Dip Day

Community Winni Dip

You’ve registered, you’ve raised funds, you’ve checked in…now it’s time to DIP!



Dippers can arrive at the Margate anytime after 10:00 am. We recommend that Dippers arrive by 10:30 am.

Dippers, sunbathing bears and their guests relax at the Margate before the Dip. There is music and breakfast items available to enjoy. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. At 11:30 am the Costume Parade will take place.

After the costume parade, Dippers head to the changing areas. Men and women have separate changing areas. We recommend that Dippers do not leave valuables in the changing areas.

Each wave will be called one at a time. When a wave is called, those Dippers move from the changing area to the staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Dip into Lake Winnipesaukee!

As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing area. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk to the Dip Party where lunch will be waiting.

After all waves have Dipped, there will be an awards ceremony.