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Milwaukee Day Trips: Lake Geneva's Winterfest

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Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest starts this weekend, featuring the famous US National Snow Sculpting Competition. Winners are announced at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Riviera Ballroom. Winterfest features family-friendly activities, music, dining, shopping, and helicopter rides; all at the scenic Riviera Facilities on Lake Geneva from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This year, Winterfest will extend into the week of Feb. 3-8. Various added events include a beach party, laser tag, S’mores making, and even human dog sled races.

Take advantage of the free shuttle that runs Saturday, Feb. 1 and Sunday, Feb. 2. Free parking and pickup is at the Northeast corner of the Home Depot parking lot, located at 550 North Edwards Blvd. The downtown drop-off and pickup is in front of US Bank, located at 303 Center Street. Shuttle runs continuously every 20 minutes. Winterfest is sponsored by the City of Lake Geneva.

The Riviera is located at 812 Wrigley Drive Lake Geneva, 53147; about one hour southwest of Milwaukee.

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