Finally, after two years, one of the biggest, outdoor parties in Southeast Minnesota is coming back.  Social-ICE is downtown Rochester's iconic ice festival and is one party that you won't want to miss. Thankfully, you don't have to wait too long because it is back on the schedule for this weekend!

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Everything You Need to Know About Popular Social-ICE Event in Rochester, Minnesota

Save the date and text your friends right now with a note that they are joining you at Social-ICE on February 24th and 25th from 4 pm to 10 pm.  And here are a few reasons why this is one of the best events in Southeast Minnesota:

  • Event is FREE in the Peace Plaza
  • Live DJ's
  • Illuminated Ice Sculptures
  • Themed "Decades" Bars with 6 bars and restaurants including Chester’s Kitchen & Bar, Chez Bojji, Kathy’s Pub, Olde Brick House, Tap House on Historic 3rd, and Victoria’s Ristorante and Wine Bar
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  • It's been a few years but curling will be back!
  • Onsite food vendors include Corona’s Tacos and B-Lo Zero Sno Cones & Minnie Donuts
  • The giant igloo warming house will be there again to help you warm those toes and fingers
  • Tours of My Sauna Life mobile sauna trailer will be part of the fun this year
  • Amazing spots for gorgeous selfies
  • And some of the on-air talent that you love to listen to at Townsquare Media will also be on stage each night.
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Jessica Williams

Don't Forget To Bring The Kids To Social-ICE FAM JAM

Bundle the kids up and bring them down to the Peace Plaza on February 25th from 1 pm to 4 pm for a free family day.  They'll have fun - you'll have fun - and you will find some amazing spots for some gorgeous photos of your little ones.

Here are a few things to look forward to at Social-ICE FAM JAM:

  • Winter-themed art activity for the first 300 kids by Neon Green Studio
  • Sled dogs by Winona State University, Rochester
  • Build-a-s'mores bar and fire pits by Kraus-Anderson

Learn more about Social-ICE and Social-ICE FAM JAM at the Rochester Downtown Alliance website.

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Our freezing days in Southeast Minnesota just got a little bit brighter because the news broke that Social ICE, Thursdays Downtown, and 12 other fun events are coming back to Rochester, Minnesota.  Clear your calendars and get ready for an amazing 2023!

Full List of Downtown Rochester Events for 2023

Can you feel it? The buzz is happening because outdoor fun is being planned again for downtown Rochester, Minnesota! The Rochester Downtown Alliance has been busy planning Rochester's favorite events and below is everything currently on the schedule for 2023! See more info and details at the Rochester Downtown Alliance website.

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