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Cripple Creek ice festival starting Friday

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Cripple Creek's 11th annual ice festival is starting Friday, with a "Renaissance in Ice" theme this year.

The festival happens on Main Street in Cripple Creek from Feb. 9 to Feb. 18. Ice carvers will fire up their chainsaws to transform a block of ice into intricate carvings, some reaching 20 feet tall.

There will be live music each night, food trucks, gift vendors and a drink tent complete with a bar made out of ice and a "martini luge."

Official Festival Hours:

  • Friday, Feb. 9, 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16, 5-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There is free parking available at the Heritage Center northeast of town on Highway 67. There will also be free shuttle service to the event on Saturdays and Sundays.

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