For the third year in a row, the folks at Celebrate Redwood Falls are offering a cool way to spend a winter evening.
In early February the annual Fire and Ice Festival is being held on Lake Redwood.
The event, which is Feb. 4, starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m., and during that three-hour period those who attend are going to have plenty of opportunities to enjoy fun, food and community fellowship.
According to Craig and Cindy LaBrie, who are helping coordinate the Fire and Ice Festival, the format for the event will be the same as it has been in the past, with all of the activities offered on the lake.
“We’re hoping for another great turnout,” said Craig LaBrie, adding there are things going on for all ages.
Some of the festive offerings during Fire and Ice include:
• Outdoor bowling
• Broomball
• Bonfires on the lake
• Music
• Ice skating
• Mini golf
• A tiki torch trail walk
• A closest-to-the-pin putting contest
• Human bobski racing
• Ice fishing demonstrations
• Radio controlled car demonstrations
• Demonstrations of the snowmobile trail groomer by the Minnesota Valley Snow Riders snowmobile club
One of the more popular events taking place is a “Don’t Break the Ice” tournament, and, according to Craig and Cindy LaBrie, the competition is open to people of all ages.
This year the plan is also to offer a chance for those who attend to do some ice/snow sculpting, but the LaBrie’s said they are still working on the details of that part of the upcoming event.
Free food, including hot dogs and s’mores (fire pits make for great marshmallow roasting), as well as hot chocolate is also available.
“The food is available while it lasts,” Cindy LaBrie said.
The lights made popular in the community during the annual Night Falls event are also going to help add a little color to the festivities.
Everyone is invited to come out and have a blast at the Fire and Ice Festival on Lake Red-wood and to embrace the winter season.
Bring the family.
Get out of the house for a few hours to enjoy some time with the neighbors.
Volunteers are also sought to help with set-up that Saturday starting around 9 a.m., with help also needed during the event, as well as to clean up.
Find out more about the Fire and Ice Festival on Lake Redwood by visiting the Celebrate Redwood Falls Web site at