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Celebrating Four Amazing Years!

2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

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Celebrating 4 Amazing Years!

The Fire & Ice Festival, over it’s 4 years, brought well over 130,000 guests to Downtown Loveland, Colorado. The Festival’s guests included fans from across our nation and around the globe. This tourism based Festival showcased local and regional artists, diverse talent, food, drink, fire, ice and snow sculpting competitions along with a musical light show and fireworks display each night. Both adults and children alike were able to enjoy a destination event in a hometown atmosphere. In addition, it’s been reported that over the Festival’s four years, the local economy experienced a large, positive impact which was a major goal for this event.

With funding being pulled by the main sponsor of the event and new funding not becoming available, Blazen Illuminations, the producers and creators of The Fire & Ice Festival, have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all of our fans and partners who supported and helped make the Festival possible over the years.

BUT no need to fear! You can enjoy the magic of Blazen Illuminations’ productions through many other experiences, including the Ice Rink at the Promenade Shops at Centerra in Loveland, Colorado Eagles games at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, the Holiday light shows at both Denver’s Union Station and the City and County Building of Denver, as well as, New Year’s Eve at Denver’s Union Station and the 4th of July lighting and fireworks show at the City and County Building of Denver, just to name a few.

Check out blazenilluminations.com to learn more about our work and be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Capture the Experience

Download the official Fire & Ice Festival App on your mobile device to deepen your festival experience. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Discover the attractions
  • Play to win with our unique gaming experience
  • Get up-to-the-minute schedules
  • Find your way around
  • Receive push notifications when and where your favorite artist’s performance is about to begin
  • Share your experience with others

Download the Loveland Fire and Ice app from the Apple Store
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Does this mean your bringing back The Fire and Ice?

Preferably not at the ranch

Celebrating Four Amazing Year's
2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

The Fire & Ice Festival, over it’s 4 years, brought well over 130,000 guests to Downtown Loveland, Colorado. The Festival’s guests included fans from across our nation and around the globe. This tourism based Festival showcased local and regional artists, diverse talent, food, drink, fire, ice and snow sculpting competitions along with a musical light show and fireworks display each night. Both adults and children alike were able to enjoy a destination event in a hometown atmosphere. In addition, it’s been reported that over the Festival’s four years, the local economy experienced a large, positive impact which was a major goal for this event.

With funding being pulled by the main sponsor of the event and new funding not becoming available, Blazen Illuminations, the producers and creators of The Fire & Ice Festival, have made the difficult decision to cancel the event.

We extend our deepest gratitude to all of our fans and partners who supported and helped make the Festival possible over the years.

BUT no need to fear! You can enjoy the magic of Blazen Illuminations’ productions through many other experiences, including the Ice Rink at the Promenade Shops at Centerra in Loveland, Colorado Eagles games at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, the Holiday light shows at both Denver’s Union Station and the City and County Building of Denver, as well as, New Year’s Eve at Denver’s Union Station and the 4th of July lighting and fireworks show at the City and County Building of Denver, just to name a few.

Check out Blazen Illuminations by going to blazenilluminations.com to learn more about our work and be sure to "Like" and "Follow" us on Facebook and Instagram.
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We moved here almost 5 years ago and have attended all 4 years. Very sad not going to have it this year!

Sounds like they weren't happy with the decision to move to the ranch. My family loved this event. Very sad

Thank you for your service to our community! I loved Fire and Ice! I am grateful!

I thought this was a wonderful event for downtown Loveland. So festive. ☹️

Looks like everyone is having a great time. Wish I was there for the festival.

This is so awesome what Blazen Illuminations brought to the city of Loveland. Another big company needs to come in & help sponsor you to keep it running. Loveland needs it, the people love it!!

I will miss it down town. It’s was special to me. But great for them.

Krista Matuszek-Long

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This is sad to hear my daughter loved going to it

Scott Clinebell

It was a blessing to be a small part of it for the last two. Your commitment to quality sets you apart and I know you'll continue to do great things.

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The Fire & Ice Festival founders at Blazen Illuminations are celebrating 20 years.

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8 months ago

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People who truly loved this event will drive the short distance to go to it. Can’t wait!!

Can wait to have it downtown another year... opps... too soon?

Depressed that the city has chosen to not host it anymore. Yet another reason to hate the way Loveland chosen to remove the local artist fun events . I won't be attending all the way out at the ranch. I went each year because it was right downtown I'm not going across the interstate to enjoy what should be a local downtown event.

