Kenosha's Snow Daze on this weekend despite warm weather

Posted at 9:43 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 23:21:03-05

The spring-like weather is a welcome change for most Wisconsinites, but it's unexpected none the less.

"I think usually by this time of year people are ready to get out of the house, they have cabin fever," said Kenosha Community Relations Spokesperson Kris Kochman.

Kenosha's Snow Daze Festival is about venturing out in the cold to admire ice sculptures. The warm weather will likely draw a big crowd Saturday, but cooler temperatures are ideal.

"Some years those sculptures have lasted a couple, three weeks, especially if you had a more shady spot. This year unfortunately they're probably going to last the day," said Kochman.

The festival was canceled last weekend because of rain and mild temperatures, so the city is moving forward and getting creative.

"We were going to do all these snow-related games like snow bowling. We had to change that up a little bit so I'm gonna have some beach balls and see who can keep them in the air the longest."

Snow Daze is Saturday from 12pm-3pm in Library Park and throughout downtown Kenosha. Restaurant Week is going on simultaneously.

"Mother Nature is unpredictable here in Wisconsin, but it's a great weekend to be out skiing," said Wilmot Mountain Communications Spokesperson, Rachael Muhlenveck.

Wilmot Mountain is covered in about 30 inches of snow.

"People are out here in shorts, they're out here in I saw lots of t-shirts today. We might even see some bikinis this weekend, who knows," said Muhlenveck.

Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort is open 9am-10pm Saturday and Sunday. Tubing is also an option. 

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