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Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting winter festivals is back and better than ever! The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice returns every February, bringing with it an incredible list of spectacular events and attractions. If you don’t want to miss out on this year’s edition of the annual event, continue reading below! While you’re in the area, make sure you take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of PA’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our guide is the ultimate tool for building the perfect getaway!

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice: What You Need to Know

About the Festival

Since 2004, Clarks Summit Festival of Ice has returned to Scranton, PA, every President’s Day weekend. The festival features themed events, incredible ice sculptures, and plenty of fun for guests of all ages. Ice festivals are a winter tradition around the world and serve to celebrate the beauty and culture of the winter season. As one of the best ice festivals in the country, Clarks Summit Festival of Ice carries on the tradition in a fantastic way. If you’re in the area this winter, this is a can’t-miss event!

What to Do at the Festival

Each year, a unique theme is put in place for the four-day event. This year’s festival uses Star Wars as its inspiration and is calling the festival “Ice Wars.” Included in the celebration is a Comicon that gives guests the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in comics, participate in cosplays, and enter to win incredible prizes. Additionally, the festival features over 50 one-of-a-kind ice sculptures, a parade, live music, horse and carriage rides, and much more!

Why You Should Go

On top of the fact that the ice festival is always full of excitement, admission and parking to the festival are completely free! So, if you’re in the area, there really is no excuse for not attending. Even if you’re not a fan of this year’s theme, how often do you get the chance to marvel at handcrafted ice sculptures? Don’t leave this year’s festival off of your Pocono itinerary!

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