If you are looking for a free family-friendly event this weekend, then make plans to head to Downtown Davenport!

Icestravaganza returns for the sixth year this Saturday Jan 13 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Freight House Farmer’s Market! A team of professional ice sculptors will work to make the Davenport Freight house come alive with over 10 different ice sculptures. Nearly 20,000 pounds of ice will be brought in to create the nautical and pirate themed, interactive pieces!

This event is free for all ages from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be interactive ice sculptures, live ice carving demonstrations, kids’ activities, princesses mingling and taking photos with guests, two $500 giveaways from Necker’s Jewelers and Davenport Public Library story time. The Freight House Farmer’s market will also have extended hours from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Continue the fun at River’s Edge Ice Arena & Indoor Skating Rink for mini-skating lessons from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Icestravaganza will continue the party into the evening with an After-Party (21 and over) from 6-8 p.m. There will be limited tickets (200) for $10 in advance or $15 at the door (your first drink is free with ticket purchase). Come enjoy Front Street Brewery craft beer, Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House signature cocktails, Complimentary seafood bites (compliments of Werner Restoration Services, Inc.), a 20-foot ice bar, dramatic ice sculpture lighting, live set from DJ Buddha and Fire Dancers from QC Sol Fire!

After the sun goes down, the sculptures will be lit to make viewing extra spectacular so plan to share fun photos with friends and don’t forget to tag #IcestravaganzaQC! After the party follow the music to the Front Street Brewery Taproom starting at 8 p.m.

Do not miss this one-of-a-kind event in Downtown Davenport!

 

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.