Here’s another good reason besides skiing to head for the mountains over Presidents’ Day weekend. The Town of Avon will be blast off more than 10,000 shells of fireworks with the special event The Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice in Nottingham Park.
Celebrating 35 years since its incorporation in 1978, Avon is presenting its acclaimed Fourth of July fireworks display on Sunday, Feb. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. in celebration of President’s Day.
Attendees of The Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice event will also see six world renowned ice carving masters, led by the legendary Scott Rella, founder of Icesculpture.com. The ice carving competition also includes World Champions and Olympians as they battle in the carving competition starting at 3 p.m.
The ice competition will culminate with the People’s Choice Award followed by the Ice Bon Fire, where there will be balloon sculptors, fire and light hula-hoop artists and live music from Turntable Review.
With Beaver Creek’s world-class skiing just around the corner, you can check out PrezFest on Saturday, Feb. 16, where the six ice sculptors will warm up their carving muscles during the Americana Ice Sculpture Exhibition.
The Westin Riverfront Fire & Ice in Nottingham Park grand finale is Avon’s fireworks display. Starting at 6:30 p.m., this will be the largest winter fireworks show in the Colorado Rockies featuring over 10,000 shells set to a musical score and broadcast locally on KZYR 97.7.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, which is located just a short walk from Nottingham Park, is offering Fire & Ice attendees a special offer: book a two-night stay between that Saturday and Wednesday and stay a third night free.
The Westin Riverfront was recently named the #1 Ski Hotel in North America for the third year in a row by Condé Nast Traveler. For more information, visit www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com, and go to www.avon.org or facebook.com/avonrecreation for additional event details.