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Downtown Racine’s Chili Ice Walk
February 27 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PMFree
The Downtown Racine Corporation’s Chili Ice Walk will be held throughout Downtown Racine from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 27. This free community event will feature ice sculpting, chili samplings, and a scavenger hunt.
Professional carvers will be sculpting frozen masterpieces out of large blocks of ice. They will begin shaping their creations at noon. Ice sculptors will be on the sidewalk throughout Main and 6th St. Stay tuned on the Downtown Racine Corporation’s Facebook page after the festival where the people’s choice voting for best sculpture will be taking place.
Come hungry and ready to sample chili from eight different Downtown restaurants. Those locations include Red Onion Café, Dewey’s, Pub on Wisconsin, Marci’s on Main, Amos Los Tacos, The Maple Table, The Blue Rock, and Pepi’s. There will also be a competition for best chili and scorecards will be available at RacineDowntown.com and at DRC office (425 Main St.). Finished cards can be submitted for a chance to win a prize pack.
There will be a Chili and Ice themed scavenger hunt taking place in the windows of 20+ businesses. There is no cost to participate. Complete and receive a $5 Bonus Bucks certificate to The Maple. Official Scavenger Hunt maps can be picked up at the DRC office (425 Main St.) between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. or at RacineDowntown.com beginning Feb. 20.
“Embrace the winter and spend a fun day in Downtown. I encourage you to shop and dine while down there. These small businesses need your support now, more than ever before.” said Kelly Kruse, DRC Executive Director. “
The Chili Ice Walk is also the last day of Downtown Racine’s Craft Beer Week. Many bars and restaurants will be offering free craft beer samples and discounts on craft beer.
Parking can be found at the Lake Avenue Ramp (300 Lake Avenue) and the McMynn Ramp (120 7th Street) for only $2 all day.
For more information about Fire and Ice Festival, visit racinedowntown.com.