter weather with some fun ice skating! Thanks to the continued hard work of volunteers over the past few years, West Brook Skating Rink is open!!