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The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is an annual event held for a duration of two weekends. Here, ice sculptors carve ice into amazing art while the public watches the whole transformation process. Being held since 2006, every year Cripple Creek Ice Festival has a theme to inspire artists' imagination. Past themes were Renaissance, Mythological Wonderland, Under the Sea, a Rocky Mountain Wonderland, and the Old West.
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features many fun activities, including interactive sculptures which are easy to climb and pose for a cool picture. There are also sculptures made just for kids, with ice slides or an ice maze. Street vendors offer seasonal foods, whereas an ice bar provides warm and cold cocktails.