Carve out some time to come to Sturgeon Bay Saturday, February 17 for the 13th annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice weekend. Snow and ice carvers will sculpt jaw-dropping masterpieces throughout Sturgeon Bay in a competition for cash prizes and the recognition of the People’s Choice Award (ice carving only). Locals and visitors will dine and dance the night away at the sold out, black-tie-optional Fire & Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort Saturday evening.
Professional snow sculptors are scheduled to carve 6 snow blocks (ice will be carved in case of no snow), putting their artistic skills to the test to outdo each other’s creativity. Test your own carving flair with free-carve ice blocks (if available) in Martin Park (207 S. Third Ave).
Sturgeon Bay businesses are sponsoring 17 ice blocks for carving. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., volunteer carvers will creatively turn a 300 pound crystal clear ice block into an “ice-terpiece”. They will compete for People’s Choice Award, and cash prizes for first, second and third place in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories, as evaluated by a panel of ice carving judges. Judges will make their determinations after 2 p.m. and the awards ceremony will take place at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center office (36 S. Third Ave.) at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony.
Each carver or team of carvers receives a food/drink voucher donated by Scaturo’s Baking Co. and Cafe, 5th & Jefferson Coffehouse, and Brick Lot Pub & Grill. The professional snow carvers receive complimentary lodging from Bridgeport Waterfront Resort and Stone Harbor Resort.
Tour Sturgeon Bay on Saturday and watch the carvers via free trolley rides from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Some trolley stops include Bay Shore Outfitters, Popelka Trenchard Glass, Martin Park, Door County Eye Associates, and 5th & Jefferson Coffeehouse.
The annually sold-out Fire & Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a live auction of experience packages and individual items donated by local businesses. Marcell Guyton and The Rhythm Kings will entertain guests from 8:30 p.m. until midnight.
New this year, bid on auction items at the gala or from your home! Download the free Handbid mobile app to view and bid on silent and live auction items. Bid on the 2018 auction packages at: handbid.app.link/fireandice. View the spectacular range of auction packages – such as a VIP behind the scenes tour of Bay Shipbuilding and dinner for 4 on the Queen of the Great Lakes, Paul R. Tregurtha, a trip to Napa Valley, 6 hour professional photography package, indoor club seats to a regular season Packer game, and a trip to packages for the outdoor lover, foodie, wine drinker, and high-end silent auction items too.
As a non-profit organization, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center relies on this annual event and auction to raise funds to support the mission to promote Sturgeon Bay as a premier year-round community to live, work and play.
For more information on Fire and Ice weekend, contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: (920) 743-6246 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 LOCATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE CARVERS:
Bay Shore Outfitters
Get “Real” Cafe
Madison Avenue Market
On Deck Clothing Co.
Stone Harbor Resort
BP Gas Station
Cornucopia Kitchen Shop
Door Country Gifts
Door County Candy
Door County Eye Associates
Nicolet National Bank (4th & Kentucky)
On Deck Clothing Co.
The Corner Cafe
5th and Jefferson Coffeehouse