Ohio Festivals

26th Medina Ice Festival set for President’s Day Weekend

(Medina, Ohio February 10, 2020) – The much-loved celebration of all things frozen, also known as the Medina Ice Festival, will take place on the Medina Square February 14-17, 2020.  Celebrating its 26th year, the festival, produced and run by Elegant Ice Creations, will showcase over 100 ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses, on view throughout the four-day festival.  The event is present by Serpentini Chevrolet of Medina with additional support from Main Street Medina.  The City of Medina, P.J. Marley’s. Excalibur Auto Body, and Elegant Ice Creations.  The event takes place rain or shine, and all carvings are left on view throughout the weekend. The Medina Ice Festival is the largest ice festival in Northeast Ohio.

The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 14th, when 100 individually sponsored sculptures will be places on display throughout the nine block Medina Historic District and South Town.  Each carving is paid for by the local businesses in and around the City of Medina.  The fun kicks into high gear at 5:30 as the speed carving competition gets underway, with rounds at 5:30, 6,  and 6:30 pm.  Winners will be announced at 7pm right before the lighting of the spectacular Fire & Ice Tower, which will be set up on Broadway Street.


Saturday. February 15th highlights include the Individual Carving Competition between 1-4 pm.  Blocks will be placed throughout the district as trained individual carvers show off their styles and moves.  The fun continues on Sunday, February 16th with the Team Carving Competition from 12-4pm.  As each new work is created throughout the weekend, the ice sculpture exhibition grows, and remains on view through Monday, afternoon, February 17th.  As an added bonus, each work is placed over color-changing LED spotlights, lending a beautiful and etheral way to view the sculptures in the evening.

The Medina Ice Festival is admission free, and there is free parking around the 9 block Historic District.  For additional information, please contact Elegant Ice Creations at 440-717-1940.


The mission of Main Street Medina is to lead the effort for preservation, economic sustainability, and continued evolution of the Historic District as the heart of the community. 

Press release submitted by:
Matt Wiederhold
Main Street Medina

(Photo credits – Medina County CVB)










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