14th Annual Hunter Ice Festival
Downtown Niles, MI
January 19, 20, 21 ~ 2018
Click to Experience the Magic of the Hunter Ice Festival
It’s almost time for the 14th Annual HUNTER ICE FESTIVAL
in beautiful Downtown NILES, MI.
Below is a basic schedule of events—guaranteed that more happenings will be added, so keep checking back
If you have any questions, give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to answer. We’ll have plenty going on in town starting with the Ice arriving Monday January 15th, and then carving will begin.
Come see Aaric Kendall, Danny Bloss, and team will turn Niles into an
Icy ~ Artsy FUN Winter Wonderland.
Monday, January 15
Ice arrives, corner of Front and Main St.
Thank You To XPO Logistics for the use of their Refrigerated Trucks!
Friday, January 19
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 and Ice at the Riverfront Park
Saturday, January 20
9am-4pm – Multi-Block sculptures carved LIVE throughout downtown
10am-8pm – Psi Iota Xi Warming Center including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities
11am-8pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth – south side of Main between Front & 2nd St
10am-7pm – Shelf Life Book Store Open @ 223 N 4nd Street
7:30 pm (approx.) – Carving at the Amphitheater in Riverfront Park
All Day – Interactive Ice Park on Main
Sunday, January 21
11am-4pm – Psi Iota Xi Warming Center including the Psi Iota Xi Family Craft Activities
11am-4pm - Hunter Ice Cream Booth – south side of Main between Front and 2nd Street
11am-5pm – Shelf Life Book Store 223 N 4nd Street
12pm-3pm – Children’s Activities on Main
12pm-3pm – “Chili Crawl” – Chili Cook-off.
4:00pm – “People’s Choice” Chili Cook-Off Awards, Psi Iota Xi Warming Center
2017 Hunter Ice Festival Sponsors ~
Major FESTIVAL SPONSORS
City of Niles Utilities Department
Psi Iota Xi
Lakeland Health Care
XPO Logistics Inc , Buchanan Michigan –Refrigerated Trucks
Lake Michigan College – Ice Cream Booth Sponsor
Niles District Library and Nile History Center
Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union
Haslett and Gaynor PC
Brown Funeral Home
1ST Source Bank
Harding’s Friendly Market
Richard L. Beckermeyer, DDS
Insurance Management Services
Veni’s Sweet Shop
Camden TV & Appliance
Andrews’ Tax X
On Base Productions
Four Winds Casino
Prime Table Restaurant
Lesley Bookout & Family
The Doll Shop
Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce
Four Flags Garden Club
Four Flags Antique Mall
The Nuggett Downtown Grill
Sheriff Paul Bailey
Fisher Innovative Technology
Forever Clean Soap Works
Ruoff Home Mortgage
Niles Elks Lodge 1322
Southwestern Michigan College
Michiana Recycling & Disposal
Kachur Tree Service
Harbor Sports & Cycle
Bobcat of Michiana
THANK YOU for your Support!
We Thank You ALL for Your Support!
Add your name to the list… Make your donation today!!
Hunter Ice Cream ‘every bite, a delight’ Along with harvesting ice from Barron Lake, the Hunter Company also made Ice Cream. Hunter Ice Cream was noted for its purity and in 1914 the company could produce 400-500 gallons per day, any flavor, and the ice cream could be molded into various shapes.
Additional Festival Schedule/Information
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