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  • Mark your calendar for the 27th Annual Ice Breaker Festival, January 31-February 2, 2020!

    Ice Breaker Festival 2019 was a HUGE success! Check out the photo album on our Facebook Page, and plan now to join us in 2020!

    The cool streets of South Haven will be blazing during the HOTTEST winter festival around! January 31- February 2, 2020, sleepy South Haven will fill up with locals and visitors checking out the AMAZING ice sculptures, tasting DELICIOUS chili, enjoying SPECTACULAR food and drink specials featured in the pub slide, CHEERING for your team at the cardboard sled race, and having FUN ice skating, curling, FLINGING a FROZEN FISH, taking a horse-drawn wagon ride, shopping favorite stores and reconnecting with friends! So mark your calendars!

    Among our tried-and-true events, we're bringing back the Cardboard Sled Race that just gets more and more fun each year!! The fourth annual competition will be held at the Coast Guard Hill on Saturday afternoon, and we'd love to see your crazy cool cardboard creation slide down the hill! Your cardboard sled can advertise your business, pay tribute to your favorite fictional (or real) character, or just be your vision of a COOL design! There's no fee to enter, and anyone can participate- individually or as a team. You'll have a chance to show off your sled before taking it for a ride down the hill TO GLORY! This is a family-friendly event, so sled designs must be appropriate for kids. Compete for prizes in several categories and age groups. Even if you don't compete, come out to watch the fun- this is an event you DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!

    Back by POPULAR DEMAND will be the third annual FROZEN FISH FLING! Fling a frozen fish the farthest and win cash! Top 3 flings win trophies and unique bragging rights! YES, we will be using REAL FROZEN FISH for this event (not to worry, we are not wasting food- we have sourced non-edible sucker fish and will also be repurposing them after the event). Kids can fling a fish too, but they'll get to throw the rubber ones! Adults pay $5 per fling, kids pay $1. The farthest adult fling wins 1/2 the cash! All kids get a prize. This event is only 1 hour- from 2-3pm on Saturday, February 1st near the South Marina. It's sure to be fun to watch and even more fun to fling! Don't miss it!

    Make plans now to join us for the HOTTEST festival in town!

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Ice Breaker Chili Cook-Off!

    1st place HawksHead Links
    2nd place Clementine's South Haven
    3rd place Hotel Nichols, South Haven / Bob's Processing!

    Thank you to all 28 participating restaurants, and everyone who tasted and voted!

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Ice Sculpture Contest!

    Ice Carving Results:
    Amateur Division:
    1st place The Depot - South Haven carved by Shannon Bajo & Jerome Bajo
    2nd place Wolverine ACE Hardware carved by Ray Corona
    3rd place South Haven VFW Post 667 carved by Marvell O'Flynn

    Professional Division:
    1st place South Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau carved by Lou Rodriquez
    2nd place Moore Family Theatres South Haven Movie Theater carved by Stan Horne
    3rd place Clementine's South Haven carved by Al Ruppert

    Thank you to all of our talented carvers, ice sculpture sponsors and judges!