DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 5, 2022) — Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) will host Icestravaganza, presented by Rubberstamps.net, beginning at 5PM, Friday, January 14, through 10PM, Sunday, January 16, at the Freight House and LeClaire Park in downtown Davenport. The free-to-attend event features beautiful ice-carvings (36,000 pounds' worth) on display all three days. This year’s ice-sculpture theme is “Zoo Animal Safari.”

Whether attendees stroll by at the Freight House boardwalk or check them out from their vehicle in the new drive-through display on Beiderbecke Drive in LeClaire Park, organizers recommend the best time to see (and take photos of) the sculptures is when they're glowing from dusk to 10PM each day of the event. Festival goers are encouraged to snap a photo and post on social media using the hashtag #IcestravaganzaQC.

“We invite you to visit Downtown Davenport and enjoy Icestravaganza, one of the most popular outdoor winter events in the QC. I’m amazed every year at the ice sculptures that are created, transforming blocks of ice into intricate creations that look even better at night when they’re lit,” said DDP Director of Events Jason Gilliland.

The general public can watch the Metronet live ice-carving demonstration in-person or online 11AM-noon and 1-2PM, Saturday, January 15, on the Downtown Davenport Partnership's Facebook page.

Additionally, the Family Credit Union will host a warming station with free hot chocolate and a fire pit at the Freight House's outdoor patio during the ice-carving competition and 5-6:30PM each day. Attendees are encouraged to check out the Farmers' Market vendors (10AM-6PM Saturday and 10AM-4PM Sunday) and visit downtown businesses to eat, drink, and shop.

To keep this event fun and safe, organizers ask attendees to please socially-distance and wear a mask.

Icestravaganza is produced by the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), an affiliate of the Quad Cities Chamber. The presenting sponsor is Rubberstamps.net and supported by these sponsors: The Family Credit Union, Metronet, MidAmerican Energy, Rhythm City Casino, WHBF, KLJB FOX 18, Townsquare Media, Quad-City Times, Front Street Taproom, City of Davenport, One Step Inc, Hupp Toyota Lift, and Adler Theatre.

Visit DowntownDavenport.com for more information.

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