February 19, 2019  Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 to announce the Second Ice & Fire Festival, which will be held 1-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2 on Second Street between Market & Pine Streets in Downtown Harrisburg.

“Our Ice & Fire Festival is proving to be one of the most popular winter events in our region,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “We are expecting an even larger crowd in our second year as we have even more free and fun activities for the whole family.”

The Ice & Fire Festival will feature an ice-skating rink on Second Street, dozens of illuminated ice sculptures, a 33-foot ice slide, artist market, ice castle with appearances by Elsa, Anna and Kristoff, live musical performances, fire dancers, food trucks, glass blowing workshops, fire dancers, a firepit lounge with smores and more along Second Street from Market to Pine Streets. The HBG Flea will offer a winter market in Strawberry Square from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ice skating, including skate rentals and the ice slide will be free.

Road closures include:

  • Second Street between Market & Pine Street will close on Friday, March 1st at 10 p.m.
  • Walnut, Locust & Pine Streets between 3rd and Front Streets will close at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2.
  • All road closures will end noon on Sunday, March 3.

The Market Square garage will offer $10 special event parking from 10 a.m. – noon.  In addition to the discounted garage rate, attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to 4 hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code. Street parking is free after 5 p.m.

“Without the support of our sponsors, we would not be able to put together this wonderful winter festival,” said Mayor Papenfuse, “I would like to give special thanks to all of our sponsors, including Explore HBG, M&T Bank, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, UPMC Pinnacle, Aetna, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Spirit Sound & Light, LLC, SP+ and Green Mountain Energy.”

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call 717-255-3015.


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