The town of Oakland is gearing up for its annual Winter Fest, slated for February 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s event will feature kids’ activities, store specials, live music, and performances.

Although this year’s event will not feature the popular ice sculptures, the events team is working on numerous family activities to keep everyone entertained, including local artists, kids’ crafts and activities, a face painting station, a bounce house, and an obstacle course, a fire dancer, a s’more station provided by a local girl scout troop, a race up Alder Street on sleds. 

The Oakland Historical Society Museum, Transportation Museum, and Oakland B&O Museum will all be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the event day, offering festival-goers a unique look at Oakland’s history with information and tour opportunities.

“This is a fantastic family, fun, free event,” said Oakland Business Coordinator Nicole McCullough. “There will be plenty to do for adults and children. We have several new shops and restaurants in downtown Oakland,” McCullough said, “as well as several museums and events specific to Winter Fest.”

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