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Hunter Ice Festival


  • Downtown Niles, MI 49120 (map)

13th Annual Hunter Ice Festival.
Join us and celebrate the legacy of The Hunter Brothers Ice & Ice Cream Company as World Class Masters transform more than 27 TONS (180 +blocks of Ice) of Ice into ART! AND
Enjoy the Carving Talent of Former NICA National Champion Aaric Kendall & Texas Dean DeMarais along with local favorite Danny Bloss.
Welcome Center with Kids Craft Area - Fire & Ice Friday Night -Saturday Frigid 5k Run - Family Friendly Foods -LIVE Carving all day Saturday – Speed Carving Competition Saturday Night -Interactive Ice throughout town-HUNTER ICE CREAM- 
-Sunday Chili Crawl-
Monday, January 16
Ice arrives, corner of Front and Main St.

Tuesday, January 17
Carving begins, corner of Front and Main Street

Wednesday, January 18
To kick off the weekend, Celebrate the Hunter Family & Niles Hunter Ice
Festival through food and a delicious experience!! Chef Daysha Amster has tailored a menu to celebrate the Hunter’s native cuisine right here at
Olfactory Hue Bistro!! We give thanks to them for choosing to harvest ice here on Niles’ own Barron Lake. BYOB, Reservations required (269) 687-0880

Friday, January 20
10am-4pm - Niles History Center Open
4pm-8pm - Psi Iota Xi Warming Center
5pm-8pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth - south side of Main between Front & 2nd St
5pm - Sponsored sculptures placed throughout downtown
7:30pm (approx.) – Fire & Ice at the Riverfront Park behind Front Street Pizza Pub

Saturday, January 21
9am-2:30pm - Wesley United Methodist Church Book and Bake Sale, 302 Cedar St
9am-4pm - Multi-Block sculptures carved LIVE throughout downtown
10am - Bloody Mary Bar at The Brass Eye
10am-3pm - Niles History Center
10am-4pm: Niles District Library - Stop in and warm up
10am-8pm - Psi Iota Xi Warming including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities
11am-8pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth - south side of Main between Front & 2nd St
11am-7pm – NECI Book Store Opens- Niles DDA Main Street, 223 N 4nd Street
12pm-3pm - Chemical Bank Warming Center and Sleigh rides (tickets needed), 
407 E Main Street
12pm-4pm - Crafts at Pizza Transit 215 E Main
12pm-4pm - Children’s Activities 400 Block of Main/South Side
1pm-3pm - Pregnancy Care Center of Niles 4th Annual BabyCakes Cupcake Contest
2pm–7pm - Beer & Wine tasting at Front Street Pizza Pub 510 North Front Street
7:30 pm (approx.) – Speed Carving at the Amphitheater in Riverfront Park
All Day - Interactive Ice Park on Main between 4th & 3rd

Sunday, January 22
11am-4pm - Psi Iota Xi Warming including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities
11am-4pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth - south side of Main between Front & 2nd St
11am-5pm – NECI Book Store 223 N 4nd Street
12pm-3pm - Children’s Activities 400 Block of Main/South Side
12pm-3pm - “Chili Crawl” - Chili Cook-off. 
4:00pm - “People’s Choice” Chili Cook-Off Awards, Psi Iota Xi Warming Center
NILES DAILY STAR PHOTO CONTEST Submit photos through January 30, 2017.

Lisa Croteau, PRogram Manager NIles DDA Main Street 269-687-4332 lisa@nilesmainstreet.org

Earlier Event: January 16
Mom and Me Yoga
Later Event: January 25
PreSchool Tubing