Don’t Miss Fire & Ice Festivities Feb. 12-13

The annual Fire & Ice weekend will kick off Feb. 12 with the Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe at Crossroads at Big Creek, 6-8 pm. 

Then on Feb. 13, join or watch the 16th annual Fire & Ice ice-carving competition in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Between 9 am and 2 pm, individual carvers and carving teams of all ages and skill levels will turn 300-pound ice blocks into sculptures. They’ll also compete for the People’s Choice Award and cash prizes ranging from $10 to $150 for first, second and third place in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. There is no cost to participate, and carving experience is not necessary for the beginner level. A judging panel will start making determinations after 2 pm.

A community snowman build will also begin at Martin Park, 9 am, weather permitting. Masks and social distancing are requested for all events.

To compete in the carving competition, get an application at and return the completed form to Destination Sturgeon Bay.

The Fire & Ice Gala will be virtual this year. Guests will have a choice of gala gifts that include dinner from Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe, dessert from Stone Harbor Resort and an event link to a special virtual show featuring Charlie Berens. Find ticket information, gift orders and auction details at

For the fourth year, the auction is going virtual. Start bidding Feb. 6 at The online auction will close Feb. 13, 10 pm; item pickup will be Feb. 14, 10 am – 12 pm, or by appointment after those hours.

To cap it all off, enjoy the Winter on the Water fireworks show Feb. 13, around 9 pm. 

Want more details about the weekend’s happenings? Visit, call 920.743.6246 or email [email protected]


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