Downtown Easton, MD

February 16 & 17, 2024
President's Day weekend

Festival Hours:
Friday 5:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 12 noon - 9:00PM

Chesapeake Fire & Ice will again feature dozens of ice sculptures spread throughout Easton’s historic district. The event will kick off Friday night with live music and ice carvings on February 16. Outdoor ice skating will be open by nightfall and the streets will be alive with fun! Live carvings will be all over town, including one sponsored by presenting sponsors Preston Automotive Group and Bay Security/Safehouse, LLC – all outside and easy to view with a stroll through town! 

The festivities continue all weekend with opportunities to tour the ice sculptures. Events will include an activity filled Fire Trail, family fun events, outdoor ice skating, children’s icehouse at the Talbot County Free Library, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping, restaurant specials, lodging specials, and more!

  Stews and Brews is also taking place on February 17, get your tickets now!

Amazing sculptures will be all over town - free entry and viewing!

-Featured Events During the Festival-

-Ice Sculpture & Outdoor Schedule-

2024 Schedule

Tour of Ice Sculptures

Friday 16th (5 to 9 p.m.) | Saturday 17th (Noon to 9 P.M.)

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.  Grab a festival map from the , the Easton Visitor Center, or download so you’ll know exactly where to go and where to be during the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival!

Live Sculpture Demonstrations

Friday Night & Saturday

The featured attraction of the Friday Night is the on-site carving of incredibly detailed ice sculpture, presented by Preston Automotive Group and Safehouse LLC. 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!

Friday :

Londonderry on the Tred Avon carving @ Thompson Park at 5:30 p.m.

Easton Economic Development Corp carving @ Tiger Lily Restaurant at 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday :
Soistman carving @ Talbot County Free Library at 12:00 p.m.
Town of Easton carving @ Easton Town Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Outdoor Ice Skating

FriDay (5 to 9 p.m.) Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
visitors center parking lot (11 S. Harrison Street)

Come and enjoy the opportunity to skate outside in Easton during the festival! If you are worried about bringing your own skates. Special equipment is needed, street ice skates are not allowed. Skates will be provided for anyone who wants to go on the rink so just bring yourself and your friends. Admission for skating is also completely free. The synthetic ice rink is sponsored by Bluepoint Hospitality and The Arc Central Chesapeake Region. 

Please note: The first hour is reserved for those guests needing accommodations. 

Bartender preparing a flaming cocktail in a pineapple

FIre Trail

FriDay (5 to 9 p.m.) Saturday (noon to 9 p.m.)

Our businesses have put together FIERY specials, fun, and more! Check out the fire trail and make sure you visit them all, check them off, and tell us your top three!  Take a pic of you and your favorite attraction, #chesapeakefireandice, and tag @DiscoverEaston on facebook or insta.


Kick things off by starting at one of our preview nights locations along the trail! Get Ready for good times and good music at our Sizzling Sounds Pavillion in the Waterfowl Building on 40 South Harrison Street. For one night only, Saved By Zero will headline an ’80s Glow Party with drinks being served by Lyon Rum and Delmarva Craft and Crow Vineyards from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that the show is free and first come first serve!


We will also have a separate Fire Pavillion Tent both Friday evening and Saturday on the Bullitt House lawn on 40 South Harrison Street. The Chesapeake Chefs will be serving delicious pizza and oyster stew. Drinks from Lyon Rum (Saturday), Delmarva Craft and Crow Vineyards will also be available for purchase. Keep warm by the fire pit sponsored by Breoo and Aqua Pools and enjoy live music from Jimmy Maguire Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday performances from Honey Sol (12p.m. to 4 p.m.) and Poppy Blue Eyes (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.).


You can also warm up on the Fire Patio at Chesapeake Blooms on 22B North Harrison Street. Chesapeake Chefs, Triple Creek Winery, and Lyon Rum will also be on the patio as well a fire pit. The Avalon Corner will also be active with drinks from Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Download the Fire Trail Map here! 

Music & Entertainment

Juggling: Friday (6 to 8 P.M.) & Saturday (Noon to 4 P.M.) in Thompson Park

Live Music: Friday (5 to 9 p.m.)
& Saturday (Noon to 4 P.M. & 5 to 9 P.M.)

Enjoy free outdoor music & entertainment during the festival weekend! Our list of talented performers includes:

Friday Night Performances:

The excellent SAVED BY ZERO is bringing the music and the neon with a spectacular Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival “80’s Glow Party” February 16th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m! The show is free and first come first serve!

Jimmy Maguire will be playing some tunes in our Fire Pavillion tent behind the Bullit House on 40 East Dover Street from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dj Howard Barnett will also be downtown on North Harrison Street keeping the night festive and bumping while you walk through the trail!


Saturday Performances:

The phenomenal Honey Sol will be in our Fire Pavillion tent behind the Bullit House on 40 East Dover Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Poppy Blue Eyes taking us into the evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anna Burgess will also be playing at Tiger Lily on  206 N Washington St from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.!

Doc Charlton will be in the Avalon Corner Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come grab a drink and some oysters and listen to Doc tickle the ivories with some good ‘ol americana tunes! Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will be serving up some amazing Fire & Ice specialty cocktails, too! 


Award-winning and crowd favorite Cascading Carlos will perform Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.! Carlos has fascinated and entertained children and adults alike for over two decades – don’t miss out on both of his performances! Friday will feature fire and Saturday will be a daytime show in Thompson Park – try your hand at juggling with his friendly interactive show. Click here to find out more about Carlos.

Talbot Humane also returns this year with their furry friends for their kissing booth! Meet some of the cutest, friendliest animals on the Eastern Shore on South Harrison Street. You can find these lovely creatures Saturday from 12 to 3p.m.





 The Children’s icehouse, sponsored by the Talbot County Free Library, Soistman Family Dentistry and The Peoples Bank will be at  Talbot County Free Library featuring free hot cocoa, crafts, story time, and games!   February 17th at 11 a.m.- 3:00 PM!


Story time is at 11:30 AM

Free Admission 

Children listing to a story

-FIRE & ICE EVENTs Schedule-

Click below to learn more about the events taking place during the festival weekend 

-Ice Sculptures & Self-Guided tour-

Ice sculptures are unveiled Friday evening during the Ice Block Party. It's your first chance to see the creative ice designs and watch the live carving demos starting at 5:00 p.m. When the sun sets, each sculpture is illuminated with LED lights and offer great photo-ops for families!

The sculptures remain on view Saturday and the ice skating rink will be open!

Sunday morning is your last chance to see the sculptures. As the weather is unpredictable, please note that the ice sculptures will look their best Friday evening and Saturday morning.