Ice carvers. Hot treats. Cold beer. These are just some of the attractions that start Friday for the third annual Manayunk On Ice festival. The free, three-day professional ice-carving event takes place on Main Street in Manayunk from Friday through Sunday.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a fire-and-ice-themed bonfire in the Carson Street parking lot. There, guests will watch performance carvers from Fear No Ice while a 20-foot column of fire erupts from a towering block of ice.
To complement this year’s theme of fire and ice, food trucks will serve up fiery hot treats along with frosty craft beers.
Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. guests can take a tour down Main Street to watch 27 professional ice carvers create their masterpieces in front of the Manayunk storefronts. Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture.
“It’s a fun thing to do with the family and the carvers will interact with the crowd,” said Alicia Dietzmann, public relations coordinator for the Manayunk Development Corp. “Carvers will spray the crowd with ice and keep the excitement going.”
The events will wrap up Sunday when eight competitors go head to head in 30-minute intervals to create an ice sculpture with a surprise theme. The winner, selected by the crowd, will win a cash prize of $2,000.
For more information, check out https://business.manayunk.com/events.