Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center News

Fire & Ice Weekend - So Hot…It’s Cool!

Are you ready for Fire & Ice Weekend? Watch snow and ice sculptors create beautiful works of art throughout Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Cash prizes and the People’s Choice Award are on the line for the brave sculptors who will take on the cold.

Then brush off your dancing shoes, grab your suit, tie, or dress, and hit the dance floor at the 2019  Fire & Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort.

Snow & Ice Carving Competition

Snow and Ice Carving

Carvers will “break the ice” at 9 a.m. with a city wide ice and snow carving competition. Novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional artists will be carving in front of Sturgeon Bay businesses for a chance to win cash prizes and the People’s Choice Award.

Stroll the streets, and spend the day shopping, dining, and admiring artists transform a 300 pound ice and snow block into jaw dropping masterpieces.

All ages are welcome to participate (carvers under 18 must have parental supervision to use power tools)! No experience is necessary. Tools are available to borrow for a $10 refundable deposit. Everyone is welcome to attend the award ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center office at 36 S. Third Avenue.

Where to Find the Carvers

Fire & Ice event maps with ice and snow block locations will be available at local businesses and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center.  Included with every map is a People’s Choice ballot - pick your favorite and cast your vote!

Watch the carvers work their magic while enjoying a free trolley ride around Sturgeon Bay from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fire ON the Ice - Blacksmith training

Fire ON the Ice

While strolling around Sturgeon Bay, stop at Martin Park (corner of Third Ave. & Michigan St.) from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Forge your own piece of metal with the help of master blacksmith, James Viste (weather permitting). Watch and learn as he creates unique objects with his tools and blazing heat!

Fire & Ice Gala

Warm up at Saturday evening’s Fire & Ice Gala at Stone Harbor Resort from 6 p.m. to midnight! Enjoy a black tie optional event with delicious dinner and live music. During dinner, get your bidding paddles ready for the live auction. You definitely don’t want to miss the live auction packages.

Fire & Ice Gala silent and live auctions!

And for the second year...the silent and live auctions have gone mobile! Start bidding on auction items no later than February 14, 2019  online or on the Handbid mobile app! 

Purchase tickets at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (36 S. Third Avenue) or over the phone at (920) 743-6246.  RSVPs are required as this event sells out annually!

For more information on Fire & Ice Weekend, contact the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center by phone at (920) 743-6246 or email vacation@sturgeonbay.net.