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Gateway City Arts, Winter Festival

January 31 - February 3

Winter Festival is a four-day community-focused event filled with live music, art, cooking demos, a winter market, a puppet slam, a lip sync competition, a chili cook-off, a c’artboard competition, circus performers, poetry readings, yoga, Drag Queen Bingo, AND MORE!

Chili Cook-off 

Do you make the best chili? Compete for the official title! Attendees will pay a small fee to taste and vote on all of the competitors and the winner will get half of the proceeds and the other half will go to the foundation set up for a scholarship in Steve Frye’s name. Steve passed away last year on duty for The Montgomery Fire Department and was recently named Firefighter of the Year. Judges will also be on site naming the first, second, and third place winners with ribbons. 

C’ARTboard Competition

The C’ARTboard Competition is in partnership with the Holyoke Department of Public Works; a display of cardboard artwork created by local students, artists, or inspired individuals from Holyoke and the surrounding towns. We would love you to participate and show off your artistic talents! 

Lip Sync Battle

The Lip Sync Battle will take place on Friday, February 1st. We invite you to unleash your inner rock star, share your talents with the community, and compete to become the greatest lip syncer in all of Holyoke and maybe even Western, Mass! 



January 31
February 3


Gateway City Arts
92 Race St
Holyoke, MA 01040
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(413) 650-2670