The 19th annual Ice Fest will be Friday and Saturday, Jan. 3-4, in Breezy Point, promising free “hard water fun” on Pelican Lake at Breezy Point Resort.
The festivities will kick off Friday, Jan. 3, with a bonfire on Pelican Lake Bay at 7 p.m., followed by live music at Dockside and the Commander at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4, will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club.
The rest of the Saturday, Jan. 4, schedule is as follows:
All Day: Blinkie button specials and bonfire on shore of Pelican Lake; Wolf Moon Kennel dogsled rides ($5/person); concession stand; ice slide (shore of Pelican Lake); new product display.
7:30-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, Pelican Lakes Conservation Club.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Pond Hockey 4 on 4 Tournament (register by Jan. 2).
9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Vendor craft fair (Lakeside Room of Marina II at Breezy Point Resort).
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Kids’ fishing program, kids’ fishing Olympics by Simply Outdoor Experiences.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Horse-drawn trolley rides by Action Entertainment.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Snowmobile radar runs.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Snow golf (Pelican Lake).
Noon-2 p.m.: Power Ice Auger World Championships Competition (Pelican Lake). Registration is at 11 a.m.
2-4 p.m.: Figure skating exhibitions and lessons by Breezy Point Figure Skating Club (Pelican Lake).
6:15 p.m.: Presentation of the colors by American Legion Post 49 Pequot Lakes (Pelican Lake).
6:30 p.m.: Fireworks.
8 p.m.: Live entertainment at local establishments: Commander Bar (Red Dot Garage, bikini contest); JJ’s (bar bingo); Dockside (Tammy and The Bachelor).
Blinkie button specials are available both days at participating businesses during regular hours. The buttons are $5.
For a full list of 2014 participants, visit http://tinyurl.com/2014icefest.