Featured Festival: Loveland Fire & Ice Festival 2016
Occurring over Valentine’s Day weekend in February, it’s the perfect reason to visit the Sweetheart City. The theme of the event is “The Yin & Yang of Light & Dark,” and this theme will be evident throughout the three-day festival.
Fire, fire, fire at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival
This festival embraces fire in several ways. First, the sky above downtown Loveland will light up with firework on all three nights of the event. In addition, there will be fire performers. Fire performing has been gaining popularity in Colorado and if you haven’t had the opportunity to watch a performer/dancer, it’s a mesmerizing experience. There will be multiple fire artists at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival.
In another nod to the fire theme, the historic buildings along Loveland’s Fourth Street will be lit up in various colors.
Ice, ice baby at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival
Loveland Fire & Ice Festival features an invitational ice sculpture contest. Twenty blocks of ice will be transformed into frozen art pieces during the event and live ice sculpting is an awesome thing to behold. The awards ceremony for the ice sculpting part of the festival will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening on the Main Stage.
Bands, bands & more bands at Loveland Fire & Ice Festival
Music plays a large part of Loveland Fire & Ice Festival. There will be four stages around downtown Loveland and festival goers will be able to find musical entertainment at any point in the festival. On Saturday evening the Joe O’Bryan Band will headline, while on Sunday the Steve Manshel Band will take the stage before the final fireworks show at 9 p.m.
New this year, the festival organizers have brought in some very special guests. “Tea Time with Devon Murray and Paula DuPre’ Presman“ from the Harry Potter movies is a ticketed event on Saturday morning held at the Rialto Theater. Also that morning, at the Rialto, “A Magical Moment“ with Devon Murray and Paula DuPre’ Presman.
Throughout the festival visitors can browse the Motor Vehicle Showcase, take a free horse and carriage ride, enjoy children’s activities, grab a bite from a local food truck and more.
The schedule for Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is jam packed with fun. See it in its entirety here.
Loveland Fire & Ice Festival
February 12-14, 2016
Loveland, Colorado (downtown)
(Harry Potter event at the Rialto Theater is ticketed)
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