Now in its 20th year, Ice Breaker Festival (February 1-3) will host winter fun for the whole family. West Michigan’s predominant and growing winter festival is showcasing dazzling ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Pub Slide, outdoor ice skating, curling, horse drawn wagon rides, kid crafts and many more exciting fundraising events for local communities.
A major highlight of the event is the sculpting of more than 50 blocks of ice, weighing 300 pounds each, into incredible works of frozen art. The Ice Sculpting competition has three divisions - professional, amateur and student. While admiring all the amazing ice displays along the way; make sure to enjoy the Pub Slide, with food drink & entertainment specials offered at participating bars and restaurants all weekend long.
The streets of South Haven will also be blazing on Saturday from hosting 2 chili cook-offs, along with the Boy Scouts “Heat the Streets” offering 3 fire pits open for s’more roasting! The Professional Chili Cook-Off provides downtown South Haven restaurants & bars the opportunity to vie for the coveted “Con Carne Trophy” and an Amateur Chili Cook-Off allows local and regional chili connoisseurs to prepare their best recipe for sampling by the public and for jury by the judges. Entry is open to all who are interested, so put your chili to the test and contact Linda Olsen with We Care, INC at 269-637-4342 for an application. You can also contact the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.
All You Can Eat Fish Dinner-Fundraiser for Knights of Columbus, St. Basil's Church (513 Monroe Boulevard), Adults $8, Children 6-12 $4, 5 & under no charge, 5-7:30pm
Vegas Night with Texas Hold'Em-Fundraiser for the 22nd Annual Harborfest, South Haven Moose Lodge (1025 E. Wells Street), doors open at 6pm, play begins at 7pm
Pub Slide Begins... Entertainment & Specials happening at 6+ area pubs!