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Pottstown Polar Bear Swim and New Year's Bonfire

  • Riverfront Park 140 College Drive Pottstown, PA, 19464 United States (map)

‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’ Registration from 9:30-10:30 am We Plunge Promptly at 10:30 am

Participation in The Plunge is free, but you must register! We reckon you’ll pay for it later.

Help us to ring in the New Year by joining us for a Bonfire at scenic Riverfront Park in Pottstown, PA. Take a winter stroll and enjoy the vista as we gather along the banks of the Schuylkill River. This annual get-together is growing in popularity and has fast-become an annual holiday tradition in the greater Pottstown region. An open-air bonfire and a brisk Winter morning are just the way to start the new year. Make it your resolution to join us in the park. Pork Hot Dogs with Sauer Kraut, drinks and other goodies will be available to ensure that you have good luck throughout the year. These items are available for a nominal fee. We’ll touch off celebrations at 10 AM to coincide with the 10th annual Polar Bear Swim in the Schuylkill River.

All Polar Bears are required to sign a participation and indemnification waiver. Now accepting participants ages 16 & 17 with adult authorization. All participants must read and sign the waiver agreement witnessed by event staff in order to participate. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before January 1, 2018 to partake in this activity. Children under the age of 16 are strictly forbidden. Youth ages 16-17 may only participate with the signature of a legal guardian witnessed by event staff. Identification will be required. Please plan accordingly.

For questions and details contact Pottstown Parks and Rec: 610-970-6618