Ice Festival L/A coming Feb. 21-23


LEWISTON — Last year’s Ice Festival L/A packed Fountain Park and the Bates Mill Atrium, 150 Mill St., with 2,500 people for the weekend-long extravaganza. This year’s Ice Fest will be bigger and better with six ice bars and over 20 sculptures from local and regional businesse, 20 food sponsors, and the Three Point Jazz band kicking off Saturday night with sultry jazz music. The fire spinners will be back and possibly the massive igloo depending on how much snow is available.

The first two nights — from 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 — are 21-and-older events which require an ID at the door and will feature frosty beverages, creative ice sculptures, music, and food samples from a variety of local restaurants, for $10 admission in advance, and $15 at the door.

The final day — from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 — is a free family day event, so bundle up the clan and head out into the fun. Keep the kids warm inside the Bates Mill Atrium where they can enjoy hot cocoa and other sweet treats, live music, and theater. Outside in Fountain Park, watch talented carvers erect new pieces on the spot, and keep the children moving with engaging activities and games.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 207-782-7228.