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The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is Bear Lake’s biggest annual winter event. The next time this family friendly event is being held is on January 26-28, 2024. Most activities take place in Logan Canyon, Sunrise Resort & Event Center, and the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Cisco Beach. The state parks entrance fee at the Marina will be waived for those attending the event, with a hope that you’ll donate to The Family Place non-profit for which the event is fundraising. The event is put on by the Bear Lake Valley Chamber of Commerce, Bear Lake Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Garden City Fire District, Bear Lake State Park, US Forest Service, Sunrise Resort & Event Center, and Epic Recreation.


Monster Winter Sports & Trails Day

Friday 9am – 3pm
Logan Canyon Sinks Area & Bear Lake Overlook Rest Stop Area

This FREE event provides an opportunity to try winter sports. There will be fat-tire bikes, snowshoes, snowmobiles, and tubes (for the kids) provided by Epic Recreation, Beaver Creek Lodge, The Sportsman, Moose Buns, and Stokes Nature Center. Free hot cocoa & treats.

First come, first serve. Learn more.

Monster Winterfest Social

Friday 5pm – 8pm
Sunrise Resort & Event Center

Free family-friendly fun! Activities for children of all ages. Pre-registration available for 5k, Monster Plunge, Cardboard Boat Regatta. Learn more.

Monster Taste of Bear Lake

Friday 5pm – 8pm
Sunrise Resort & Event Center – Sunrise Hall

Local restaurant specialties – $3/ticket. A ticket is good for one redemption taste with our local restaurants that will be set up throughout Sunrise Resort. No limit on number of tickets a person can purchase. While you eat, you can sign up for the Saturday events and enjoy the activities around the resort culminating in a fireworks show at 8pm. Get their early, it is first come first serve as many of our vendors run out of their food offering as the evening progresses. Tickets are available at entrance of Sunrise Resort. We also encourage you to return this winter to their establishment to support their winter business and enjoy the winter beauty of Bear Lake.


Monster Cisco Disco & Tournament

6am-11am – Fish must be caught between these times
7am-9am – Cisco Disco Free Breakfast & Dipnets to borrow (Cisco Beach)
11am-noon – Fish must be entered at the Utah State Park Marina at this time

Dip net for Cisco fish on the east side of Bear Lake at dawn then enter your BIGGEST little Cisco fish in the tournament. Kid category and adult category both have great prizes. No cost to enter the contest!
Tournament Rules.  Learn more.

Monster 5K Run/Walk

Saturday at Utah State Park Marina
8:30-9:30am – Packet pickup
10am – Race Begins

Discounts for advance registration and groups. Costume contest. Learn more.

Monster Chili Cook-off

Saturday at Utah State Park Marina

10am – Cook Check-in
11am – Public sampling and voting
12:30pm – Formal Judging
1pm – Awards

Judges will determine who has the best chili. Great prizes will be given to winners.  Cook registration is FREE. Learn more.

Monster Cardboard Boat Regatta

Saturday at Utah State Park Marina

11am-Noon – Check-in your vessel; Get wave assignment;
Noon – Competition begins

Build your boat at home and bring it. Check the rules but then be creative as you can. The race is on! Learn more.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Winterfest Village Market & Food Trucks

Village Market
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Utah State Park Marina – Under The Tent

Food Trucks
Saturday 11am – 4pm
Utah State Park Marina Parking Lot

Craft fair, food trucks, & more! Vendor Info & Signup

Monster Plunge

Saturday at Utah State Park Marina

11am – 12:30pm – Check-in
1:00pm – Costume parade & Judging then plunging

“Go jump in a lake!” and help raise funds for The Family Place charity located in Garden City.

Costumes highly encouraged as there will be various prizes for groups and individuals. $35 per jumper includes an event hoodie for pre-plunge online registration.

IMPORTANT: Online registration ends at 9am on Saturday! In person registration cut off is Noon on Saturday; there will be no late registration! Learn more.

This event will be live streamed on Facebook!

Monster Raffle

Saturday at Utah State Park Marina

Various Times between 11am – 3pm

Every vehicle entering the marina will get a raffle ticket. Incremental tickets can be purchase Friday night at Sunrise Resort or day of at the marina. Must be present to win.


Cody’s Sweet Cream Pancake Breakfast

Sunday 8am – 11am
Cody’s Gastro Garage in Garden City

For the Grand Finale, join us Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Cody’s Sweet Cream Pancake Breakfast! You get 2 huge pancakes with sausage links and  eggs at Cody’s Gastro Garage in Garden City. Adults $11, Seniors/12 & under $6!

“Monster” Sponsor

2024 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest presented by the Blue Clothing Co.

Proceeds Benefit:

The Family Place is located in Logan and services Garden City.

Presented by

“The Laker” Level Sponsors

“Cutthroat” Level Sponsors

“Cisco” Level Sponsors