Winter Fest First Friday February 2nd 5-8PM 

25 Ice Sculptures on Display at James Cultural Plaza

Live Demonstrations at the Plaza by Food Network's Shannon Gerasimchick

Stores open late throughout downtown

Live musicians at: Stephen Gallagher at 9th Street Brew

Market at The Atrium  (local vendors and hand-made items)

Special Milkshakes or Theme Dessert at 9th Street Brew

The Olive Twist culinary treats, this month will be Butterfly Blue Pea Flower Tea (Frozen Theme) and hot tea and coco $2.00 per cup . Samples of Lemon Blueberry bites. We will have a “Frozen” giveaway with no purchase necessary (giveaway will include an activity book, stickers and a gift card for ice cream) along with a “Frozen” Photo op on our garage door for the evening.

Carbaugh Jewelers will have specials throughout the store but offering 20% off remaining stock of Bentelli Sterling Silver & Diamond Jewelry. Refreshments served throughout the evening!

Heirloom Gallery will have Dorothy demonstrating the making of snowflakes using calligraphy and Zentangle drawing techniques.

This is always a special night you will not want to miss this night in Auburn! 

 The heart of downtown Auburn will transform into an arctic wonderland on February 2nd as the James Cultural Plaza hosts the much-anticipated First Friday-Winter Fest 5-8pm. This family-friendly event promises an enchanting evening filled with stunning Arctic Ice displays and live ice sculpture demonstrations.

Arctic Artistry Unveiled: Renowned ice sculptor Shannon Gerasimchik, previously showcased on The Food Network. He will showcase his talents with captivating live demonstrations, commencing at 6 pm. Witness the magic unfold as 25 unique ice sculptures, individually crafted and delicately backlit, illuminate the James Cultural Plaza, providing a breathtaking visual experience for attendees.

Live Music and Winter Market: The festivity extends to the Atrium Marketplace on 6th street, where a lively winter market will offer a variety of seasonal delights. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere accompanied by live music by Stephen Gallagher at 9th Street Brew, creating the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable winter evening.

Free Admission for All: First Friday-Winter Fest is open to everyone and free to attend. Gather friends and family for an evening filled with artistic marvels, delicious treats, and the spirit of community.

Event Details:

  • Date: February 2nd

  • Time: 5-8 pm

  • Location: James Cultural Plaza, Downtown Auburn

  • Admission: Free

Come join us for a night of Arctic wonders, community spirit, and the magic of Winter Fest! Visit for more information.

Note: All details are subject to change based on weather conditions and any unforeseen circumstances.

About First Friday-Winter Fest:

First Friday-Winter Fest is an annual event hosted in downtown Auburn, bringing the community together to celebrate the magic of winter through ice sculptures, live demonstrations, music, and a winter market. This event is free to attend, encouraging inclusivity and festive joy for all.

About Auburn Main Street: Our Mission is to collaborate with our community to be an economic driver by promoting, advancing, and preserving a vibrant historic downtown that is welcoming for all. 

A big thank you to our 2024 Sponsors: Legacy Sponsor: The City of Auburn; Event Partner Sponsors: The Hicksville Bank, Beacon Credit Union, Credent Wealth Management, Oak Partners Inc., Steel Dynamics Inc., Tempus Technologies Inc., Team Quality Inc., Downtown Auburn Business Association, Carbaugh Jewelers, The Deli @ 6th & Main, Scheumann Dental Associates, Rieke Packaging Corporation, Crickets 7th Street Bar and Grille, Smith Law Office. Supporter Sponsors: 9th St Brew Coffee House, C&A Tool Engineering Inc., Auburn Moose Family Center,  Dekalb Chamber Partnership,, FCI Construction, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Blue Moon, Dekalb High School, Wild Honey Spa.

Downtown Auburn

Sixth and Main Street, Auburn, IN 46706
Feb 02, 2024
5:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST