Free family fun in Cedarburg this weekend

It may not look like a typical February, but Cedarburg is gearing up for it's Winter Festival, set for this Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.

This year's theme is Mardi Gras, and festivities will take place throughout the heart of Cedarburg on Washington Avenue from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The popular Ice Carving Contest features 300-pound blocks of ice transformed into glistening pieces of creative art by talented ice carvers.

Be sure to catch the Winter Festival Grand Parade at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, with themed bed racing teams as well as fire trucks, costumed characters, and other fun participants.