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The Bethany Beach Fire & Ice Festival Returns This February 11-13

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Bethany Beach hosts its fifth annual winter celebration featuring ice sculptures, a chili cook-off, a tasting tour and so much more.

*Due to an upcoming winter storm, the Fire & Ice Festival has been pushed back from Jan. 28-30 to Feb. 11-13.

­­­Bethany Beach is usually celebrated for its surf and sand. But come early February, visitors lace up their skates, slip on their mittens and head downtown for the Fire & Ice Festival.

Never been to the fest before? Here’s what you should know.

The fifth annual Fire & Ice Festival will take place Feb. 11-13 with the theme “Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Organized by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the fest welcomes guests from all across Delaware and the neighboring states to gather and marvel at incredible ice sculptures provided by ice vendor Ice Lab, live sculpting demonstrations, a tasty chili cook-off and a tasting tour of 10 signature cocktails.

Based in Maryland, Ice Lab Ice Sculptures brings exquisite ice sculptures primarily to Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Maryland but will serve all across the United States. Each of its ice sculptures is carved with careful precision and grace to bring beautiful artwork to life. This year’s Bethany Beach Fire & Ice Festival will feature Ice Lab’s incredible sculptures throughout the festival area.


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Plus, guests can check out Tour de Fuego, a walk-through food and wine trail at Lord’s Landscaping. It’s a must for anyone who wants to enjoy chef-inspired meals with hand-selected wine pairings while checking out the incredible ice sculptures, fire dancer and music by local rock band Hit ‘n’ RunTickets for the Tour de Fuego are $180 per pod, and guests must be 21 or older.

If you’re looking to make a weekend of it, consider booking a room at the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites or the Holiday Inn Express.

Want to learn more? Visit fireandicede.com for a schedule of events.

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