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Ice Fest

January 13 - January 15

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium will host its annual Ice Fest on January 13-15, 2018. Sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union, the event will feature daily winter-related programming. This year’s Ice Fest includes annual favorites such as IPTV Kids Club’s Dan Wardell, with his friend Clifford the Big Red Dog, snow and ice sculptures, ice harvesting, and crafts. New programs include a KWWL Winter Weather Lab, curling demonstrations, sled rides with Plumery Tails, Sundown ski demonstrations, Dubuque Regional Humane Society winter pet safety, and historical presentations from the Dubuque County Historical Society collection.
 
Ice Fest is included with general admission to the Museum & Aquarium, and is free for members. General admission includes a two-day pass to festivities for $16 for adults and $11 for children ages 3-17. A special Ice Fest All-Access Pass is available for just $5 more and includes admission for all three days of Ice Fest. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
 
Ice Fest 2018 is sponsored by Dupaco Community Credit Union, Casey’s General Stores Inc., Diamond Jo Casino, Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, McCoy Group Inc., Radio Dubuque, Sundown Mountain Resort and UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: January 13-15, 2018; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Please note that event schedules and activities are subject to change.)
 
Saturday, January 13
All Day: Snow Sculpting and Ice Carving Demonstrations
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Crafts and games on second floor
11:00 a.m.: Plumery Tails malamute meet & greet
11:30 a.m.: Live animal presentation
11:30 a.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
11 a.m.3 p.m.: KWWL’s Kyle Kiel and Weather Lab
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Winter Ice Fest games
• Snow Snake
• Snow Painting Wall
• Snow Shoe Obstacle Course
• Icy Experiments
• Fire Pit Warming Station
• Curling Demonstrations
12 – 3 p.m.: Dubuque Heritage Wine Tasting
12 p.m.: Plumery Tails author signing with Bret Terrell “BJ Schwartz” and Maxx
1 p.m.: Open Water Ice Rescue Demonstration with Dubuque Fire Dept.
1:30 p.m.: Live animal presentation
2 p.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
2:30 p.m.: Plumery Tails malamute meet & greet
 
Sunday, January 14
All Day: Snow Sculpting Demonstration
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Assorted Crafts and Games on second floor
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Winter Ice Fest Games
• Snow Snake
• Snow Painting Wall
• Snow Shoe Obstacle Course
• Icy Experiments
• Fire Pit Warming Station
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Ski demonstrations with Sundown Mountain!
11 a.m.: Family story time with IPTV Kids Club’s Dan Wardell and Clifford the Big Red Dog
11:30 a.m.: Live animal presentation
11:30 a.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
12 p.m.: Plumery Tails author signing with Bret Terrell “BJ Schwartz” and Maxx
12 – 3 p.m.: Face Painting
12 – 3 p.m.: Dubuque Heritage Wine Tasting
1 p.m.: Family story time with IPTV Kids Club’s Dan Wardell and Clifford the Big Red Dog
1:30 p.m.: Live animal presentation
2 p.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
2:30 p.m.: Plumery Tails author signing with Bret Terrell “BJ Schwartz” and Maxx
3 p.m.: Family story time with IPTV Kids Club’s Dan Wardell and Clifford the Big Red Dog
 
Monday, January 15
All Day: Snow Sculpting Viewing
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Assorted Crafts and Games on second floor
11 a.m.: Plumery Tails malamute meet & greet / Sled rides with Plumery Tails
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Winter Ice Fest Games
• Snow Snake
• Snow Painting Wall
• Snow Shoe Obstacle Course
• Icy Experiments
• Fire Pit Warming Station
11:30 a.m.: Live animal presentation
11:30 a.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
12 p.m.: Plumery Tails author signing with Bret Terrell “BJ Schwartz” and Maxx
12 – 3 p.m.: Dubuque Regional Human Society Discussions on winter pet safety, tips and tricks!
1:30 p.m.: Live animal presentation
2 p.m.: Ice harvesting demonstration
2:30 p.m.: Plumery Tails malamute meet & greet / Sled rides with Plumery Tails

 

Details

Start:
January 13
End:
January 15

Organizer

Museum & Aquarium
Phone:
5635579545
Email:
info@rivermuseum.com

Venue

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
350 E 3rd Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Phone:
5635579545