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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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2 months ago

The Fire and Ice Festival

CELEBRATING FOUR AMAZING YEARS!
2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

The 2019 Festival has been cancelled due to lack of funding and support.

The producers and owners of the Festival Blazen Illuminations, a Loveland based small business, wish to thank the community, the hundreds of volunteers, our partners and sponsors who have faithfully supported The Fire & Ice Festival over it’s four years. For the owners and the team at Blazen Illuminations, this was a very personal investment in our community, using our unique talents to grow the tourism economy and elevate the level of experiences made available to Northern Colorado and beyond. After our Primary Sponsor pulled their funding, every effort was made to garner the funding needed to keep the Festival alive, including moving it to a new location. However the timeline was too short and Blazen Illuminations had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Festival. Blazen Illuminations will continue to work with and develop events and festivals in Colorado and beyond and hopes to find a way to one day bring the Fire & Ice Festival back.
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CELEBRATING FOUR AMAZING YEARS!
2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018

The 2019 Festival has been cancelled due to lack of funding and support.

The producers and owners of the Festival Blazen Illuminations, a Loveland based small business, wish to thank the community, the hundreds of volunteers, our partners and sponsors who have faithfully supported The Fire & Ice Festival over it’s four years. For the owners and the team at Blazen Illuminations, this was a very personal investment in our community, using our unique talents to grow the tourism economy and elevate the level of experiences made available to Northern Colorado and beyond. After our Primary Sponsor pulled their funding, every effort was made to garner the funding needed to keep the Festival alive, including moving it to a new location. However the timeline was too short and Blazen Illuminations had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Festival.  Blazen Illuminations will continue to work with and develop events and festivals in Colorado and beyond and hopes to find a way to one day bring the Fire & Ice Festival back.

 

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The City of Loveland's tourism branch Visit Loveland pulled their funding and left us with no choice. We would have loved to remain in the downtown but without the City's funding and support through road closures, trash, safety, etc, and with very little electrical infrastructure, we could not afford to stay.

This makes me sad. I loved when the 🔥&🌫 was on Valentine’s week. It just made the town that much more magical. Cindy Klassen Liles

The sweetheart festival was so sad compared to fire and ice.

Oh this is too bad 😩🙁

Please come back ! Haven't had a chance to attend !

Man i was coming there this year on vacation guess go with 2nd pick maybe next year

Loved the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival! We miss it too!

I'm heart broken over this I had taken my daughter every year. It was our Valentine's thing for just us girls and we would always shop the little stores and eat downtown to watch the fire works. Such a lost as that was the only reason we went up there. Very sad over this

Oh, that is so sad! I thought we were well funded and actually trying to bring culture and tourism to downtown Loveland.

Wont be going. Such a shame and no loyalty to downtown businesses!!

Thanks for all the work you have put in

That is unfortunate but understandable. Good luck in your future festivals.

This was my favorite festival all year. I was upset and angry to learn that the city made the choice to pull your funding, given that Lovelanders love it so much. I wonder if a crowdfunding campaign could bring you back? Maybe partner with the family that puts on Christmas Walk in the Woods and move it there? There has GOT to be a way to bring back The Fire and Ice Festival. Sending love from my small business to yours. ❤️❤️❤️

We will miss going! We have been every year!

City council greed is all this is . Sad

We are sorry. We loved this and looked forward to it each year. We opted not to attend the Sweetheart Festival hoping the Fire and Ice would be at a later date. Unfortunately we learned that is has been cancelled.

This is so sad to hear! This festival was something our whole family looked forward to! It was by far the best thing in Loveland!

Going to miss this so much!!

If you are looking for fundraising help, I would love to volunteer to help find the $$$!

Huge bummer. My 5yr old is so sad. We loved this the past few years!! So sorry it came down to this😔

Yeah, it was dumb to move it from downtown

Should have left it downtown!

Yet the City of Loveland funded downtown projects from what I understand, but they couldn't fund this to bring tons of $$ into local businesses for this event. Correct me if I'm wrong.

So sad 😞 I went to this festival twice and loved it.

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

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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!

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!!

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.

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

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

Scott Clinebell

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

Krista Matuszek-Long

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

This is sad to hear my daughter loved going to it

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5 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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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.

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.

You have ruined this festival and we will not ever go

Ranch is not Loveland

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 🙂

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.

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.

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

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

I understand the need for better sponsor support. I'm sorry that there weren't some options to fund the festival to keep it downtown. I'm happy to pay for festival attendance. I have been to many events at the ranch and it always feels like a cattle chute. Security is overbearing most times and even outdoor events stifle any sense of wonder and awe. I am loyal to the spirit of the event, saddened by the lack of financial support from the city and cannot fathom how you can create a festival that will embody the magic of the last few years downtown.