Can't wait! It will be my first time going

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8 months ago

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Blazen Illuminations and The Fire & Ice Festival truly appreciate your comments and passion about what is happening with The Fire & Ice Festival. The impact on our community and the downtown has weighed heavily on us over the years and has been a major part of our ongoing conversation with The City of Loveland. As a small Loveland business, we took on all of the risk to produce the event in the downtown area because we are invested in our community. Our team spent countless hours working towards building relationships and investing time, energy and finances in our hometown.

The Fire & Ice Festival was developed to promote regional tourism during a slow time of the year. This type of event provides an opportunity for regional businesses and cities to reach a broader national and international market for guests and visitors -- Highlighting and celebrating all of the wonderful attractions we are proud to offer in Colorado and beyond.

Although most of the downtown businesses had record breaking days because of the event, Blazen was not able to get the financial support needed or create viable revenue to recover the costs associated with producing the event each year. Petitions for public safety, infrastructure support and help with funding shortfalls, fell on deaf ears, which made it unsafe and too costly to continue doing the event downtown.

The fundraising and support of the event suffered due to the misperception that the Festival was fully funded by the City. Visit Loveland sponsored 1/3 of the event budget. Blazen Illuminations paid the remaining bill each year for what was not covered by our partners who generously helped to financially support the event. The Festival never broke even and Blazen was left to cover the bill each year.

We are sad to leave the downtown Loveland area. However, the lack of support needed over the years and the Festival outgrowing the safe capacities of that venue, combined with the major sponsor change with the City moving in a new direction, has caused us to seek out new relationships that will make this event sustainable and successful for our entire region.

To our loyal fans and generous partners, thank you for sticking with us! As we look forward to the future and build the dream bigger, Blazen Illuminations and The Fire & Ice Festival will will continue to work to bring the amazing experiences that you have grown to know and love.
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Blazen Illuminations and The Fire & Ice Festival truly appreciate your comments and passion about what is happening with The Fire & Ice Festival. The impact on our community and the downtown has weighed heavily on us over the years and has been a major part of our ongoing conversation with The City of Loveland. As a small Loveland business, we took on all of the risk to produce the event in the downtown area because we are invested in our community. Our team spent countless hours working towards building relationships and investing time, energy and finances in our hometown. 

The Fire & Ice Festival was developed to promote regional tourism during a slow time of the year. This type of event provides an opportunity for regional businesses and cities to reach a broader national and international market for guests and visitors -- Highlighting and celebrating all of the wonderful attractions we are proud to offer in Colorado and beyond.  

Although most of the downtown businesses had record breaking days because of the event, Blazen was not able to get the financial support needed or create viable revenue to recover the costs associated with producing the event each year. Petitions for public safety, infrastructure support and help with funding shortfalls, fell on deaf ears, which made it unsafe and too costly to continue doing the event downtown. 

The fundraising and support of the event suffered due to the misperception that the Festival was fully funded by the City. Visit Loveland sponsored 1/3 of the event budget. Blazen Illuminations paid the remaining bill each year for what was not covered by our partners who generously helped to financially support the event. The Festival never broke even and Blazen was left to cover the bill each year. 

We are sad to leave the downtown Loveland area. However, the lack of support needed over the years and the Festival outgrowing the safe capacities of that venue, combined with the major sponsor change with the City moving in a new direction, has caused us to seek out new relationships that will make this event sustainable and successful for our entire region.

To our loyal fans and generous partners, thank you for sticking with us! As we look forward to the future and build the dream bigger, Blazen Illuminations and The Fire & Ice Festival will will continue to work to bring the amazing experiences that you have grown to know and love.

 

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Nope...not attending anymore. Too bad we loved this festival...especially because it was 4 blocks away.

You have ruined this festival and we will not ever go

Will not be going anymore. To far to walk. That’s what I liked about it being downtown. It was easy to walk to.

I wish you well, but I will never attend the Fire & Ice Festival again, apparently. This is a black eye on our community. Our city politicians have no money for an event that DEFINES our town!? That is all kinds of wrong. Shame on them, and shame on these organizers.

Ranch is not Loveland

The city is to busy spending their (our) money on becoming a cable company.

Having the festival on an already busy Valentine’s weekend never made sense to me.

I get it. It’s important to share the wealth ❤️ I can’t afford too much for an entry fee this year

Won’t attend.

Load of crap

All the good stuff starts in downtown Loveland😊

I love the Fire & Ice Festival. I’ll still be going!

