Winterfest at The Syracuse Inner Harbor to be held Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

11:00am – 6:30pm



COR Development is teaming up with Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, Limp Lizard, Glazed & Confused, and Blueberries & Lace to bring Winterfest to The Syracuse Inner Harbor on Sunday, February 23rd. The event will be held at Iron Pier Apartments. (720 Van Rensselaer Street, Syracuse, NY 13204)

Winterfest was first celebrated in 1985 and has since expanded into the snow celebration that it now is. Celebrating it’s 35th anniversary with the theme “Syracuse’s Coolest Tradition”. The Syracuse Inner Harbor has been added to this year’s events featuring the Human Dog Sled Race (back after 11 years) with ALL proceeds benefitting Helping Hounds Dog Rescue.

This year’s Inner Harbor Winterfest event includes:

  • Food Trucks
  • Family Art Classes with Right Mind Syracuse
  • Local Craft / Vendor Show – Dutch Hill Maple, Tree Forts and Fireflies, Witty Wicks   Candles, Apex Entertainment, Fashion Rescue 911 Boutique and MORE!
  • Waterfront Fireworks – 6:30pm  (Sponsored by CNY Diagnostic Imaging Associates)
  • Human Dog Sled Race – 1:00pm
  • Outdoor Yard Game Olympics – Cornhole, Kan Jam, Ladder Gold & MORE! – 11:00am

What’s a Human Dog Sled Race? – Starting at 1:00pm – Get your company, organization, or just a group of friends together and enter:

  • The Human Dogsled team consists of 5 people. 4 pullers or pushers and 1 rider pulling a sled of the team’s own design.
  • The course is approximately 100ft
  • Teams compete in timed, two-team races, and the two fastest times in each category will run a second race. 
  • Prizes awarded for 3 fastest teams & most funds raised for charity
  • ENTRY FEE: $50 per team ($10 a team member) Proceeds benefit Helping Hounds Dog Rescue

Pre Register Today:
Purchase Tickets:
Via Phone: Call/Text: 315.461.7868
*Checks also accepted- Made out to Helping Hounds Dog Rescue*

Day-of Registration: will be conducted at Iron Pier Apartments (Located inside Square 1 Wellness at Iron Pier at the Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Table or Iron Pier Apartments table)

Outdoor Yard Game Tourney – Starting at 11:00am – Get your company, organization, or just a group of friends together and enter:

  • For $30 teams teams of 2 will be participating in a variety of yard game tournaments while also helping a great cause. The games are Cornhole, Brubag, Ladder Golf, Kan Jam, and Rampshot. Cash and other prizes to top teams!

Pre Register Today:

Purchase Tickets:
Via Phone: Call/Text: 315.461.7868
*Tickets for this must be purchased in advance*

Interested in signing up? Interested in participating in the Outdoor Yard Game Tournament or Human Dog Sled Race? Think you can beat companies like QPK Design, Trader Joes, Dewitt Fit Body Boot Camp, Onondaga Historical Association, Crunch Fitness, Press Room Pub and others…. then bring you’re ‘A’ Game and prove it! 


Iron Pier Apartments

720 Van Rensselaer Street

Syracuse, NY 13204


Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

11:00 AM – 6:30 PM