The Downtown Racine Corporation’s Chili Ice Walk will be held throughout Downtown Racine from 12 - 4 PM on Sat., Feb. 27. This free community event will feature ice sculpting, chili samplings, and a scavenger hunt.

Professional carvers will be sculpting frozen masterpieces out of large blocks of ice. They will begin shaping their creations at noon.  Ice sculptors will be on the sidewalk throughout Main and 6th St. Stay tuned on the Downtown Racine Corporation’s Facebook page after the festival where the people’s choice voting for the best sculpture will be taking place. Slots for professional ice carvers are still available. To register, email

Come hungry and ready to sample chili from eight different Downtown restaurants. Those locations include Red Onion Café, Dewey's, Pub on Wisconsin, Marci's on Main, Amos Los Tacos, The Maple Table, The Blue Rock, Reefpoint Brew House and Pepi's Pub & Grill. There will also be a competition for best chili and scorecards will be available at and at the DRC office (425 Main St.). Finished cards can be submitted for a chance to win a prize pack.

Ice SculptureIce Carving on Monument Square in Downtown Racine

There will be a Chili and Ice themed scavenger hunt taking place in the windows of 20+ businesses. There is no cost to participate. Complete and receive a $5 Bonus Bucks certificate to The Maple Table. Official Scavenger Hunt maps can be picked up at the DRC office (425 Main St.) between 12- 4 PM or at beginning Feb. 20.

“Embrace the winter and spend a fun day in Downtown. I encourage you to shop and dine while down there. These small businesses need your support now, more than ever before.” said Kelly Kruse, DRC Executive Director. 

The Chili Ice Walk is also the last day of Downtown Racine’s Craft Beer Week. Many bars and restaurants will be offering free craft beer samples and discounts on craft beer.

Parking can be found at the Lake Avenue Ramp (300 Lake Avenue) and the McMynn Ramp (120 7th Street) for only $2 all day.

For more information about Chili Ice Walk, visit

Party on the Pavement

About the Downtown Racine Corporation: Downtown Racine Corporation, a non-profit whose mission is to foster economic, social, and cultural diversity by stimulating business development, programming events, and marketing downtown to the community, developers, and tourists.