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Loveland’s Fire & Ice Festival Mixes Fire, Ice and Entertainment for Colorado’s

By Nicole Yost

Blazen Illuminations

Nation’s Sweetheart City transforms for Valentine’s Day with a light, special effects and musical spectacular

LOVELAND, Colo. – Jan. 3, 2017 – The nation’s Sweetheart City, Loveland, Colo., is home to the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival, an epic Valentine’s Day weekend celebration unlike any other in the nation. Held Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12, the heart of downtown comes alive for three full days and nights of fun, featuring an explosive fireworks show with music and lights, ice sculpting, fire performances and more. The magic of Valentine’s Day is in Loveland.

Presented by Visit Loveland Colorado and Blazen Illuminations, the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is a family-friendly event that draws more than 36,000 attendees from across Colorado and beyond to the Sweetheart City for a festive way to celebrate valentine’s season.

In its third year, festival organizers are working to finalize plans to make the festival bigger and better than previous years.

“Our goal is to continue to provide a quality experience for people as they converge in Loveland to celebrate love, life and the arts in all different forms,” said Nate Webb, owner of Blazen Illuminations, event organizer for the festival. “Downtown Loveland provides the perfect backdrop for this festival and celebrates the heart of Loveland for its signature holiday, Valentine’s Day. Get ready – this event will be a year to remember.”

New in 2017 

  • Brewing and Distilling Arts: Loveland is well known for its immersive craft-brewing scene. This year, local craft breweries and distilleries will gather for a weekend of ice cold brews and crafty cocktails. Experience Loveland’s thriving craft beer with Grimm Brothers Brewing, Loveland Aleworks, Crow Hop, Big Beaver Brewing and more to get a taste of flavorful seasonals and local favorites. In addition to craft beer, local distillers will be showing off signature libations and custom cocktails. Additional details will be announced prior to the event.
  • Explosive Fireworks Each Night: In 2017, the powerful and entertaining fireworks show has been expanded to all three nights.

The weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. In addition to the Brewing and Distilling Arts area, festival attendees can expect to enjoy:

  • Live, free music and performances throughout the event
  • Nightly fireworks
  • Ice sculpting competition: come watch and meet nationally renowned ice sculpting teams. Once complete, see the ice masterpieces lit up with colorful, festive lights.
  • The Family Fair – a mini carnival with a carousel, games and more
  • Our Heroes Vehicle Showcase featuring a collection of vintage firetrucks and first responder vehicles
  • Romantic carriage rides
  • The Marketplace – a place to experience artisan businesses and shop local
  • A Food Truck Food Court – a place to refuel and recharge with a unique variety food options

Loveland’s Fire & Ice Festival brings Colorado’s best talent together to produce a show-stopping light show and special effects display. Blazen Illuminations has been a major player in many Colorado productions including the Denver City and County building Christmas display, Union Station’s year-round lighting and more. Blazen has partnered with Angel Light Pyrotechnics for the event. Angel Light provides classic fireworks shows for the City of Loveland's Fourth of July, Larimer County Fair and more.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at

Media contact: Nicole Yost | Fyn PR for Loveland Fire & Ice Festival | | 970-776-9980