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February 1st & 2nd, 2019

The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado

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The Best Family Festival of the Year

Loveland Fire and Ice ice sculpture

This family-friendly festival is OPEN to the public and celebrates the heart of Loveland. From Fire to Ice; hot & cold, yin & yang – people of passion converge at The Ranch in Loveland, Colorado February 1st & 2nd, 2019 to celebrate love, life and the arts in all different forms.

This award winning festival brought well over 40,000 guests in 2018, and we hope to see you all again next year! The Fire & Ice Festival brings together the arts of live entertainment, sculpting, culinary, our heroes vehicle showcase, fireworks and much more!

If you’re looking for things to do this coming February, don’t miss attending this yearly festival. Bring the entire family for a day of fire, ice, music, and fun!

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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
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  • 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

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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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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 🙂

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

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.

Does the ranch plan on charging and entry fee or parking fee?.

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.

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.

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

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.

When is this?

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 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.

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

You have ruined this festival and we will not ever go

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

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

Sucks it's at the ranch

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

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

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

Jeeze, once again not upset we closed our shop on 4th and Garfield, we are now going to where the customers are and seeing more foot traffic in one weekend then we would all month in our brick and mortar. Hint: It's not in Loveland. I do enjoy it here but this city seems like it has no clue how to benefit anything other than investors and much of how it operates is antiquated as hell, while modernizing only to benefit the wealthy.

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

I am heart broken. Thanks Blazen for putting on a fantastic event that was the best thing that ever happened to downtown Loveland. By far the best managed downtown event in the past 17 years which is how long I have been in business. Sorry the city would not play nice.

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

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.

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... 🙁

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.

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!

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 😂

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.

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

I’m heartbroken that this will no longer be downtown. That’s what I loved about the festival. That cozy, small town, community feeling. How much are tickets?

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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!! 😁

Me either

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!!!

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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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