It’s the best of both worlds when fire and ice come together for the largest Valentine’s Day celebration in the United States. There’s no better place for the festival than Loveland, Colorado, the city of love, which hosts the Fire and Ice Festival from February 12th-14th, 2016.

In 2015, more than 24,000 people took part in the festival, which is a unique mixture of street art, performances, and seasonal fun. Downtown Loveland transforms into a winter and Valentine’s wonderland with lights, ice, and fire lining the streets. The highlight of the festival is the magnificent ice sculptures that dot the downtown area. Northern Colorado and Loveland are known for their great artist communities, which are in full force as the best snow and ice sculptors showcase their talents to large crowds. The results are amazing pieces made of solid blocks of ice that are constructed throughout the weekend for photo opportunities and short-lived beauty.

heart ice sculptureOn top of the amazing artistry, there are also multiple stages for live music, as well as nightly fireworks, light shows, a car show, carriage rides, and so much more. The festival is free and fun for the entire family. With such a wide variety of activities, there’s something for everyone, and there’s sure to be something you’ve never seen before. There really is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with Fire and Ice.

The festival runs from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, February 12th, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th. For more information, visit the official Fire and Ice Festival website.

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