Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival 2023

Festivals & Fairs

February 3, 2023 to February 5, 2023

Downtown Lewisburg

Lwsbg Ice Fest

Heart of Lewisburg
Ice Festival
February 3-5

One of Lewisburg’s most sparkling weekends is here!

Ice Fest

Friday, Feb 3rd Events:

Live Ice Carving
Ice Sculptures will be placed in front of shops throughout the downtown. Plus, you can watch the feature 10 block sculpture being carved live in Hufnagle Park. There will also be live carving of a Wishing Well and a Bucknell Bison in front of the Post Office at the corner of 3rd and Market Streets, plus several others in the park.

Featured sculpture sponsored by Evangelical Community Hospital.
Wishing Well, sponsored by Weis Markets.
Bucknell Bison, sponsored by Bucknell University.
Photo Op Flowers, Sponsored by UPMS North Central PA and UPMC Health Plan

Sip and Stroll
In the evening there will be a downtown Sip and Stroll. Wineries will be paired with downtown shops. Purchase a ticket at the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and enjoy ice sculptures as you shop, sip, and stroll through the downtown. This event is sponsored by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau. Ticketed event. Purchase your Sip and Stroll Tickets Here!


Lwsbg Ice Fest

Saturday, Feb 4th Events:

Join in the Frosty 5K, a fun jaunt around the historic and beautiful streets of Lewisburg, sponsored by the Sunset Rotary.
5K Walk/Run Race
Starts at the Historic Campus Theater, 413 Market Street, Lewisburg
Registration Opens 8 AM   ~  Race Start 9:30 AM  Register Here

Children's Activities take place in Hufnagle Park
hosted by Lewisburg Children's Museum, Linn Conservancy and River Valley Nature School on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

More live ice carving also takes place in Hufnagle Park as the featured sculpture comes to life.

Shopping & Dining
Vendors can be found along Market Street from 10am - 4pm serving warm snacks and drinks.
Stroll the shops on Market Street, looking for that perfect treat for yourself, or stop in for lunch or dinner at one of over 20 eating establishments in the downtown.

Free Movie: Balto
Special family-friendly ice-themed movie showing of Balto at the Campus Theatre at 1pm.

Make a Flag and March in the Parade!
Join Bluebird Atelier to make a flag, march in the Polar Bear Plunge parade, and cheer on those brave enough to take the plunge! The Bluebird studio will be free and open to the public for parade flag-making (while supplies last) from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Polar Bear Plunge Pregame
For the over-21 crowd join the Polar Bear Plunge Pregame Party with Gilson Snow.  The event starts at Trevina, moves to Hungry Run Distillery and ends at the Brasserie Louis. Ticketed event.

Polar Bear Plunge
At 2pm follow a parade from the corner of South Front and Market Streets down to the Lewisburg Landing for the famous Polar Bear Plunge to watch the brave men and women jump in the river in true polar bear style.

Sauna after the Plunge
During the weekend, come check out PA’s only Plunge Studio, ONE – Health & Wellness. ONE is fully equipped with cedar ice baths to get you prepped for the Plunge and infrared saunas to warm up afterward! ONE will be open after the Polar Bear Plunge. Walk-in Sauna Sessions will be available for $1.00 a minute! No preregistration necessary. Or book a 20-40-60-minute session online now. Book Now.

From Chilly to Chili
Warm up with a steaming bowl of soup at the Hearty Chili Cook Off at the Bull Run Tap House at 3:30pm.

Chocolate Festival
The Donald Heiter Community Center hosts a Chocolate Flight offering families the opportunity to stroll through downtown Lewisburg businesses, enjoy the ice sculptures, and indulge in chocolate. Local and regional bakers and candy makers have partnered to create traveling chocolate tour tasting boxes or “Chocolate Flights”.

Wrap up the evening at the Chocolate Lovers'Gala at the Lewisburg Hotel starting at 6:30pm. There will be decadent chocolate treats and signature cocktails, silent and live auctions, as well as a chocolate demonstration. Ticketed event. For more information visit: Chocolate Lovers Tour and Festival.

Ice Fest Brushstrokes


Head back to town on Sunday to end a fun weekend with brunch and a stroll around town to see all the sparkling ice!

All weekend:

Warm your Hearts at Brushstrokes, 340 Market Street.
During the Lewisburg Ice Festival, Brushstrokes is accepting donations and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue groups. Items needed are pet food, clean blankets, collars, leashes, dog and cat toys and treats, beds, towels, cleaning supplies and of course dollars are welcomed too. We empty our display windows and then hope the donations fill them up.

For full information on ice festival events, go to Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival






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