Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 12:00pm - 9:00pm

FIRE&ICE Festival


From demonstrations, performances and experiences, this Valentine festival has so much to offer!  Be sure to join our Facebook Event - we'll be posting details leading up to and on the day of the event.

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ice carving competition

& demonstration

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Watch as 300lb ice blocks are transformed by professional and amateur Ice Carvers into a variety of shapes and figures – all of which are sponsored by local businesses.



roaming stilt &
LED light walker

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Catch a glimpse of the Stilt-Walker during the day or the LED Light performer as they drift through the festival.

A great photo opportunity!

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Just in Time for Valentines Artisan Vendor Fair

12:00pm - 5:00pm

As you enjoy the Festival, pop-in to the NECT Bradley Playhouse and discover unique, one of a kind gifts from local artisans and merchants. Interested vendors should review the important details for participants prior to completing the online registration.


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fire demonstrations

6:00pm  |  7:30pm

This high energy show features a wide variety of thrilling fire acts from a dynamic duo that has combined their shared love of fire performance to create a captivating display. Performance held on Main Street.


Temperature Rising Game

1:00pm - 5:00pm brings a new game-show TEMPERATURE RISING to Main Street! Players are chosen from the crowd to be called up on stage in the hot seat and win cash prizes! Participants must download, register and deposit at least $10 for a chance to play. [Must be 21 years of age or older to play]


30-ft inflatable igloo

12:00-3:30pm | 5:00-9:00pm

A character meet and greet by day that heats up at night! This 30ft inflatable igloo will have special guests during the daytime hours. At night will feature music, drinks and dancing from Jessica Tuesdays.

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warming fire pits

12:00pm - 8:00pm

BRRRR, it’s cold outside. Roaring fire pits available at the Putnam Congregational Church and The Crossings will be sure to help warm you up! 


restaurant specials

-- all day --

With an option for every mood, dinner and drink specials will be available at select local restaurants. Call ahead for a reservation! 

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interactive ice sculptures

12:00pm - 6:00pm

As you take in all the sights, be on the lookout for the various interactive sculptures throughout downtown. Interactive sculptures are meant to engage with. Please take photos and share!

  #FireandIce      #DiscoverPutnam 


cake competition

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Local professional and novice bakers show off their culinary masterpieces at the Sugar and Spice and Everything NIce cake competition. 



fire torches

5:00pm - 9:00pm

As the sun sets, glowing fire torches illuminate downtown bringing the beauty of Putnam - and the dozens of ice sculptures - to life.


local shopping

-- all day --

Putnam has so much to offer. Be sure to take the opportunity to discover the many wonderful shops and galleries.

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