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Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 27 at the MLK Government Center to announce the third Ice & Fire Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 7 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Downtown Harrisburg.  

“We are very excited about the third year of this winter festival that offers free activities for the whole family,” said Mayor Papenfuse. 

The Ice & Fire Festival will feature an ice-skating rink on Second Street, illuminated ice sculptures, an ice slide, artist market, live musical performances, food trucks, glass blowing workshops, ice cream eating contest, fire dancers, fire pit lounge with s’mores and more. 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.  

The Ice & Fire festival will be held on Second Street between Market & Pine Streets and on Market Street between Front & Second Streets. Road closures are as follows:  

    • Closed at 10pm on Friday, March 6: Second Street between Market & Pine Streets  
    • Closed at 7:30am on Saturday, March 7: Walnut, Locust & Pine Streets between 3rd and Front Streets. Market Street between Front & Second Streets.  
    • All roads will reopen on Sunday, March 8 at Noon 

The Market Square Garage will offer $10 special event parking from 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.  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 our title sponsor M&T Bank, Explore HBG, Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, UPMC, CUSO Financial Services, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Aetna Better Health, HB McClure Company, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and SP+.