Edmonton's Deep Freeze Fete is back this February

Jan 26 2021, 5:40 pm

The Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fête comes out of hibernation this February.

Presented by Arts on the Ave, Deep Freeze is back for its 14th year, slightly reinvented to follow safety protocols, but with the same amazing winter fun.

“In this global crisis, people are constantly searching for a glimmer of hope,” says Christy Morin, Executive Director of Arts on the Ave. “This year’s winter experience, although quite different, will continue to encompass the beauty and enchantment of winter,” she added. 

The Deep Freeze, taking place at Borden Park, and seven community leagues in the Alberta Avenue area, celebrates the Olde New Year and culture of the northern climate. With a theme of Fiddles and Fables, visitors of the festival can be sure to expect artistic panache, cultural stories, and virtual workshops.

“Alberta Avenue will once again be transformed into a winter wonderland instilling the magic and joy we have felt the last thirteen years,” said Morin.

More programming will be announced on the fun activities for all ages, like creative DIY projects, beautiful ice sculptures, winter lanterns, and art installations. 

“I can’t wait for Edmontonians to experience Borden Park at night – that’s when the magic is really going to happen! Amazing local artists have come together to create beautiful installations throughout the park that will really be showcased once the sun goes down,” said Morin.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fête is a free family event uniting Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, Chinese, Latin American, and Acadian/East Coast communities to taste, share and experience the Olde New Year.

Enjoy a number of free activities, including live music, world cuisine, dance, wagon rides, ice games, storytelling, giant ice slide, maker workshops, fireworks, an artisan market and gallery, and much more to be announced on February 1 in a virtual media launch.

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fête

Where: 118 Avenue NW & 91 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
When: February 5 to 14

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