Celebrate the season at next week’s Winter Festival in Pierce

Winter Festival is set for downtown Pierce next week, with sledding the opening night and a variety of activities the following day.

Sledding with the mayor is set for 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4, and events start at 7 a.m. Feb. 5 with a benefit breakfast at the Pierce Community Center for the Pierce Volunteer Fire Department.

A Clearwater Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club fun run; Ice Man Relay with snowshoeing, sledding, running and a dip in Orofino Creek; Pierce ATV Club treasure hunt; chili cookoff; pie-eating contest; “shots and ski race” and snow figure-building contest round out the day.

An open mic session for music, theater and comedy is set for 6:30-8 p.m. at Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon.

A full list of events with times, cost and other details is at clearwatercountyadventures.com/events.