The cold weather can’t be avoided, so why not embrace it? This weekend, from February 8th until February 10th, the weekend-long ice-filled extravaganza “Manayunk on Ice,” will be held on Main Street in Manayunk—no matter what the weather brings.
On Friday there will be an “ice bonfire” to start off the competition in which ice will be “set ablaze” to the delight of onlookers. Following the bonfire, “Fear No Ice,” the world’s only ice carving performance group, will put on a comedic, adventurous ice sculpting show. Then, on Saturday, Manayunk businesses will be displaying 30 one-of-a-kind commissioned ice sculptures along the street. The festival will end on Sunday, with an “Extreme Ice Battle,” in which two master sculptors will compete to carve the best sculpture in 30 minutes.
Throughout the weekend, audiences can also enjoy other frigid works of master sculptors and indulge in various hot, spicy foods and freezing spirits being sold along the street. Whether it rains, sleets, hails, or snows, don’t let the weather ruin your weekend and see “Manayunk on Ice.”
Kailey Kluge is a junior International Area Studies Major at Drexel University.
Photos courtesy of Manayunk.com