If you missed the ice-carving competition last weekend in Leesburg, you’ll find more fun with ice this Saturday, February 7, in Frederick, Maryland.
Frederick’s Fire in Ice festival, from 3 to 9 p.m., will display more than 70 ice sculptures in the historic downtown. An ice playground (complete with ice throne) will feature a few games carved out of ice, like shuffleboard or bean bag toss. Visitors can warm up with a cup of free hot chocolate and at fire stations—although the forecast is for a relatively balmy 46 degrees at 4 p.m.—or by ducking into the many shops, art galleries, and restaurants hosting special goings-on such as wine tastings, gift drawings, free cocktails, and live music. And four spots will be offering free make-your-own s’mores, including the courtyard of Bryan Voltaggio’s Volt restaurant, where you can also sample Bulleit Bourbon from an “ice luge.”
Still chilled? From 6:30 to 8 p.m., you can watch a fire-dancing performance by the local troupe Pyrophoric, outside Ananda Shala (34 S. Market Street).