The Ontario Beach Park Program Committee is an all volunteer group that provides free family entertainment at Ontario Beach Park, Rochester, New York. They have been in existence since 1984. The committee sponsors The Spring and Fall Big Band Dance Series, Wegmans Concerts by the Shore, Annual Lakeside Winter Festival, Kite Flight and Romancing the River. You can also get information at the information line at 585-865-3320
We hope you can join us for our many activities throughout the year!
LAKESIDE WINTER CELEBRATION
Celebrate the Winter at the 32nd annual Lakeside Winter Celebration
at Ontario Beach Park, Saturday Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 2016
Celebrate the Winter at the 32nd annual Lakeside Winter Celebration at Ontario Beach Park. This year, the celebration will feature a wide array of activities including the 6th Annual Lake Ontario Wine and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, February 13 and then continue on Sunday, February 14 with the “Polar Plunge” at noon. Additionally, Charlotte area merchants will be offering specials and discounts all weekend. All events will be held at the Port of Rochester Terminal and Ontario Beach Park.
This event is organized by the all-volunteer Ontario Beach Park Program Committee and sponsored by the City of Rochester, Monroe County, Port of Charlotte Merchants Association, Freetime Magazine and Wegmans.
This Year's Activities
Saturday, Feb. 13, 1 - 6 p.m.
- Lake Ontario Wine and Craft Beer Festival
- Chilly Chili Challenge
- Ultimate Frisbee Challenge
- Horse-drawn carriage rides
- Dog sled demo
- Outdoor children’s games with Rec on the Move
- Ice sculpture demo
- Snow sculpture contest
- Winter hike: Port Terminal Building, 1 p.m.
- Fireworks, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14, 12 - 4 p.m.
- Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser for the Special Olympics, noon. Click here to REGISTER!
- Frostbiter’s sailboat racing
- PARKING - At Greece Arcadia School, Island Cottage Rd. Click here for detailed information!
Ontario Beach Park Program Committee seeks Contestants for the Chilly Chili Challenge
Restaurants and not-for-profits, mark your calendars now for the 24th Annual Chilly Chili Challenge to be held as part of the Lakeside Winterfest on Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity for local restaurants to showcase your skills and gain exposure to the lover 5000 attendees at the event. Also can be a fun teambuilding activity for your not –for- profit or church group. All chili must be prepared in an approved kitchen and contestants are responsible for getting a temporary food service permit from the Monroe County Health Department. Besides the extreme honor and prestige related to wining the contest, there are also cash prizes for the winners in both the professional and amateur divisions.
Contact Pam Bialiszewski at 585-428-6135 or email@example.com for contest information and entry form.
THE 2016 BIG BAND DANCE FALL SERIES STARTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
THE 2016 CONCERTS BY THE SHORE SERIES STARTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
SCHEDULES NOW AVAILABLE
CLICK ON THE ONE OF THE OPTIONS ON THE MENU AT THE TOP LEFT
THE 2015 BIG BAND SERIES ENDS ON OCTOBER 28, 2015 WITH A HALLOWEEN BASH
Lakeside Winter Celebration 2015 was huge success!
The event was sponsored by the Ontario Beach Park Program CDommittee, along with Wegmans, County of Monroe and City of Rochester. Everyhone enjoyed the wagon rides, bounce slides, snow scuppture, chili challenge, wine tasting and fireworks. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this such an enjoyable event.
The winners of the Snow Sculpture Contest were:
1st Place - Mike Unterborn for Jaws
2nd Place - Sylvia Widish and Alicia Perez for Paddington Bear.
(Above photos provided by Janis Giardino)
Winnters received Wegmans Gift Cards
The winners of the Chilly Chili Challenge were:
1st Place - Humbolt Teen Council
2nd Place - Campbell Teen Council
PROFESSIONAL DIVISION & PEOPLE'S CHOICE:
(above photos provided by Fred Amato)
The Winners received plaques and cash awards.