For the first-ever Ice Fest Lewiston-Auburn, L/A Arts has partnered with DaVinci’s Eatery, Roopers and J Dostie Jewelers to present a three-day extravaganza of frosty beverages, larger-than-life ice sculptures, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music, all of which will be capped off on Sunday with a free family day.
Ice Fest will boast three ice bars serving beer from Gritty’s and Baxter Brewing, Pinnacle Vodka Maritinis, and a new brand of “Sequin Wines” that Central Distributors will launch nationally at the event. Other attractions will include over a dozen ice sculptures, live ice sculpture demos, foods from 26 partnering eateries, fire dancers, live jazz and a bumpin’ DJ, all for just a $10 admission ticket.
Ice Fest will run from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24. A special attraction on Friday and Saturday will be Flow on Fire, a group of artists who entertain audiences with high-energy fire dancing and live ice sculpture demonstrations. The evenings of Feb. 22 and 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. will be 21-and-over events; ID will be required at the door.
Saturday night will feature a special live performance by Three Point Jazz. Sunday, February 24 will be a free family fun day, held in Fountain Park, Bates Mill Complex, 150 Mill St., Lewiston (behind DaVinci’s) and in the Bates Mill Atrium. The day’s activities will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature the physical comedy of Michael Trautman, ice sculpture demonstrations, delicious treats and more!.
Supplying food for the event will be Bates College, Boa Thai Sushi, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fishbones American Grill, Forage Market, Fuel, Grant’s Bakery, The Green Ladle, Harvest Hill Farms, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, The Italian Bakery, Jasmine Café, Labadie’s Bakery, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mac’s Grill, Marco’s Italian Restaurant, Margarita’s, Mother India, Naral’s, Panera Bread, Pedro O’Hara’s Irish Pub & Mexican Cantina, Sea40, Tim Hortons, Thai Dish and the Library Café.
For more information, see www.icefestla.com.
Ice Fest Lewiston-Auburn will take place in Fountain Park at the Bates Mill Complex, 150 Mill Street (behind DaVinci’s) in Lewiston. Tickets may be purchased at the L/A Arts office at 221 Lisbon Street, by calling 782-7228, or at www.laarts.org.