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Ice Fest returns to North Coast Harbor: We have the chilly details

The popular, lakefront event is scheduled for the second weekend in February.

CLEVELAND — The Ice Fest at North Coast Harbor is back, organizers announced on Monday.

The lakefront tradition will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 11 a.m. -6 p.m. in Voinovich Bicentennial Park.

The free event, presented by the City of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), features the Inaugural Hot Cocoa 5K & 1 Mile Walk, an array of immersive ice sculptures, carving demonstrations, ice bars and more around the inner harbor walkway and along E. 9th Street Pier, a news release said.

The great news is, this is a family event. So guests of all ages are invited to enjoy live carving demos, hot cocoa and kids’ crafts, the Ice Fest Scavenger Hunt, and 25-plus ice sculptures from world-renowned ice carvers. Sculptures will be on display by 10 a.m. 

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Also, while enjoying the festivities, guests can warm up at Nuevo Cleveland for a delicious bite to eat. Great Lakes Science center will also offer $5 off admission for Hot Cocoa 5K & 1 Mile Walk participants and Ice Fest attendees. Discount tickets for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are also available for Cleveland residents.

See the day’s schedule of events below:

  • 10:00 AM | Inaugural Hot Cocoa 5K & 1 Mile Walk
  • 10:30 AM | SnowGa (20-minute outdoor yoga) 
  • 11:00 AM | SnowGa (20-minute outdoor yoga)
  • 11:00 AM | Scavenger Hunt Swag Pick-up & FREE Hot Cocoa at Simply Vintage until 1:00 PM (while supplies last)
  • 11:00 AM | Storytime & Crafts at Suite C until 1:00 PM
  • 11:30 AM | Carving Demo at Nuevo
  • 12:30 PM | Carving Demo at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Plaza
  • 1:00 PM | Musical Performance by WODA at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (no admission fee required; performance will be on the main level indoor stage)
  • 1:30 PM | Carving Demo in Voinovich Park
  • 2:30 PM | Fire Pits & S’more Kits at Voinovich Park
  • 2:30 PM | Carving Demo in Voinovich Park
  • 3:30 PM | Ice Tower Build and Carving Demo in Voinovich Park
  • 5:30 PM | Fire & Ice Tower Lighting
  • 5:45 PM | Burn Unit Fire Performance (30-minute show) in Voinovich Park

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Editor's Note: The following video is from a previous, unrelated report.


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