Fire & Ice tries again

Though the weather is expected to be above freezing, the Fire & Ice festival will try again this weekend to bring outdoor winter fun to downtown Rochester.

The festival was rescheduled from its original January dates due to the unusually warm and snow-free winter. It will happen this weekend, Friday, February 24, from 6- 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Some winter sports activities have been eliminated from the schedule.

Fireworks are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday. Downtown’s annual ice-sculpture show will return with live carving demonstrations, and there will be marshmallow roasting and more.  The Rochester Lions Club will host a warming tent with coffee, hot cocoa, marshmallows and S’mores kits at Third and Main during the festival.

On Friday from 5- 8 p.m., the Rochester Fire Department will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Rochester Area Youth Assistance at the main fire station, 277 East Second Street. Admission is $9 for adults, $4 for kids.

The event is sponsored by Oakland County, Oakland County Parks, the City of Rochester and the Downtown Development Authority.

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