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Ice Fest 2019 is coming to downtown Downers Grove

Feb 01, 2019 12:43PM ● By Hannah Ott

Downers Grove Ice Fest 2019 is coming to downtown Downers Grove this February 8 and 9. The event features over 40 enchanting ice sculptures lining the streets. 

See the sculptures being made or see them in their finished, glistening glory. A sneak preview of live sculpting demonstrations will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 at 5:30pm. 

The morning of Feb. 9, from 8-11am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast in Fellowship Hall at First Congregational Church (FCC), 1047 Curtiss St. FCC Brothers will host, and all are welcome to attend. Cost is $6 Adults, $3 Children under 10. 

From 11am-3pm on Feb. 9, the Ice Fest fun will continue. There will be a special visit from the Ice Queen and Ice Princess from 11am-1pm. Picture and greeting time will be open for those hours, so bring your camera. 

Afterwards, visit local restaurants and shops - many of which will have Ice Fest promotions. There is also an Old Time Barn Dance at Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., at 7:30pm.

Plank Road Folk Music Society will present the Old Time Barn Dance that will teach visitors everything from line dancing to reels. The happening ‘hoedowns’ are led by a caller who will walk dancers through the steps. No experience, costumes or partner necessary. Dancing will start promptly at 8pm. Admission is $5. 

Ice Fest is always a great time for families, friends and couples. Enjoy the lovely sculptures and time with those you love in downtown Downers Grove next weekend. 

Source: Downtown Downers Grove 630-725-0881 and FCC Brother Eric Nelson Photo by skeggy at