Meltdown Winter Ice Festival


Pre-Meltdown Activities

Lots of events are planned for the Meltdown – Check out the following events that will happen before the big weekend! Click on blue links for more information about the event or sponsor and click here for a Meltdown Map!
*Many events take place at Elstro Plaza, 47 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.

Friday, January 27 Events

Saturday, January 28 Events

  • Family “Fun”der Zone at Elstro Plaza
    The carvers are going to create an Interactive Ice Park – just for fun!  Interactive pieces include a ice pong table, a slide, a throne, and more! And Saturday only, Predator Disc Sports & the Eastern Indiana Disc Golf Association will have discs and baskets set up from 1 – 4 pm and 6 – 7:30 pm for people to practice disc golf skills!  Watch Stage One from Richmond Civic Theatre do a short Aladdin performance at 4 pm!
  • Freeze Your Buns Off Fun Run     7:30 am
    Join us for a brisk morning workout. Whether you’re a runner or walker, people of all levels, abilities and paces can participate! Meet at 7:30 AM in Elstro Plaza, across from Morrisson-Reeves Library. Choose to take the fun run at your own pace, running the mileage of your choice!
  • Frozen Fairy Trail     10 am – 4 pm
    The event starts at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East where children will create a fairy craft, participate in games, and enjoy refreshments.  Then pick up your Frozen Fairy Trail flyer noting the location of ten additional stops offering free fairy craft workshops, games, special surprises and snacks.  Call 765-935-8687 for more info and org.
  • Paint and Take Souvenirs at Paint the Towne     10 am – 7 pm
    Paint your own souvenir and take it home with you offered by Paint the Towne! Only one souvenir per child.  Available on a “First come, First Serve Basis.”
  • Hill’s Pet Zone at Elstro Plaza     10 am  – 7 pm
    Pets welcome! Bring your furry friend by for a water break and a treat. Show us a selfie of you and your pet to receive a free giveaway while supplies last! Don’t have a pet? Stop by to meet some adoptable friends who will be visiting from H.E.L.P. the Animals!
  • Carriage Rides     12 4 pm
    Carriage rides will be offered to take you from the Depot to Elstro Plaza!
  • Warming Stations     12 – 6 pm
    Stop in and warm up! Locations include: Ullery’s Home-made Icecream, Morrisson Reeves Library (hours vary), Paint the Towne, Veach’s Toy Station, Grassroots Center, Mona Lisa Salon,  Joann’s Bakery, and the Innovation Center.
  • Award Winners Announced Main Stage at Elstro Plaza     7 pm
    Award winners announced for the Coloring Contest.
  • Food Vendors at Elstro Plaza     12 – 9 pm
    You’ll be able to find  warm drinks and food for purchase at the Meltdown Throwdown! The line up includes Ullery’s Homemade Ice-CreamFechers’ PanacheMa and Pa Kettle Corn, J&J Winery & Cafe/Noble Order Brewing, and others! There will also be a Richmond Meltdown information tent with merchandise for sale!
  • Main Event: Mega Meltdown Throwdown     7:30 pm
    The Mega Meltdown Throwdown will be located at Elstro Plaza (47 North 6th Street). Art will be destroyed. There will be ONLY ONE winner.
    Just like Friday’s Throwdown, ice carvers will battle it out in three 15-minute rounds, but the Mega Meltdown Throwdown comes with a TWIST OF DESTRUCTION.
    Which masterpiece will make it through the night? You have to be there to find out!

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