Music, ice carving, food featured at Lakeside’s Fire & Ice Fest

Feb 3, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 0 comments


Lakeside is celebrating the arrival of winter this weekend on the Lake Erie shoreline with its Fire & Ice Fest on Friday through Sunday on Feb. 5-7. The exposition will include a wide range of activities, from live music, crafts and specialty foods to ice carving, fire pits, adventure walks, and even some s’mores for the kids.

There will be something for everyone, said Lakeside officials, with activities taking place downtown in Lakeside on Walnut Avenue between Second and Third Street.

The Friday festivities will kick off with fire pits from 4-7 p.m. The Slack House Historic Cafe on Walnut Avenue will be offering s’mores and hot dog kits for roasting, in addition to the fan favorite, the Over-the-Top Shake.

A full day of entertainment is featured on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Watch an ice carving demonstration, enjoy live music and fill up with a wood-fired pizza from Sloopy’s portable oven or a gourmet burger from the Slack House. Roast s’mores around the fire pits, learn how to make an ice lantern, stroll the Story Book Trail and complete the Build-A-Snowman scavenger hunt.

The Fire & Ice Fest concludes on Sunday with fire pits and Slack House food specials from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All events are designed to allow for social distancing outdoors while enjoying the charm of Lakeside. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has been a family destination dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. As a Chautauqua community, Lakeside offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities all year round. Located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside is a gated community during the summer season, featuring quaint cottages, hotels, charming shops and a variety of restaurants.

All are welcome to experience of the beauty of Lakeside and its engaging family culture. For more information, visit or call 419-798-4461.

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