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Fire & Ice Winterfest

Lava Hot Springs Fire and Ice Festival in Lava Hot Springs Idaho

February 3, 2023 February 4, 2023

The Lava Hot Springs Fire & Ice Winterfest is held each year over the first full weekend of February in the quaint resort town of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, famous for its natural spring-fed hot pools. Come, bring the family and celebrate winter!



2023 Events will be updated in January 2023. 

Wine Tasting

Sponsored by BRJ Wine Distributing and the Riverside’s Portneuf Grille & Lounge.  All net proceeds are contributed to the Greater Lava Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.  There will be three separate sessions hosted reception style with each registration offering up to 5 tastings from a selection of 18 varietal wines paired with appetizers.  Your favorite bottle(s) will be available for purchase at the conclusion of each event. (255 East Portneuf St

Parade Of Lights down Main Street

Come and watch or participate in the winter Parade celebrating the opening of Lava Hot Springs Fire & Ice “zany Winter Festival.  Find a favorite spot to watch the parade to try to catch some candy and look for the Abominable Snow Man.  The parade will travel down Main Street starting at Main & Center Streets and ending at Main & Center Streets. 

Running of the Bulls

Run in your swimming suit down Main Street starting at the Royal Hotel (11 Main St) and jump in the State Foundation Pools.

Kids Activities

Children’s Water Carnival

Held at the Indoor Aquatic Center. (195 N Center St.Games, prizes and water fun.  12 and under are invited to attend this event but MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  Sponsored by Lava Hot Springs Foundation. Call (208) 251-5230 for info.

Polar Bear Beer Garden  

Polar Bear Costume Judging and Party

Polar Float line up & music at the River Bridge on 3rd East and Portneuf Ave! 

Polar Bear Float

Location: Contestants enter the river at the River Bridge  on 3rd E. and Portneuf Ave. and float for ¼ mile to the Community building. Do you dare jump in with the rest!  Check for pre-sale information on line.

Penguin Race Fundraiser

Penguins will be dropped into the Portneuf River off the 3rd Street East Bridge and rescued by the Community Center Building.

Dusk: The Torch Light Ski

At dusk (and weather permitting) there will be fire in the sky. Watch local daredevils ski down the “L” mountains with lit torches. This is amazing to watch.

Lava Fire Dancers

Fire performers from Lava Flow Fire will entertain your family and you through dance, acrobatics and music as they manipulate flaming objects.  



Additional Info

Fire & Ice Merchandise will be sold solely at the events and in the side yard of Ace Hardware.  Merchandise includes Hooded and zip up sweatshirts, long and short Sleeves Tees, Wine Glasses, Steins, Shot Glasses, Hats, Gloves and Koozies.

For detailed information contact Nathleen, Fire & Ice Events Chairperson at 208-776-5500.
All proceeds benefit the Lava Hot Springs Chamber Of Commerce.  The Fire & Ice Winterfest is an event that only comes along once a year.  Don’t miss what USA Today called one of the 10 zaniest winter festivals in the world.

See our Facebook Page for more info and photos!

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February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023
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110 Main St
Lava Hot Springs, 83246 United States
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(208) 776-5500