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Icestravaganza returns for its fifth year on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Freight House with even more interactive ice sculptures, kids’ activities, ice princess guests, an after-hours tasting event featuring local distilleries, Artisan Grain Distillery and Mississippi River Distillery and Front Street Brewery craft beer, giveaways and extended Farmers Market hours.
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 medieval themed, interactive pieces.
Icestravaganza has two very special sisters making an appearance again this year. The famous ice queen and snow princess will be mingling and taking photos with guests from approximately 11:30am to 3:30 pm. The family fun doesn’t stop there; Icestravaganza offers FREE indoor kids’ activities including a cookie decorating station, crafts, and Davenport Public Library story time.
For the adults, Necker’s Jewelers will be giving away sizeable gift certificates as well. The Freight House Farmers Market will remain open until 4 p.m. so you can shop local, too. After the sun goes down, the sculptures will be lit to make viewing extra spectacular during the tasting event, so plan to share fun photos with friends and #tagtheQC!
The Icestravaganza tasting event will feature Front Street Brewery craft beer and signature cocktails from Mississippi River Distillery and Artisan Grain Distillery and will feature ice drink luges and a bar made of nothing but ice! Enjoy complimentary tastings with your tickets with a cash bar to purchase your favorites. There will be music during the event from 6-8pm with live music in the Front Street Tap Room starting at 8pm. Tickets for the evening tasting will be limited and will be $5 upon entrance.
Icestravaganza is proud to be a part of Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend. There’s more fun to be had in downtown Davenport at the many shops, galleries, museums, bars and restaurants. Icestravaganza is presented by Genesis Health System with additional support from The City of Davenport, Front Street Brewery, Strieter Lincoln Motor Company, Werner Restoration, Necker’s Jewelers, Townsquare Media, Mickle Communications, KLJB Fox 18, Mediacom, Blaze Restoration, One Step Printing, and Tamara Wendt Design.