The nation’s Sweetheart City, Loveland, is launching the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival, a Valentine’s Day weekend celebration, on Friday and Saturday.
Presented by Visit Loveland Colorado and Blazen Illuminations, the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is a family-friendly event featuring a live light show musical that will transform Fourth Street in downtown Loveland with lighting projections, illuminations and fireworks accompanied by snow and ice sculptures, a Snow Vehicle Car Show, free music and more. Programming kicks off at 3 p.m. with the light show at 6:15 and 9 p.m. each evening. Official festival hours are from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
“We wanted to bring an event to Loveland that ties in with the city’s focus on Valentine’s Day, art and community and one that is exciting and fun for the entire family,” said Nate Webb, owner of Blazen Illuminations. “The festival was inspired by Disneyland’s Main Street USA light and fireworks show and Montréal En Lumière, making it a great way to celebrate the holiday.”
Buildings along Fourth Street will be illuminated with Valentine-themed red and white lights and designs. The light show musical will feature the lights dancing to live music and accompanied by a fireworks display. In addition to the special effects, lighting and fireworks, attendees can experience:
* Live, free music and performances throughout the event.
* Snow and ice sculpting teams working their magic along Fourth Street.
* A Snow Vehicle Car Show featuring a collection of vintage and new snow machines and vehicles on display.
* Romantic carriage rides along Fourth Street.
* Hot chocolate and S’more stations.
* Local Loveland food and artisan vendors.
“This event is a great opportunity for us to showcase downtown Loveland’s businesses. In addition to the free programming through the event, attendees will have many opportunities to dine, shop and visit great businesses downtown for a complete Valentine’s Day experience,” Webb said.
The event is free and open to the public. More information at www.LovelandFireAndIce.com.