Experience a day of winter fun in downtown Vermilion with Ice A Fair 2022 on Saturday, February 5 starting at 11 am.

Main Street Vermilion is happy to announce the return of 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! This year, Shores & Islands is a generous sponsorship for this event. Join in chillin’ in Vermilion!

Main Street Vermilion is aiming for a record number of ice sculptures to celebrate the return of Ice A Fair. You’ll find glistening, custom-carved sculptures throughout walkable downtown. Stop and take a selfie next to your favorites.

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. [Schedule to be announced closer to the event day.]

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 island ! You’ll also find a selection of themed raffle baskets and a chance to win 4 tickets (upper deck behind home plate) to a 2022 Cleveland Guardians game (game date to be announced), 6 months of car washes from Liberty Auto Wash, and $1000 in Cold Hard Cash frozen in a block of ice…it’s pretty cool!

Kids will enjoy some frosty fun in the Frozen Play Space made possible with a grant from Erie County Community Foundation. It features an ice slide, an 8’ dragon sculpture and a corn hole game. It’s a delightful stop among the ice sculptures and activities of the day.

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 for only $2 a rider or $5 for a family. The trolley is made possible in part with a generous donation from Vermilion’s own Pizza Hut. Tour runs in daylight hours, 11 am - 4 pm. [Masks are required]

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 starting at 6PM. 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.