Southbury’s Snow and Ice Festival on February 4, 2023

The Town of Southbury will hold a Snow and Ice Festival on Saturday, February 4th from 12:00pm until 4:00pm on the Town Hall Green at 501 Main Street South, as part of the Southbury’s year-long 350th-anniversary celebration.

The festival is a free, family-friendly event, offering ice carving demos, winter games, old-fashioned arts and crafts, a photo booth, hot food and drink, prizes, history trivia, and more. The festival kicks off Southbury Restaurant Week, which runs February 4 – 11th, with entertainment scheduled around town.

Bill Covitz, world-renowned ice sculptor of Ice Matters, will give ice carving demonstrations beginning at 1:00pm, including carving ‘Olaf’, the beloved character from Disney’s “Frozen”, which kids can have their picture taken with afterwards, and an impressive ‘Eagle’ for the grown-ups. For winter games, visitors can try their luck at Ice Cornhole. A variety of fun activities including face painting, making clove-studded oranges, cereal bird feeders, snowflake spinner art, tissue-paper lantern snowman crafts, and a winter-themed, Southbury word search, all offered by the Arts and Culture Subcommittee of the EDC. Southbury history trivia-buffs, can try and win movie passes, compliments of Riverview Cinemas.

The Knights of Columbus will serve complimentary hot cocoa and donuts, Chatfield True Value is providing snow cones and s’mores around a fire pit. Plus, food trucks Pieology, Kraftwich and Lobster Tales, will offer a range of eating options.

Sponsored by the Town of Southbury, Southbury Village Square and Riverview Cinemas and the Economic Development Commission, with support from Chatfield True Value Hardware, Knights of Columbus, Arts and Culture Subcommittee of the EDC, Southbury Parks and Rec. is hosting Restaurant Week.

The Town of Southbury is holding events and activities all year long to celebrate 350 years of community, culture and history (1673-2023), aimed at highlighting the past and progress of the one and only Southbury.

The 350th Anniversary Steering Committee consists of John Dwyer and Kevin Bielmeier (co-chairs), Brian Jones (vice-chair), Justin Bette, Lynn Dwyer, Melinda Elliott, Michael Ganem, Kara Kenney, Mary Korsu, and Gosia Liedlich.

For more on the Snow and Ice Festival, Restaurant Week and other 350th events, visit

Submitted by Southbury, CT

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