Downtown Easton, MD

2024 Dates: February 16 & 17
President's Day weekend

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 17. 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. Live carvings will be all over town, including one sponsored by presenting sponsors Preston Automotive Group and Bay Security/Safehouse, LLC, during the Friday night Block Party. 

Please come by the Lyon Rum Pop-up Bar for Maps and schedules! (Corner of Dover and Harrison at the Avalon Corner!)

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, entertainment, seasonal sales and shopping, restaurant specials, and more.

  Stews and Brews is also taking place nearby, get your tickets now!

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

-Featured Events During the Festival-

-Ice Sculpture & Outdoor Schedule-

2023 Schedule

Tour of Ice Sculptures

Friday 17th (5 to 9 p.m.) | Saturday 18th (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. You’ll also meet some of the the designers and sponsors of the ice sculptures. Grab a festival map from the Academy Art Museum, Agave Arts & Juicing, the Ivy Cafe, Vintage Books, the Talbot County Visitor Center, or the Tidewater Inn so you’ll know exactly where to go and where to be during the Chesapeake Fire & Ice Festival!

Live Sculpture Demonstrations

Friday (5 to 9 p.m.)

The featured attraction of the Friday Night Ice Block Party is the on-site carving of incredibly detailed ice sculptures, 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!

Outdoor Ice Skating

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

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! Return your fire trail map to us by dropping off at the Visitor’s center on 11 S. Harrison, mail it in, email it in to or hashtag your favorites on our social media for a chance to win! Take a pic of you and your favorite attraction, #chesapeakefireandice, and tag @DiscoverEaston on facebook or insta. Ten winners will be notified by email! 

Download the Fire Trail Map! 

Children listing to a story

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:

Anna Burgess: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (@ 31 North Harrison St)

Daphne Eckman: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (@ 218 North Washington St)

Poppy Blue Eyes: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (@ 11 North Washington St)


Saturday Performances:

Honey Sol: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (@ 11 North Washington St)

Jimmy Maguire: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (@ 31 North Harrison St)

Restrung: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (@ 11 North Washington St) 

The Sagacious Traveler: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. (@ 31 North Harrison St)


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 Friday night and Saturday on Goldsborough Street. You can find these lovely creatures Friday from 5 p.m. to 7p.m and Saturday from 12 to 3p.m.








Stop by the Talbot County Free Library and see a lovely Frosty the Snowman ice sculpture donated to the library by the Talbot County Free Library Friends. The library will also have a Frosty Story time for kids February 18th at 11 a.m.!

-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.

-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.

Signature Sponsors


Ice Rink Sponsor


Hospitality Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Hospitality Sponsor


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