Muskegon Jaycees’ Snowfest Returns

JCI Greater Muskegon’s annual Snowfest event will return to Downtown Muskegon on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  The popular downtown winter a jam-packed Saturday featuring the annual Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cook-Off, Battle of the Bloodies, Snow Volleyball and Cornhole tournaments, winter themed family activities, and concluding with a 1980s themed dance party.

“We are thrilled to kick off the year with Muskegon’s 34th Annual Snowfest,” said Brennen Gorman, President of JCI Greater Muskegon. “Snowfest is JCI Greater Muskegon’s off-season labor of love to the Muskegon area as a group of passionate young professionals providing an opportunity for the entire community to come together. It is an ever-evolving event and 2019 is shaping up to present more winter entertainment than ever before.”

On Saturday, February 2, the Cornhole and Snow Volleyball Tournaments will run simultaneously on Western Avenue between 3rd and 4th street. Registration begins at 9:00am, with the tournaments kicking off at 10:00am.  Trophies and cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams in each tournament. Pre-event registration is requested.  Cost to play is $30 per cornhole team of 2 and $60 per volleyball team of 4.  Those wanting to compete in the popular tournaments should register early at

The Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cook-off will take place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, February 2 at the Frauenthal Center’s 3rd Floor Ballroom in Downtown Muskegon. Area restaurants will go head to head to see who has the area’s best soup and chili.  Samples will be sold in full (Twelve 4oz samples) or half (six 4oz samples). Presale tickets are $10/$5 or $15/$10 the day of the event. The Battle of the Bloodies, a challenge to find Muskegon’s favorite Bloody Mary, will be held simultaneously at the Frauenthal Center 3rd Floor Ballroom.  Presale tickets are $25 or $30 at the door the day of the event and include a sample of each competitor’s entry.  Cast your vote for your favorite!  2019 Snowfest activities will conclude with a 80s ski themed dance party at Racquets Downtown Grill.

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  For more information on getting involved or event details, visit the website at or on Facebook at: