Updated WinterFest Schedule

Saturday events at DISES 10:00-2:00 will happen
(all can get home and watch the Patriots at 4:30)
Saturday events at ICC – RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY!!

Saturday night dance at OHA with the Church of the Morning After will be at the regular time, 7:00 – 9:00pm Saturday
Drive carefully and come to the dance!!

Sunday – Pickleball Tournament 4:30
Pit Fire with hot dogs, cocoa, and marshmallows 6:00pm
FIREWORKS at 6:45pm
OHA movie – Creed – at 2:00pm and 7:00pm


HIP’s WinterFest began in 2006 and is held the third weekend in January.It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house and join your neighbors and friends for a weekend of fun. Everyone is welcome and most activities are FREE!

WinterFest 2016: January 14-16th

Here is a quick overview of the events. Save the dates! More details to come.

Send your pet photos to:


Stonington Opera House

Community Movie – 1:00pm

Island Community Center – 5:00pm

Pickleball Clinic – come and learn how to play

Friday Night

Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School

Community Soup Dinner – 5:30pm

The Tardy Brothers – AudioBody performance in the Reach – 6:30pm


Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School

In the Gym:

Lots of hands-on activities, music, and fun – 10:00-2:00

In the Reach Auditorium:

Two Chewonki Traveling Natural History Programs:

Tide Pools – 12:00-12:45

Batmobile – 1:00-1:45

In the Art Room:

TinkerTime with Mickie Flores – 10:00-2:00

In the Computer Lab:

Cribbage Tournament – 10:00

In the Cafeteria:

Lunch provided by Edible Island – ICEC

Outside (if we have snow)

Igloo building and miniature horse sleigh rides

Saturday afternoon and evening

Island Community Center in Stonington:

Pickleball Tournament – 4:00pm

Bonfire with Island Rec Board – 6:00pm

Fireworks – 6:45pm

at Opera House:

Family Dance – 7:00pm

Here are some photos of WinterFest 2014

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Recent WinterFest activities have included:

Igloo Building
Sleigh Rides for kids, pulled by miniature horses
Naturalist Tony Sohns and his Bug Zoo
Magician and Balloon Artist Conjuring Carroll
Entertainer and Juggler Randy Judkins
Family Dance
Bonfire with hotdogs, marshmallows and hot chocolate
Cribbage Tournament
Live music all day Saturday
Basketball Tournament

and MORE!!!

Each year brings new surprises. Please join us!

Go to Dr. Why’s website to learn more and purchase his book “How to build an Igloo and other snow shelters”.

WinterFest Photo Gallery: