Icestravaganza is fun, family-friendly outdoor winter event in Downtown Davenport

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Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) will host Icestravaganza, presented by Rubberstamps.net and TBK Bank, January 12-14, 2024, at the Freight House and Beiderbecke Dr. in downtown Davenport. The free-to-attend event features beautiful ice carvings on display all three days. See 18 tons of ice transform into “Mythical Monsters Under the Sea,” this year’s theme.

Whether attendees stroll by the ice sculptures at the Freight House or check them out from their vehicle in the drive-through display on Beiderbecke Drive, organizers recommend the best time to see (and take photos of) the sculptures is when they’re glowing from dusk to 10 p.m. each night. Festival goers are encouraged to snap a photo and post on social media using the hashtag #IcestravaganzaQC.

“Icestravaganza is a one-of-a-kind winter event in the Quad Cities that is fun for the whole family,” said DDP Program Director, Alisha Espey. “We’re excited to bring back the After Glow Party on Saturday night featuring live ice carvings lit by black light with an expanded light show and live mix by DJ Buddha.”

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Throughout the weekend, during limited hours, enjoy a warming station with hot cocoa presented by The Family Credit Union; free live carving demonstrations presented by Metronet; and costumed characters provided by Davenport Junior Theatre. 

Event schedule:

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Friday, Jan. 12

  • 5 p.m. Event opens
  • 5 – 7:30 p.m. Freight House Farmers Market indoor hours
  • 10 p.m. Event closes and lights for carvings shut off  

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • 10 a.m. Event opens
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Freight House Farmers Market indoor hours
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Metronet live carving demonstration and live stream on Downtown Davenport Partnership’s Facebook page (located on the stage at the west end of the Freight House)
  • 6 – 8 p.m. After Glow Party sponsored by Front Street Brewery – live carving demonstrations with black lights, light show and DJ Buddha (warming tent and stage in the parking lot, south Freight House) 
  • 10 p.m. Event closes and lights for carvings shut off

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • 10 a.m. Event opens
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Freight House Farmers Market indoor hours
  • 10 p.m. Event closes and lights for carvings shut off

Icestravaganza is produced by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), an affiliate of the Quad Cities Chamber. The co-presenting sponsors are Rubberstamps.net and TBK Bank. Additional support provided by these sponsors: The Family Credit Union, Metronet, MidAmerican Energy, Front Street Brewery, Rhythm City Casino, City of Davenport, One Step and Hupp Toyota Lift. 

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Visit DowntownDavenport.com for more information.

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