Join us in downtown Belfast February 23 – 25, 2024 for the weekend. A safe and fun way to get out of the house this winter and the State of Maine Ice Carving Championship.

Come take a walk and visit the ice sculptures that will be located throughout downtown Belfast. Take a break and have a drink at one of the ice bars or participate in one of the many outdoor activities Belfast has to offer throughout the winter. If you’re visiting from out of town, make it a weekend!

Downtown Belfast can be enjoyed year-round!

The Ice Festival is made possible by sponsor support and volunteers. 

Countdown to the
2024 Ice Festival

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Schedule of Weekend Activities 2023

Updated 2/17/23 - check back often for updates
Live Ice Sculpture Carving times are subject to change

Ice Sculpture and Ice Bar Locations

Taste of Belfast

Kick off the weekend at the Taste of Belfast at the Waldo County Shrine Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, February, 24. Your ticket includes:

  • Appetizers provided by downtown restaurants
  • Two (2) drinks – choose from beer, wine, cocktails, and mocktails
  • A keepsake Ice Festival cup that can be used throughout the weekend at downtown businesses
  • Music by Jonesville

This event will benefit Our Town Belfast’s mission to grow and sustain our historic downtown by celebrating our unique cultural heritage.

Tickets are available at the door for $60.

2nd Annual State of Maine
Ice Carving Championship

Come see the competitors make a fantastic work of art by carving a crystal-clear block of ice during the ice carving competition. 

Saturday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Judging will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. with first, second, and third place winners announced when scores are tabulated.

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