February Festival (Feb Fest) is held each year on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann. The 2019 event will be held on Saturday, February 2 from 12-3 pm. This one-day event draws 1,500-2,000 participants and spectators, and is great fun for the whole family!
Activities include a medallion hunt throughout the week ahead, ice skating, a s'mores cookout on a roaring bonfire, sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sled rides, fat tire bike demonstrations, door prizes, concessions, and of course, the ever-popular ice fishing contest, with over 1,000 fishing holes drilled in the ice & fabulous prizes!
This year there are over $6,000 in fish prizes and $3,000 in door prizes!
You can purchase two tickets per person maximum. Tickets must be fixed to fishing poles and or tip-ups.
Register online and be eligible to win a $100 gift card from Cabin Fever Sports.
If online tickets are purchased before Tuesday, January 29, 2019, your tickets will be mailed to the address provided. Online tickets purchased after January 29 will be available to pick up on the ice at "Will Call" starting at 10:30am on the day of the event, Saturday, February 2. Online ticket sales will conclude on Friday, February 1 at noon. After that, tickets will only be available for purchase at the event (Lake Ann Park) on the ice starting at 10:30am.
Carver County Parks will be providing kick sleds for participants to try out! A kick sled is the sled part of a dog sled with a seat in front and a place to stand behind. The person behind is the kicker and propels the sled forward. This is a great winter activity for individuals or pairs! Click HERE to check out Carver County Parks.
Michael’s Cycles will be providing free fat tire bike demos. Fat tire bikes are the ultimate way to get around in the winter. Make sure to stop by and take the bikes out for a test ride around the lake. Click HERE to check out Michael's Cycles.
Silent Run Adventures will be providing free dog sled rides around Lake Ann. What a fun way to experience a ride around the lake.
Join Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and Three Rivers Park District for a snowshoeing adventure around Lake Ann. Look for wildlife and learn about the great sport of snowshoeing.
Horse-drawn wagon rides are back by popular demand. Grab your family and friends for a free ride around Lake Ann.
Boy Scout Troop #330 will be on the ice again this year selling live bait and s’mores kits for the bonfire. Make sure to stop by and purchase a tasty treat for you or the fish!
The Rotary Club of Chanhassen will be selling beverages to warm you up, whether you’re a kid or an adult! They have also coordinated with a food vendor that will be serving burgers, fries, and a fan favorite – cheese curds! Rotary Club of Chanhassen members volunteer their time to not only serve beverages, but also with drilling all the holes for the event! Interested in joining the Rotary Club? They are always looking for members who are dedicated to serving others. For more information check out their website HERE.