The 13th Annual Long Island Winterfest is slated to once again take over the forks of Long Island, NY from February 7-March 8, 2020.
Across the east end, this five-week celebration includes local wine and craft beer tastings, live performances, art installations and local farm and culinary fare. Hotel and inn options range from modest to luxury, accommodating budgets of different scopes.
Visitors are invited to ‘live like a local’ and experience the culture of Long Island’s winter on the east end. Without the traffic and crowds, east end residents are privileged to meet the farmers, the makers, the bakers, artists and innkeepers amid the quieter season.
Trivia nights, performances at Suffolk Theater, craft cocktail demonstrations, line dancing, wine pairings, paint night, Art Barre and more can be found across the east end.
LIWF gets the party started with their ‘13th Annual Kick Off Party’ on Friday, February 7th from 7-10pm, with an after-party immediately following. Live music and dancing are accompanied by over 25 vendors bringing local food, wine, beer and spirit tastings opportunities to purchase. A range of raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses, winners announced at 9pm. After-party only tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $20 and are perfect for those who cannot attend the entire event but seek Friday evening entertainment including DJ and libations (ie. late arrivals and hospitality industry).
2020 brings the rollout of the LIW VIP Passport program. Passport holders enjoy discounts, giveaways and VIP treatment at participating venues and free ticket included to the Kick Off After Party. The first 150 VIP Passport holders will be inducted in the LIWF VIP Founders Club and receive a $20 restaurant gift card and LIWF goody box, made in partnership with The North Fork Box. Early bird pricing until January 26, 2020 is $29.95, full price thereafter $39.95.