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!

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

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

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.

Unfortunately it's something we have gone to every year because it was a free event. No that it's at the ranch we will no longer be able to attend. We never have enough funds to go out and do things. We can't even afford to go the fair or any game or anything there unless it's free

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

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

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

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

The city is notoriously unsupportive of events. We had to just quit doing our event there.

Old fairgrounds not the bec! Or hell any other place in town not the bec!

Maybe it will be replaced with something better!

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

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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Thank you all for your input. We appreciate and understand every word. Please take a moment to read this Loveland Reporter Herald article that came out late today. We at Blazen Illuminations LLC are proud to be a small Loveland business and we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on our community and the world around us. www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_32015093/fire-and-ice-relocate-ranch-chamber-p...

Going to have to pass now that it's at the Ranch. The biggest reasons we went was because it was downtown, and it was a free event. Seeing the sculptures against the backdrop of the downtown businesses created a great atmosphere. Now it's just another commercialized event designed to empty your wallet. Congratulations on making this once great festival all about the money instead of about community.

The Loveland Chamber of Commerce will do an excellent job on the new Valentine's event downtown Loveland this coming February!! Watch for more information soon!

The festival was always downtown and FREE. It was community focused and was a great time. With a large family, it was great because it was affordable. I hate that this city keeps making everything a profit center. The winter wonderlights was a joke.

Getting people downtown and coming together as a community was part of the charm of this festival. Sad to see it moved and will not be attending.

This is sad. My family LOVES going to this every year and now we will not be attending. Poor move guys! Being born and raised in Loveland, it's a shame there is no small town feel to something so special to a lot of locals! #byefelicia

That's too bad..that's what made it so inviting and cool was the downtown. Will not be attending: (

Loveland should LISTEN to the people!!!! This is going to impact the downtown significantly and not in a good way.. What happened to community? Centerra and the Ranch are not Loveland... 🙁

What was wrong with Downtown??? It was more personal down there and buisnesses benefited also!! Dont think Ill be attending next year! Disapointed!!!

The best part of it was that it was in downtown Loveland? This is a jab at Loveland’s local businesses. Will not be attending any longer.

But man, hitting up all the galleries and antique shops is one of the best parts of the festival. Bummer.

You would think with the up and coming Foundry project downtown, that the city of Loveland would want to keep such a big festival that brings a lot of people out, to check out what The Foundry has to offer. The downtown focus was the best part of the Fire and Ice Festival. Will not be attending at the Ranch for a ticketed event...

This is so totally disappointing.. Is anyone happy about this??? This was a community event... Now it's an I-25 event... Yuck!!

I'm so sad this was moved from downtown, I liked supporting local businesses. Now it's just not the same and my family will not make it to the ranch. So disappointed

Wow another event loses to the ranch. Will not be attending. But will plan to be downtown that weekend to support the business. Sad day in Loveland

Loveland's heart was ripped out when the fair moved. Now this is moving, and ticketed, that's just fantastic. Having events inside the town gave it a sense of community, being able to walk to the venues.

Our Family won't be going to a cold atmosphere.... The charisma is gone. Hopefully the city of Loveland can get their crap together

Yeah, this is disappointing. We loved experiencing downtown Loveland during Fire & Ice. We usually go on multiple nights. Now that we’ll need to purchase tickets, we most likely won’t ever go again. However, we’ll park nearby and watch the fireworks. Can’t charge for that 😂

Anyone read "How to win friends and influence people?". These jackasses clearly have not. This is a joke. How does this help us? How does this help the city? No thanks. After going to this event for the last several years, including a very memorable moment for my family, not interested at all. Maybe the locals can get something similar going on in downtown Loveland the same week. Who's with me? Gets some bands together. Some food trucks and family events! Let's get something going for the locals!

Why won't they even comment?? Would love to see what their response is as I have not seen anyone happy about this.

We’ve looked forward to this event for the two years we’ve lived downtown. It’s been a real highlight of our year. This is a major disappoint. I’m sure the downtown businesses can come up with something to entice us to come out to the downtown area that weekend.

Can someone explain why the event is being moved? Enjoyed going downtown Loveland for this event! Pretty sad about this...😣

No thank you. Loved it downtown, that was part of the reason for going. Will not give the ranch the money, but would have had it stayed downtown. How very sad

Wow. That sucks. I hate random events at The Ranch. Please stick to concerts and livestock venue for The Ranch. Events where people are meant to wander around and look at things but NOTHING ELSE HAPPENS are not very good out there. Please bring Fire & Ice back downtown where there are shops and food places as well for when one's feet start to hurt.

I will not be attending since they will be charging. It was a free family event that we have enjoyed the last two years,we have lived here. What a bummer!

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8 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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