Marvel at Winter’s Beauty at Fire & Ice on Jan. 29

Illuminated ice sculptures and landscaping, fire performances, ice skating, fireworks and more, Fire & Ice presented by GreenState Credit Union will have it all — and perhaps charm you into loving winter.

Running from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 in North Liberty’s Penn Meadows Park (355 E Penn St), Fire & Ice is free and packed with winter-themed fun. Bundle up to:

MARVEL at performances and displays

  • Fire breathing, juggling and spinning performances every 20 minutes
  • Ten ice sculptures (illuminated beginning at 5 p.m.)
  • Decorative lights throughout the park installed by Window Genie of Iowa City
  • Performance from The Pandelirium Steel Drum Band at 5 p.m.
  • 15-minute firework display at 8 p.m.

ENGAGE in activities

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides (ending at 7 p.m.)
  • Photos inside a giant inflatable snow globe
  • Silent Disco from MidWestOne Bank
  • Marshmallows around the giant bonfire with Hills Bank
  • Learn about the City’s Neighborhood Ambassador program and mark where you live on a map
  •  Take a spin on Scheels Ice Rink (pending ice conditions)
    • Bring your own skates or check a pair out for free at the event.
    • Dash, the mascot of the Iowa Heartlanders will be at the rink from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    • Enter to win a signed puck from the Iowa Heartlanders.

INTERACT with local businesses

  • Complete a STEM activity with UI Health Care
  • Play a game with The Family Dental Center
  • Test your aim with slapshot hockey to earn glow sticks from South Slope
  • Pick up a new ice scraper from Centro, Incorporated
  • Play Plinko with McGrath Toyota of Iowa City
  • Snag a new drawstring bag from GreenState Credit Union

FILL UP on local food trucks and free snacks

  • Hot chocolate from the Eastern Iowa Airport
  • Popcorn from Urban Acres Real Estate
  • On-site food trucks Marco’s Grilled Cheese and Paco’s Tacos (for purchase)

Parking is available in Penn Meadows Park’s north and south lots, at Penn Elementary and along nearby residential streets.

All Fire & Ice programming is free. Visit to learn more and explore other Beat the Bitter scheduled events, like North Liberty Lights and the 5K-sh Glow Run, the Snuggie Crawl, snowy kickball tournament and more.

Fire & Ice is made possible by GreenState Credit Union, Tryon Investments, Scheels, McGrath Toyota of Iowa City and the City of North Liberty. Additional support provided by the Window Genie of Iowa City, Iowa Heartlanders, Think Iowa City, Alliant Energy, US Bank, Centro, Incorporated; Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, The Family Dental Center, Urban Acres Real Estate, Veridian Credit Union, Z102.9 and ICAN.

This event is part of North Liberty’s City Slate, a compilation of North Liberty’s largest and free city-produced events. More information at


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