The Lowell Winterfest is a two day festival held annually, traditionally in February, the week following the Super Bowl. Winterfest participants enjoy a wide range of events including face painting, Soup Bowl Competition, magic shows performed by magicians, ice skating, a fireworks presentation, Glacier Gallery Art Fair, and photos with child-favorite, Lowla Bear. Winterfest is held in Downtown Lowell and it is attended by thousands of people each year.
One of the most popular Winterfest events is the Human Dog Sled Competition, which consists of several six-person teams dressed in wacky costumes. Each team competes for titles of “Top Dog” and “Best Costume,” with cash prizes awarded to the winning teams. compete for titles ranging from fastest team to best dressed. In 2003, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recognized the competition for its animal-friendly approach to winter fun.
Attending Lowell Winterfest is a great way to celebrate the cold weather and snow that is traditional in a New England winter.
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