February 22- March 18, 2018
Get out of the cold and warm up with the 11th Annual Long Island Winterfest. 4 Weekends of Local Culture & Special Events on the East End of Long Island at over 27 locations.
Spend an afternoon or weekend with us or come for the entire festival! Experience the best jazz, blues, soul, rock, and country music east of NYC, drink delicious wine, enjoy local specialties, and end the night at one of our romantic hotels and B&Bs!
HISTORY: Winterfest was developed in 2006 as an economic engine to support businesses during the slow winter months. As a trailblazing project that crosses disciplines to include arts, tourism and agriculture, Winterfest was the 2012 recipient of the Arts Destination Marketing Award, presented by Americans for the Arts and Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). Originally Jazz on the Vine, then Live on the Vine, Winterfest has broadened and diversified over the years to include more genres of music and offerings in response to consumers and the rich culture of the East End.
NOW: In 2018, Winterfest represents a broad collective of businesses reflecting the East End of Long Island including wineries, breweries, spirits, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s, performing arts, art galleries, an organic farm and much more!
This year we are pleased to have put more focus on an authentic experience of Riverhead, the North Fork and the South Fork. We have tours and packages that give visitors a taste of our unique part of the Island. Instead of coming for just one event (while we are happy if you do!) If you have been meaning to visit the East End there is no better time than now. Less traffic, less crowds, means you have more personal attention and an experience like no other season. We have packages for both overnight stays and day trips, and we are happy to create a personal experience just for you! We encourage you to plan your trip by visiting our website, or email us with any questions on where to go and how to get there!
Welcome to Winterfest! We look forward to seeing you.