Davenport Icestravaganza to feature winter family activities


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Press release submitted by Downtown Davenport Partnership


Icestravaganza to feature winter family activities, horse drawn carriage rides, ice carving and shopping

(Quad Cities) – The courtyard on 2nd Street between Brady and Main in downtown Davenport will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Sunday, January 27 during the first-ever Icestravaganza.

The free event will include horse-drawn carriages, an ice skating rink, live music, a "Diamond in the Ice" competition, children's stories and art stations. Icestravaganza will also feature a new shopping experience with unique items from Handmade City and downtown Davenport vendors, showcased high above the Mississippi River in the sky bridge.

An "ice science" display will demonstrate the experimental unveiling of an ice-powered car; professional ice carvers will create works of art out of 400-pound blocks of ice and adults can register at Necker's Jewelers for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree in the "Diamond on the Ice" competition. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge.

If you go:

Where: The courtyard on 2nd Street between Brady and Main Streets Downtown Davenport, in the River Music Experience, and the Skybridge. Free parking available in the Redstone parking ramp.
When: Sunday, January 27 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
For more information visit www.DowntownDavenport.com

Icestravaganza is presented by the Downtown Davenport Arts and Culture committee and is made possible through the support of sponsors: Necker's Jewelers, Genesis Health System, Fox18, B100, Master DJ, Iowa American Water, One-Step and the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation Department.



















 



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