I've got nothing against The Ranch. We are Eagles season ticket holders and love going to Gnarly Barley during the fair at The Ranch. But for what was a cool, homey, "small-town" event... the Ranch just isn't the place. Good luck. You'll need it.

The only reason the festival appealed to me is because it was downtown. Bye Felica!

I appreciate the explanation - it's sad that people expect events to be free and don't understand the logistics of labor, permits, etc that all have to be paid for somehow. Good luck in the new location - it's a cool event - hopefully you'll be able to turn a profit and continue putting on a great community event.

People complaining it too far it's still in loveland!

Maybe it will be replaced with something better!

Given the total lack of even attempting to fix the infrastructure problems downtown, I can't say as I blame you. I HATE losing the festival downtown, but I have to say, business-wise, I totally understand. I also want to thank you for showing your support for downtown Loveland by donating your time and labor to repair/refurbish downtown Loveland's scanty decorations, you certainly showed your intent to help downtown. I am saddened that our promised downtown infrastructure has yet to be realized (nor even in planning stages as far as I know), that some of the owners of downtown buildings are allowed to not keep them up to code (i.e. sprinkler systems), and even try to charge future tenants for THEIR own upgrades!), and that all of the DDA's or whatever multiple acronyms they have decided to confuse us with have not done their job. I totally get it, and I am sorry downtown entities in charge of all of this can't seem to get their sh#t together. Thank you for this event, sorry you are going out to the Ranch, hope it works for you. Myself, I will only participate in downtown events, for various reasons...still protesting the Ranch from the Old Fairgrounds days 🙂

Make it awesome. K thx

Won't attend either ... as said before too far away and just nope...

Yeah, after you knocked out the power two years ago, i'm not surprised the city wasn't real into this. Honestly i'm going to go support the downtown business and then skip your ticketed event.

This one hurts, but such an event does at least have to pay for itself. Downtown will sorely miss this one. Thanks for the past events. They were great!

I won’t attend. Too far away and loses it’s small town ambiance. Good luck

So what part of the event was designed to generated income?

Thank you for taking the time to explain. It, sadly, is a sound business decision. Hopefully, the new venue will grow this event and fill those shortfalls.

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11 months ago

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Me either

As a resident of Loveland we really take offense to moving it to a location!!! Now you can just charge people money. This festival is not about money it’s about community and helping local businesses. By moving it out there you will not help any local business all you will do is put a little bit of money in your pocket...I hope you’re happy with this stupid decision. a concerned citizen of Loveland

Will not be going since you moved out to the Ranch!!! 😠😠😠

Looking forward to this event no matter where it is held! It is always top notch!! 😁

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Blazen Illuminations the Producers of The Fire & Ice Festival are joining forces with Distortions Unlimited, Visit Greeley and the Greeley DDA for Monster Day 2018!

Monster Day is returning to downtown Greeley on Saturday, August 18, 2018. It’s a family-friendly celebration of all things “monster!”

Greeley the Gremlin will be there along with music, entertainment, face painting, costume contests, demonstrations, and more.

Monster Day wouldn’t be complete without live monsters roaming about! Greeley’s own famous monster makers, Distortions Unlimited, will have some of their creatures on display as well as live painting demonstrations.

Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence has selected the
Monster Day Greeley Event as a winner of the Best Event,
Festival or Recurring Activity in a community over 20K!

THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO OP EVER!!!

MONSTERDAYGREELEY.COM

Saturday, August 18 th
4pm – 9pm
Downtown Greeley
8th and 9th Street Plaza
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Blazen Illuminations the Producers of The Fire & Ice Festival are joining forces with Distortions Unlimited, Visit Greeley and the Greeley DDA for Monster Day 2018!

Monster Day is returning to downtown Greeley on Saturday, August 18, 2018. It’s a family-friendly celebration of all things “monster!”

Greeley the Gremlin will be there along with music, entertainment, face painting, costume contests, demonstrations, and more.

Monster Day wouldn’t be complete without live monsters roaming about! Greeley’s own famous monster makers, Distortions Unlimited, will have some of their creatures on display as well as live painting demonstrations.

Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence has selected the
Monster Day Greeley Event as a winner of the Best Event,
Festival or Recurring Activity in a community over 20K!

THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO OP EVER!!!

MONSTERDAYGREELEY.COM

Saturday, August 18 th
4pm – 9pm
Downtown Greeley
8th and 9th Street Plaza

 

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1 years ago

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March is gearing up to be a great month for our Colorado Eagles, starting this weekend March 2-3. Have you been to a game? Tons of fun for fans of all ages!

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