Considered one of America's Best Winter Carnivals
For many years, the mountain town of Whitefish, Montana has celebrated its Winter Carnival based on the lore and history of Ullr, the God of Snow. The festivities kick off the first weekend of February with a Penguin Plunge (a hole is cut into Whitefish Lake and participants take a dip to raise funds for charity), then include an old fashioned main street parade, ice sculptor contest, ski joring (skier’s are towed behind horses over a race course), a kiddie carnival, battle of the bands, pie social, torch-light ski parade, x-country ski race, hockey tournament, a figure skating demonstration and more. The festivities are open to the public and most are free of charge.
Local art is woven into the Whitefish Community
The arts and cultural pursuits are intensely vibrant and heartfelt in Whitefish. Take a walk around town and it becomes apparent how expressions of our history, culture and the arts are not just the pursuit of a few aficionados, but woven completely into the community fabric.
& Whitefish Convention and Visitor Bureau.
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