Ice Fest in Downers Grove Feb. 13-14

The annual Ice Fest Downtown Downers Grove will be held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13-14.

This year, the Ice Fest will look a little different but it will still be a weekend of outdoor socially distanced fun. More than 40 ice sculptures will line the streets.

Enjoy live ice carving demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Main Street train station, 5001 Main St.

While downtown Downers Grove make sure to stop in your favorite boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Don’t forget your face mask. Need some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts? Check out the gift guide at

Some of the gift ideas include:

221 Creations, 1008 Curtiss St., Suite 2: Their best selling earrings with prices starting at $12.50.

Adorn512, 1010 Curtiss St.: Hide your love note with our custom morse code bracelet. Wear your heart on your finger with a Heart Ring. Give hugs and kisses and keep your distance with the XO Necklace.

Aurelio’s Pizza Downers Grove, 940 Warren Ave.: Order your heart shape pizzas, large size only. Specify cut or uncut when ordering.

Charlie & Grace Children’s Consigment Boutique, 937 Curtiss St.: Desserts By Laila Valentine’s Day pop-up sale and Chocolate Smash Hearts filled with candy or fresh fruit. Reserve yours today in the web store. Pre-orders only for this sale.

Dariusz Jewelers, 5121 Main St.: Pick out a piece of jewelry from a collection of diamonds, custom-designed jewelry and more.

• Dazzling Divas Glam Mansion, 5225 Main St.: A Valentine box including the following: a face mask (facial sheet mask); one nail polish; one mini makeup pouch; one pom pom makeup pouch clip; one box of candy; and one bath bomb. $30 each delivery is available. Orders can be direct messaged at, or texted to 1708-378-2702

Evelyn Jane Boutique, 1008 Curtiss St., Suite 1: Downers Grove heart banner, $25.

Fair Game Store, 1015 Curtiss St.: Stop in for a special on two-player games starting Feb 1, 10% off 2- player games!

Fine Design Hair Studio, 5101 Washington St.: Get your valentine a gift certificate by calling (630) 434-4007. With Carla only.

Happy Dog Barkery, 5118 Main St.: Customized gift box. Personalize box for your squirrel loving (or obsessed) doggie valentine. Other custom boxes can be found at Does require pre-ordering. $14.99-15.99.

Heritage House Florist: Teleflora’s Legendary Love Bouquet $119.99

Louisa’s & Millie’s Chocolates, 5129 Main St.: Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Bombs. They are Red Velvet & Traditional with a Valentine’s Twist. $6.50 each individually boxed & bowed. Order in advance so you don’t miss out.

Maple Home Market, 1015 Maple Ave.: This Valentine’s Day, they are offering a variety of bundled unbound rustic style paperback books stamped with sweet messages! Prices range from: $14-$29. Each stack of books are also wrapped beautifully in ribbon and twine with decorative accents and would look lovely styled on a shelf, table or tray in your home. These darling handmade home accents would also make a great gift for a special sweetheart! Be sure to stop into Maple Home Market for inspired home decor and fresh finds.

Pinecone Cottage Tea House & Catering, 1029 Burlington Ave: Valentine’s Day Kits available

Style Studio, 5131 Main St.: Shop the Valentine’s table for sweet gifts to go!

Wells Street Popcorn, 5124 Main St: For Valentine’s Day we have a Hearts one-gallon tin. They are $25.95 and are refillable forever at $6.

Post a picture of your favorite sculpture on Instagram with hashtag #dgicefest and you will be entered in to a drawing for a $50 downtown Downers Grove gift certificate.

Printable map of the sculptures can be found at