Join us for Bloomington's only winter festival!

The fourth annual Freezefest will take place from Thursday, January 18 through Saturday, January 20, 2024. Gather your friends and family to experience exciting winter festivities.

📍 The Mill — 642 N Madison St, Bloomington, IN 47404

📍 Upland Brewing Co. — 350 W 11th St, Bloomington, IN 47404

(Click for downtown parking details. Along with street parking, Trades District, Morton Street, and Walnut Street garages are great options.)

Youtube Freezefest

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Schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, January 18

11:00 am - 7:00 pm   Ice sculpting

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Planted Food Truck on Madison Street (North)

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Far Out Boba Food Truck on Madison Street (North)

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm    2024 Chilly Cook-Off: The Chilly Cook-Off features chefs from our local community and gives you the chance to try samples and vote for your favorite chili. Tickets are $15.00 and includes portions of each of up to 24 chilis, complementary crackers, water, and tea. Interested in being a chef? Fill out the registration form by January 8. There is space for up to 24 chefs. The Cook-Off will take place inside of the Event Hall (inside The Mill).

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Chocolate Moose Ice Cream in Mill Cafe (inside The Mill)

IU basketball Player Carvings and Photo Backdrop

Friday, January 19

11:00 am - 7:00 pm   Ice sculpting, Interactive games

11:00 am - 7:00 pm    Planted and Jay's Kitchen Food Trucks on Madison Street (North)

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Ice skating rink on Madison Street (South) $5

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Coloring contest gallery in the Event Hall

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Lemon drop pop up shop at the Mill Cafe

7:00 pm    B-Town Ice Battle on Upland Brewing Company outdoor stage (all ages). Watch talented ice carvers race against the clock to turn a block of ice into a sculpted master piece as they battle for the coveted Golden Chain Saw

Saturday, January 20

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Sculpture Board Walk, Ice Games, Kid's Slides, Photo Area

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Ice skating rink on Madison Street (South) $5

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Bloomington Martial Arts Wheel/Hot Chocolate Station at the Event Hall

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Pili's Party Taco and Little Bowl Thai Food Truck on Madison Street (North)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Coloring contest art gallery at the Event Hall

11:00 am - 1:00 pm   S'mores making stations

11:00 am - 2:00 pm   Cookie Decorating in the Event Hall

11:00 am - 2:00 pm   Prize winners posted at the Event Hall

11:00 am - 2:00 pm   Chocolate Moose Ice Cream at the Mill Cafe

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Winterpalooza at Switchyard Park ($5)

Freezefest 2023