Magical Ice Carving Festival is held around the first of February in downtown St Joseph, The Magical Ice Carving Festival is held around the first of February in downtown St Joseph, Michigan. The weekend festival turned 15 in 2019. The festival has Ice Competitions where you can watch the ice carvers throughout the day and follow the Professional Individual Competition Friday night and Saturday. The Fire & Ice Tower is the kick out to the festival on friday night. The Fire & Ice Party has a cash bar and live music and is on friday night. The Ice Wars is a competition of ice carvers that duel it out in 15 minute intervals that the crowd judges. There is a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt all weekend long and a frozen fish toss sponsored by The Livery Microbrewery on Saturday at the Welcome Center. The Magical Ice Throne is a chance to have your photo taken on a throne of ice. The Magic Tour is on Saturday and you can follow a magician around town for quick performances. The Waikiki Weekend is held at the Silver Beach Center on Saturday and Sunday as part of the festival. The festival may change or add events at the last minute.