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11th Annual Magical Ice Fest Feb. 6-8


Join us in downtown St. Joseph February 6-8 for our 11th Annual Ice Carving Festival!

We've got frosty fun planned all weekend long, book your stay today

Certified Ice Competitions - All Weekend
Professional Ice Carving Competitions on Friday evening and on Saturday from 8am-4pm. Friday's Individual Competition will begin at 5:30-7:30pm all along State St - watch the carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art!

Fire & Ice Tower Display - Friday at 7:30pm (Immediately Following Individual Competition)
Join us at the official kickoff to our 11th Annual Magical Ice Fest weekend. Guests will view a breathtaking display of fire and ice. Location will be at State and Pleasant Streets.

Fire and Ice Party at Shadowland - Friday Night
8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Cover $10 at the door, ladies free before 9:00, ages 18 and up
Cash Bar, Tropical Martini Ice Luge, Pizza provided by Silver Beach Pizza, Zick Sticks provided by Zick’s Specialty Meats
Band:  Joshua and Jeremy Sprague 
Fire Performers:  Barefoot Hawaiian Fire Performers 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Ice Fest 5k Chocolate Walk/Run
presented by the Sunset Coast Striders - Saturday

Join us for the chilliest timed run in St. Joseph. Along with chocolate filled yumminess, the race will be chip timed by Chris Pawielski at Good Times Event Timing. Trophies will be provided to the overall top female and male as well as medals for the top two age group finishers. 

Registration opens on January 1, 2015, click here to register. Late registration and a price increase will occur on February 5, 2015.  To guarantee a T-shirt, please register by January 31, 2015. Refer to our Facebook Page for up to date information or to just chit chat. You won't find a more fun way to freeze your ice off!!

5K event proceeds will benefit Well of Grace Ministries located in Stevensville, Michigan.

Third Annual ICE WARS! - Saturday 4:30-6pm
Located at State and Pleasant Streets, watch pro carvers duel it out in 15 minute bouts of ice-carving chaos! The crowd is the judge for this event as these carvers go head to head to see who can create the best sculpture the fastest.

Snow Biz Scavenger Hunt - All Weekend
Hunt all of our logo sculptures in and around downtown and be entered to win a St. Joseph Today Gift Certificate good at more than 40 locations! Stop in the Welcome Center to get a copy of the scavenger hunt form and learn the fun details. The hunt is available Friday through Sunday of the Ice Festival.

Magical Fun - Saturday
Join local magician John Dudley as he visits several downtown attractions and performs a variety of magic. He is sure to be entertaining for all ages. See below for the Magical Tour Schedule:
11 AM - Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
Noon - Krasl Art Center
1 PM - Curious Kids' Museum
2 PM - Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
4 PM - Silver Beach Carousel (inside Shadowland Ballroom)

Waikiki Weekend - Saturday and Sunday
Hang Ten at Silver Beach Center during the Ice Fest. The Silver Beach Carousel will be turned into a tropical paradise with island fun for the whole family all weekend long. Plus enjoy Hawaiian Luau Performances in the ballroomin the ballroom at 2pm and 3pm on Saturday. Aloha!

Special fun on Thursday, Jan. 5 - Dora's Tropical Adventure 4-8:30pm at the Carousel. Enjoy this family fun night with $1 carousel rides (that's half off) plus Dora games and activities, a great way to kick off Waikiki Weekend!

Special thank you to our sponsors for the continued support and enthusiasm for this event. This event would not be possible without them!

Frost Sponsors:
Boulevard Inn & Bistro
Scott Berry Promotions
Silver Beach Pizza

Ice Wars Sponsor
Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

SNOWBIZ Sponsors
94.9 WSJM
97.5 Y-Country
98.3 The Coast
Beaudoin Electrical Construction
The Buck Burgers & Brew
Celebration Cinema
City of St. Joseph
Edgewater Resources
Great Lakes Eye Care P.C.
Honor Credit Union
InCity Magazine
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Lake Michigan College
Lakeland HealthCare
Perennial Accents
Plank's Tavern
Schultz Roofing Supply
Silver Beach Carousel
South Bend International Airport
United Federal Credit Union
Vail Rubber Works

Crystal Sponsors (Custom Sculpture)

Bound For Freedom
Bud Distributing
Chan's Garden
Chemical Bank
The Candlestick Maker
DK Boutique
Tom and Judy Gawlik
Harbor Shores Golf
HarborTown Interiors
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express - St. Joseph
Holt Bosse
Edgewater Bank
Fifth Third Bank
LakeHouse by Cravings
Landis Clothing Co.
Moxie's Boutique
Olive Cart
Pier 1000
Purely Michigan
Silver Beach Center
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Third Coast Surf Shop
V&A Bootery
Waterfront Framing & Fine Art
White Pine Winery

Snowflake Sponsors
City Plumbing
Maddog 5/1: Revolutionary Fitness
Red Arrow Club for Endurance, Running and walking Sports (SWMI RACERS)
Shadowland Ballroom