Ice Fest at North Coast Harbor plans more frosty fun on MLK Day in Cleveland

May the ice with with you.

The sixth annual Ice Fest at North Coast Harbor is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hosted by the city of Cleveland and Downtown Cleveland Alliance as part of the city’s MLK Jr. Day Celebration, it will do its frosty thing along the pier and inner harbor from Nuevo Cleveland to Great Lakes Science Center.

The recent release of the ninth and final film in the “Skywalker Saga” of the “Star Wars” franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” has caused a tremor in the Force — and the event will take advantage by having its ice carvers go with a theme tied to the characters who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

(Photos of past Ice Fests courtesy of North Coast Harbor)

(Read a review of “The Rise of Skywalker”)

Here’s more from a news release from North Coast Harbor:

Come see live carving demos, enjoy character meet & greets, slide down the North Coast Harbor Ice Slide, warm up with FREE hot cocoa, cookies & kids crafts at Nuevo Cleveland and view 30+ ice creations from world renowned ice carvers! This year the carvers are channeling a galaxy far far away showcasing popular Star Wars characters. Guests of all ages are sure to enjoy the family friendly day at North Coast Harbor.

Here’s the planned schedule of events:

— 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cleveland Monster’s slap shot hockey and swag (while supplies last) at Nuevo Cleveland
— 11 a.m. to noon: Roaming character meet-and-greet
— Noon to 1 p.m.: Snowman meet-and-greet
— 1 to 2 p.m.: Snow Sisters meet-and-greet at Nuevo Cleveland
— 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Free hot chocolates, cookies and kids crafts (while supplies last) at Nuevo Cleveland
— 5 p.m.: Ice Carving Happy Hour at Nuevo Cleveland.


Event-goers also may join the Ice Fest Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a North Coast Harbor winter hat, the release states.

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

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