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The Havre de Grace Ice Festival
February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2024;
With over 50 beautifully lit ice sculptures to set the mood throughout the downtown area, you will find lots to do and see, including live ice-carving demonstrations, a chili cook-off, outdoor hot toddy garden, live performances, character meet & greets, corn hole boards made of ice, fire pits, free s’mores, in-store specials, and more! You can even try your hand at ice sculpting by carving your name into our graffiti wall of ice!
The 2024 Havre de Grace Ice Festival will take place in beautiful downtown Havre de Grace and at The STAR Centre. This year’s theme is “Magic, Monsters & Make Believe!”
Our ice sculptures will bring your imagination to life! You can even vote for your favorite. Ballots are available throughout the event including the Info Booth, STAR Centre, Hot Toddy Bar, inside most downtown stores & restaurants, and at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes!
An Ice Royalty parade will take place at The STAR Centre to start the festivities. Contestants will cross the stage as our distinguished judges choose one child to be crowned Ice Royalty 2024! SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EA4A928A0F4C43-47051447-ice
New this year…. visit JURASSIC KINGDOM at The STAR Centre! Four shows throughout the day will delight children of all ages! Step back to the time of the dinosaurs in this fun family show. Not only do audiences get to see life like dinosaurs in ACTION, they also have the opportunity to touch, and interact with them throughout the show. The host Miss Kala opens the show with an introduction that sends the audience back in time. Following, they learn about various fossils that introduce our dinosaurs:
Terry – the talking, comical Pterodactyl
Jack – our 2 month old Brontosaurus
Sarah – our new born Triceratops
Lucy – 5 year old full grown Velociraptor
Sparky – 2 year old T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex)
Plus presentation of actual…
Fossil claw from Baryonyx
Skull from Coelophysis
Foot print of Ornithopod
Egg from Triceratops
Tooth from Megalodon
Tooth from Tyrannosaurus Rex
Our beloved STAR Centre will be entirely converted into a kids zone complete with bounce houses, games, learning experiences, crafts, specialty vendors, giveaways, a local downtown merchants area, The “Elsa & Friends” show, and the Jurassic Kingdom shows! Pop in and warm up before heading back downtown to enjoy the outdoor ice festivities.
***Transportation between downtown and The STAR will be provided free of charge!***
***This event is free to the public; however, tickets are sold for the Chili Tasting, the “Elsa & Friends Live!” performance, and “Jurassic Kingdom” shows.***
Radio station WHGM GOLD, our official media partner, will broadcast everything live from the Festival!