Experience a day of winter fun in downtown Vermilion with Ice A Fair each February. You’ll find glistening, custom-carved sculptures throughout walkable downtown. Stop and take a selfie next to your favorites.

Main Street Vermilion is happy to host Ice A Fair, its most popular one-day event that welcomes families, friends and neighbors to enjoy our Small Town on a Great Lake in the winter! Watch the magic happen artists from Elegant Ice Creations transforms block of ice into something spectacular during ice carving demos scheduled throughout the day in downtown Vermilion.

Be sure to stop by the Ice A Fair Welcome Tent for event, shopping, dining and year-round travel info along Lake Erie’s shores and islands! You’ll also find a selection of themed raffle baskets.

Our small business owners love Ice A Fair. Restaurants feature Ice A Fair specials including wintery cocktails and beers, chili and hearty menus for that fit the occasion and season. Plan your visit with our handy list of Vermilion restaurants and shops at mainstreetvermilion.org.

Chill aboard a trolley tour of historic Harbourtown and Linwood Park. This 25-minute narrated tour takes you through two of the most scenic and history-rich neighborhoods of Vermilion.

The sky lights up when the sun goes down at Fire & Ice in the center of downtown, a traditional finale to the day’s events. A giant, skillfully carved chimney of ice stands in the center of downtown. Will the fire that burns inside topple the ice or will the melting ice douse the flames? Enjoy the suspense, beauty, and spectacular fire dancing performance all set to music for this amazing display.