Each year, the Cripple Creek community transforms blocks of ice into enchanting ice sculptures that attract many locals and visitors. The past ice sculpture themes have included beautiful works like Under the Sea, Story Time, Mountain Wonderland, and even a Mythological Wonderland.
This year the festival will run from Saturday to Sunday, February 18-26, 2023. Those who are planning to attend shouldn’t forget to drop by the main tent where they can cast their vote for their favorite ice sculpture.
Winter Ice Sculpture Festival in Cripple Creek, CO
Aside from the beautiful ice sculpture displays, patrons will also enjoy the tons of activities that await them. There will be ice slides and interactive ice sculptures that will make for plenty of Kodak picture-perfect moments perfect. There’s also an ice maze for all to explore.
Street vendors will be present so make sure you check out the booths and local items to get a souvenir from the festival. There will be liquor bars if you’re feeling thirsty, guaranteeing you won’t go thirsty. As always, the casinos in Cripple Creek will remain open if you’re feeling lucky.
Entrance is free for everyone who wishes to visit the event. There’s also a free shuttle service to the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Make sure to mark your calendar for this once-a-year event, bring your camera, and have a great fun time gawking at the spectacular ice sculptures.
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Address: Cripple Creek, CO
Date: Saturday-Thursday | February 18-26, 2023