The Essentials

Your quick guide to Freezefest! 
Courthouse in Winter


Freezefest is a winter festival put together by a group of local organizations. Major sponsors include Cook Medical, Hanapin Marketing, and Hoosier Energy. For a full list of sponsors, click here


Freezefest is a community celebration created to keep people active and outside in the winter. The main events include demonstrations by internationally-recognized ice sculptors, interactive activities, and more! Click here for a full list of events. 


The inaugural winter festival takes place at various locations along the B-Line Trail. Main events will happen at The Trades District, but ice sculptures and other activities happen at popular locations such as WonderLab Museum, Upland Brewpub, the Courthouse Square, Peoples Park, and the new Switchyard Park!


Freezefest will take place on January 20-21, 2023.


The first week after the new year tends to be a bit slow in town because of the holidays and lack of students in Bloomington. To turn this around, Freezefest was created to get families outside and active with interactive activities. 


Many public parking options are within walking distance of the Freezefest activities. The public parking options include on-street parking, parking garages, and parking lots. Detailed information on the downtown parking garages and surface parking lots is available on the City of Bloomington website. Check out the Downtown Bloomington Parking Map here


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