Rockford Ice Festival scheduled for February!

Rockford Ice Festival scheduled for February!


The Fifth Annual Rockford Ice Festival is scheduled for February 7 & 8, 2014. This exciting event delights thousands every year in downtown Rockford, Michigan.

The schedule is set for 2014, and is even bigger than 2013. This amazing event features LIVE ice carving by the Ice Guru organization, featuring the talents of Randy Finch of the Food Network’s Ice Brigade.

On Friday, February 7th the ice sculptures will be placed in the downtown district. There is an Opening Ceremony planned for Friday evening at 6 p.m. with music, entertainment and a ribbon cutting to start the event. New this year ~ the sculptures will be lit. Also, there will be FREE carriage rides in downtown Friday evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and given by Grand Carriages, LLC.

Each year, picturesque downtown Rockford is transformed into a vision of ice, offering winter wonderland fun for folks of all ages and stages, and this year will be no different. Just imagine…

  • chain saw wielding ice carvers transposing huge blocks of ice into amazing sculptures
  • nine holes of miniature ice golf
  • interactive ice games
  • snowman building
  • a scavenger hunt throughout the town to locate dozens of ice sculptures
  • free hot cocoa
  • a photography contest
  • music and entertainment
  • a Snow Ball Dance
  • a chili cook off
  • watch participants take a dip in the icy waters of the Rogue River during Rockford Rotary’s Sweetheart Splash
  • and THOUSANDS of guests discovering the enchantment of downtown Rockford during the Ice Festival!

To close the event, the Rockford Area Arts Commission will be hosting its Third Annual Snow Ball dance. The event takes place at Thousand Oaks Golf Club from 6-11 p.m. This wonderful event will give you a chance to celebrate a special Valentine’s date with the love of your life, with delicious food, live entertainment and dancing. For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to

The Fifth Annual Ice Festival promises to be BIGGER and BETTER than last year – which is not an easy act to follow. Last year’s Festival drew more than 10,000 and was highlighted nationally!

So, be sure to mark your calendars for this wonderful, family-fun event.

*Are you interested in sponsoring an ice sculpture? Call Ryan DeVries at (616) 581-3449.

10 Responses to “Rockford Ice Festival scheduled for February!”

  1. Michelle Premer says:

    I was wondering how I would go about entering the photography competition since I cannot find a link to enter ???

  2. Stacey says:

    At what time will the 9 holes of ice miniature golf start on Friday, Feb. 8th?

  3. Mica says:

    Should you/ Can you sign up in advance for a carriage ride?

    • No, as far as prior to the evening. But, you can go and put your name in the night of the event and then they will tell you what time to come back at so you can shop, eat and browse downtown until it is your turn and you are not stuck standing in line.

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