This coming weekend marks the 10th annual Magical Ice Fest in St. Joseph, Michigan. In the past couple of years, warm winter weather had threatened to hamper the festival by allowing the carvings to melt soon after they were completed. This year, however, the Polar Vortex should help keep the carvings fully in tact all weekend.
Despite all the snow we have gotten so far, there will be tons of fun to be had at the Ice Fest. From a scavenger hunt through the businesses of lovely downtown St. Joe, to an exciting ice carving contest, there is lots to see and do no matter what weather Mother Nature brings! To learn more about all the events for the Magical Ice Fest, check out the schedule at the St. Joe Today website: http://www.stjoetoday.com/all-events/31-featured-events/1177-10th-annual-magical-ice-fest .
If you are travelling into town to enjoy the festivities, we still have some rooms available at The Painted Turtle Inn. After walking around downtown and admiring the sculptures, head back to the Inn and warm up by the fire with some hot cocoa. Then, after your three-course breakfast the next morning, head back to the festival to enjoy more of the activities.