Ice Festival: 'Love Is in the Air' in Downtown Downers Grove

Ice sculptures and live entertainment will take over the downtown area Friday through Sunday for the town's annual Ice Fest.

It's going to be an icy weekend in downtown Downers Grove—regardless of the weather.

The Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation will host its annual Ice Festival, "Love Is in the Air," Friday through Saturday along Main Street and the surrounding area.

Ice sculptures will be on display all weekend, and various downtown businesses will hold sales and special offers. Live entertainment will be provided at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and Two Way Street Coffee House.

Here's a complete rundown of the weekend's events:


Live Ice Carving Demonstration

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Main and Curtiss streets

Live Entertainment at Ballydoyle Irish Pub 

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Aidan O'Toole 

9 p.m.: Modern Day Romeos ($5 cover)

Live Entertainment at Two Way Street Coffee House

8:15 p.m.: Hiroya Tsukamoto ($7 cover)


Live Ice Carving Demonstrations 

Demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pocket Park, located between the cemetery and the Cellar Door, and at the southwest corner of Curtiss Street and Mochel Drive.

Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss St.

Cost: $6 adults, $3 children 3 and over, free for children under 3

Movie at Tivoli Theatre
10 a.m.: Benefit showing of Ice Age: Continental Drift ($4, proceeds benefiting Noah's Hope)

Radio Disney AM 1300 Road Crew Live 
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Main Street Station. Music, games, prizes and fun for all.

Live Entertainment at Ballydoyle Irish Pub 

9 p.m.: Green Thirteen

Live Entertainment at Two Way Street Coffee House

8 p.m.: Old Time Barn Dance Party ($5 cover)


Live Ice Carving Demonstrations 

Demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pocket Park, located between thecemetery and the Cellar Door, and at the southwest corner of Curtiss Street and Mochel Drive.

Ronald McDonald Magic Show
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Street Station

Ice Fest Specials

BankFinancial: Kids table with crafts and chocolate coins for customers Friday and Saturday.

Baubles & More, 5121 Main St.: Take $10 off any new spring/summer arrivals.

Bellissima Photography, Essence Entertainment and Greenstar Paperie, 5120 Main St.: Bridal open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Phil's Barber Shop, 934 Warren Ave.: $8 haircuts during the festival and $10 old-fashioned shaves.

Gabby's Gifts, 1008 Curtiss St.: Store wide sale.

Jeans and a Cute Top Shop, 5116 Main St.: "Ice" (jewelry) 20 percent off throughout the festival.

Jolie Boutique, 937 Curtiss St.: Annual jewelry sale, 20 percent off all jewelry.

Louisa's and Millie's Chocolates, 5129 Main St.: Free chocolate-dipped strawberry with the purchase of $10 or more.

Wells Street Popcorn, 5124 Main St.: Fresh, buttered popcorn for $1. Slushees and ice cream for $1. All-natural hot apple cider for $2. 

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Beverly Nykiel February 08, 2013 at 02:53 PM
The Teeny Tiny Team is selling Hearts for Noah's Hope at the Tivoli before, during and after the movie. They will also be at Happy Dog BArkery, Wells St Popcorn, Fair Game, Spice Merchants, Cocomera and Amother Round. All proceeds will benefit Noah's Hope


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