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fire & ice Festival

Luxton Park
112 SE Williams Avenue
Saturday, February 6, 2021, 5:30-8pm; (NOTE: The Fire & Ice Festival was canceled because of Covid-19 lockdown), but the bonfire was informally held on Friday evening February 26th!

Note for 2021 from director Steve Zimmer, Luxton Park: Luxton Fire & Ice will hopefully be held at some point in 2021. As of right now we are not able to have an event of this nature. When and if the event occurs the only activity will be the bonfire. There will be no indoor activities, hay ride, book giveaway, etc. However, we will still be picking up trees on the basis of having the event at some point. Currently we are still planning on Saturday, February 6th for the event but, may have to change the date depending on the status of any Governor's mandate.

Tree Pick Up: We will be out in the neighborhood on Wednesday, January 13th & 27th, from 11:30 AM – 5 PM.
◦ We will pick up trees during that time if they are on the curb or if a neighbor emails szimmer@minneapolisparks.org
◦ We will not go on someone’s property, up to the porch, in the alley without an email. If a tree is on the curb on the dates and times listed we will grab it.

Fire & Ice takes place at Luxton Park, typically the first Saturday in February. This event brings together residents young and old to enjoy a family-friendly evening of fun! The event's signature draw is a huge bonfire made up of dried-up holiday trees and wreaths, but the food, live music and horse-drawn hayrides are certainly of interest as well!

Customary Fire & Ice activities (Note: in 2021, we will only have the bonfire)

  • Bonfire
  • Horse-drawn Hayrides!
  • Music
  • Book exchange / sale
  • Food
  • Hot Drinks
  • Good Cheer

Begun in 1995, Fire & Ice originated from civic-minded Prospect Park residents as a result of the neighborhood involvement projects encouraged through the city's NRP program. Over the years Fire & Ice has been held in sub-zero and mild weather, in deep snow and on dry ground.

The tradition is to have a safely monitored bonfire by enforcing the limit on flame height along with the Minneapolis fire marshal and the Park Police, who are invited to attend.