February 14-16, 2020

Downtown Easton, MD

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Save The Date!

Join us at our inaugural festival

The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival is coming to Easton, Maryland February 14-16, 2020! 

The festival will feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district. The Discover Easton Signature Event will kick off with a Friday night Ice Block Party on February 14. The celebration will feature live music, fire performances, entertainment, and the unveiling of the weekend’s ice sculptures with a self-guided tour and light display. A grand ice carving demonstration, sponsored by Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC, is the featured attraction during the Ice Block Party Friday evening. Watch as 3,000 pounds of ice will be carved into a spectacular work of art by the team of carvers from Ice Lab.

The weekend festivities will include family fun activities throughout, complimentary events, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping opportunities, restaurant specials, and more to be announced. The celebration stretches into Sunday when the team of carvers bring an end to the festival during the Ice Breaker Party where sculptors smash their biggest creations to pieces.

-Schedule of Events-

highlights of the upcoming festival

Ice Block Party

Fri. | 4-9 P.M.

Watch the team from Ice Lab unveil their creations and place blocks of ice for carving around the downtown shopping district. When the sun goes down, each sculpture comes to life with colorful, fiery lighting. Your favorite shops & restaurants invite you to stop in and explore their winter promotions and special treats they have planned as they stay open late into the evening. There will be music on the street, entertainment, and more to enjoy.

Tour of Ice Sculptures

Fri. (4-9 p.m.) | Sat., Feb. 15 (all day) | Sun. (9 a.m. to noon)

Come see all the beautifully designed ice sculptures in downtown Easton. Each sculpture is sponsored by a local business or organization and offer wonderful photo opportunities. You”ll also meet some of the the designers and sponsors of the sculptures. Grab a festival map so you’ll know exactly where to go and where to be during the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival!

Live Sculpture Demonstration

Fri. (During the Ice Block Party)

The featured attraction of the Friday Night Ice Block Party is the on-site carving of the 3,000 pound Grand Ice Sculpture, presented by Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC. You’ll have a chance to see the artists work their magic as the sculpture takes shape. There will be live music & entertainment during the demonstration.

For Love of Books!

Sat. | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Talbot County Free Library & Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival present For Love of Books! Visit the library Saturday during the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival for fun children’s programming, storytelling, activities, and more.

Family Fun Center

Sat. | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Waterfowl Building

The Country School presents the Indoor Family Fun Center during Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival. Warm up with fun, carnival style activities and games that kids of all ages can enjoy. There will be arts and crafts projects, STEM activities, carnival games & prizes, food and baked goods for purchase, and juggling performances by Cascading Carlos, The Juggler!

Stews & Brews

Sat. | Noon to 4 p.m.

Easton Beer Fest & EVFD present Stews & Brews. Admission tickets includes one stew sample and unlimited brew samples from Mid-shore breweries. Local restaurants and chefs will also feature creative bites you can purchase for $2 or less. At the end of the event, you’ll vote for your favorite stew and small bite. Enjoy live music, raffles, vendors, & other fun activities indoors at the Easton Firehouse.

Ice Breaker Party

Sunday Morning

The Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival closes in glorious fashion at the Ice Breaker Party. Watch as the sculptors smash their ice creations to pieces. Raffle winners and prize giveaways will be announced during at the event. Make reservations for brunch and enjoy the end of the festival weekend in Easton, MD.

-Ice Sculptures-

A small sample of previous work done by our amazing team of carvers at ice lab

Sculpture info and maps will be available Feb. 2020

-Festival Sponsors-

We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to our sponsors and partners, without whom our festival would not be possible. We invite you to visit the organizations that support our wonderful community.

Presenting Sponsors

Hospitality Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Event Partners