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Fire & Ice Festival, Sturgeon Bay
February 16, 2019
February 15, 2018
Stone Harbor Resort
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107 1st Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235, United States
Fire & Ice Festival

Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay is the epicenter for the annual Fire & Ice Festival, happening February 16, 2019 right along the waters of the bay in Door County. Enjoy the beauty of winter at an event So Cool, it’s Hot!

Professional carvers begin working on their creations Friday, February 16th. Stroll the downtown streets as you watch things develop, and of course enjoy shopping, dine, imbibe in beverages, or just get your Fitbit steps in while you watch.

All the fun begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with a citywide ice and snow carving competition featuring novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional artists.

Watch artists of all levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – sculpt “ice-terpieces” out of blocks of ice. Starting at 9am, carvers will start chipping and melting the ice to create an original sculpture. Carvers will be outside of the several Sturgeon Bay businesses competing for cash prizes.

In addition to ice carvings, professional carvers will be turning giant snow blocks into masterpieces. These snow sculptures will be scattered throughout the city.

Be sure to pick up a Fire & Ice brochure for a listing of the 20+ snow and ice block locations. Also included in the brochure is a People’s Choice Award ballot. You can find the Fire and Ice brochure here.

Cast your vote for your favorite ice block and drop it off in the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center office (36 S. 3rd Avenue). Winners are announced at 3 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.

But before you vote, be sure to take a trolley around to see all of the sculptures!

Sturgeon Bay Trolley for Fire & Ice


Happening in Martin Park from 10am-noon and 1-3pm is Fire on the Ice. Watch professional blacksmith James Viste forge metal and turn metal rods into something special.

Attendees have the chance to forge their own metal projects too! If you’re needing a place to warm up on the chilly day be sure to stop by Martin Park and check out the excitement.

For more information about the daytime activities, email or call (920) 743-6246.

Sturgeon Bay is the seat of Door County, right where the peninsula is split by the waters the city is named after. Highways 42 and 57 bring you in, and there’s plenty else to see while you’re there – and of course, beauty and adventure await further up the peninsula!

Fire & Ice Festival Address:

Downtown Sturgeon Bay & Stone Harbor Resort
107 N. 1st Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-0700