Wellsboro Winter Celebration

Wellsboro residents combat winter fatigue by coming out to play in a big way during its Winter Celebration, held annually on the third weekend in February.

Bram Wijnands at Penn Wells for Wellsboro Winter Celebration Jazz FestAt the Penn Wells Hotel, we celebrate by hosting the Endless Mountain Music Festival’s Winter Jazz Fest, which again in 2018 features the uber-talented Bram Wijnands. The 2018 Festival kicks off Friday night with a jam session led by Bram in the Penn Wells Hotel lobby from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bring an instrument and join the fun! The Festival’s signature Saturay night dinner concert featuring Bram begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Dinner reservations for the special prix-fixe menu are available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Dinner reservations are required for this annually sold out event, so call ahead and reserve your time. The weekend concludes with Brunch at the Hotel Sunday morning from 9:00 to 1:00, with musical accompaniment from 9:30-12:30 like every non-holiday Sunday — and we always enjoy it when Bram semi-annually sits down at the piano to take his turn as our Brunch musician. Don’t miss it!

Beyond Jazz Fest, the festival features a variety of activities held early Saturday afternoon in Wellsboro’s downtown Main Street shopping district. On Saturday, visitors can join locals in enjoying ice and wood carving demonstrations, a chili cook-off, pony rides, and a variety of other activities. Throw in the STPR Winter RallySprint, the Mt. Tom Challenge climb, Wine 101 at the Warehouse Theater, and Joe Cavallaro’s Dixieland Jazz Band at the Deane Center, there is no reason not to come to Wellsboro for Winter Celebration.

Lodging packages for this weekend include two nights of lodging, Friday night dinner featuring our famous fish fry, Saturday night dinner and concert at Jazz Fest, and Sunday Jazz Brunch. It’s a great weekend for couples and for families.