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Clarks Summit Festival of Ice 2023

One of the best winter festivals in the Poconos


Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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Every January or February, the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice celebrates all things about winter and brings an array of exciting events and attractions to the Scranton area in northeastern Pennsylvania. The fun-filled three-day weekend event features live music, games, horse-drawn carriage rides, the annual parade, and ice-carving demonstrations. Kids' entertainment includes face painting, storytelling, clowns, games, and various crafts.

The streets of Clarks Summit turn into a winter wonderment when they become lined with over 50 ice sculptures. Ice artists create their masterpieces throughout the day so that everyone can see the winter magic up close. Another highlight of the celebration is the Parade, which is held on the festival's opening day. The procession starts at the intersection of State Street and Grove Street. Crowds cheer when jugglers, clowns, and bands walk through downtown alongside fire trucks. The live music lineup includes over 20 acts spread at various venues.

Held since 2004, the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is a beautiful winter tradition that gives guests the opportunity to have fun and participate in exciting activities for free. Each edition of the festival has a theme. For example, in 2022, the theme was “Frozen Wilderness.”

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