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2024 Freeze Fest

The City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation Department will host the Freeze Fest at Cravath Lakefront Park on Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Freeze Fest will feature a chili-cook off, polar plunge, live music, hot cocoa, and more!

The polar plunge will help raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin Athletes (SOWI). Whitewater is one of eight locations participating statewide. The Polar Plunge aims to raise $200,000 for athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin. Polar plunge participants will plunge into the icy water of our 18,000-gallon pool. Registration runs from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The Polar Plunge will follow the 11:00 am opening ceremony. To register for the Polar Plunge, visit

Do you make an incredible chili? Are you interested in helping raise funds for Special Olympics? Then the Freeze Fest Chili Cook-off is for you. Get together a group of people, your club, group, church or business* and make it an event! Prizes are awarded for First Place, Runner-up, People’s Choice and Best Decorated Table. The event is Saturday, March 9th from 9:30 – 2:30 in the large party room at the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center. There is no fee to enter. For more information or a registration form call 262-473-0535,go to the program 6224.11 listing, or email Jennifer French at The deadline for registration is Friday, February 16th. Share your talents, good food and help raise money for Special Olympics and Seniors in the Park.

“Freeze Fest is a great opportunity to bring our community together while supporting a great cause. Whether you would like to take the plunge, taste the chili, or stop by the event, we hope you will join us,” said John Weidl, Whitewater City Manager.

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