Cleveland Metroparks Winter RiverFest Returns

Cleveland Metroparks Winter RiverFest Returns

Winter River Fest at Merwin's Wharf on December 5, 2020. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks)

Winter RiverFest presented by Troy-Bilt is again transforming Rivergate Park and Merwin’s Wharf for the holiday season beginning Friday, November 26.

New this year, guests will enjoy a refrigerated ice skating rink and appearances by Santa. In addition, there will be festive d├ęcor, a beer garden and firepits, retail shop and an igloo dining experience along the Cuyahoga River in The Flats.

Reserve your skate rentals, rent your private igloo rental and learn more by visiting

Also, see these other experiences from Cleveland Metroparks to enjoy!

  • November 26: Explore the park after dark on the Family Friday Night Hike through North Chagrin Reservation. Free.
  • November 26: Learn how some animals survive the winter months at Drop-By: Who Hibernates in West Creek Reservation. Free.
  • November 27: Come see what the buzz is all about with edible bugs! Bring your adventurous appetite to Cricket Cuisine at North Chagrin Reservation. Free, but registration required.
  • November 27: Your child will learn how wildlife deal with the hardships of winter at Soaring, Storing and Snoring in Brecksville Reservation. Free, ages 3 to 6 with adult, but registration is required for participating children only.
  • November 28: Join a naturalist for an off-trail hike Into the Gorge in Bedford Reservation. Free, hiking poles recommended.

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