13th Annual Magical Ice Fest
Published by St. Joseph Today
Friday 3rd of February 2017 - Sunday 5th of February 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us in downtown St. Joseph February 3-5 for our 13th Annual Ice Carving Festival presented by Silver Beach Pizza!
We've got frosty fun planned all weekend long, book your stay today stjoetoday.com/sleep.
We're excited to partner with the Great Lakes Drone Company for some footage of this event!
The Boulevard Inn
"13th Magical Ice Festival Package"
521 Lake Boulevard
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Certified Ice Competitions - All Weekend
Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art! Friday evening the Professional Individual Competition will run from 5:30-7:30pm along Pleasant Street. On Saturday, the Professional Team Competition will run from 8am-4pm along State Street.
Fire & Ice Tower Display sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites - Friday at 7:30pm
Join us at the official kickoff to our 13th 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 from 8pm-Midnight
Cover $10 at the door, ages 18 and up
Cash Bar, Tropical Martini 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 at 9pm and 10:30pm
4th 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. Trophies will be provided to the overall top female and male as well as medals for the top two age group finishers.
5th Annual ICE WARS! sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council - Saturday from 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.
SnowBiz 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.
Frozen Fish Toss sponsored by The Livery Microbrewery - Saturday
Located on State Street outside of the Welcome Center.
Magical Ice Throne sponsored by the Silver Beach Center
Take a magical photo on a throne of ice located on the corner of Pleasant and State Street!
Football Player Photo Ops sponsored by Edgewater Bank (St. Joseph Public Schools), Jimmy Johns (Benton Harbor Public Schools), Comfort Suites (Lakeshore Public Schools)
Magical Fun - Saturday
Join local magician John Dudley as he visits serveral downtown locations and performs a variety of magic. He is sure to be entertaining for all ages.
Magical Tour Schedule:
11am - Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
Noon - Krasl Art Center
1pm - Curious Kids' Museum
2:15pm - Downtown St. Joe (Corner of State and Pleasant)
4pm - Silver Beach Carousel (located in the Shadowland Ballroom)
Waikiki Weekend - Saturday and Sunday
The weekend heats up at the Silver Beach Center with Waikki Weekend. Ride a tropical-themed carousel, learn how to hula with live hula dance demonstrations and more!
2017 ICE FEST SPONSORS
Specical thank you to our sponsors for their continued support and enthusiasm for this event. This event would not be possible without them!
Special Thanks to: