Special Events

Watch this page for special events throughout the year!

37 th Annual Lakeside Winterfest and Polar Plunge Return to Port and Beach, February 8-9, 2020

New Location! Roger Robach Community Center Tent

Fireworks return over the River at 6:15 PM!

The Lakeside Winterfest and the Polar Plunge will be held at Ontario Beach Park the weekend of February 8-9, 2020.

Saturday, February 8th, 12:00 Noon Kick Off

Chilly Chili Challenge

Lake Ontario Wine and Craft Beer Festival

Food Vendors

Music by Neil Van Doon Band

Ice Carving Demonstration

Snow Sculpture Contest – Prizes in 3 categories – youth 12 and under, adults and

Other activities include horse drawn wagon rides, dog sled demos, fun games and contests organized by the City of Rochester, Rec On the Move staff and a” fat” tire winter fun bike ride (some bikes will be available for loan)

These events are organized by the all-volunteer Ontario Beach Park Program Committee and sponsored by the City of Rochester, Monroe County, Merchants Charlotte Community Association, CITY Newspaper and Wegmans. Go to www.Ontariobeachentertainment.org or www.Cityofrochester.gov for schedule updates and details.

Polar Plunge On Sunday, Feb.9th  – Registration from 9-11:30 am

Free off-site parking and shuttle service is available for all plungers and spectators. Shuttles from the Greece Arcadia High School parking lot, 120 Island Cottage Rd. to the Polar Plunge will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (SUNDAY ONLY). For more information or to pre-register, visit www.polarplunge.net, or call (585) 586-7400 ext. 109.