Sturgeon Bay Fire & Ice Festival

Enjoy the beauty of winter at an event “so cool, it’s hot!” Come to Sturgeon Bay for the 19th annual Fire & Ice Festival Saturday, Feb. 18.

All the fun begins at 9 am with a citywide snow carving competition featuring novice, intermediate, advanced and professional artists.

Pound some metal with professional blacksmith James Viste. He will tap steel in Martin Park on the corner of Third Ave. & Oregon St.

Spend the day perusing the shopping districts while artists transform blocks of ice into art. Printed event maps with ice block locations are available at local businesses or by visiting the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (36 S. Third Ave). Cast a vote for your favorite ice carving by filling out the People’s Choice Award ballot included with each map.

Presented by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) and Stone Harbor Resort, the fun continues on Saturday evening during the annual Fire & Ice Gala and Auction. Attendees to the sold-out event will enjoy a fabulous dinner, followed by dancing to live music by Boogie and the YoYoz.

New this year is the spectacular Fire & Ice Live Auction; to see a list of auction items visit Absentee bids are currently being taken by calling the SBVC at 920.743.6246. Bids will be accepted until 12 pm, Friday, Feb. 17. For more information visit