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 free live music and fire performances, outdoor ice skating, and the unveiling of the weekend’s ice sculptures with a free self-guided tour and light display. A grand ice carving demonstration, sponsored by Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC, is the featured ice 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 festivities continue all weekend with opportunities to tour the ice sculptures and see additional live carvings on Saturday. Events will include family fun events, outdoor ice skating, Stews & Brews, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping, restaurant specials, and more. Make brunch reservations for Sunday and join us in Thompson Park for the Ice Breaker event as the ice sculptors end the festival weekend by smashing their ice sculptures! Plan your festival weekend by exploring the information below.
Enjoy a free self-guided tour of the beautifully designed ice sculptures in downtown Easton. Each sculpture is sponsored by a local business or organization and offer great photo opportunities. You”ll also meet some of the the designers and sponsors of the ice sculptures. Grab a festival map from one of our downtown welcome stations so you’ll know exactly where to go and where to be during the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival!
The featured attraction of the Friday Night Ice Block Party is the on-site carving of the Grand Ice Sculpture, presented by Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC. On Saturday, artists from Ice Lab return for more live carving demos. You’ll have a chance to see the artists work their magic as the sculptures takes shape from huge blocks of ice. There will be live music, entertainment, and other fun events during the demonstrations both days.
Come and enjoy the opportunity to skate outside in Easton during the festival. The synthetic ice rink is sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center and is furnished by Fantasy World Entertainment. A $5 donation covers skate rental and rink time, and proceeds help fund future Signature Events organized by Discover Easton.
Enjoy free outdoor music & entertainment during the festival weekend. Fire artists, light shows, and fire juggling will also be featured both days. A full schedule of performances will be available by the end of January.