ICEFEST 2017 Downtown Hamilton

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IceFest 2017: Warm Weather Plan

Ok everyone please help us get the word out on the plan below for IceFest 2017 – To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.

Based on the most recent weather forecasts we are expecting temperatures in the 50s-60s and our ice carving professionals have recommended that we put out half of our ice sculptures Friday night and the other half Saturday morning.

Friday Night: Sculptures will be put out along the courthouse lawn near dusk for the Technicolor Ice Walk which will compliment the live Fire and Ice carving demonstration occurring next to Second Street at 7pm. Our showcase carver will also be working out in front of the Government Services Building on his large 10 block showcase sculpture throughout the evening.

Saturday: Additional sculptures will be placed along High Street in front of the buildings spanning from the Government Services Building to the Key Bank building at Second Street.

ALL events will occur as originally scheduled. This includes the Carving Competition, Human Sled Race, Speed Carving Demonstration, and voting on Saturday, as well Fire & Ice on Friday night.

This year’s theme, ‘To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before’, pays tribute to the explorer in all of us with ice sculptures centered around the frontier of exploration, science, and technology as well as the people who have taken us there over the years.

Icefest 2017 will happen in all weather conditions January 20-21

Visit downtown Hamilton this weekend. The event will occur in all weather conditions. If the temperatures are higher than normal it is advisable to visit ICEFEST 2017 Friday evening and early on Saturday morning.

Event schedule