Fire twirlers and ice sculptors meet food, drinks, and spectacular live entertainment at The Wharf’s very first Fire and Ice Festival!

As the newest popular spot to hang out in D.C., The Wharf has all kinds of fun up its sleeve! But its inaugural Fire and Ice Festival, held Saturday, February 24, at the District Pier, will be quite a sight to see, bringing the infatuating exhibitions of the most talented fire twirlers, along with live ice sculpting, food and drink, live music, and the roasting of s'mores around the fire pit. [caption id="attachment_7140" align="aligncenter" width="800"]festival Courtesy of Washingtonian[/caption] Watching ice sculpting is quite the spectacle all on its own, as sculptors use everything from chainsaws and razor-sharp chisels to create their perfectly crafted figures. Fire twirling, however, is equally impressive, with twirlers leaving behind blazing trails of light in the darkness, with the skill and grace of a ballet dancer and the liveliness and intrigue of a circus sideshow. [caption id="attachment_7139" align="aligncenter" width="480"]festival Courtesy of Wildford Fireworks[/caption]
The D.C.-based band Pebble to Pearl will provide the musical entertainment, blending “funk, rock, and fierce and powerful blues delivered with soulful grooves,” in what should be the perfect soundtrack to a nighttime fire and ice display. [caption id="attachment_7137" align="aligncenter" width="960"]festival Pebble to Pearl Courtesy Facebook[/caption] D.C.’s Fire and Ice Festival is completely FREE and open to all! It will take place from 7 until 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at the new Wharf district on 690 Water Street. A pop-up bar will serve whisky, wine, and beer for purchase. For more information, check out the event's website!

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