3. World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska
For nearly 25 years, the all-volunteer Ice Alaska organization has presented the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. The month-long event typically draws some 100 ice artists from more than 40 countries. The competition brings more than 45,000 people to the region to admire the single- and multi-block works, which are also popular to see after dark, when they are dramatically back-lit in eerily glowing colors. The ice carvers also create a vast kids' playground by carving 200-foot ice slides, mazes and an ice rink for children and adults to enjoy.
The World's Best Snow and Ice FestivalsThese eight festivals feature some of the world's most incredible ice sculptures