16th Annual Magical Ice Fest

Published by St. Joseph Today

Friday 31st of January 2020 - Sunday 2nd of February 2020

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

St. Joseph, MI

2020-01-31 16:00:00 2020-02-02 18:00:00 America/Detroit 16th Annual Magical Ice Fest Join us January 31 - February 2 for frosty fun all weekend long! Book your stay today stjoetoday.com/sleep. St. Joseph, MI St. Joseph Today

Join us in downtown St. Joseph Januray 31 - February 2 for our 16th Annual Magical Ice Fest presented by Silver Beach Pizza! 

We've got frosty fun planned all weekend long, book your stay today stjoetoday.com/sleep.




Ice Competitions - Friday & Saturday
Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art! Friday evening the Professional Individual Competition will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm along Pleasant Street. On Saturday, the Professional Team Competition will run from 8am-4pm along State Street.

Fire & Ice Tower - Friday at 7:30pm sponsored by Shadowland on Silver Beach
Join us at the official kickoff to our 15th Annual Magical Ice Fest weekend. Guests will view a breathtaking display of fire and ice. Location will be at State and Pleasant Streets.

Fire & Ice Party at Shadowland - Friday from 8pm-Midnight

Ice Fest 2020 5K Chocolate Walk/Run presented by Sunset Coast Striders - Saturday
Join us for the chilliest timed run in St. Joseph. Along with chocolate filled yumminess, the race will be chip timed. Medals will be provided for the top three runners as well as the top walkers in each age group. 

ICE WARS! sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council - Saturday from 4:30pm-6pm
Located at State and Pleasant Streets, watch pro carvers duel it out in 15 minute bouts of ice-carving chaos! The crowd is the judge for this event as the carvers go head to head to see who can create the best sculpture the fastest.

SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt - All Weekend
Hunt all of our logo sculptures in and around downtown and be entered to win a St. Joseph Today gift certificate (good at more than 40 locations)! Stop in the Welcome Center to get a copy of the scavenger hunt form and learn the fun details.

Frozen Fish Toss sponsored by The Livery Microbrewery - Saturday 10am-4pm
Located on State Street outside the Welcome Center.

Ice Bowling - Saturday 10am-4pm
Located on State Street outside the Welcome Center.

Tic-Tac-Toe sponsored by SWMI Brew Tours - Saturday 10am-4pm
Located on State Street outside the Welcome Center.

Magical Ice Throne sponsored by Nathan Thomas Orthodontics
Take a magical photo on the throne of ice located on the corner of Pleasant and State Streets.

Magic Tour - Saturday
Join local magician John Dudley as he visits several downtown locations and performs a variety of magic. He is sure to be entertaining for all ages.

Schedule TBA

Waikiki Weekend - Saturday & Sunday
Hang Ten at Silver Beach Center during the Ice Fest. The Silver Beach Carousel will be turned into a tropical paradise with island fun for the whole family all weekend long. Plus enjoy Hawaiian Luau Performances in the Shadowland on Silver Beach ballroom at 1:30pm and 3pm on Saturday. Aloha!

Special thank you to our sponsors for their continued support and enthusiasm for this event. This event would not be possible without them!


Silver Beach Pizza Logo    The INN Badge Logo PMS 2189   Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

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Interactive Sponsors

Livery Logo    SWMI Brew Tours   NathanThomasLogo BlackBkgrndMed

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