Carve out some time to come to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, February 15 for the 15th annual Fire and Ice weekend- an event so hot, it’s cool! Enjoy the beauty of winter while watching ice carvers of all levels and professional snow sculptors create stunning masterpieces. Eighteen ice blocks and six snow blocks will be carved for the public to admire. The sculptures will be located in front of various sponsoring businesses throughout Sturgeon Bay. Ice carvers will be competing for cash prizes and recognition of the People’s Choice Award.
Professional snow sculptors are scheduled to carve six snow blocks (weather permitting), putting their artistic skills to the test to outdo each other’s creativity. Destination Sturgeon Bay member businesses have sponsored eighteen ice blocks for carving. Between 9 am and 2 pm, volunteer carvers of all ages and skill levels will creatively turn a 300-pound crystal clear ice block into an “ice-terpiece.” They will compete for the People’s Choice Award, and cash prizes for first, second and third place in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. A panel of judges will start discussing placings and making determinations after 2pm. All are welcome to attend the awards ceremony at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center (36 S 3rd Ave.) beginning at 3pm. All snow and ice carving locations are marked on the Fire & Ice brochure. The brochure also contains various Fire & Ice weekend happenings and is your guide to enjoying the winter weekend in Sturgeon Bay. Brochures can be picked at the Destination Sturgeon Bay Welcome Center and various businesses in Sturgeon Bay.
In addition to the ice and snow sculpting, there is plenty more to do and see during the Fire and Ice Festival. Tour the city of Sturgeon Bay in style on a heated Door County Trolley. Free trolley rides will be available to the public on February 15 from 10:30am-2:30pm. The Door County Trolley will be continuously looping around the city while making various trolley stops along the way. Trolley stops include Monticello on Jefferson, Community Foundation Square, Stone Harbor, Bay Shore Outfitters, Caplan Studios, and Martin Park.
Happening in Martin Park (207 S 3rd ), is Fire on the Ice. From 10am-12pm and 1-3pm, professional blacksmith, James Viste, will be demonstrating his craft to the public. Spectators will be able to assist James in forging several metal projects and may leave Martin Park with a keepsake of their own. While you’re at Martin Park, don’t forget to create your own snow-friend during the Community Snowman Build!
Later in the evening, the annual Fire & Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort kicks off at 6pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The live auction with experience packages and extravagant items will take place during dinner. Attendees will dance the night away to FBI & the Untouchable Horns. If you are unable to attend the gala, you can still bid on silent auction items via Handbid mobile app from the comfort of your home. Bid on the 2020 auction packages at: handbid.app.link/fireandice2020. View the spectacular range of auction packages – such as coffee for a year, a trip to New York and Napa, and various packages for the outdoor lover, foodie, beer and wine drinker and so much more! All auction proceeds help benefit Destination Sturgeon Bay. This annual gala supports the mission to promote Sturgeon Bay as a premier year-round community to live, work and play. There are a select number of tickets still available for the gala. Give Destination Sturgeon Bay a call today to purchase yours!
For more information on any and all Fire and Ice weekend happenings please visit SturgeonBay.net or contact Destination Sturgeon Bay at (920) 743-6246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.