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When: February 23-24, 2024
Time: Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 1-10pm
Where: Peace Plaza 
Cost: Free

Downtown Rochester transforms into an icy oasis for Social-ICE! Unique themed bars—each with its own signature drink—and full-scale ice sculptures illuminated with vibrant hues light up the winter-drab night. Keep your blood pumping with nightly live DJ entertainment. This oh-so-nICE, cold-weather event is open to the public.

Friday, February 23rd, 2024 | 4-10pm

  • Musc
  • Lights, fire pits, games (mini-golf, curling)
  • Themed food, drink and misc vendors

Saturday, February 24 | 1-10pm

1-4pm Social-ICE FAM JAM

  • DJ DIME /Music and Dance Party with Bubbles* (weather pending*) presented by OMC: 1:30 -3:30 with dance party at 2pm and 3pm 
  • Fire pits and Build a S’mores Bar provided by Kraus-Anderson  
  • Outdoor Games (mini-golf and corn hole has been added to this list) 
  • Pet a dog sled dog presented by Winona 
  • Fun Activations, including a giant Lite Brite 
  • Giant Igloo warming house 
  • Food Trucks 
  • Photo Ops, including Giant Social Ice letters 
  • Appearances by Rockie, University of Minnesota-Rochester’s mascot, 1-2:30pm and Grizzlies mascot 
  • Art activity by neon green 
  •  Curling presented by ISG 
  • Outdoor seating 
  • Giveaway 

4-10pm Social ICE Music, Games, Vendors 

  • Music: DJ Johnny D (6:45-10pm) 
  • Lights, Firepits, Games 
  • Themed Food, Drink, and Misc vendors

For family-friendly ice fun, check out Social-ICE FAM JAM.

  Read more about past activities at Social-ICE and FAM JAM in these blogs.


Social-ICE es un festival de hielo al aire libre en el centro de Rochester que cuenta con esculturas heladas, bares temáticos con cócteles ingeniosos, DJ nocturnos y mucha más diversión invernal.


Social-ICE waa bandhig baraf dibadda ah oo leh farshaxanno barafka, baararka mawduuca leh ee leh cocktails hal-abuur leh, DJ-yo habeenkii, iyo madadaalo badan ee jiilaalka oo magaalada hoose ah Rochester.


السطر 1: نشاط الجليد Social-ICE هو مهرجان جليدي على الهواء الطلق يضمُّ منحوتات جليدية، و أماكن ترفيهية ذات طابع خاص مع نشاطات خلّاقة متنوعة و فعّاليات موسيقية ليّلة، و مزيداً من متعة الشتاء في وسط مدينة روشيستر.

COVID-19 precautions: RDA follows all local, state and CDC guidelines pertaining to outdoor events.

Disclaimer: The Rochester Downtown Alliance does not permit the use of drones at any of its events.

(Video credit: Tyler Aug of The Rochester Posse)

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