Fifth Ice Fest set to offer more cold fun on MLK Day at North Coast Harbor

Baby, it’s cold … ish outside?

As the time I clack-edy-clack on this keyboard, I’m just in from a bike ride in almost 50-degree weather, and we Northeast Ohioans can’t exactly complain about this weather … yet. (If there’s an upside to a warming planet, this is it.)

Still, we’re bound to have some below-freezing days in our near future, and the organizers of the North Coast Harbor’s fifth annual Ice Fest no doubt hope than Jan. 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — will be one of those days.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the city of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance invite folks to gather along Lake Erie between the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for ice-centric fun that is slated to include live carving demos, character meet-and-greets, slides down the North Coast Harbor Ice Slide and more than majestic ice creations from world-renowned ice carvers on display, according to a news release for the event.

Folks enjoy a previous Ice Fest. (Submitted photos)

Here’s a schedule of events, from the release:

— “Snow Sisters” meet-and-greet, 11 a.m. to noon

— Superhero meet-and-green, noon to 1 p.m.

— #ThisIsCLE photo opp, all through the event

— Carving demos at the top of the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Happy Hour & Ice Demo at Nuevo Cleveland at 5 p.m.

Event-goers can also join the Ice Fest Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win swag to keep you warm all winter long, the release adds.

For more information about Ice Fest and other events at North Coast Harbor, visit

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