2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

On February 11, 2000, composer and percussionist Terje Isungset performed the first ice concert inside a frozen waterfall in Lillehammer, Norway. His fascination of creating music with instruments he built from ice continued, and his fan base grew. Six years later, he teamed up with Pål Knutsson Medhus to host the first Ice Music Festival … Continue reading 2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

An ice fishing derby, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a downhill kayak race, and a box sled race for kids are among the activities scheduled for the Somerset SnowFest. Activities take place Lake George Regional Park in Canaan, Maine, Coburn Park in Skowhegan, and the town of Madison Sunday, February 21, through Sunday, February 28. Other activities … Continue reading Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

2021 Oregon Truffle Festival goes virtual

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay The Oregon Truffle Festival, one of the most popular winter events in the Willamette Valley, is moving online this year because of travel restrictions and continuing safety concerns for large gatherings from COVID-19. The date and details for the virtual event haven't been finalized yet. In the meantime, you can … Continue reading 2021 Oregon Truffle Festival goes virtual

Frigid fun at the 2021 Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The 25th annual Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, has been extended a day because of President's Day weekend. From February 4-15, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: ice skating, ice fishing, ice tee golf, puzzle solving, laser tubing, polar plunge, and the grand snow-ice-light display at Detroit Lakes City Park. Food booths, a wine … Continue reading Frigid fun at the 2021 Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Ice Castles opening January 14 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Photos by Cheryl Landes Explore sculptures, tunnels, thrones, tunnels, slides, fountains, and other objects handmade from thousands of icicles at Ice Castles. The event is held in four cities in the U.S.: Dillon, Colorado; North Woodstock, New Hampshire; Midway, Utah; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Ice Castles in Colorado and Utah are open already, and the … Continue reading Ice Castles opening January 14 in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on

A view of the town square from a previous Village of Lights in Leavenworth, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Bavarian Ice Fest and fireworks in January is a favorite after-holiday celebration in the beautiful town of Leavenworth, in Central Washington. Sadly, the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce cancelled the 2021 event because of safety concerns … Continue reading Leavenworth Chamber cancels Bavarian Ice Fest, but Village of Lights shines on