Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (February 2, 2023) – Celebrate the winter season during Sturgeon Bay’s community-wide Fire & Ice Festival presented by Destination Sturgeon Bay and Stone Harbor Resort, February 17-18.
The weekend begins with a luminary-lit hike at Crossroads at Big Creek Nature Preserve on Friday, February 17 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Enjoy a magical, memorable winter experience with hot chocolate and bonfires. This family-friendly event is offered at no charge.
Saturday, stroll around town to witness novice and professional carvers turn blocks of snow and ice into works of art beginning at 9 am! Destination Sturgeon Bay member businesses have sponsored 20 ice blocks and 4 snow blocks this year. Carvers of all ages and skill levels will compete for cash prizes and the People’s Choice Award.
All sorts of other fun winter activities will be happening throughout Downtown Sturgeon Bay, in addition to ice and snow carving. Warm up at Bay Shore Outfitters with marshmallow roasting on the patio and hot chocolate. Madison Avenue Market will also be offering free samples and snacks. Live music by Glas Hamr will take place at Kitty O’Reillys, starting at 2 pm.
All are welcome to enjoy free Door County Trolley rides, 11 am to 3 pm. Trolley stops will be located at Bay Shore Outfitters, Lawlss, Popelka Trenchard Gallery & Glass Studio, and Third Avenue PlayWorks. Stop at Popelka Trenchard Gallery & Glass Studio, 11 am to 3 pm, for free glass blowing demonstrations. Don’t forget to stop at Third Avenue PlayWorks for an Indoor Winter Market, 10 am to 2 pm.
Hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, or simply explore on Saturday at Potawatomi State Park during Winter Trails Day presented by The Friends of Potawatomi State Park. Join the Friends in the warming shelter at the picnic area on the park’s south shoreline for refreshments and to warm up by the fire, 10 am to noon.
Saturday evening the excitement continues during the annual Fire & Ice dinner and auction followed by the “Fire over the Water” fireworks show. Enjoy live music by Pink Houses and a special performance by Fox Valley Fire Arts! Gala tickets can be purchased at DoorCountyTickets.com.
Join us for Sturgeon Bay’s “Fire Over the Water” fireworks show beginning at 9 pm. Fireworks will be launched from the Old Train Spur Bridge on the waterfront. Viewing locations will include Otumba Park, Stone Harbor Resort, Bayview Park, Graham Park, Sawyer Park, and Sonny’s Pizzeria.
Destination Sturgeon Bay will once again partner with Handbid Online for an online silent auction featuring over 60 amazing, local products from businesses around Door County. The auction opens for bidding on Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm and will close on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 pm. All are welcome to participate! More information can be found at SturgeonBay.net.
Fire & Ice event brochures will feature a full listing of weekend happenings and a map of ice sculpture locations. Brochures will be available for pick up at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center, 36 S. 3rd Avenue, starting February 6.
For more information about the Fire & Ice Festival or other Destination Sturgeon Bay events, please call 920-743-6246 or visit SturgeonBay.net.