For more information contact:  Deena Kilmon


Easton Economic Development Corporation

January 4, 2024 

For immediate release

Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival Returns to Easton, MD in February!

Easton, MD – The Easton EDC, in partnership with presenting sponsor Preston Automotive Group, is excited to announce the return of the two-day, spectacular family-friendly ice carving festival on Friday, February 16, 5:00 PM-9:00 PM & Saturday, February 17, 11:00 PM-9:00 PM, 2024. Larger-than-life sculptures made of solid ice will be on display throughout the historic downtown. Activities will include live demonstrations of ice carvings, live music, and a free outdoor ice skating rink sponsored in part by The Arc Central Chesapeake Region. Friday night will feature a Sizzling Sounds Pavilion on Harrison Street, kicking off the weekend with a lively performance from local favorite rock band, Less Than Zero! This year’s line-up also features Cascading Carlos, who will be juggling fire and other props Friday night and Saturday afternoon in Thompson Park.  There is no charge to enjoy the sculptures or enjoy the performances and all venues are accessible. 

In conjunction with the festival, retailers and restaurants will be hosting a variety of tasting events, sales, and live music performances. A Fire & Ice Trail map featuring tasting spots for festival-themed food and spirits and noting location of the sculptures will be available. Don’t  miss the Ice Bar at Legal Assets, the Fire and Ice Lounge featuring What’s Up Media’s Ice Fireplace, and the Children’s Icehouse at the Talbot County Free Library sponsored by Soistman Family Dentistry.  Saturday will also feature the annual Stews & Brews event benefiting the Easton Firehouse. Tickets for Stews and Brews can be purchased here. Maps will be available online at our festival website or picked up at the Easton Visitor’s Center, 11. S. Harrison Street, Easton MD. 

Ice and Event partners are still needed! Sponsor an ice sculpture or other festival event feature today, interested parties please contact Deena Kilmon, Director of Strategic Initiatives, via email or call 410-690-7348.

Chesapeake Fire & Ice is made possible by the generous support of signature sponsor Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC, the Town of Easton, platinum sponsor Soistman Family Dentistry, The Town of Easton, and the Easton Economic Development Corporation.  For details on all of the activities, please visit: or email  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or participating in this event, please contact

About Easton EDC: The Easton Economic Development Corporation was launched in 2013 to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business creation in the historic Town of Easton, Maryland to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works to catalyze Greater Easton’s continued prosperity as a diverse and healthy “smart town,” leading innovation where the land and water meet.